Lynsey Robinson (D) – 2018 Candidate Survey Responses

Candidate: Lynsey Robinson

Party: Democrat

District: 12

Seat Sought: State House

In the 2018 secular candidate survey, candidates we asked to measure their support for each of the following statements on a scale of 1-10; 1 meaning “Strongly Disagree” and 10 meaning “Strongly Agree”.

Below are the candidate’s responses exactly as written by the candidate. (No corrections were made for spelling or punctuation.)

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Responses

1) Public tax dollars should not be used to fund private religious education, either directly through tax credit scholarships or indirectly through Empowerment Scholarship Accounts.

Response: 10- Strongly Agree

2) Government should not endorse or legitimize religious medical practice including faith-based healing, religious vaccination exemptions, or by allowing physical abuse of children for religious reasons.

Response: 10- Strongly Agree

3) Terminally ill, mentally capable persons with a prognosis of 6 months or less to live should have the right to obtain a prescription for that brings about a peaceful death.

Response: 10- Strongly Agree

4) Public schools should not teach “creationism” or “intelligent design” as viable alternatives to scientific theories on the origin of life.

Response: 10- Strongly Agree

Comments:

However, I am not opposed to “creationism” or “intelligent design” taught as part of a World Religions course.

5) Religious institutions should not be exempt from the requirements and restrictions of tax policy that is imposed on all non-profit and charitable organizations.

Response: 7

Comments:

I agree, this is my general disposition. However, I need to know more about the specifics of the tax code as it relates to this issue.

6) If a government meeting is opened with a prayer, it should be open and inclusive for representatives of all religious beliefs, including unpopular minority religions and people with no official beliefs or creed.

Response: 10- Strongly Agree

7) A statewide non-discrimination law is needed to protect all Arizonans from employment and housing discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity.

Response: 10- Strongly Agree

8) A woman has a right to know if her health provider will refuse certain services, treatments, prescriptions, or withhold scientific information and options based on the provider’s sincerely held religious beliefs.

Response: 10- Strongly Agree

9) Comprehensive and age-appropriate sex education is a matter of public health and should be offered in public schools with parents having the right to opt-out.

Response: 10- Strongly Agree

10) Public employees deserve a workplace free from religious proselytizing and pressure by agency heads or other persons in authority.

Response: 10- Strongly Agree

11) No one’s right to government services or public accommodations should ever depend on passing the scrutiny of someone else’s religious belief.

Response: 10- Strongly Agree

12) “God Enriches” is neither the accurate historical usage of “Ditat Deus” nor our official state motto.

Response: (none selected)

Comments:

I wholeheartedly, believe in the separation of church and state pursuant to the U.S. Constitution. As a Christian I do not believe plastering the word “God” will make us more moral anymore than removing the name will make us less moral. What we need are people of good moral character to lead our State and Country; irregardless of their religious or non-religious views.

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