Just a little over a year ago the state of Indiana passed the Religious Freedom Restoration Act, a bill that mirrored a federal law passed in 1993 of the same title. At the time, they were joining 30 other states with similar laws on the books.
It was also just a little over a year ago that the Gay Mafia–a term coined by HBO’s Bill Maher–successfully ended the presidential plans of Governor Mike Pence as they strong-armed the RINO governor into caving to extortion from the entertainment industry by “fixing” the bill. In the end, the religious protections the bill was supposed to provide were eliminated.
Following this massive cave to political-correctness, other so-called conservative Republicans bravely declared their support for religious freedom while at the same time promising to defeat any RFRA legislation in their states.
Now comes word on the latest blow to liberty courtesy of the RINO governor of Georgia, Nathan Deal, as he has vetoed legislation to protect the religious liberties of those he claims to represent.
As was the case in Indiana, the Georgia legislature passed a bill to protect religious liberty. Actually, it wasn’t exactly like the Indiana bill. The Peach State version had already been watered down to the point that it contained none of the protections provided by the RFRA.
But one thing was exactly the same: the reaction of the liberal, agenda-driven Gay Mafia. And this time, they brought some addition muscle to enforce their extortionist demands. In addition to a myriad of entertainment personalities, the “family” introduced a few new heavy hitters:
- NFL – While these letters used to stand for National Football League, they have come to stand for the No Family-values League. Following recent accusations that Roger Goodell’s office strong-armed the St. Louis Rams to draft the openly homosexual but marginally talented Michael Sam a few years ago, the league threatened to remove Atlanta from consideration as a future Super Bowl site.
- Disney – The once family friendly corporation has been promoting the LGBT agenda for decades, and they threatened to boycott Georgia as a location for future films.
- Georgia Prospers, which represents more than 480 companies, was a staunch opponent of the bill. Several member companies, including: Coca-Cola, Delta Airlines, Home Depot, UPS and Marriott threatened to pull up stakes.
The RINO governor of Georgia defended his invertebrate leadership in a news conference filled with obvious contradictions:
“I do not think that we have to discriminate against anyone to protect the faith-based community in Georgia.”
No, instead you will discriminate against the faith-based community to protect the politically-correct LGBT community.
“I do not respond very well to insults or to threats.”
Apparently you do. The LGBT community threatened you and you caved like a “house of cards” (any similarities to the TV series about political corruption is purely coincidental).
“The people of Georgia deserve a leader who will make sound judgments based on solid reasons that are not inflamed by emotion.”
You’re right. They do. Unfortunately they got stuck with a follower who makes unsound judgements based on soft reasons that are inflamed by political correctness.
In the Charles Dickens story, Great Expectations, we find a quote that describes Nathan Deal and most of today’s Republican party to perfection:
“In a word, I was too cowardly to do what I knew to be right, as I had been too cowardly to avoid doing what I knew to be wrong.”
Sounds right to me.
Originally published at The Strident Conservative
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