Republican Leaders in Georgia Put the Gay Agenda Ahead of Children

Republican leaders in the state of Georgia have decided to put the gay agenda ahead of children. They are desperately afraid of upsetting Hollywood liberals who are sending more and more business into Georgia. Several Hollywood studios now have facilities in Georgia and the famous Pinewood Studio has a facility in Georgia.

The big issue now is adoption. In Georgia, Republicans in the legislature began advancing a plan that would improve adoption services and adoption rates in the state, but one of the chief supporters of the legislation wanted a provision making it clear that Christian adoption agencies in the state, including Catholic Charities, would not have to surrender the tenets of their faith in order to help children find loving homes.

Naturally, the gay rights lobby swung into action and swiftly got Governor Nathan Deal and the legislative leaders from Speaker David Ralston to Lt. Governor Casey Cagle to Senate Majority Leader Bill Cowsert to rush out and condemn the effort to protect Christian adoption agencies.

Christian adoption agencies will not adopt children into single parent homes and because they believe marriage is between a man and woman, they will not allow adoption into same-sex households.

There is no dispute that Christian adoption agencies in the state have a solid track record, are more efficient with their money, and do an outstanding job. But the state of Georgia now insists they abandon their moral values and tenets of their faith to take advantage of greater state funding to help children.

In leftwing states, Catholic Charities and other Christian institutions have had to cede the field and abandon adoption work because of the gay rights agenda. Republicans said it would never happen in Georgia. They refused to pass a Religious Freedom Restoration Act in Georgia because they said this stuff would never happen. Now they are telling Christian groups they have to surrender their values to help get children adopted.

With Republicans like these…

Prostitutes and Their Johns

State Senator Hunter Hill proposed legislation, Senate Bill 63 (“SB63”) to bring some semblance of common sense to the State of Georgia.

Georgia is one of five states that prohibits beer brewers from selling their beer directly to the public. Wineries can, but breweries cannot.

The issue is not about beer. It is not about whether or not you like beer. It is about whores and the siren call for money. It is about corruption.

Hunter Hill’s legislation was put on the slow track, according to multiple Republican state senators, by the Republican Lt. Governor Casey Cagle who has received over $100,000.00 in campaign contributions this past campaign cycle from groups opposed to S.B.63.

Once it came up for a vote in the Regulated Industries Committee in the State Senate, a “compromise” plan gutted the legislation.

SB63 would have allowed beer breweries to sell up to 1440 ounces of beer, or a 12 pack of beer, to people who visit the brewery. But with the compromise plan reached in the Senate, all the breweries could do would be to give away free beer up to 64 ounces in a single container.

Free beer sounds awesome, but it comes with an incredible price. The breweries could only give the beer away to individuals who paid a jacked up price for a tour of the brewery. There’d be no free beer at all.

It’s the most absurd contradiction. The legislature now claims they’ve legislated that breweries can give away free beer, while forcing the breweries to raise the costs of tours and add additional burdens to both them and the public.

Why they did it is most galling. They did it because Republican members of the State Legislature, like whores, love money. Instead of prostituting themselves with sex for cash, they are prostituting themselves for legislative protectionism in exchange for cash. Their johns — Casey Cagle’s john — are alcoholic beverage wholesalers who have flooded the state legislature with cash to prop up an antiquated distribution system for alcohol.

And here is the frank fact of the matter. Unless you make your legislator feel pain and fear you, this will not change.

Tomorrow, S.B. 63 comes to a vote on the floor of the Senate. The votes are there to amend it to put it back in its original form. This is the list of members of the State Senate, both the whores and the righteous.

You should call every damn one of these corrupt prostitutes and demand they support S.B.63 in its original form instead of the bastardized amended version their johns have insisted on.

Republicans and Democrats in Georgia will not change the system of bribery and prostitution among our elected officials unless we all commit to waging violent war against our own side in both party contests and primaries.

The Beer Fight: Georgia’s Casey Cagle Sides With Crony Capitalists

Georgia is one of five states that prohibits craft beer brewers from selling their product to people touring the breweries. It seems like a no brainer and a win-win for everybody. A tourist tours a brewery, likes what they sample, takes home some beer, then goes to his local grocery store to buy more.

But that is illegal in Georgia. State Senator Hunter Hill seeks to change that. He has filed S.B. 63, which would allow brewers to sell up to a twelve pack of beer to people who come by the brewery. Again, Georgia is only one of five states that prohibits this.

In Georgia, a brewery must sell its product to a single wholesale distributor who then resells the beer to restaurants and retail locations. This is called a three-tier system and there are powerful interests who do not want any disruption, no matter how much common sense the change, to happen at all.

And they have Georgia’s Lt. Governor, Casey Cagle, in their pocket. Multiple Republican Senators in Georgia’s General Assembly tell me that Cagle himself is personally obstructing the legislation and placing pressure on the Regulated Industries Committee to stall a vote on the bill. The committee is set to meet next Wednesday.

In an examination of 2014 campaign contributions via Follow the Money, Cagle received $130,756.57 in contributions from the alcoholic beverage industry, with the bulk of it from wholesalers opposed to the legislation. Cagle received more in 2014 from the alcoholic beverage industry than any other member of state legislature. In fact, roughly 20% of that money came from just one family — the Leebern family connected to Georgia Crown Distributing.

For comparison, the Chairman of the Senate Regulated Industries Committee that will review S.B. 63, Senator Rick Jeffares, only received $4545.00 from the alcoholic beverage industry in 2014, according to Follow the Money. An overwhelming majority of Georgians support S.B. 63. It is common sense legislation, will actually create jobs, and brings Georgia in line with 90% of the other states.

Multiple Republican senators tell me Lt. Governor Casey Cagle is the chief obstacle to the legislation. Despite the overwhelming popularity of the legislation and its common sense approach, Cagle would rather side with donors than with voters. Below is the Follow the Money chart of Cagle’s 2014 contributions from the alcoholic beverage industry.

Election

Contributor

Total

2014

GEORGIA BEER WHOLESALERS ASSOCIATION

$12,600.00

2014

WINE & SPIRITS WHOLESALERS OF GEORGIA

$12,600.00

2014

LEEBERN JR, DONALD M

$12,600.00

2014

ANHEUSER-BUSCH

$11,000.00

2014

SAVANNAH DISTRIBUTING CO

$10,000.00

2014

EAGLE ROCK DISTRIBUTING CO

$8,800.00

2014

YOUNG JR, WILLIAM D

$7,200.00

2014

YOUNG, E. HOWARD

$7,200.00

2014

YOUNG, STEPHEN

$7,200.00

2014

LEEBERN, STACEY

$6,300.00

2014

LEEBERN, DONALD M

$6,300.00

2014

ATLANTA BEVERAGE CO

$5,000.00

2014

MILLERCOORS

$3,500.00

2014

NORTHEAST SALES DISTRIBUTING

$3,000.00

2014

GEORGIA RETAIL SPIRITS COUNCIL

$2,527.00

2014

DIAGEO

$2,500.00

2014

CHATEAU ELAN WINERY & RESORT

$2,500.00

2014

EVERS, HENK

$2,500.00

2014

AB BEVERAGE CO

$2,000.00

2014

MONSEES, HENRY

$1,429.57

2014

BIBB DISTRIBUTING CO

$1,000.00

2014

LEWIS, DAVID

$1,000.00

2014

DAVIS, JAY

$1,000.00

2014

PALMETTO BEVERAGE MANAGEMENT CORP

$500.00

2014

PEACHTREE ROAD LIQUOR STORE

$500.00

2014 TOTAL

$130,756.57



Source: Follow the Money