State of Arkansas secondary Archives: on Principles & Values


Nathan LaFrance: No need to ban religion from all public domains

Q: Do you support or oppose keeping God in the public sphere?

A: Support: Government institutions must be equally inclusive of all religions; it does not need to ban religion from all public domains.

Source: Email interview on 2014 AR Senate race with OnTheIssues Sep 24, 2014

Mark Swaney: Religion has no place in government

Q: Do you support or oppose the statement, "Keep God in the public sphere"?

A: Religion has no place in government. Without the separation of church and state, there can be no freedom of religion. Further, freedom OF religion, also means freedom FROM religion.

Source: E-mail interview on 2014 AR Senate race with OnTheIssues.org Aug 20, 2014

Frank Gilbert: Keep God, and all religion, in the public sphere

Q: Do you support or oppose the statement, "Keep God in the public sphere"?

A: Support. No matter what religion, we should all have a place in the public sphere. None should be favored by government or its agents.

Source: Email interview for 2014 AR Governor's race with OnTheIssues Aug 6, 2014

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