GA Clergy Denounce ‘Religious Freedom’ Bill, Call for Study Committee on Comprehensive Civil Rights Bill

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February 22, 2017

 

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GA Clergy Denounce ‘Religious Freedom’ Bill, Call for Study Committee on Comprehensive Civil Rights Bill

 

Faith leaders urge Georgia lawmakers to reject latest RFRA and focus on protecting all Georgians through comprehensive and inclusive civil rights bill

 

ATLANTA, Ga. – On Thursday, February 23rd, a diverse and prominent group of interfaith clergy and community leaders will hold a press conference at the Georgia State Capitol underscoring the urgent need for the General Assembly to commission a study committee on civil rights protections. This measure -- not another hasty and divisive rush to pass controversial, sweeping religious exemptions -- is essential to protecting the equal rights of all Georgians.

 

These faith and community leaders will denounce Senate Bill 233, a harmful new religious exemption bill, and boldly call for equal protections for every Georgia resident, including members of the LGBT community.

 

WHAT: Press Conference for a Study Committee on Civil Rights

 

WHEN: February 23rd at 1:00 PM

 

WHERE: Rotunda, Georgia State Capitol, 206 Washington St SW, Atlanta, GA 30334

 

WHO:

Representative Sam Park, State House District 101

Rabbi Joshua Heller, Congregation B’nai Torah

Andrea Young, Executive Director, ACLU of Georgia

Jeff Graham, Executive Director, Georgia Equality

Rev. Kim Jackson, All Saints Episcopal Church

Rev. Kim Sorrells, Georgia Field Organizer, Reconciling Ministries Network


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