An Atlanta church is urging passersby on one of the city’s busiest streets not to support controversial religious liberty legislation, calling the measure an “affront to the Gospel.”
St. Mark United Methodist Church, situated along Peachtree street in midtown Atlanta, devoted its sign Tuesday to join the debate raging in the General Assembly over the First Amendment Defense Act, which was passed last week by the state Senate and now awaits final consideration by the House.
“Legalized discrimination is an affront to the Gospel,” the church’s street-facing sign reads.
An Atlanta church situated on one of the city's busiest streets uses its sign to join religious liberty debate. pic.twitter.com/L0WbJO0WzO
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The next Republican contest will be decided Tuesday in Nevada, where caucus-goers will huddle to name the state’s choice for the GOP nod, but Ohio Governor John Kasich will instead spend the day campaigning in Georgia.
Kasich, who played fifth in the South Carolina Republican presidential primary on Saturday, will address the Georgia House of Representatives before holding a pair of townhalls, one at Kennesaw State University and a second in Sandy Springs, later in the day.
The Ohio governor boasts a handful of endorsements from the General Assembly, including Senate Majority Leader Bill Cowsert, Sens. Fran Millar and Chuck Hufstetler, and Reps. Wendell Willard and Tom Taylor.