just one more example of the ‘religious right’ in action … in what seems to me to be an endless deluge of bigotry, hatred and homophobia hidden behind the ‘veils of religion’ by two faced pompous and pious pricks and d-bags pretending to be looking out for ‘true and wholesome Christian values’ … what a fucking load … this shit is about as ‘Christian’ as killing in the name of Jesus … this tears of impotent outrage routine that these assholes do every time they want to impose their regressive and hateful “values” on the rest of us is not only getting a little old, it’s also getting more than a little obvious … there is NO religiosity whatsoever involved in these legislations, it’s all about maintaining their own self-serving purposes which seems to almost invariably be based on nothing more than their own fears and prejudices … how religious …
This bill would “allow the denial of services, goods, wedding products, medical treatment, housing, and employment to LGBT people …
(Reuters) – Mississippi Governor Phil Bryant on Tuesday signed into law a measure affording wide protections for actions considered discriminatory by gay rights activists. The far-reaching law allows people with religious objections to deny wedding services to same-sex couples. It also clears the way for employers to cite religion in determining workplace policies on dress code, grooming and bathroom and locker access. Bryant, a Republican, said in a statement that he signed the law “to protect sincerely held religious beliefs and moral convictions of individuals, organizations and private associations from discriminatory action by state government.”
His decision comes amid national protests over a new law barring transgender people in North Carolina from choosing bathrooms consistent with their gender identity. Meanwhile, the governors of Georgia and Virginia vetoed similar “religious liberty” bills last week.
The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) criticized the Mississippi law, which it said is set to take effect in July.
“This is a sad day for the state of Mississippi and for the thousands of Mississippians who can now be turned away from businesses, refused marriage licenses, or denied housing, essential services and needed care based on who they are,” said Jennifer Riley-Collins, executive director of the ACLU of Mississippi.
and the internet responds …
So, lets try this…Im an Agnostic, and I dont believe in Christianity.
So, you come into my restaurant wearing a cross, and my deeply held religious belief is reason enough to refuse business to you?
Or did we not think of that?
LOL, you said “think of that” in reference to Mississippi….
It’s Mississippi, so replace “think of” with “reckon”. Of course, the answer is still no.
Actually no, that might have worked with the Indiana law but the Mississippi law is worded so that you can only discriminate against LGBT people specifically.
I like it. What if the rest of us refused to serve or sell anything to Christians? Hmmm.
“Making Mississippi great again.”