There were over 100 participants at the rally. Several speakers at the rally railed against the bills gaining traction this session, including the so-called “Pastor Protection Act” and the “First Amendment Defense Act”. I went up with activists Jeremy Hobbs, Patricia Lassiter and Steve Gill to the event, and wow was it COLD!
It’s impressive that so many people from Metro Atlanta made it to the rally in spite of the inclement weather. Even if the rally was far less in number than the number of participants at hate preacher Franklin Graham’s later rally in support of the bills, it was a decent repeat of the rally last march against Sen. Josh McKoon’s hateful RFRA bill. But it looks like the PPA and FADA will have broader support among the Republican caucus than even McKoon’s bill this session, which is not getting a hearing so far.