Rev. Dr. Francys Johnson, president of the Georgia NAACP, speaks out against threat that is the state's HB 757 FADA/Pastor Protection Act Bill.
It’s time for us to have an honest conversation about the current state of affairs in Georgia right now: our civil rights, and the civil rights of too many of our brothers and sisters, are under attack. We are beyond reading about an extremist bill introduced by one state lawmaker or another. We are beyond hearing a hurtful or shameful soundbite from one of our elected officials and simply shaking our heads before moving on with our day.
We are under attack. Right now, there are at least eight bills in the state legislature misleadingly called religious exemptions bills, though their true intent is to make it legal for people, businesses and even taxpayer-funded organizations to discriminate against others. By the time these words make it into print, there may be even more bills introduced!