Governor Nathan Deal states that he has no plans to “entertain” legislation that defends religious freedom. Apparently, for Governor Deal, religious freedom legislation — often referred to as Religious Freedom Restoration Acts or RFRAs — hurt Georgia’s welcoming image.
But doesn’t a refusal to protect religious freedom send a non-welcoming message?
Apparently Governor Deal welcomes only a certain demographic, but has “no desire” to welcome and protect the religious faithful. Deal asserts that protecting religious freedom “is not something that is part of my agenda, and it’s something I do not view as being beneficial to the state.”