Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp (R) spoke with CBN News Chief Political Analyst David Brody on why he wants the peach state to be a “sanctuary state” for the faithful.
The following is the transcript from the interview.
David Brody: Well, Governor tell us about this “Faith Protection Act,” something your administration is behind and something that’s going to really help churches and other places of worship, obviously, especially as it relates to times of crisis and COVID specifically.
Kemp: Well, you know, my goal is for us to be a sanctuary state, if you will, for people of faith. I think this pandemic has shown us that, you know, people will overreach especially people in positions of power, and that’s not good. I don’t think in this republic that we have, or in the state of Georgia, and certainly, that really hasn’t happened here but looking around other states it was concerning to me that we shouldn’t have any governor or a future governor be able to stop religious services. That’s embedded in our Constitution. That’s a fundamental rock of this country and I’m glad to offer up to give you now that executive power that I’ve been given through a public health emergency, to make sure we protect people, our churches, and church leaders. Really work with us during the pandemic where we never had to shut down religious services, we asked them to help us be part of the solution, not part of the problem by either going online, doing outdoor services, socially distancing limiting the number of people that can worship but we never said shut anything down. And I’m proud to say that and we don’t want that to happen in the future and that’s what we’re fighting for.
Brody: So what would this act basically do? Would it curtail or restrict some of those powers of the government?
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SOURCE: CBN News