The video below explains in everyday language why the citizens of Georgia need RFRA (Religious Freedom Restoration Act) to protect our religious freedoms. Please watch it and then share it.
Thirty one states already have such a law to protect the religious freedom of their citizens from oppressive state, county and local municipality actions. A federal law already exists (enacted almost unanimously in 1993) that protects our Religious Freedom at the federal level. However, the federal law does not extend protections to the states. In March of 2016, bowing to pressure from misguided corporations and the LGBT community, Georgia’s Governor Nathan Deal vetoed the RFRA bill which had been overwhelmingly passed by the Georgia House and Senate. This is serious business. Our religious freedoms, guaranteed by our US Constitution, are under continuous attack by our increasingly secular society. Josh McKoon does a great job in explaining why RFRA is needed in Georgia. It is critical for people of Faith to speak up and let our voices be heard.
Jim Davenport resides in the USA in Northeast Georgia, is a member of a Southern Baptist Church and is a retired Christian business man. Jim and his wife Charlotte have one son and daughter in law, Keven and Amy, four grandchildren – Ashlyn (Davenport) & Josh Murphy, Mason & Rebecca (Knight) Davenport and four great-grandchildren.
Jim and Charlotte own a mountain get-away home located on Lookout Mountain in Alabama where they spend many spring, summer and fall days working in their raised bed organic garden. Jim has served as a Deacon and Trustee in his local church most of his adult life and on the Executive Committee and Finance Committee of the Board of Trustees of Shorter University, an intentionally Christian institution located in Rome, Georgia.
Jim has a passion for the word of God and has always believed that Christian principles should guide every aspect of his life. He also loves Christian music and often served as a tenor soloist in his church. One of the highlights of his life was the nearly 20 years he spent singing with The Good News, a Southern Gospel quartet.
Jim served as an Information Technology professional his entire working career of 50 years holding senior positions in and consulting with hundreds of world-class organizations in the United States, Canada, Europe, Central and South America, Australia and New Zealand.
Jim remains as President and CEO of InfoSys Solutions Associates, Inc. and is a retired partner of IT Governance Partners, LLC, both of which are “Trusted Advisor” technology and business consulting firms.
Jim has authored a number of books available at www.jimdavenport.me/jims-books. His blog has ben read by readers from more than 170 countries.
Jim holds both a BS and an MS in Mathematics from Georgia State University in Atlanta, Georgia and completed Management Development Training at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia.
Good Morning Jim, Thanks for the video concerning Georgia’s Religious Freedom. We need the Act desperately. No matter which one of these people are elected, trouble is up ahead for Christian in Georgia and the US as well. The Bible says so, therefore, we would do well to get ready! In the meantime, we better get all the help we can get…. Thank you again and enjoy the time away. In Christ, Jud
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Jud, I totally agree. The RFRA issue should not be an issue at all based on the freedom of religion guaranteed by our Constitution. However, loud voices have side-tracked our religious freedoms and the passage of this bill is simply mandatory. Thank you for reading and commenting. Hopefully others will do the same. …. enjoying the sunshine and seashore!! Jim