Malachi 3:6 “For I, the LORD, do not change…”
Gov. Nathan Deal has aligned himself with global corporate giants, such as Coca Cola, Home Depot, Delta Airlines and against people of faith in Georgia. Just last week Gov. Deal went public on how he feels about the religious freedom bill pending in the Georgia legislature. Here is one of the Governor’s comments, “I hope that we can all just take a deep breath, recognize that the world is changing around us, and recognize that it is important that we protect fundamental religious beliefs,” he said. “But we don’t have to discriminate against other people in order to do that. And that’s the compromise that I’m looking for.”
What Gov. Deal fails to understand is that the Word of God does not change no matter what the culture declares as “truth.” Jesus said this of marriage, “And He answered and said to them, ‘Have you not read that He who made them at the beginning “made them male and female,” and said, “For this reason a man shall leave his father and mother and be joined to his wife, and the two shall become one flesh”? So then, they are no longer two but one flesh. Therefore what God has joined together, let not man separate.'” Matthew 19:4-6
Scripture tells us in Hebrews 13:8, “Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever.” Isaiah 40:8 testifies to the unchanging word of God, “The grass withers, the flower fades, But the word of our God stands forever.”
Mike Griffin, Public Affairs Representative with the Georgia Baptist Mission Board said this in response to Gov. Deal’s comments, “Christians and other people of faith love and serve any and all customers without discrimination, but should not be forced to promote or participate in behavior that conflicts with their religious faith.”
CWA of Georgia continues to support HB 757 (First Amendment Defense Act) as passed in the Senate, and calls on the Governor and Speaker to put their support behind the bill as well. Individuals, non-profits and businesses need First Amendment Defense Act (FADA) protections and should not be targeted or penalized for speaking and acting on the foundational religious belief that marriage is solely for one man and one woman.
Time is running out. With the legislative session ending on March 24, it is imperative that calls and e-mails be made NOW to Gov. Nathan Deal, Speaker David Ralston and your state representative. Urge them to support HB 757 (First Amendment Defense Act) as passed in the Senate. If you have already contacted their offices, please contact them again. They are obviously not listening.
Gov. Nathan Deal
Phone: 404-656-1776 | E-mail
Speaker David Ralston
Phone: 404-656-5020 |E-mail
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