ATLANTA - Some Georgia Christians spent Good Friday in front of the Capitol to pray for the state and lend support to the religious freedom bill.
Those in attendance said this year's prayer rally is especially meaningful because of what's at stake. They asked Governor Nathan Deal to do the right thing and sign into law the religious freedom bill that has been sent to his office.
The bill was approved by the legislature this session and has been sent to the governor’s office. The governor has until the beginning of May to either sign or veto the bill. He previously said he would consider his options next month.
The Free Exercise Protection Act shields clergy from having to perform marriages which violate their beliefs. Those who attended Friday’s prayer service call it a necessary protection for conservative Christians who don’t agree with same-sex-marriages.
Those who oppose it said the measure allows discrimination against gays and lesbians.