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Our Views: Putting faith in the law
Georgia bills targeting religious liberty reveal potential downsides, duplicate Constitution
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There is an old adage warning those who seek civil discourse to avoid the discussion of politics or religion in social situations. Civility has never been a priority at the Georgia General Assembly, so it’s no surprise that the issue being debated with the most passion this legislative session combines both those inflammatory topics. The effort to create a “religious liberty” law in the state has resulted in heated exchanges of legal opinions, hypothetical situations and religious fervor, the most inflammatory of which were the comments made last week by former state attorney general Mike Bowers.