Mathew Staver's guest opinion claims that those who believe the way he does are being denied their religious freedom by being forced to "fund genocide through abortion drugs and devices" and by being required to bake cakes, provide facilities, other services, or flowers for gay marriages.

No one is forcing those who don't believe in abortion to have one. No one is forcing the owners of a facility, a bakery, a florist or any other service to find and marry a partner of the same sex. However, what he espouses denies women the right to make a decision about their bodies and denies members of the LGBTQ community the right to be married to the person of his or her choice because it's contrary to his beliefs. What about their beliefs and feelings? What about their religious freedom? Apparently, he believes that only his beliefs are valid - theirs are not.

Phyllis Factor

Downtown

Disclaimer: As submitted to the Arizona Daily Star.

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