When Governor Nathan Deal vetoed the religious liberty bill, he didn’t do it because he cares about diversity or the LGBT community. He did it because he didn’t want his state’s brand new temple to be sitting empty on Super Bowl Sunday.
The argument that Atlanta could lose out to cities in Florida and Louisiana because of a religious liberty bill is ludicrous, because those two states already passed similar legislation.
“[T]he ‘religious freedom law’, or ‘Free Exercise Protection Act’ to which Dr. Schall refers, would give his religion the same freedom of expression that it would give to Christians, Muslims, Mormons, Hindus, or anyone else.
The following letter from J. Robert White, executive director of the Georgia Baptist Mission Board, has been shared with pastors around the state. With Dr. White’s permission, the letter is now being made available for all Georgia Baptists to view.