How better to describe their zeal in which to pass state-based Religious Freedom Restoration Acts, which are designed to guarantee religious freedom for a few select ministers and preachers in their state, while denying the freedom to marry to same sex couples.
Hint: You cannot provide freedom to someone by taking away the rights of others.
News flash! The Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) has ruled that same sex marriage is legal in the United States, therefore, passing RFRA laws at the state level is not only futile, but sticks a thumb in the eye of our judicial branch of government. I've never been too impressed with the level of intelligence of many of our elected officials, but the stupidity of those in Georgia who voted to pass this law ratifies my belief that we're electing some really dense people to state office.
Not only that, but they'd rather protect their local pastor's sensitivities instead of caring about the economic health of the state of Georgia. Over the past few years, Georgia has become the third-largest state in the nation in the entertainment industry. We're home to multiple brand spankin' new studios in Atlanta and surrounding areas. The entertainment industry is booming in Georgia! That means we're home to some of the most socially-liberal minded people in this world who have been coming here and spending their money in a down economy in a state which has a poor track record in attracting other businesses.
Guess who's going to leave if our governor signs the RFRA bill?
Disney - one of the largest entertainment companies in the world. Marvel - arguably the fastest growing TV and movie companies in the 21st century with multiple successful franchises, and more in the works.
And they'll leave, all because some elected officials are still stuck in the 18th century.
But let's not stop there. With a new NFL stadium in the works for the Atlanta Falcons, look for Atlanta to try to get another crack at a Super Bowl in the near future.
NFL to Georgia: Don't hold your breath.
Hopefully, our governor will exhibit some of the intelligence our friends in the Christian Coalition have been unable to show, and will veto this bill, sending it to the trash heap where it belongs. Because putting the word "freedom" in a bill's name doesn't mean a damned thing if the bill takes away someone's recently granted freedom.
Hi! I'm Dave Richard, your host. I hope you enjoy your visit. We'll be talking about current events, politics, the occasional sports (I'm a HUGE New England Patriots fan, so get over it), and some "Get off my lawn!" issues.