Tyler Perry Urges Georgia Governor to Veto Religious Liberty Bill

Tyler Perry Urges Georgia Governor to

Tyler Perry, who has an Atlanta production studio and is at work on a new facility, is urging Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal to veto a religious liberty bill that has drawn threats of boycotts from some Hollywood studios and condemnation from an array of media companies and corporations.

A Tyler Perry Studios spokeswoman said, “At Tyler Perry Studios, we believe in inclusion and equality for all people. We do not tolerate bigotry, division and discrimination. We have tremendous confidence in Governor Deal’s leadership and ability to continue to lead our great state forward and urge him to veto this bill.”

Perry opened Tyler Perry Studios in 2006, and last year announced he had purchased the closed Fort McPherson army base for a new facility.

An MPAA official said earlier this week they were confident that Deal would not sign the legislation, while Disney and Marvel released a statement threatening to shun the state for productions should the legislation become law.

There now is a move afoot to put pressure on North Carolina, where the governor signed legislation late Wednesday that invalidates local LGBT anti-discrimination ordinances. Late on Thursday, the MPAA issued a statement opposing the move.

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  1. lrry sutherland says:

    His true colors are showing

  2. Richard says:

    Tyler Perry worships money and not God. His love of money and what it provides him has allowed him to turn his back on faith. Be in the world, not of the world Tyler. Everyone needs to spread the word about him, bring that he pretends that he is Christian. Once again pretends so that he can cash in claiming he represents those values. #BoycottTylerPerry

  3. wishinwell says:

    U know like Tyler Perry and his work, also like Disney but it’s a shame that Mr. Perry and these other companies are behaving intolerant and biased themselves by not respecting the rights/freedoms of citizens in USA like freedom of religion so guess I won’t be a customer to Tyler Perry’s movies or any other company so dictatorial and biased.

  4. Scott says:

    I’m sorry but I have read this article several times, and it says nothing. What does the bill say? I know it says something about LGBT but can you at least provide information on the actual bill?

    • WillieP says:

      Here is an excerpt from the Bill:
      To protect religious freedoms; to provide for defenses and relief related thereto; to amend Chapter 3 of Title 19 of the Official Code of Georgia Annotated, relating to marriage generally, so as to provide that religious officials shall not be required to perform marriage ceremonies, perform rites, or administer sacraments in violation of their legal right to free exercise of religion; to provide that no individual shall be required to attend the solemnization (celebration) of a marriage, performance of rites, or administration of sacraments in violation of their legal right to free exercise of religion;

    • JJ says:

      It permits mentally-ill men to claim they are women and use the little girl’s room, thus it is rightfully being rejected.

  5. Henry says:

    I am personally embarrassed for Tyler Perry. He knows better. Shameful.

  6. Kevin Thomas says:


  7. john says:

    Is this the same cheap union busting TP we all know?

  8. Quiddish says:

    What gaineth a man to have the whole world but lose his own soul? Sell out.

  9. Reese says:

    God first, Tyler. you know that. You’d have nothing if not for Him… and you KNOW that.

  10. Lester says:

    I like Tyler Perry, but Tyler Perry is dead wrong.

    • Charlie B says:

      If this Gay LBGT behavior continue true Americans will be replaced with foreigners. No procreation wipes out your family history.

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