by Dan Gibson
Cathi Herrod, the head of the very powerful theonomy-lobbying group Center for Arizona Policy, doesn't do a ton of press, usually preferring to work behind the scenes to advance her organization's agenda in the legislature, but she did turn up on CNN today to discuss SB 1062. For some reason, CNN hasn't uploaded the entire video up online as of yet, but Media Matters is featuring this delightful selection in which Herrod won't answer if the law would allow restaurants to exclude customers based on their sexual orientation (or if she thinks that would be acceptable), instead asking viewers to read the bill.
For what it's worth, Ms. Herrod, I'm a Christian, I don't think my rights to practice my faith have been violated in this country ever and the bill bothers me very much. I don't have "hostility" towards religious freedom, I just hate when a group of people start telling me what I believe and how my faith should be practiced.
Meanwhile, Jan Brewer, at a conference for governors in Washington, DC, is still trying to get her "hands around" the bill (whatever that means), but she does acknowledge that it's "controversial" at least, so there's that:
Well, it’s a very controversial piece of legislation. We know that. We know that it’s failed in a lot of states across the country. ... I’ve been reading about it on the Internet and I will make my decision some time before ... by next Friday ... if I do decide to sign it. But it’s very controversial, so I’ve got to get my hands around it.