BOSTON - The Brown campaign today released the fifth edition of the Scott Brown Radio Report, entitled “Religious Freedom.” The statewide radio ad will start running today.
Senator Brown supports a conscience exemption from a new federal mandate that would force religious organizations to offer insurance coverage for practices that go against the teachings of their faith.
This 60-second advertisement is part of a series of “Radio Reports” to be released by Brown during the course of the campaign. A transcript of the ad is included below.
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Script For Scott Brown Radio Report: “Religious Freedom” (Radio:60)
ANNOUNCER: “Here’s Scott Brown, with a Scott Brown Radio Report.”
U.S. SEN. SCOTT BROWN: “Hello, this is Scott Brown. Religious freedom has always been one of our most precious rights. It’s what brought the Pilgrims to our shores hundreds of years ago – so they could freely practice their faith. That’s why I’m concerned about a new federal mandate forcing religious organizations to offer insurance coverage for practices that go against the teachings of their church. Such a requirement flies in the face of our basic American values of religious tolerance. Like Ted Kennedy before me, I support a conscience exemption in health care for Catholics and other people of faith. I believe it’s possible to provide people with access to the health care they want, while at the same time protecting the rights of Americans to follow their religious beliefs. For me, the conscience exemption is a matter of fundamental fairness – and a right to be protected for all Americans, of every party and every faith.”
ANNOUNCER: “That was Scott Brown, with a Scott Brown Radio Report.”