One can read about Gov. Deal’s veto here. Gov. Deal has stated that “[he has] examined the protections that this bill proposes to provide to the faith-based community and [that he] can find no examples of any of those circumstances occurring in our state.” Gov. Deal, may I remind you that based on what’s been happening to other states like Washington and Oregon, there will be no end to the agenda of some in the radical LGBT community to coerce their beliefs on all dissidents. Just because these two limited examples apply to for-profit businesses, what makes you think, Gov. Deal, that the fight will stop there? Sooner or later, someone in the LGBT community will try to coerce a pastor to perform a same sex wedding ceremony regardless of conscience. Gov. Deal, you’ve stated that “[you understand] that while our freedom of religion is of critical [importance], it doesn’t mean there’s a need for harmful exemptions that can lead to discrimination.” Governor, as a Georgia citizen, I’m seriously seeking a better explanation from you as to why protecting nonprofits, religious organizations, & pastors is “harmful.”
If I were a male pastor (which I’m not), I would NEVER perform a same sex wedding ceremony. You, Governor, would have to put me in jail. In fact, I know of many pastors down here that are ready to sacrifice ALL should someone in the LGBT community attempt to bully ordained ministers into going against their conscience in this matter.
Again, I don’t believe in treating those living alternative lifestyles differently from anyone else. Just read my previous blog post here. I will say, however, to you and anyone else disagreeing with me that I will NEVER sacrifice my core religious principles for ANYONE. Telling someone “No,” is not discrimination. Certainly no one would accuse a potential rape victim of discrimination if she yelled, “NO!!” while using her 2A rights to get herself out of that situation.
I expect those of you who disagree to call me a racist, a bigot, and someone who needs to die. Just look at this tweet from 3/17/16 regarding HB 757:
So go ahead–do your worst. I will NEVER compromise! Saying, “No,” and setting boundaries is not detesting my neighbor.
Luke 10:27 (KJV) “27 And he answering said, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy strength, and with all thy mind; and thy neighbour as thyself.”
Again, telling someone “No,” isn’t an act of hostility towards my neighbor. It just isn’t. Setting boundaries is something all people do–parents with their children, ladies with their boyfriends, and those of us with deep religious convictions.