After the Killing of Ahmaud Arbery, Over 100 Georgia Faith Leaders Call for Passage Hate Crimes Bill

 

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May 20, 2020

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After the Killing of Ahmaud Arbery, Over 100 Georgia Faith Leaders Call for Passage Hate Crimes Bill 

 

Atlanta, Ga. -- After the racist killing of Ahmaud Arbery, over 100 Georgia faith leaders are calling on the Georgia General Assembly to unanimously pass the Georgia Enhanced Penalties for Hate Crimes Act, HB 426. 

 

Passing this legislation will ensure that those who carry out violence in the name of bigotry are held accountable. Georgia is one of only four states in the U.S. that do not have a hate crimes prevention law.

 

The letter states, “As faith leaders, we will do everything in our power to ensure that all Georgians can jog in our streets, pray in our congregations and exercise their rights in our communities without fear of being hunted down by bigotry.”

 

To see the letter and a full list of signers, click here

 

Pastor Todd A. Rhodes, Sr., Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church (Brunswick):

“The Arbery family and the Brunswick, Glynn County, Community were placed in an extremely uncomfortable position of ‘wait and see.’ Like many others, I am grateful to our Heavenly Father for blessing the Arbery Family and our community with a sense of His Peace which definitely passes all understanding. I encourage everyone to please continue praying for both families involved and impacted.”

 

 

 

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