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Georgia's 'religion as an excuse' bill is inexcusable
January 26, 2015
Those who abuse women and children use every excuse in the book.
As a marriage and family therapist, I see first-hand the damage that’s done when abusers blame their victims and attempt to manipulate the justice system so they are not held accountable for their despicable acts.
That’s why we should...
Record-breaking election
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Change isn’t just in the air. It’s already here.
Progressive voters in Georgia are turning out in record numbers to choose a better future for all of us.
WSB-TV: Early voting turnout could break records
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August 11, 2014
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Nathan Deal used taxpayer money to secure a personal business deal that made him a multi-millionaire
June 27, 2014
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At first, the governor promised no such shady business practices had taken place. Upon taking office as governor, Deal transferred his...

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Posted by Bryan Long on September 16th, 2014

Georgia has been an exceptional state for Nathan Deal to do business.

When Nathan Deal walked into the governor’s office in January 2011, he had just quit Congress to avoid penalties for using his office to strong-arm an exclusive state contract for his Gainesville junkyard.

Without that exclusive government contract, his junkyard started losing money and was in debt by about $2 million. The governor needed to sell it.

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Posted by Bryan Long on January 28th, 2015

Sen. Josh McKoon and Rep. Sam Teasley don’t like the ads we published in their hometown newspapers on Monday.

Apparently, these two Georgia lawmakers stopped working on their bill after they came up with the clever title: “The Religious Freedom Restoration Act.”

These bills do nothing to restore religious freedom, which is protected by the U.S. and Georgia constitutions. Instead, these bills would open the door to people who would use their religion as an excuse to ignore child welfare, domestic violence and discrimination laws.

Posted by Amy Morton on January 26th, 2015

Those who abuse women and children use every excuse in the book.

As a marriage and family therapist, I see first-hand the damage that’s done when abusers blame their victims and attempt to manipulate the justice system so they are not held accountable for their despicable acts.

That’s why we should all pay close attention when a bill is being presented in the General Assembly that would be used by some abusers as one more excuse to “make their child or wife obedient.”

Don’t believe it could happen in Georgia?

Posted by Bryan Long on January 26th, 2015

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.

Posted by Bryan Long on January 5th, 2015

This headline over the weekend was sobering:

Republicans in state governments plan juggernaut of conservative legislation

And the first sentence of that Washington Post article makes our next few months even more clear:

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