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Arizona Religious Protection Law Sparks Controversy [AUDIO] | AM 870 The Answer

Arizona Religious Protection Law Sparks Controversy [AUDIO]

Arizona Governor Jan Brewer is still undecided on whether or not she will veto controversial state Senate Bill 1062.  According to proponents, the bill would expand religious protections in state law.  Opponents and gay activists claim that the bill would be discriminatory against gays and lesbians. 

“What this is designed to do is…to create a very specific protection, which is that if you, based on religious principle, do not wish to serve somebody, you should not have to serve somebody,” explained Morning Answer host Ben Shapiro.   He went on to point out that all business owners discriminate and if someone can’t pay the prices that business owner wants to charge, that too is discrimination. 

“This whole perspective of your business, your rules, began to change in the 1960s because there were a lot of businesses discriminating against blacks.  The Civil Rights Act of 1964 made it illegal on Federal level for you to refuse service to somebody based on race.    And, that has now been extended – or they’re attempting to extend it – to your discrimination based on somebody’s behavior.   Now race is not the same as behavior… black is not a behavior, gay is a behavior.”

Click on the player above to hear Ben Shapiro and Elisha Krauss talk more about the controversial law and take calls from listeners on the topic.

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