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Monday, March 28, 2016

Tyler Perry and other celebrities threaten to boycott Georgia if the Religious Freedom law is signed

In Georgia, a House Bill 757, was passed last week by the state legislature which states that no pastor can be forced to perform a same-sex wedding, that a faith-based group could not be forced to hire or retain an employee whose beliefs contradict those of the organization, and that religious schools would be able to reject holding events for people or groups to whom they object.
The bill is now on the desk of the Governor of Georgia waiting for his signature to make it official.

However, more than three dozen Hollywood actors and directors have signed their names to an open letter threatening to cease all film productions in Georgia if the governor signs the new law which they say discriminates against LGBT groups.
There are several tax incentives for the film industry in the State, which has resulted in the production of 248 films and television shows in 2015. This has made it one of the most popular locations for production outside California and NY. According to the Georgia Department of Economic Development, those projects brought in more than $6 billion from July 1, 2014 to June 30, 2015

Among the celebrities who added their name to the open letter were:
  • Kristen Chenoweth;
  • Anne Hathaway;
  • Seth MacFarlane;
  • Julianne Moore;
  • Ryan Murphy;
  • Rob Reiner;
  • Aaron Sorkin;
  • Gus Van Sant; and
  • Bob and Harvey Weinstein.
Apart from the film industry more than 300 companies, including Disney, Google, Coca-Cola, the NFL and Delta Air Lines are also protesting the bill.

The Governor has until May 3rd to decide whether to sign the bill or not.

Georgia is where Walking Dead is being shot.


Source: Georgianews.com

86 comments:

obiora said...

Their problem.

vinna saviour said...

Their biz

Ngene Olivia said...

so what do we do about it ? its clearly their fucking business.

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Anonymous said...

An Tyler perry will say he is a Christian, he rather please human then please God

Anonymous said...

An Tyler perry will say he is a Christian, he rather please human then please God

Pretty face said...

Ok

NaijaDeltaBabe said...

More complications


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Mayowa Dada said...

I thought Tyler Perry was a practicing Christian? How Americans dey take practice their own Christianity sef?

Mayberry said...

Their headache nt mine.


Edobabe#replinda#

Anonymous said...

If Coca-Cola is supporting anything against God's will, I will boycott the product and call on all Christians to do so as well! - KOLAQ

ahmed nimat said...

Their palava

Anonymous said...

I pity Americans, their own hell is specially built with specific requirement. All those encouraging and advocating for homosexuality, I wonder if they take a few seconds to think of what hell really is

Demmy said...

End time stupid people.

PRESIDENT's DAUGTHER said...

End time do these humans know tht God exists?

ENIOLA Se JeJe said...

Hmmmm... What a crazy world we lives, devilish pole everywhere

ENIOLA Se JeJe said...

Hmmmm... What a crazy world we lives, devilish pple everywhere

Perpetual Eli said...

The bill is actually not a bad 1 but if diz ppl withdraw, d state ll loose a lot, let d Gov tink twice

Di Mateo Xavie said...

Their palava

caleb Oha said...

Na by force? Are you under compulsion to employ a publicly declared homosexual in an organisation that has a religious aversion to gay relationships? The gay community is highly intolerant! They have no respect for people's beliefs and want to force their lifestyle down the throat of everyone

Amos Mohammed said...

Hmmmmmm can you imagine.i beg sign the bill oh jareee to hell with them.

Iphie Abraham said...

Ok o,












LIB ADDICT#just passing#

Vivian Reginalds said...

Hmm
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Juliet Iwuno said...

All the best to dem. Linda take note!

Anonymous said...

All these people striving to appear liberal and "trendy" by supporting immorality God is watching.

KCA said...

At this point I am highly disappointed in Tyler Perry. force u Cant force a pastor who doesn't believe in gay marriage to wed gay couples. Please their should be freedom of believe. Why force a pastor to do what he doesn't believe in. Soon you will force us all to worship in a particular church and particular day. Please even God has given us freedom of choice. Don't force pastors to do what they don't believe in. U want to drag them into ur senselessness

RareSpecie Z said...

These queers and their supporters are jst too pathetic.
How can u force a Clergy to Officiate in same sex marriage?
Fuckin Gays. Death 2 em all. The Bill is on point abeg.
History has shown that the fall of Big Empires usually starts from within and Uncle Sam is playing 'Possum' 2 History (Piteous)
The way America is going, it will surely destroy itself with the rottenness that is beginning 2 infest and devour it from within (talkin bout 'Chronic Systemic Disequilibrium').

RareSpecie Z said...

These queers and their supporters are jst too pathetic.
How can u force a Clergy to Officiate in same sex marriage?
Fuckin Gays. Death 2 em all. The Bill is on point abeg.
History has shown that the fall of Big Empires usually starts from within and Uncle Sam is playing 'Possum' 2 History (Piteous)
The way America is going, it will surely destroy itself with the rottenness that is beginning 2 infest and devour it from within (talkin bout 'Chronic Systemic Disequilibrium').

RareSpecie Z said...

These queers and their supporters are jst too pathetic.
How can u force a Clergy to Officiate in same sex marriage?
Fuckin Gays. Death 2 em all. The Bill is on point abeg.
History has shown that the fall of Big Empires usually starts from within and Uncle Sam is playing 'Possum' 2 History (Piteous)
The way America is going, it will surely destroy itself with the rottenness that is beginning 2 infest and devour it from within (talkin bout 'Chronic Systemic Disequilibrium').

Anonymous said...

I always knew Tyler Perry was a fake xtian!

Esther Dangana said...

Make dem boycott now, am sure the state will not collapsed because of that. Nonsense LGBT wey animals get sense pass.

Anonymous said...

I always knew Tyler Perry was a fake xtian!

Nnenne George said...

They all should garrarrahere mehn... They can take a hike and never return. Georgia pass that law, I am in supportšŸ‘

Sylvia said...

Who cares abt dia stupid movies.... Excuse bros....if u no wan act film..will u get paid??? Coca cola...if u stop production....look around u...we gat Pepsi and origin....mtchw

Omalicha Martin said...

Even Tyler Perry? Kai meanwhile Lili today is last Monday oh am waiting

Richard Afon YinkƄ said...

see oloriburuku people, sey na by force mtchewww



#reeshahr

optimisticlady said...

See blackmail.
Georgia should stand her ground as a state.
Hollywood look for other locations,there are alternative sources of revenue for the state.
Even tho it might not be as much as the billions up there.
Linda keep me updated on this news in particular.

Anonymous said...

This pple r sick, if it's against ones biliv why will they force them. It's not a matter of discrimination, it's a matter of ones faith. America should b very careful, b4 the wrath of God will fall on them.

favour onyekwere said...

All of u will perish in hell including u Tyler perry no matter how much I like u.why will force a pastor to go against his belief jst bcus it's convinient for u.i tink y'al re gay dats y u support such barbaric act.if u stop investing in Georgia God will bring anoda means of investment for dem

Gabriel Efo said...

Government is trying to make meaningful moves and these hell candidates are objecting??? smh

junia said...

RUBBISH!

Omolola said...

Well it's a good law, what's wrong with Tyler perry, is he promoting gay rights or what. Wannebe sumborry

Karlsson said...

Pls anything they want to do, let em do it buh nothing should happen to one of my favourite TV series 'THE WALKING DEAD' pls

Ubanagum

Jamila Shaibu said...

Hmmmmmmmm serious issue...

Hana said...

All this people are retards....
F##k same sex marriage
F##k Tyler Perry and the rest who antagonize this precious bill
F##k the devils truth!!!! People be living in denial to gain stupid recognition or due to complex
Go Georgia....God is with you...on the last day it would be said thatyou saved souls....

Miss Freeborn!!

Eddy Ogbunambala said...

Their problem

Anonymous said...

What does Tyler perry represent. I thought he was a Christian. Child outside wedlock and now this. May the Lord grant us discernment as we choose role models

Ogenah Boris said...

This guys are crazy. He should sign it, why will you be forced to employ someone that his or her lifestyle contradicts yours

Y.F.C. Omrex said...

Laws that contradict.

DIAMOND said...

A dying world that needs a saviour. How does the bill discriminate. Nobody should be forced to eat what is a taboo to them.Tyler Perry? Chei!

Theresa Egan said...

Nah them sabi

PrettyChi said...

Their headache

okafor richard said...

Shooo! Tyler perry don fall ma hand..y force som1 2 do somfin against their faith...dey never said u homo sapien shud not do una tin...dey are just protecting the right of pastor....gay pple shud get dem sef their own pastor...

abwiz said...

Where is this world headed. God help us. People now see wrong and term it to be right. You can't force a priest to join a man and a man. Evil

gentle said...

They should get lost and die. Stupid idiots. What's wrong with that bill now. I'm so dissapointed in Tyler perry..mstchew. linda is this the kind of person you have a crush on??

Anonymous said...

I'm not surprised. Tyler Perry is a faggot. A slimy gay man that keeps denying it. I pray the Governor signs it!!

Nenyechi said...

End time tins

keke driver said...

The governor does not have a right to sign it, gay people are human too, why should it be anyones business what they do with their bodies.....olofofo

Anonymous said...

You are crazy. This is the new persecution, persecuting people with economy. We reject any form of homosexuality if it likes let it be putting food on our table. We rather die hungry

Anonymous said...

Exactly! He started out with the whole christianity thing just to get the black community on his side, then he started preaching divorce, and sex/procreation outside marriage now he is in favour of LGBT.... in d end,we won't we won't need people to openly declare 'I am antichrist', they have said it in so many ways.

Pearlie said...

Whatever

Anonymous said...

Thank you. I'm not concerned about the others, but he professes to be a Christian. I am disappointed. Anyway I am looking into Jesus...

Anonymous said...

Seconded!

Anonymous said...

God is indeed watching. Their actions will backfire on them. The bill is a great bill. Is it by force to swallow what you know you can't stomach? I don't blame them, they don't want to know God. And by rejecting God, they will reap the fruits. I am seriously beginning to doubt Tyler Perry.

Anonymous said...

Amen oooo, my sister or brother.

Anonymous said...

Kai! Gays don full those companies remain. Na wa O, it's now a crime not to be gay and not to want to be involved with gay stuff. So normal people now don't have rights? God dey.

Anonymous said...

Nobody is stopping them from being gay but they should not impose their beliefs on others. Read with understanding

RareSpecie Z said...

True Talk.
I'm deeply hurt by the way these Queers are goin bout their binnez tryna force these SHITS on us.
The Great Soviet's Leader, Vladimir Lenin once said "It is true that liberty is precious; so precious that it must be carefully rationed".

Anonymous said...

It will soon ur be ur bisness.this freedom of religion thing is already in kaduna.soon it will creep into other states in Nigeria.we just have to watch and pray.

Anonymous said...

Woe unto those that call bad good and call the good bad.God is not mocked.the judgment that awaits America is still doing heavy press up.dat is my own

kings11ng said...

I always knew this Tyler Perry was a drag queen like rupaul.. Rude love for the female ensemble is legendary

Anonymous said...

Tyler, should you not stay on the sidelines on this one as a Christian?

Anonymous said...

''By their fruits you shall know them'' - Matt. 7:20. It is good that they are showing their true colours now. People have not been paying attention to the spirituality and morality of actors/actresses. Now Tyler Perry has revealed his true convictions. His movies have only had a veneer of religiousity without a deep/true stand for Christ. Not surprised. I pray the Georgia governor is empowered by God to call their bluff and take a stand for the bill. Then the people will see that God can bless and exalt a state/nation that honours Him.

Anonymous said...

Ellen G.White, Great Controvery P.500 reads: The same spirit that prompted rebellion in heaven still inspires rebellion on earth. Satan has continued with men the same policy which he pursued with the angels. His spirit now reigns in the children of disobedience. Like him they seek to break down the restraints of the law of God and promise men liberty through transgression of its precepts. Reproof of sin still arouses the spirit of hatred and resistance. When God's messages of warning are brought home to the conscience, Satan leads men to justify themselves and to seek the sympathy of others in their course of sin. Instead of correcting their errors, they excite indignation against the reprover, as if he were the sole cause of difficulty. From the days of righteous Abel to our own time such is the spirit which has been displayed toward those who dare to condemn sin.
By the same misrepresentation of the character of God as he had practiced in heaven, causing Him to be regarded as severe and tyrannical, Satan induced man to sin. And having succeeded thus far, he declared that God's unjust restrictions had led to man's fall, as they had led to his own rebellion.
But the Eternal One Himself proclaims His character: “The Lord God, merciful and gracious, long-suffering, and abundant in goodness and truth, keeping mercy for thousands, forgiving iniquity and transgression and sin, and that will by no means clear the guilty.” Exodus 34:6, 7.
In the banishment of Satan from heaven, God declared His justice and maintained the honor of His throne. But when man had sinned through yielding to the deceptions of this apostate spirit, God gave an evidence of His love by yielding up His only-begotten Son to die for the fallen race.

Anonymous said...

Good question o my brother! How Americans dey practice their own christianity?

DAUGHTER _ OF _ A _ SOMEBODY... said...

The law only separates godliness n worldliness. Good one, must they be join in the house of God?

Anonymous said...

LGBT have their own right so does individual Christian. What is going on in thus World?

Dorcas said...

Their wahala

Anonymous said...

The fucker's on this list don't matter. I hope this law also gets passed in Texas as well. You can not force religious leaders to marry fags....(#spitonthefloor)

Anonymous said...

You took the words right out of my mouth. It'll soon be our business. The only thing we can do is pray.

Yetty k said...

Me I want d gov 2 sign it o.bit it sims he wont sign it cos of d open letters

Anonymous said...

Tyler perry better be for God or stay with the devil. My pastor is a white American, and he insisted they should arrest him because he will never officiate same sex marriage.

Amos Mohammed said...

We already kno those that will carry the mark 666 for head.one sure person here ritnow is Perpetual Eli.

Anonymous said...

Those in the know are aware Tyler perry is very gay... Very very gay... Him and td jakes are the same same...

Anonymous said...

The governor had better not be afraid of stupid man who dont know what God created them for and respect and fear God lest him tyler and the stupid companies perish...try God and see!!!!#

RareSpecie Z said...

WORD!!

D_Jay said...

Well I can't say that am really surprised @ Tyler Perry it's just that it's quite disappointing.May God be with that Gov and direct him to uphold what is right and just.What shall it profit a man if he gains the whole world only to lose his soul.After all the hustles and bustles of life making heaven is the main goal,everything else is transient.