Thursday, April 3, 2014

Mississippi Passes Anti-Gay Law

Picking up the turd that Arizona dropped:

Mississippi lawmakers on Tuesday passed the final version of a bill that says state and local governments cannot put a substantial burden on religious practices, a measure that sparked debate about possible discrimination against gay people and other groups.

An early version of the bill, considered weeks ago, was similar to one that Arizona’s Republican governor, Jan Brewer, vetoed after business groups said it could hurt that state’s economy.

Of course the poor persecuted Christians see it as a victory against the rampant discrimination that they face every day.

Senate Bill 2681 is called the Mississippi Religious Freedom Restoration Act, and its main sponsor is Republican Sen. Phillip Gandy of Waynesboro, a Baptist pastor.

“It protects Christians in the state from discrimination,” Rep. Andy Gipson, R-Braxton, who is also a Baptist pastor, told his House colleagues.

Here’s a thought: if you demonize an entire community based on nothing but mythology and superstition, perhaps you should face discrimination because you’re a flaming asshole and a sniveling bigot.

Put that on your cross and burn it.