Renaming roads for famous Atlantans has become common practice and a heated topic in recent years. But renaming roads for infamous Atlantans may be a new trend. Millionaire preacher and televangelist Creflo Dollar could soon have a stretch of highway named for him in South Fulton. A bill is circulating in the Senate to honor Dollar, whom it describes as a "world-renowned Bible teacher, a sought-after conference speaker, and a best-selling author, with hundreds of books, CDs, and DVDs in distribution worldwide." While the road isn't too far from the preacher's outrageous mansion in Fayetteville, support is coming from elsewhere — and from unlikely places.
There are five sponsors for the bill, including senators from Marietta, Augusta and Jonesboro. But while the senators feel the tribute is fitting, there has been a swift reaction against the proposal, with a petition circulating to "Save Us From Creflo Dollar Highway." But before the legislature gets to vote, weigh in on whether Reverend Dollar should get a roadway:
· SR 805 Dollar, Reverend Creflo; recognize [Georgia General Assembly]
· Creflo's Crib: Metro ATL Mansion of a Jet-Setting Reverend [Curbed Atlanta]