Hollywood: Viacom, 21st Century Fox, Lionsgate, CBS as well as the AMC Networks, have all called on Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal to veto the religious liberty bill.
The Free Exercise Protection Act, says no minister can be forced to perform a same-sex marriage.
Hollywood liberals are up in arms at such a concept of liberty and are threatening to boycott Georgia if he signs the legislation into law.
As reported by TMZ:
The Georgia legislature has sent a religious liberty bill to the desk of Gov. Deal, who has until May 3 to decide whether or not to sign it.
The bill, officially titled the Free Exercise Protection Act, says no minister can be forced to perform a same-sex marriage and no individual can be force to attend one — provisions, which critics point out, are already guaranteed by the First Amendment.
It then goes on to say no faith-based organization “shall be required to provide social, educational or charitable services that violate such faith-based organizations’ sincerely held religious belief” and that such organizations can’t be forced to “hire or retain as an employee any person whose religious beliefs or practices or lack of either are not in accord with the faith-based organizations sincerely held religious belief.”
And it further says government can’t “substantially burden” a person’s exercise of religion unless it involves “a compelling government interest” — thereby extending its protections to individuals.
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Basic principles, basically concepts covered by the 1st Amendment, are driving Hollywood liberals crazy!
The idea that a faith-based organization could possibly stand by their religious belief is outrageous to Hollywood.
Instead they call that discrimination!!
“Viacom is proud to champion diversity and acceptance, which are core values of our company,” a company spokesperson stated. “We have enjoyed doing business in Georgia for many years and we urge Governor Deal to continue to resist and reject the patently discriminatory laws being proposed.”
Discrimination against Christians is ALWAYS on the table in Hollywood!
Sen. Greg Kirk (R – Americus) answers questions about the Free Exercise Protection Act now on the Governor’s desk.