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adkins

A Georgia pastor who generated a firestorm of controversy after he tweeted that “homosexuals got what they deserved” after the deadly massacre at Orlando’s Pulse Nightclub, has been arrested on charges of child molestation and aggravated child molestation. Shortly after the Pulse attack, Adkins tweeted, “been through so much with these Jacksonville homosexuals that I don’t see none of them as victims. I see them as getting what they deserve.” Adkins, 56, later walked back his comments, saying he wasn’t referring...
Nathan Deal

Gov. Nathan Deal on Monday vetoed the “religious liberty” bill that triggered a wave of criticism from gay rights groups and business leaders and presented him with one of the most consequential challenges he’s faced since his election to Georgia’s top office. In a press conference at the state Capitol, Deal said House Bill 757 doesn’t reflect Georgia’s welcoming image as a state full of “warm, friendly and loving people” – and warned critics that he doesn’t respond well to...
tyler-perry

Filmmaker Tyler Perry has added his voice to those of other Hollywood figures urging Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal to veto the state’s antigay “religious liberty” bill. “At Tyler Perry Studios, we believe in inclusion and equality for all people,” a Perry spokeswoman told Variety in an article published Friday. “We do not tolerate bigotry, division, and discrimination. We have tremendous confidence in Governor Deal’s leadership and ability to continue to lead our great state forward and urge him to veto...
GuardiansOfTheGalaxy

“Disney and Marvel are inclusive companies, and although we have had great experiences filming in Georgia, we will plan to take our business elsewhere should any legislation allowing discriminatory practices be signed into state law,” said a Disney spokesman. The discriminatory practices are related to a bill that the Georgia legislature has passed. The bill give religious officials the right to refuse performing same-sex marriages in the detriment of gay couples. Currently, Marvel is filming Guardians of the Galaxy II in Georgia at Pinewood...
Emanuel Jones

A telecom company will be picking up and moving out of Georgia after state lawmakers passed sweeping anti-gay legislation, the New Civil Rights Movement reports. Decatur-based 373K announced it would be leaving via Twitter. Its founders are outraged over the poorly-named First Amendment Defense Act, which extends legal cover state-wide to individuals and corporations to discriminate against LGBT people and same-sex couples. https://twitter.com/373KInc/status/700789112597454849?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw Legal experts told the NCRM the law is likely unconstitutional. The heavily-criticized bill was slammed by State Senator Emanuel Jones, who...

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