Rev. John C. “Trey” Lyon III is a Community Pastor at Park Avenue Baptist Church in Atlanta, and today is joining more than 200 faith leaders who are speaking out against the “license to discriminate” RFRA bill.

Today in Atlanta, some religious leaders are rallying to pass the so-called Religious Freedom Restoration Act—a bill that would open the doors to discrimination in Georgia.

They want to claim that they speak for all religious leaders and people of faith in Georgia. I’m here to tell you: they don’t.

We must show our elected leaders that those protesting in Atlanta today do not speak for all faithful people in Georgia. That’s why we’re calling on all people of faith in Georgia to take a stand against discrimination now.

Will you send a message to your representatives and urge them to oppose this “license to discriminate” bill today? Click here to add your voice now.

As an ordained Baptist minister, I cannot help but recall the work of another famous Georgia Baptist who was famously denied service at the Magnolia Tea Room at the old Rich’s department store downtown. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. sought through peaceful protest to expose the hypocrisy of legislation that discriminated against other humans—and was passed and preserved by others claiming to follow the way of Christ.

Today religious leaders seek to enshrine discrimination in legal statutes through the pushing of RFRA. As a follower of the way of Jesus, and as an ordained Baptist pastor, I implore you to preserve the sort of our spiritual forbearers, like Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Say no to discrimination under the guise of religion and say yes to loving all of our neighbors throughout Georgia as we would love ourselves.

Click here to tell your elected leaders that as a person of faith in Georgia, you do not support the RFRA bill that seeks to use religion as an excuse to discriminate against others.

Thank you for your support and courageous leadership.

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Rev. Lyon Joins Faith Leaders in Opposition to RFRA March 3, 2015

Rev. LyonRev. John C. “Trey” Lyon III is a Community Pastor at Park Avenue Baptist Church in Atlanta, and today is joining more than 200 faith leaders who are speaking out against the “license to discriminate” RFRA bill.

Today in Atlanta, some religious leaders are rallying to pass the so-called Religious Freedom Restoration Act—a bill that would open the doors to discrimination in Georgia.

They want to claim that they speak for all religious leaders and people of faith in Georgia. I’m here to tell you: they don’t.

We must show our elected leaders that those protesting in Atlanta today do not speak for all faithful people in Georgia. That’s why we’re calling on all people of faith in Georgia to take a stand against discrimination now.

Will you send a message to your representatives and urge them to oppose this “license to discriminate” bill today? Click here to add your voice now.

As an ordained Baptist minister, I cannot help but recall the work of another famous Georgia Baptist who was famously denied service at the Magnolia Tea Room at the old Rich’s department store downtown. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. sought through peaceful protest to expose the hypocrisy of legislation that discriminated against other humans—and was passed and preserved by others claiming to follow the way of Christ.

Today religious leaders seek to enshrine discrimination in legal statutes through the pushing of RFRA. As a follower of the way of Jesus, and as an ordained Baptist pastor, I implore you to preserve the sort of our spiritual forbearers, like Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Say no to discrimination under the guise of religion and say yes to loving all of our neighbors throughout Georgia as we would love ourselves.

Click here to tell your elected leaders that as a person of faith in Georgia, you do not support the RFRA bill that seeks to use religion as an excuse to discriminate against others.

Thank you for your support and courageous leadership.

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