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LGBT immigration advocates to plan ways to veto Arizona copycat legislation

Southerners on New Ground will host the second of a two-part town hall forum today to educate and urge LGBT activists to join the fight against anti-immigration laws being considered by the Georgia legislature.

The meeting takes place today (March 9) from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at the Phillip Rush Center, 1530 DeKalb Ave., Atlanta, GA 30307.

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LGBT immigration advocates to protest Ga. House Bill 87 today

The Georgia House is expected to vote on a controversial immigration bill today.

The bill, sponsored by Rep. Matt Ramsey, is similar to a laws passed in Arizona last year that drew national criticism from privacy advocates and pro-immigration groups.

Opponents of the bill range from medical advocacy organizations to gay rights groups. Paulina Hernández, co-director of Southerners on New Ground, says HB 87 as just as bad, if not worse, than Arizona's legislation.

Hernández believes HB 87 will especially impact transgender people and individuals who do not fully pass in their gender presentation. Hernández says the bill will set “the cross-hairs on folks already vulnerable in our community.”

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Religion blog: ‘An unjust law is no law at all’

A little less than a year ago, I wrote a blog concerning the Arizona Immigration law. So if much of this blog looks familiar, forgive me, but what was written this past spring still applies ... especially in view of what is about to happen in Georgia. 

It is my prayer this gets a serious read. My prayer also is for the clergy of our state to step forward and give the moral leadership that is required by our faith, “to do justice, act mercifully and walk humbly with God.”

I find it interesting as a people of the Christian faith we say the sins of the parents (father) should not be visited upon the children, yet there are some who are pushing to make that the law of the state.

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Religion blog: Our collective denial

Our Country is 236 years old.  Of those 236 years we have been in a war of one kind or another or some kind of military action for a total of 165 years and still counting.

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McCain the new Thurmond?

Arizona Senator John McCain is threatening a filibuster over the 2011 Defense Authorization Act if language repealing “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” is included, according to Roll Call.