Or the “Preventing Government Overreach on Religious Expression Act” for those playing along at home.
But first, a visual aid.
Nothing brings out the screaming ninnies like an attempt to have a sincere discussion of religious freedom in the public square. When did America become so thin-skinned?
I welcome this legislation. All Georgians should be able to practice their religious beliefs without fear of overbearing government regulation and retaliation. That right covers all aspects of daily life, whether at work or play, at home, a place of worship or waving signs on street corners. If you disagree, engage in spirited debate or walk away, like millions of humans have done for decades and centuries. Don’t attack someone (or a business) simply for their beliefs.
Violence is not the answer. Lawsuits don’t settle issues, they only line the pockets of lawyers, close businesses and destroy jobs. Boycotts rarely accomplish anything.
The misinformation merchants are working hard against this bill. Georgia is being blasted with all sorts of accusations of the horrors that will befall our lovely state if this bill is made law. Take a breath, be thoughtful; inform yourself of the real facts and weigh what you hear against them. Georgians of all faiths need to be protected.
(Full disclosure: I am a Christian woman with a Christian family. I struggle daily with my own walk with God, as most thinking Christians do. Attacking me in the comments will not change my mind, or make me hate you in kind, but only prompt me to pray for you. Also, nasty emails to the editors calling for my head on a pike and banishment from all things PeachPundit, forever and always amen, will not produce your desired results.)