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Letter: Protecting religious businesses

Editor: Now that the Arizona Supreme court has given the green light for businesses to deny services based on their religious convictions (something the Right has been championing for some time), will the court approve of similar situations? For instance, if a devout Catholic paramedic refuses to treat Mormons at the scene of a highway accident because he or she sincerely believes that Mormonism is heresy, will that be OK? If a Muslim doctor with deeply held beliefs decides they cannot treat a Jewish patient, will the court side with the Muslim doctor? Can a Baptist auto dealer refuse to sell a car to an atheist? How do we know which, if any, of these scenarios crosses the line?

Robert Dalsanto


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