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GA Faith Leaders Call on Lawmakers to Reject the Religious Freedom Restoration Act on Religious Freedom Day

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

January 15, 2017

CONTACT:  

Michelle Nealy, mnealy@faithinpubliclife.org, (202) 735-7123

Graham Younger, gyounger@faithinpubliclife.org, (678) 739-8584

GA Faith Leaders Call on Lawmakers to Reject the Religious Freedom Restoration Act on Religious Freedom Day

ATLANTA, Ga. – On Thursday, January 16th at 1 p.m., a diverse group of clergy and community leaders will hold a press conference at Central Presbyterian Church underscoring the urgent need for lawmakers to reject the Religious Freedom Restoration Act, and boldly call for equal protections for every Georgia resident, including members of the LGBTQ community.

Thursday is National Religious Freedom Day, marked by a presidential proclamation. This is a chance for faith communities to defend this critical freedom from being abused by acting as a cover for discrimination.  

What:

Press conference

When:

January 16th, 2017 at 1 p.m. 

Where:

Central Presbyterian Church

201 Washington St SW, Atlanta, GA 30303

Who:

Rabbi Joshua Heller, Congregation B’nai Torah

Rev. Billy Honor, The New Georgia Project

Myles Markham, Columbia Theological Seminary

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