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March 4, 2021
Faith & Freedom Coalition Responds to Georgia’s Faith Protection Act
DULUTH, Ga. – Last month, Governor Brian Kemp announced his administration’s introduction of the Faith Protection Act. This vital piece of legislation would limit the emergency powers accorded to Georgia’s governor. Specifically, it would prevent any governor from exercising his or her emergency powers to restrict, curtail or otherwise infringe upon the freedom to worship. Governor Kemp has said the intention behind the legislation is to make Georgia a “sanctuary state for people of faith.”
“No emergency is ever an excuse to violate the fundamental rights of American citizens,” said Timothy Head, executive director of Faith and Freedom Coalition. “Religious freedom is one of our most precious liberties. It deserves protection from government overreach of every sort. Throughout 2020, we saw emergency powers invoked to close churches, write regulations to prosecute pastors and create new rules to discriminate against religious gatherings. It’s time for politicians who respect religious liberty to take action and prevent this from ever happening again in the future. Governor Kemp is leading the charge, and should be applauded for his efforts.”
During the COVID-19 pandemic, Georgia was one of the few states to refuse to close down churches, synagogues, mosques and other places of worship. The Faith Protection Act ensures that Georgia will remain a state where religion can be practiced freely for the foreseeable future.
The Faith & Freedom Coalition advocates for individual liberty and family values, bringing together America’s faithful to champion the cause of the vulnerable and marginalized. To learn more about the Faith & Freedom Coalition, visit https://www.ffcoalition.com.
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