Georgia lawmakers in the House and Senate passed a sweeping ‘religious freedom’ bill on Wednesday that allows faith-based groups, churches and individuals to discriminate against LGBT people.
FFRF dismissed its lawsuit against Emanuel County School District in Swainsboro, Ga., after the district agreed to stop teacher-led prayer and proselytization in its public schools.
“Republican Governor Nathan Deal says he doesn’t support the bill in its current form, due to how much it would cost the state.” Forget how many citizens it discriminates against. Hell, forget their own religious beliefs! What about the money?! Not the precious dollars!
Last week after lengthy debate, Georgia’s Senate passed a controversial bill that blends two pieces of legislation: The Pastor Protection Act and the First Amendment Defense Act. Critics say that this combined legislation creates a broad license to discriminate.
One local company says it’s moving its headquarters out of Georgia.