Georgia lawmakers have been debating the "Religious Freedom Restoration Act," a religious freedom bill that some say could allow businesses to discriminate against LGBT people.
"We've already seen in Indiana the economic impact that's come along because of them passing something very similar. Religious freedom here and there. So many unintended consequences I think that we will incur if this is passed," state Rep. Nikki Randall (D) told 13 WMAZ.
However, state Rep. Heath Clark (R) countered, "The way the bill is written it is a good law and there's already laws on the books regarding discrimination that this would not open up the floodgates of discrimination."
CNN recently interviewed Christian florist Melissa Jeffcoat, who runs her business in Jeff Davis County, Georgia, about the proposed bill.
Jeffcoat favors the bill because of her religious beliefs, which include not providing flowers for a gay commitment ceremony (gay marriage is not legal in Georgia), noted RawStory.com.
CNN reporter Gary Tuchman asked Jeffcoat if she would sell flowers to an adulterer or someone who was disrespectful to their parents, both forbidden in the Bible.
Jeffcoat said she would sell flowers to those people.
“Well, why would you serve them, but not serve someone who is gay?” Tuchman asked Jeffcoat.
Jeffcoat answered, "It’s just a different kind of sin to me and I just don’t believe in it.”
Jeffcoat’s son, Carlton, added, "I serve a God who’s higher than any Supreme Court judge, that’s called the judge of the universe. I don’t care what anybody else says."