When my Twitter feed blew up Monday, I knew something big had happened down in Georgia.
The concerns expressed by high-profile voices on the right bordered on apocalyptic — not in a biblical sense but in an imminent disaster kind of way.
As you might expect, Gov. Nathan Deal's decision to veto a religious freedom bill touted by supporters of traditional marriage made national headlines.
My main takeaway from those headlines: Scare quotes here! Scare quotes there! Scare quotes everywhere!
Dictionary.com defines scare quotes this way:
A pair of quotation marks used around a term or phrase to indicate that the writer does not think it is being used appropriately or that the writer is using it in a specialized sense.
In the case of the Georgia bill, most major media insisted on scare quotes around "religious liberty" or "religious freedom":