"Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof" The U.S. Bill of Rights, Amendment I
To me, the extent of how we protect the freedom of religion is the canary in the coal mine of how we tolerate, work with, and function with each other as Americans within our uniquely diverse population. When people of faith are attacked for their beliefs, and are bullied into submission by another group with a different set of beliefs, then the respect we have for each other as free and brave individuals goes away.
And so that gets me to companies with their economic power that want to undermine people's religious liberty for the baser purpose of marketing. Unfortunately one of those companies is Salesforce. It is regarding Georgia's bill 757. You can google it and learn more about the issue yourself. Here is where I stand on the issue. This bill isn't anti-gay -- which is a false drama stance perpetuated by those who haven't read and understood the bill. The bill is to protect the rights of people of worship against the rights of people who would infringe on those rights. In other words, no one group's rights should violate another's, putting everyone on equal and limited ground.
The author of the bill is Josh McKoon. He has publicly invited Marc Benioff, CEO of Salesforce, for a debate on the issue. This debate will expose and make transparent falsehoods and empty slogans. So far Mr. Benioff hasn't accepted the invite to a debate. Why? If it is such an important issue to him, why not educate everyone on why he is against the bill? Mr. McKoon seems more than open and willing to explain his case.
Therefore, the ball is in your court, Mr. Benioff. Do you accept? I would even offer to moderate because both of you are my friends. If you do not accept, then each of us can decide for him or herself which side has merit and which side doesn't.