Arizona State Agency Forbids Employees from Discussing Religion

Personnel at the Arizona Department of Economic Security (DES) now have to be very careful about what they talk about with their coworkers. They have recently been told that their organization no longer upholds freedom of religion or freedom of speech. Meeting notes taken by a DES staff member show how much has changed in the six months since Arizona DES Director Tim Jeffries, known for unashamedly displaying his devout Catholic beliefs, was forced to resign. Along with being told to avoid raising their voices, being disrespectful, or kissing each other, employees are also being trained to avoid all discussion