Governor Brewer's veto is no surprise. When the NFL tells you that your going to lose the Super Bowl, religious liberty and freedom of conscience do not stand a chance.
Lawmakers could have written a better bill. Had the bill limited the businesses affected to those with five employees or less, it would have been harder to mischaracterize and ultimately veto.
For Christians, make no mistake that the powers of this world are marshaled against us at every turn, just as they were against Christ. The elders with all the power of the Temple were against him; Pilate with all the power of the empire was against him; and Herod with all the power of the province was against him.
After these last few days, we know where the Republican establishment stands. Romney, McCain, Flake, every business leader of note, and all the rest were against it.
This is difficult for American Christians to stomach because the nation was founded by their spiritual ancestors. Nevertheless, Christ did not promise us ease and acceptance, rather he promised trials and persecution. My heart goes out to the sincere Christian business people who are now forced to either conform to this world or face financial ruin.
"For which of you, intending to build a tower, sitteth not down first, and counteth the cost, whether he have sufficient to finish it?"
Christian, you will be forced to choose and you will be forced to count the cost.