People protesting SB 1062 Monday at the state Capitol.
People protesting SB 1062 Monday at the state Capitol.
Andrew Pielage

KTAR Finds a Business That Actually Supports SB 1062

Based on an analysis of headlines from local news outlets, it would appear that everyone and their grandmother opposes Arizona's Senate Bill 1062.

By Monday afternoon, the Arizona Capitol Times counted 84 businesses and business groups in public opposition to the "religious freedom" bill, including Marriott, Apple, and American Airlines.

That had us wondering -- is there any Arizona business that actually supports the bill, which has been slammed for being anti-gay?

See also:
Photos: SB 1062 Protesters March on the Arizona Capitol
-Arizona Chamber of Commerce, Sane Republicans, Run Screaming from SB 1062

Turns out, we found one single report of a business in favor of the bill.

Here's what local news radio station KTAR is reporting:

"I'm not a lawyer, there's a lot of legalese that I don't understand, but the parts I do, I agree with quite frankly," said Doug Henderson, owner of Henderson Family Farm in Casa Grande. "There are certain lifestyles that are wrong. it doesn't mean I hate the person, I just don't agree with their lifestyle."

According to the Henderson Family Farm website -- which is entirely in Comic San -- the farm is on just two acres.

Meanwhile, the Phoenix Business Journal was on social media, specifically looking for companies that support SB 1062.

The result: They found a couple of real estate agents who support it, one of whom used to own a business.

If you own a business and you support SB 1062, feel free to let us know, and we'll pass it along to the public for you.

Got a tip? Send it to: Matthew Hendley.

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