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Georgia House Invocation Speaker Says Non-Christians Are “On Their Way to Hell”

Mar 29, 2019

By Hemant Mehta

We now have Exhibit B this week in the case of why we need to eliminate invocations at government meetings.

In Georgia, rather than giving an uplifting and inspirational speech to open the day in the State House, Doyle Kelley told the elected officials that anyone who wasn’t Christian would be tortured for all eternity.

Kelley was chosen to speak by his Republican son, State Rep. Trey Kelley. The father spent nearly 10 minutes delivering a sermon that included a section about why so many Georgians were “lost.” His answer? They didn’t accept his personal brand of make-believe.

Here’s the invocation at the relevant bit (though everything before it was also sermon-esque)

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