To the voters of House District 36:
In response to the Governor’s comments, Ms. Arent’s voting record confirms that my statement is true:
·Governor Herbert signed into law House Bill 2011 HB353 entitled Abortion Freedom of Conscience, see https://le.utah.gov/~2011/bills/static/HB0353.html. It protects a doctor’s right and choice to exercise the doctor’s religious or moral conscience if the doctor chooses to refuse to perform an abortion. It protects the doctor from being sued for exercising that religious or moral choice. Ms. Arent voted against that choice and law, see the vote https://le.utah.gov/~2011/status/hbillsta/hb0353.001h.txt.
·Governor Herbert signed into law Senate Bill 2015 SB297 entitled Protections for Religious Expression and Beliefs About Marriage, Family or Sexuality, see https://le.utah.gov/~2015/bills/static/sb0297.html. It protects the right and choice of religious officials to exercise their religious beliefs to choose not to perform certain acts and to choose not to provide or promote certain products or services which are contrary to their religious beliefs. Ms. Arent voted against that choice and law, see the vote https://le.utah.gov/DynaBill/svotes.jsp?sessionid=2015GS&voteid=1112&house=H.
I stand by those rights. Ms. Arent’s voting record is the best witness of where she stands. She and I do not stand together on these freedoms of exercise of religious and moral beliefs.
I entered this race to give you an opportunity to decide for yourself who best represents your values.
Todd E. Zenger
MESSAGE FROM TODD – November 5, 2018
I recognize the contributions made to our community by people of all walks of life, religions, faiths or beliefs. I believe in showing kindness, compassion and respect to all people.
I regret any misunderstanding about my mailer. I apologize for any hurt caused by my choice of words. It was never my purpose or intent to be insensitive to any person, race or religion, or to malign any religion or race.
Please accept my apology.
MESSAGE FROM TODD – November 4, 2018
I support all religions, including those that espouse a belief in one God, many Gods, or no God. I especially champion the American right to choose one’s own beliefs and religion.
The mailer invited the people of our district of all religious backgrounds to vote. The reference to “our God, our religion” was inclusive of all those in our district regardless of their religious persuasion.
As George Washington stated at Valley Forge, “We are fighting for freedom and human dignity and the right to worship the God of our choice.” If elected I will champion religious freedom.
I stand for the free exercise of religion, conscience and belief. For examples of how I would vote differently than our current representative, see http://toddezenger.com/todd-on-the-issues/