Americans United for Separation of Church and State

Greater Phoenix Chapter

Old Home Home Contact Us Upcoming
Church State Issues Report Church State Violations Join
Email List
Email List
Membership Donations Request
Facebook Meetup Links Send Letter to Editor


Church State Issues

Letter: Why do our Reps. waste our time?

Mar 15, 2014

East Valley Tribune

If you get a job as a government employee you have no business whatsoever refusing to do your job for "religious reasons".

Letter: Why do our Reps. waste our time?

Posted: Monday, March 10, 2014 4:15 pm

Letter to the Editor

Dear Arizona House of Representatives,

You have to be kidding me! “HB 2481”

Why are you wasting your time?

“House Bill 2481 would allow judges and other public officials to decline to perform same-sex marriages.”

Same-sex marriages are currently not legal in Arizona. Therefore they do not have to perform these marriages.

If same-sex marriages become legal then these officials MUST perform them as they are public servants, paid by public funds, elected by the public (in some cases) to support and defend the laws of this state. If they feel that they cannot perform these duties as a public official then they can “QUIT.” Find a job in the private sector where they do not have to perform ceremonies that conflict with their religious beliefs.

Please stop wasting your time and my tax dollars.

Bruce Woods