Mississippi Governor Stands His Ground Against Homosexual Lobby

The Mississippi legislature last week voted to protect people of faith who don’t want to participate in or otherwise celebrate homosexual “weddings.” Gov. Phil Bryant agreed with the lawmakers.

People of faith, including those working for state and local governments, will have recourse if faced with the threat of government retaliation for refusing to do what conflicts with their faith. From WORLD:

The state’s Republican governor, Phil Bryant, said he signed Mississippi House Bill 1523 on Tuesday “to protect sincerely held religious beliefs and moral convictions of individuals, organizations and private associations from discriminatory action by state government or its political subdivisions. …”

“In a pluralistic society, in which people of good faith hold more than one view of marriage, it is possible for the government to recognize same-sex marriage without forcing persons with sincerely held religious beliefs or moral convictions to conform,” the act states.

Bryant intended the law to prevent government from interfering with people’s lives, but opponents of the legislation would like to see more interference levied by the state.

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