When our elected officials put pure politics ahead of what’s best for Georgia families, Better Georgia holds them accountable.
That’s why we published full-page ads in today’s hometown newspapers of Sen. Josh McKoon and Rep. Sam Teasley. We’re telling voters in their home districts that, under the guise of supporting “religious freedom,” Sen. McKoon and Rep. Teasley are sponsoring dangerous legislation that threatens the safety of Georgia families.
According to Macon District Attorney David Cooke, if Sen. McKoon and Rep. Teasley get their way, those who abuse women and children could use their religious beliefs in court to defend their despicable acts.
Even Cobb District Attorney Vic Reynolds, a conservative Republican from Rep. Teasley’s hometown, says he and other prosecutors share D.A. Cooke’s concerns.
Why would Rep. Teasley and Sen. McKoon support a new law that makes it harder to protect abused children and battered women?
It’s simple, really. They’re trying to appease their party’s radical right-wing by passing a law that allows religion to be used as an excuse for discrimination.
Make no mistake. This legislation is on a fast-track. Activists like Ralph Reed and Erick Erickson are pushing these bills as part of a national strategy to re-ignite the culture wars that divide the nation and propel the most extreme politicians to power.
But you can help us stop them. By chipping in today, you can make sure that we can continue to fight this dangerous legislation. You can make sure that we expand this campaign so that more Georgians learn about the dangerous law being pushed in Atlanta.
Conservatives are pouring big money into this fight. We can’t match them dollar-for-dollar, but with your help, we can hold our lawmakers in Georgia accountable.
We expect this dangerous legislation to move quickly and need your support to continue the fight.
Because these new bills are filed under the banner of supporting “religious freedom,” most Georgians simply don’t know how dangerous these laws could be.
They don’t understand that these bills allow people to use religion as an excuse to skirt child welfare, domestic violence and discrimination laws.
Will you make sure more Georgians learn the truth? Together we can stop these dangerous bills.