Re: “Could ‘folk hero to progressives’ be Washington’s next governor?” (TNT, 5/27).
The article on State Attorney General Bob Ferguson looks a lot like an endorsement. He seems to thrive on being part of the resistance to President Trump and the current administration.
On a different note, Ferguson is well known to many inside and outside Washington for his actions against Christians who desire to live out their faith in business practices. A pharmacist who declined to sell abortion-inducing drugs and a florist whose conscience precluded her from decorating a cake for a same-sex marriage are two objects of Ferguson’s crusade.
The florist had for years sold flowers to one of the gay partners, but declined to take part in a ceremony against her belief that God established marriage between a man and a woman.
Section 11 of the state Constitution guarantees absolute freedom of conscience in religious belief except when that belief excuses “acts of licentiousness” or justifies “practices inconsistent with the peace and safety of the State.”
How were peace and safety compromised when neighboring businesses said they would provide the services requested? Seems like religious freedom is upheld unless it happens to be Christian.