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Old 03-29-2016, 07:00 PM  
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I thought it might be wise to have a hint what the bill really contained before some went overboard with their wild eyed Christian bashing. Especially those laying claim to the title of administrator. The cardinal rule of journalism is that there are two sides to every story.
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16 HB 757/AP
H. B. 757
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House Bill 757 (AS PASSED HOUSE AND SENATE)
By: Representatives Tanner of the 9th, Nix of the 69th, Battles of the 15th, Powell of the 171st
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Hatchett of the 150th, and others
A BILL TO BE ENTITLED
AN ACT
1 To protect religious freedoms; to provide for defenses and relief related thereto; to amend
2 Chapter 3 of Title 19 of the Official Code of Georgia Annotated, relating to marriage
3 generally, so as to provide that religious officials shall not be required to perform marriage
4 ceremonies, perform rites, or administer sacraments in violation of their legal right to free
5 exercise of religion; to provide that no individual shall be required to attend the
6 solemnization of a marriage, performance of rites, or administration of sacraments in
7 violation of their legal right to free exercise of religion; to amend Chapter 1 of Title 10 of the
8 Official Code of Georgia Annotated, relating to selling and other trade practices, so as to
9 change certain provisions relating to days of rest for employees of business and industry; to
10 protect property owners which are faith based organizations against infringement of religious
11 freedom; to protect certain providers of services against infringement of religious freedom;
12 to amend Chapter 1 of Title 34 of the Official Code of Georgia Annotated, relating to labor
13 and industrial relations generally, so as to provide that faith based organizations shall not be
14 required to hire or retain certain persons as employees; to amend Title 50 of the Official
15 Code of Georgia Annotated, relating to state government, so as to provide for the
16 preservation of religious freedom; to provide for the granting of relief; to provide for waiver
17 of sovereign immunity under certain circumstances; to provide for definitions; to provide for
18 ante litem notices; to provide a short title; to provide for related matters; to provide for an
19 effective date; to repeal conflicting laws; and for other purposes.
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Old 03-29-2016, 08:54 PM  
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Posting the truth is not hateful. Most of the bigots in the US hide behind Christianity.
Amen to that! I find it amazing that so many Christians actually use Christ as a badge to implement hatred. I present the westboro Baptist church as just one example of this. These people really are something else. I'm glad to see action being taken against them. Here's just a few newspaper articles concerning their activities using that Jesus badge.



Westboro Baptist Church Smacked Down In Lawsuit

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 08.22.2013 | Politics

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A federal judge ruled against the fringe, anti-gay Westboro Baptist Church this week, granting a motion to dismiss a lawsuit by the congregation that ...


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Westboro Baptist Church Counter-Protested At Soldier's Funeral

Posted 08.05.2013 | Politics

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Members of the Patriot Guard Riders and others from the Hinesville, Ga. community honored Sgt. Stefan Smith on Sunday in an effort to derail a planned...


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State Deals Another Blow To Westboro Baptist Church

The Huffington Post | Lisa_Miller | Posted 03.28.2013 | Politics

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The Florida Senate approved legislation Wednesday to expand restrictions on protesters like the Westboro Baptist Church, the Associated Press reported...


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Bad News For Westboro Baptist Church

The Huffington Post | Melissa Jeltsen | Posted 09.18.2012 | Politics

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California Gov. Jerry Brown (D) signed legislation Monday restricting protests at funerals, a year after vetoing a similar bill due to concerns over f...


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Anti-Westboro Law Draws Thanks From Veterans' Families

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 08.09.2012 | Politics

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A new law restricting Westboro Baptist Church's ability to picket military funerals has drawn thanks from the people it will impact most -- the famili...


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Westboro Baptist Church Reacts To Obama's Smackdown

The Huffington Post | Ethan Klapper | Posted 08.08.2012 | Politics

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Members of the Westboro Baptist Church once again took to Twitter to react to the new law signed by President Barack Obama on Monday that will restric...


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Obama Signs Law Criminalizing Westboro's Weapon Of Choice

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 03.05.2013 | Politics

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President Barack Obama signed the Honoring Americaís Veterans and Caring for Camp Lejeune Families Act of 2012 into law on Monday, providing a wide-...


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Community Aims To Thwart Westboro Protest

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 08.05.2012 | Politics

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When Westboro Baptist Church announced plans to stage a protest at a fallen soldier's funeral, residents of Palm Bay, Fla. decided to organize a "huma...


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Westboro Baptist Church Reacts To Congress Limiting Their Activities

The Huffington Post | Ethan Klapper | Posted 08.03.2012 | Politics

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Members of the Westboro Baptist Church were quick to react on Twitter, in their typical, hate-filled language, to the news that Congress passed a bill...


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Congress Delivers Blow To Westboro Baptist Church

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 08.03.2012 | Politics

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Westboro Baptist Church protesters will soon be severely limited in their ability to disrupt military funerals, after Congress passed a sweeping veter...


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Zombies Turn Tables On Westboro Baptist Church Protesters

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 07.30.2012 | Politics

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A Westboro Baptist Church protest was overshadowed Friday when demonstrators dressed as zombies gathered at a DuPont, Wash. military base to counter t...


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Westboro Baptist Church Protest Effort Blocked

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 07.23.2012 | Politics

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A planned protest by the Westboro Baptist Church was overshadowed Saturday when thousands of supporters gathered at the funeral of a fallen soldier to...


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Illinois Expanding Ban On Military Funeral Protests

Posted 10.14.2011 | Chicago

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Though similar measures have been ruled unconstitutional by federal judges, Illinois Governor Pat Quinn said he will sign a bill that bans protests ne...
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As an honor guard bugler for 15 years I would have picked that one but it's an isolated case. To paint other establishments of religion with that brush would be akin to saying all welders and floorists are *******s.
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Really? I believe if it were legal, that the religious right would be no different than the Taliban. Some of these people are just fanatical idiots. Any group of people who would seek to surpress the freedoms of others in the name of their religion like Kim Davis for instance, really should have a doctor examine their heads.
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Really? I believe if it were legal, that the religious right would be no different than the Taliban. Some of these people are just fanatical idiots. Any group of people who would seek to surpress the freedoms of others in the name of their religion like Kim Davis for instance, really should have a doctor examine their heads.
Maybe some, but I have never met anyone like that. In my experience it is the Christians that are discriminated against and have their values suppressed. But Christian bashers don't don't see it as God and His followers are seen by them as the enemy.

Kim Davis is another exception, I don't know why she chose a job that violates her beliefs. For example, a pharmacist friend didn't believe in dispensing the "day after" pills so rather than creating a scene he left a chain pharmacy and opened his own (that's the kind of Christians I know).

I don't go about branding people as idiots even though some are perfect examples. I just wasn't raised that that way. Shooting from the hip with a scatter gun can result in a lot of collateral damage though it can gain a lot of attention (like this thread).
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First, let me just say that there are a few very good Christians out there such as Jimmy Carter. But the honey moon stops there. Christians have been bombarding the general public for years trying to brainwash the masses. This bill is just one assault of many. I find that Christians impose on my life far more than I impose on them. From my experiences, if you bump into one of the those "praise you Jesus hallaluya" born again Christian nuts, you'd better keep your butthole up against the wall. Don't turn your back!
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There are some good Christians out there. But it just seems that the most famous are hypocrites. I have two friends who are preachers that would do anything to help anyone, but many are only in it for the money.
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First, let me just say that there are a few very good Christians out there such as Jimmy Carter. But the honey moon stops there. Christians have been bombarding the general public for years trying to brainwash the masses. This bill is just one assault of many. I find that Christians impose on my life far more than I impose on them. From my experiences, if you bump into one of the those "praise you Jesus hallaluya" born again Christian nuts, you'd better keep your butthole up against the wall. Don't turn your back!
You poor thing, it must be hard living with such hatred and bias.

Jimmy Carter is a nice man and knows far more Christians than you. My bet is that Jimmy would not agree with your comments.
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There you go making assumptions again. Just so's you know...No hatred. No bias. Just actual facts as they pertain to my life. Remember now that just as, Muslims, gays etc can attest, you Christians are the folks that are biased in this country. Obviously, with you people, it's all about you, all the time. Jimmy is too busy helping other people (not tearing people apart) and not so that he can look good either.
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There are some good Christians out there. But it just seems that the most famous are hypocrites. I have two friends who are preachers that would do anything to help anyone, but many are only in it for the money.
I agree. So many of these born again evangelicals think that putting bumper stickers on your car proclaiming Jesus is their co pilot or blasting Christian rock over their stereo constitutes being saved. It's people like Jimmy Carter who are in fact the genuine article.
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