Part-time Atlantan, full-time music legend Elton John has jumped into the fight over state Sen. Josh McKoon’s (R-Columbus) so-called “religious freedom” bill, calling it a “wolf in sheep’s clothing” and saying it would discriminate against the LGBT community and those living with HIV.
“That’s why I’m so opposed to SB 129,” he writes. “Simply put, this bill is a wolf in sheep’s clothing. It promises religious freedom, but let’s be clear: No one’s religious freedom is at risk! Both the Georgia Constitution and U.S. Constitution very explicitly protect this right. What SB 129 will really do is institutionalize the hate some people hold in their hearts against other people. It will turn back the clock on the progress we have made — not only in the fight against HIV, but also in the struggle for a more equal and just society.”