Georgia Governor Ain’t Signing Sh*t! Vetoes Religious Freedom Bill
Gov. Nathan came out this morning and said that he will be vetoing what has been called the Religious Freedom bill (HB 757). The bill was designed to protect employers acting on their religion. Several major companies came out and denounced the bill and threatened to pull out of the state if it were passed. Walt Disney, the NFL and the NBA spoke against it as they should and their voice was heard.
All politicians eventually bend to money. Atlanta is in the top bid to host the 2019 Superbowl. It’s kind of sad that it took this to happen for them to make a decision. Not for one second do I think a Republican governor didn’t think about the financial repercussions of this bill on their state’s economy. “Georgia is a welcoming state; it is full of loving, kind and generous people,” says Gov. Nathan.
Some of those in the religious community who support this bill have resorted to insults that question my moral convictions and my character. Some within the business community who oppose this bill have resorted to threats of withdrawing jobs from our state. I do not respond well to insults or threats. The people of Georgia deserve a leader who will made sound judgments based on solid reasons that are not inflamed by emotion. That is what I intend to do.
A bill like this gives people protection to discriminate. Will they follow to object serving all customers who don’t follow their religion or will they cherry pick on what they think is important.
I commend Gov. Nathan for taking action. Thanks, Governor.