Monday, March 28, 2016

Spineless Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal to veto 'religious liberty' bill critics call anti-LBGT

Georgia Governor Nathan Deal., Creative Commons

Here’s the problem we have in the United States. 
All Liberals have to do is say something is Anti-Gay or Anti-LBGT, and Republicans without a backbone like the feckless Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal, run for the hills under the slightest bit of pressure.  

 If we’re going to fight for religious freedom in America we need men or women of steel to fight against vicious Gay activists and their cohorts in Hollywood and the corporate world.  Sad to say Gov. Deal pathetically fails the courage test.

CNN reports under increasing pressure from major corporations that do business in Georgia, Gov. Nathan Deal announced Monday he will veto a bill that critics say would have curtailed the rights of Georgia's LGBT community. 

House Bill 757 would have given faith-based organizations in Georgia the option to deny services and jobs to gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people. Supporters said the measure was meant to protect religious freedom, while opponents have described it as "anti-LGBT" and "appalling."

Speaking to reporters Monday morning, Deal, a Republican, said he didn't think the bill was necessary.

"I do not think we have to discriminate against anyone to protect the faith-based community in Georgia, of which I and my family have been a part of for all of our lives," he said.

He said he was not reacting to pressure from the faith-based community or responding to the business community, which warned Georgia could lose jobs if he signed the bill.

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