Georgia Gov. Deal wants to halt religious liberty
Georgia's Republican Governor, Nathan Deal, is opposed to religious liberty! He strongly opposes legislation protecting clergy and others from being forced to participate in or condone so-called same-sex “weddings.”
Gov. Deal argues that Republicans advocating for religious liberty laws should step back and "recognize that the world is changing around us." We must stand up and stop it!
This legislation would "prohibit discriminatory action against a person who believes, speaks, or acts in accordance with a sincerely held religious belief or moral conviction that marriage is or should be recognized as the union of one man and one woman or that sexual relations are properly reserved to such marriage."
Gov. Deal, who claims to be a devote Southern Baptist, said that Christians “have a belief in forgiveness” and that Christians should not “discriminate unduly against anyone on the basis of our own religious beliefs. We are not jeopardized, in my opinion, by those who believe differently from us."
However, across the country, Christians have been forced to violate their convictions or face discrimination. For example, owners of a family farm were fined $13,000 for declining to host a same-sex “wedding,” and a small town bakery was viciously attacked for declining to bake a cake for a gay “marriage” ceremony.
The Atlanta Journal Constitution published a poll demonstrating that the majority of Georgia residents favor legislation protecting religious liberty. Gov. Deal’s betrayal of religious liberty and conscience is at odds with his electorate.
Religious liberty should be honored and protected in the state of Georgia. Please tell Gov. Deal that we support religious liberty and believe that all residents of Georgia should be free to live out their faith with integrity.
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