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Georgia's Christians' & Jews' "Religious Freedom" Bill

In a welcome move, under pressure from big business, Georgia's Republican governor, Nathan Deal, has announced a veto of a bill passed by the General Assembly that purported to give protections to people opposed to same-sex marriage, but which in reality was just another cloak under which its proponents sought to legalize anti-LGBT discrimination, as in Indiana last year.

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But in all the furore about its prejudicial impact on the LGBT community, the bill's anti-Muslim bias has been overlooked. The bill required employers to try and accommodate workers whose traditional religious day of worship was a Saturday or a Sunday (i.e. Jews and Christians). Muslims get no such favorable treatment.

As appears to be typical with many "conservative Christians", "religious freedom" appears only to extend to religions they like.


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