Georgia Bureacrats Run Amok in Maniacal Ignorance of Religious Freedom

Last year Governor Nathan Deal vetoed a reasonable bill to defend religious freedom in Georgia. He knew about instances of Georgia government leaders making decisions relying on political correctness instead of the law.

Early in Governor Deal’s administration, the Commissioner of the Department of Natural Resources ordered that all Gideon Bibles be removed from the hotel rooms of state park lodges and hotels. Governor Deal, himself, had to step in to overturn that foolish decision.

Now, the State of Georgia is entangled in a federal discrimination lawsuit. The suit was filed by an African American former District Health Director for the Department of Public Health in 2014.

Dr. Eric Walsh came with stellar commendations from his position in California. He happens to be a 7th Day Adventist lay minister. Continue reading

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Governor Deal Vetoes HB 757 Free Exercise Protection Act

Governor Deal vetoed House Bill 757, commonly referred to as the Religious Freedom Act. His stated reason was that the law was not necessary in Georgia. He referred specifically to requiring someone to participate in a religious ceremony, including marriage ceremonies, if it was contrary to sincerely held religious beliefs.

“While most people would agree that government should not force such actions, there has not been a single instance of such taking place in Georgia. If there has been any case of this type in our state it has not been called to my attention.” Continue reading

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Is the GOP Killing the Goose that Laid the Golden Egg?

I first saw the post on Facebook from Erick Erickson. Then Todd Rehm wrote about it in his morning update in the Georgia Pundit. On the last day of the session, a conference committee sent a bill (SB 127) that regulates anyone spending money on any “election advocacy and election targeted issue advocacy.”

Section 19 of the bill targets “any communication made at any time that: (A) Contains express words, such as ‘vote,’ ‘oppose,’ ‘support,’ ‘elect,’ ‘defeat,’ or ‘reject’, …. (B) Otherwise refers to or depicts one or more clearly identified candidates, political parties or bodies, or constitutional amendments, referenda, or other questions submitted to the voters.” Continue reading

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We Are Tired of It

We are tired of it. Georgians who call themselves people of faith, for the most part Christian evangelicals, are tired of it. We are tired of being labeled as hateful, prejudiced, and a host of other insults thrown at us by a minority in our state. The same ones who shout for open mindedness and diversity display close-minded, hypocritical behavior. We are tired of it.

We are tired of hearing big business and the Atlanta Chamber of Commerce raise Continue reading

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Muslims in Kennesaw

The Kennesaw City Council turned down an application from the Suffa Dawat Center to operate a prayer center in an area zoned for retail business. Several months ago in another area, the city approved similar application for a church. A city spokesperson said that the other area was zoned differently.

I oppose the decision of the city of Kennesaw. Yes, you read that correctly. Continue reading

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Paradox in Pennsylvania

He was a trained, skilled, professional. His job was to help people with problems. He was well respected.

He carried a secret. Some of those around him knew his secret but they stayed silent about it. If he had been found out, he could have lost his job and even his very career. It could lead to an ethics investigation, possibly even criminal charges.

What was his secret? Continue reading

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