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U.S. Sen. Perdue visits Fort Benning on Wednesday

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FORT BENNING, GA (WTVM) – U.S. Senator David Perdue from Georgia was at Fort Benning Wednesday morning to meet with military and community leaders.

This is the first official tour made by the senator from Georgia. He also addressed the Rotary Club on Columbus at an event held at the Convention and Trade Center.

We caught up with the senator and asked him about some big bills being debated right now in Georgia including the bill dealing with religious freedom.

"And the first amendment is a very important amendment, and the legislature is working to find a balance in there that's consistent with the first amendment. I think we have to be very careful when we talk about any changes to the first amendment. It’s one of the reasons the 13 colonies got together to form this country is for religious freedom,” Sen. Perdue said.

House Bill 7-5-7, the bill known as the "Pastor Protection Act," has generated some controversy and raised concern for both religious freedom advocates and the state LGBT community.

The bill still hasn't been signed by Governor Nathan Deal.

For more information on this bill click here. 

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