By Mike Griffin One of the seven leading areas Georgia Baptists lobbied on at the state Capitol this year was child protection policy. There were five primary pieces of legislation that we were concerned about. (See video on Child Protection Legislation: https://vimeo.com/555669003) Two of those important bills had to do with legislation to close the […]
Small Christian college takes on Biden administration in David vs. Goliath battle with far-reaching implications
Students walk along Christian Court on the campus of College of the Ozarks in Missouri. By Roger Alford DULUTH, Ga. – Georgia Baptist leaders are keeping a close eye on a federal lawsuit in Missouri involving a Biden administration directive that would force a small Christian college to open its dorm rooms, even showers, to […]
As usual, the 40-day legislative session was a very busy time of the year. This year’s session ended March 31. This was the first year of a two-year cycle where legislation is introduced to the Georgia General Assembly. As I told the Executive Committee on March 16, “We are facing one of the biggest moral […]
ATLANTA – Yesterday in a press release, Governor Brian Kemp loosened coronavirus restrictions statewide. The new Emergency Order revision includes things such as removing limits on gatherings and reducing distance requirements on businesses like restaurants and entertainment venues. According to the AJC, “Georgia will join more than a dozen other states that have eased restrictions implemented a […]
Georgia Baptist Mission Board Executive Director W. Thomas Hammond, Jr. shares updates about the mission board’s financial status, Baptist Collegiate Ministries, and the potential new operating location for administrative staff of the GBMB. COURTESY/Mark Strange MCDONOUGH – The Georgia Baptist Convention Executive Committee met Tuesday, March 16, at Eagle’s Landing First Baptist Church in McDonough, […]
Now is the time for Georgia Baptists, along with other Christians around our state, to stand up and let their voices be heard opposing the expansion of gambling in Georgia. See my recent Facebook Public Affairs post. HB 86, the Online Sports Betting bill introduced by Representative Ron Stephens, was voted out of the committee. […]
At the annual Legislative Breakfast, Pastor Anthony George, First Baptist Church of Atlanta, encouraged the 50 Georgia legislators in attendance to seek God’s wisdom. COURTESY/Mike Griffin ATLANTA – Public Affairs Representative Mike Griffin spends months out of the year at the Georgia State Capitol. He’s often seen speaking in hearings or interacting with legislators, but […]
The Sixth Annual Georgia Baptist Pastors Day at the Capitol will feature guest speaker Mike Huckabee, former Arkansas governor. The event will take place Feb. 18, 2021, in the Floyd Room of the Sloppy Floyd Building, and Mike Griffin, Public Affairs Representative for the Georgia Baptist Mission Board, said pastors, their wives, and church leaders […]
Once again Georgians will be faced with the possibility of gambling expanding in our state. You can watch the latest update on the Georgia Baptist Public Affairs Facebook page. Two years ago, the Supreme Court ruled on a court case that opened the opportunity for states to allow legalized betting on sports. For the seventh […]
Since August, 13 groups have taken prayer tours of the Georgia State Capitol led by Mike Griffin, the Georgia Baptist Public Affairs representative.
The tour also communicated that “it is important that Christians understand their responsibility as citizens and that in doing so, that their voices be heard from Biblical perspective,” Mike Griffin, public affairs representative, said.
The fight for religious liberty is spiritual warfare, Harrison Smith, regional alliance director for Alliance Defending Freedom, told the Georgia Baptist Public Affairs Committee.