Candidate Name:
Leezah Sun

Candidate Website:
Sun4az.com

Position sought:
State House

Legislative District:
19

 

Survey Responses:

Question 1:

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

Level of support:

10/10 (Strongly Agree)

Comments:

 “For profit charter schools also included. Billions of taxpayers money leave community and then ask to pay district public schools that are millions of dollars in red with bonds and overrides. This increase property taxes and lower performing schools. Forcing wealthier families to leave behind poor performing schools and lower valued homes. Segregating communities and promote school prison pipeline.” [sic]

Question 2:

When it comes to government policy, health care decisions must be made in a religiously-neutral way based on science and evidence. When it comes to a woman’s health care decisions, the only beliefs that matter are hers. Lawmakers should not use their personal religious beliefs to dictate a woman’s access to reproductive health care.

Level of support:

10/10 (Strongly Agree)

Comments:

“Big government has no right to inject into our bodies and tell us what to do.”

Question 3:

A terminally ill, mentally capable person with a prognosis of six months or less to live should not have the option to request from their doctor a prescription for medication which they can choose to self-ingest to die peacefully.

Level of support:

10/10 (Strongly Agree)

Comments:

“A sound and minded individual have the right to die in peace.” [sic]

Question 4:

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

Level of support:

10/10 (Strongly Agree)

Comments:

“Religion of personal faith should not be taught in public schools.”

Question 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.

Level of support:

10/10 (Strongly Agree)

Comments:

“If these religious institutions are run by management company or make profit, then taxation should be imposed.”

Question 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.

Level of support:

10/10 (Strongly Agree)

Comments:

Any form of freedom comes with responsibilities. Therefore, freedom of religion expression should be given to all official beliefs/creed.”

Question 7:

A statewide non-discrimination law is need to protect all Arizonans from discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity or expression.

Level of support:

10/10 (Strongly Agree)

Comments:

 “recent supreme court ruling right to work for LGBTQ community is one step forward.”

Question 8:

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

Level of support:

10/10 (Strongly Agree)

Comments:

None.

Question 9:

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

Level of support:

10/10 (Strongly Agree)

Comments:

None.

Question 10:

Public employees deserve a workplace free from religious proselytizing and pressure by the Governor, agency heads, municipal or county leaders, or other persons in authority in public spheres.

Level of support:

10/10 (Strongly Agree)

Comments:

None.

Question 11:

So-called “conversion therapy” is a pseudo-scientific practice attempting to “convert” LGBT individuals to become heterosexual. Practicing this on LGBT youth should be banned in Arizona.

Level of support:

10/10 (Strongly Agree)

Comments:

None.

Question 12:

Religion is never an excuse to harm a child or allow harm to a child. Religious loopholes for medical neglect, physical abuse, and reporting requirements must be repealed.

Level of support:

10/10 (Strongly agree)

Comments:

None.

Question 13:

As a diverse and secular state, it is improper and unconstitutional for the government to direct taxpayer money to programs and institutions that discriminate on the basis of religion.

Level of support:

10/10 (Strongly Agree)

Comments:

None.

Question 14:

Solutions to the world’s greatest challenges must be guided by science and evidence. Lawmakers have a responsibility to recognize and act upon scientific consensus behind climate change.

Level of support:

10/10 (Strongly Agree)

Comments:

None.

Question 15:

When a citizen convicted of a drug crime is sentenced to mandatory rehabilitation, the government must provide access to options that are evidence-based and free from religion.

Level of support:

10/10 (Strongly Agree)

Comments:

None.

Question 16:

Studying the Old and New Testaments of the Bible under the guise of literature and world history has no place in public school curriculum. The Bible can be discussed as part of a discussion on religions of the world and other religions are given equal time in the classroom.

Level of support:

10/10 (Strongly Agree)

Comments:

None.