The religious freedom bill has been crucified in the State of Georgia. Governor Nathan Deal has vetoed the religious freedom bill that the legislature sent to him. The drive by media teamed up with all the radical groups and with companies like Disney, the NFL, and Hollywood to shove their progressive agenda down the throats of the people of Georgia. The bill was no threat to any minority of whatever persuasion, but was not portrayed that way in the press. The resulting firestorm and threats of loss of business within the State meant that Big Business and political correctness won the day over the will of the people. There is no moral courage in following the money, which is what Governor Deal has done.
1 Timothy 6:9 – But they that will be rich fall into temptation and a snare, and [into] many foolish and hurtful lusts, which drown men in destruction and perdition.
As Written By Ryan T. Anderson at CNS News:
Georgia Governor Nathan Deal Caves to Big Business, Vetoes Religious Freedom
Georgia’s Republican Governor Nathan Deal has caved to pressure from big business and special interests and vetoed a very modest religious liberty bill. This shows the lack of courage of many in the political class, and also highlights the extreme nature of the Left and the business community. To these groups, even mild religious liberty protections are unacceptable.
The economic threats made by big businesses to get the government to do their bidding at the expense of the common good are examples of a vicious form of cultural cronyism.
The Georgia religious freedom bill that Deal vetoed would have safeguarded clergy from having to officiate same-sex weddings, prevented faith-based organizations from being forced to hire someone who publicly undermines their mission, and prohibited the state government from discriminating against churches and their affiliated ministries because they believe marriage is between a man and a woman.
The bill that the Deal vetoed was the result of a series of compromises that significantly watered down the original version. It did not offer protections to bakers, florists and similar wedding professionals, and it adopted a very narrow definition of faith-based organizations, covering only churches, religious schools, and “integrated auxiliaries”—the same unacceptable definition used by the Obama administration to exclude the Little Sisters of the Poor.