The champion of Georgia’s “religious liberty” bill, Republican State Sen. Josh McKoon, has come clean on the real purpose of the legislation that is currently stalled in the state legislature.
As Slate explains, when moderate Republicans proposed an amendment to the bill that would expressly clarify that it was not intended to legalize discrimination against LGBT Georgians,
McKoon let the façade drop. “That amendment,” he fumed, “would completely undercut the purpose of the bill.”
In a loving homage to the good old days of the struggle against civil rights for African Americans, McKoon blames opposition to the bill on a group of outside agitators that the rest of us would recognize as the bedrock pillars of the state’s corporate community. You know, troublemakers like Delta Airlines, Coca-Cola, and Home Depot.
We’ve had this problem because very large multi-national corporations that are headquartered in this state – their executives, many of whom are not from Georgia, have different values than you and I do. They think that their cultural norms, their liberal, far-left cultural norms, should be applied to our state.
In short, those goddam Yankee liberal do-gooders with their corporate dollars just don’t fit in with the cherished culture and heritage of the great state of Georgia.
You know, I think McKoon ought to let Homer T. Stokes explain from here.