Eric Greitens, a Republican candidate for Missouri governor, voiced opposition Tuesday to the controversial Senate Joint Resolution 39.
Greitens, an ex-Navy SEAL, said in a statement that while he supports religious freedom, he doesn’t support SJR 39.
“It is a fact that people of faith are under attack in America, and our religious liberties are being threatened,” Greitens said. “That is why I respect and applaud the proponents of SJR39 for taking action to protect religious freedom. However, I don’t believe this legislation is the right approach. I oppose SJR39 because I believe that while it is well-intentioned, it could unintentionally threaten our economy and job creation.”