The answer to the question, Will This Republican Governor Refuse to Protect His Christian Constituents, is yes.
Georgia’s Gov. Nathan Deal, a Republican, vetoed a bill that would have protected pastors and religious organizations from the homosexual lobby’s drive to infringe on Christians’ constitutionally guaranteed freedom of religion. An excerpt:
The legislation “doesn’t reflect the character of our state or the character of its people,” Mr. Deal said in prepared remarks, according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.
House Bill 757 initially would have allowed Georgian wedding vendors to decline to service same-sex wedding ceremonies.
Despite the bill’s diluted provisions, business giants such as Walt Disney Co. and its subsidiary Marvel threatened to stop filming projects in Georgia if Mr. Deal signed the legislation.
“Disney and Marvel are inclusive companies, and although we have had great experiences filming in Georgia, we will plan to take our business elsewhere should any legislation allowing discriminatory practices be signed into state law,” a Disney spokesman said in a statement last week.
The money will continue to flow, but religious freedom will continue to weaken.