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Some things remain the same.
The House and now the Mississippi Senate has passed a bill making it legal for a person to sue for an infringement of their religious beliefs.
Here's the unbelievable part. The act doesn't have to be committed, the offended party only has to believe it will or could happen.
Seeking to squelch public outrage and legal concerns the law will be discussed three times publicly in committee.
Source Jackson Free Press "The Mississippi House of Representatives passed the RFRA—Senate Bill 2681—proposal 80 to 37 after its Republican sponsors, in a face-saving move, amended it to create a legislative study panel. The amended bill keeps a provision that would add the phrase "In God We Trust" into the state seal, but removes controversial language that civil-liberties groups argued could clear the way for Jim Crow-style legalized discrimination."
"After dispensing with most other items on the calendar, the House went into a series of recesses in an apparent attempt for the Republican leadership to convince fellow Republicans to support the bill. When it became clear that the votes were not there, Rep. Andy Gipson, R-Braxton, offered the study committee as an alternative."
"It is our First Amendment right to worship the God we want to worship," said Gipson, who added that protecting that right was too important to outright kill SB 2681.
"We need a well-reasoned bill that protects our religious freedom," Gipson said.
The fox guarding the hen house.
The bill will then go to the governor, who originally requested the law, for his signature.
The main proponent behind the bill, Dr. R. Albert Mohler Jr. serves as president of The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. He had the outrageous audacity to suggest in a audio message failing to enact the law would enable a KKK member to demand a Jewish deli owner cater their cross burning.
Is he serious? It's no secret who's under those sheets Mohler, it was your so called 'christians' And yes your ability to discriminate is now under national and state scrutiny. And yes you're discriminatory message is falling on sparse crowds.
But they are fighting back.
|Christain Action Center alert and the link to the Southern Baptist leader's|
supportive audio message
The local chapter of GetEqual has issued a travel alert. Some would consider that hyperbol but I can tell you as a former truck driver from the south it's words to the wise.
Christian bigotry embedded in KKK mentality is live and well in Mississippi, and that's dangerous.