Josh McKoon and Brian Robinson to Debate Religious Liberty and More Today

Senator Josh McKoon presenta a resolution at the 2016 Georgia GOP Convention Photo: Jon Richards
Senator Josh McKoon presenta a resolution at the 2016 Georgia GOP Convention
Photo: Jon Richards

It won’t be the same as a debate between Senator Josh McKoon, who has been the driving force behind passing a Religious Freedom Restoration Act and other religious liberty legislation, and Governor Nathan Deal who vetoed the Free Exercise Protection Act, which contained a version of RFRA, but it will be close. Today at 2 PM, the AJC’s Jim Galloway and Political Rewind host Bill Nigut will moderate a discussion between Sen. McKoon and former Deal spokesman Brian Robinson. Even after forming his own consulting firm after leaving the Gold Dome, Robinson has been known for sharing some of the governor’s thoughts.

What’s likely to be discussed beyond the state of religious liberty legislation? Galloway hints that the federal government’s guidance regarding bathrooms in schools could be a topic. Sen. McKoon has advocated allowing parents of students to sue the state over the issue, and has said he expects legislation in 2017 on the issue. We might also hear about this. Or this.

In Atlanta, tune in at 88.5 on your FM dial. If you’re not in Atlanta, there are stations from Chatsworth to Brunswick carrying the program. It will also stream live at GPB.org, or be available as a podcast for later listening.

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Will Durant
Will Durant

A complete waste of oxygen.

Saltycracker
Saltycracker

While they are focusing on religious rights of refusal and mandated bathrooms use, let’s hope they “address” the rights of guys to declare their feminity and compete in women’s sports for scholarships and awards. “Hit the showers” could be the latest school controversy.

http://usatodayhss.com/2016/transgender-track-athlete-makes-history-as-controversy-stirs-around-her

Let us know, most won’t be listening, unless sitting in traffic.

Robbie
Robbie

That’s not a guy, Salty. That’s a girl. And she’s competing in the proper category, and following the rules as outlined by her district. By the way, the NCAA and IOC and many other athletic organizations allow for transgender people to compete as they gender they are.

Here’s a collection of the policies that many athletic organizations have on trans inclusion: http://www.transathlete.com/#!policies-by-organization/c1vyj

And here’s more on trans athletes in high schools: http://www.transathlete.com/#!k-12/c4w2

And an article you should definitely read, showing how boys don’t pretend to be girls to win awards and your entire premise is faulty: https://www.nfhs.org/articles/developing-policies-for-transgender-students-on-high-school-teams/

Saltycracker
Saltycracker

Rob,

I have read the differences between transgenders and transsexuals and school policies.

If you aren’t getting medications, operations or there is no accepted scientific test, but only behaving and identifying, this should not be a politically correct honor system, play with the equipment you have.

Robbie
Robbie

No one under 18 is going to get any kind of operation, it’s not legal. And you have no idea if she’s on hormones or not. But here’s what we do know: she’s a girl, and she’s well within the rules of her school district. They wouldn’t let her run if she wasn’t. That’s all anyone needs to worry about.

Noway2016
Noway2016

So the girls who complained about a born-male competing against them should just keep quiet and accept it?

Robbie
Robbie

Yep! She wasn’t “born male.” She’s a girl.

Noway2016
Noway2016

Quick question, Rob. When Connors played Navratalova in their “challenge match” in the early 90’s, why did Jimmy get only one serve and Martina get the doubles lines? Hmmmm? This explanation should see how drunk you are on your own “Fool Aid!”

Andrew C. Pope
Andrew C. Pope

Look, I get it. You weren’t a good enough athlete to compete against the boys or the girls, so attacking a high schooler you’ve never met is the best way to snuff out whatever inadequacy you might be feeling. It’s fitting, since perceived inadequacy is the same thing that motivates your boy Trump to lash out at people who are smarter and more successful than he is. But dude, please, keep in mind this is a child who, in her limited amount of time on this planet, has probably dealt with more crap than you could ever envision. Middle school… Read more »

Noway2016
Noway2016

Robbie,
Dude, the dude is a dude. Born male. Shouldn’t be running as a girl. Take a gander at a sentence in Salty’s link…”Despite Minnery‚Äôs protests, Wangyot, a Thai native who was born male and identifies as female…”
Unintended consequences. Where is Renee Richards when you need him?
http://dailycaller.com/2016/06/03/high-school-boy-wins-all-state-honors-in-girls-track-and-field/#ixzz4AoFzT4Ge

Andrew C. Pope
Andrew C. Pope

Yeah, ’cause lettering in track is worth years of ridicule and social castigation by your peers.