Yesterday afternoon Mississippi Democrats used a procedural tactic to temporarily delay their state’s anti-LGBT hate bill, which is still likely to reach the desk of Gov. Phil Bryant as early as Monday. Today NOM president Brian Brown’s offshoot group ActRight launched a petition urging Bryant to sign to bill. An excerpt:
All across America, LGBT extremists are working overtime to force devout Christians and other people of faith to personally participate in celebrating a same-sex ‘marriage’ even when doing so violates their deeply held religious beliefs. Those who have refused to abandon God’s commands when it comes to marriage have been hit with lawsuits and huge fines, lost their jobs and even been put in jail. This must stop, and it will stop in Mississippi if you act today.
Please sign our petition to Governor Phil Bryant demanding that he sign into law critical religious liberty legislation (House Bill 1523) when it reaches his desk that will protect Christians and other people of faith from having to abandon their beliefs about marriage.
It is outrageous that gay and lesbian extremists have been allowed to discriminate against, harass and punish Christians and others when it comes to marriage.’ Fortunately, the Mississippi legislature is acting to prevent this type of discrimination and is moving forward to enact robust legislation to protect the rights of Christians and people of faith against being punished for refusing to abandon their beliefs about marriage.
House Bill 1523 protects pastors, churches and individuals from having to solemnize a gay ‘wedding’ and protects individuals and small businesses like florists, bakers and photographers from being forced to perform services at a gay ‘wedding’ ceremony that violates their deeply held religious beliefs. The legislation also prevents LGBT extremists from forcing their gender ideology on Mississippi which would allow men to force their way into intimate facilities reserved for girls and women, including showers and restrooms, simply by claiming they “identify” as women. Biology determines gender, not “feelings!”
The petition, which connects signees to NOM’s money beg list, has 78 signatures at this writing.