Tuesday, September 24, 2019

Pro-Life Georgia Law vs Hollywood

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Remember earlier this year when Hollywood threatened Georgia Governor Brian Kemp that they would "pull out"---"refuse to invest" if he signed a bill into law that bans abortion after a heartbeat is detected?

He signed it anyway---even though film and TV production is a significant, thriving piece of Georgia's economy.

The results are in...as they say in Hollywood.

Be informed.

Hollywood doesn't like pro-life legislation.

At the time, Hollywood ganged up on the Governor, threatening him that if he signed the bill into law, they would pull out of the state.

The Writer's Guild of America said, "Kemp's signing the law" would "force talent in our industry" to "leave the state or decide not to bring productions here."

Actress Alyssa Milano also released a letter of 50 actors threatening a boycott if Kemp signed it. Then proceeded to misquote Scripture that she said "supports" abortion.

Her letter included the names of industry celebrities like Christina Applegate, Amy Schumer, Ben Stiller, Colon Hanks, Debra Messing, Alec Baldwin, Sean Penn, and others.

CBN reported that both the East and West Writer's Guild's were strongly opposed.

Disney threatened to stop filming in Georgia.

Netflix also threatened to pull out.

Kemp not only signed it, but he also explained why---right out loud--- in front of the press. And Hollywood.

He said the law is needed because "Georgia is a state that values life."

The bill, HB 481, was known as the "Living Infants Fairness and Equality (LIFE) Act."

"We protect the innocent, we champion the vulnerable. We stand up and speak for those unable to speak for themselves," Kemp said. "...I realize that some may challenge it in the court of law, but our job is to do what is right---not what is easy.
"Through the LIFE Act, we will allow precious babies to grow up and realize their full God-given potential" the Governor said.

Kemp was surrounded by lawmakers who supported the bill and supported him as he signed it into law.

It wasn't just Hollywood and the film industry.

The political Left doesn't like pro-life legislation either.

On MSNBC, Stacy Abrams, a former Georgia gubernatorial candidate who lost to Kemp---once considered running for president, but changed her mind---said she believed her state's heartbeat bill is an "abominable and evil bill...bad for morality and our humanity, it's bad for business."

She said, "You should not have to worry about bodily autonomy because the governor has pushed such an abominable and evil bill that's so restrictive..."

And she says she is a church-going committed Christian. How does that work with the God who created life itself?

She says the real problem here is "we don't usually tie women's autonomy to economics. But they're directly linked."

They're linked only in the mind of the far-Left progressive who believes the end justifies the means every time.

For a "Christian" politician to say publicly that it's OK to kill a baby with a heartbeat because it's good for business is sick.

Latest financial report regarding Hollywood in Georgia.

According to new data from the state, Georgia experienced a record $2.9 billion invested in the state by film and television productions for 2018-2019--July 1, 2018, to June 30, 2019.

The previous record had been $2.7 billion in 2017-2018.

Clearly next year's report will give a more clear picture of any impact, however, production contracts already signed indicate that the next reporting period may exceed the record again.

Gov. Kemp said this week, "The Peach State remains the Hollywood of the South, and companies across the globe have Georgia on their minds as a great place to invest, expand and relocate."

Convictions guide our decisions and determine our character. In order to live a godly life, we must have strong biblical values. With a firm foundation based on God's Word, we are energized with courage, ready to face the challenges and do the right thing.

It has been said, "Courage is contagious. When a brave person takes a stand, the spines of others are stiffened."

As I read this about the governor taking a godly stand in the face of considerable and consequential threats, I had to think about three teenagers who once faced the same kind of decision.

You know the story. It's in Daniel 3.

When told they "would bow down before the 90 foot gold image---or else" and by the way, "who is this God who will deliver you from my hands?" They replied "O Nebuchadnezzar, we have no need to answer you in this matter, because the God we serve is able to deliver us from the burning fiery furnace, and He will deliver us from your hand, O king. But if not, let it be known to you, O king, that we do not serve your gods, nor will we worship the gold image which you have set up."

God chose to deliver them "out of the fire" rather than "from the fire."

The king was astonished. He knew full well they had only thrown three in the fire. Who is that fourth person? And why aren't they burning?

Nebuchadnezzar's spine was stiffened. He opened his mouth and, "Blessed be the God of Shadrach, Meshach and Abed-Nego" came out.

That was his "I once was lost, but now I'm found" moment.

He immediately began making laws to support his newly discovered faith in God.

Be Faithful. Be Courageous. Be Bold. Be Prayerful.