I feel very bad for the good people of Mississippi.
Today, Mississippi Governor Phil Bryant signed House Bill 1523 into law; it’s also known as the religious freedom bill.
And he announced the signing not by a press conference, but by Twitter. Coward.
Let me translate HB 1523 for you. It means the religious right can discriminate against anyone they like, and they have the LGBT community in their crosshairs.
Bryant’s reason for signing it was "to protect sincerely held religious beliefs and moral convictions of individuals, organizations and private associations from discriminatory action by state government."
It’s 2016. The 21-fucking-1st century and this still continues? What the hell? Who is this religious right to say anyone who isn’t straight is a worthless human being, a human stain? They are the holiest of the holy on earth, yet are any of these religious souls in a position to cast any stones? Highly doubtful. Those narrow-minded idiots really piss me off.
They aren’t the religious right, they’re clearly the religious wrong.
You just know this isn’t the last of it. I’ve no doubt other states are salivating at Bryant’s decision to sign, because their religious right is considering a similar bill for their state.
I’m not a religious person, not one whit. I’m also not perfect, but I try to treat people fairly and honestly and I don’t discriminate whether they’re gay or straight, but on whether or not they’re an asshole.
I wonder if the religious right in Mississippi ever really thought about what Jesus did. Jesus allowed a prostitute to wash his feet with her tears. He didn’t say shoo! shoo! when she offered. From what I understand, Jesus didn’t discriminate against anyone, but I’m guessing the bible writers in Mississippi might be changing some paragraphs as we speak.
If these people really are living christ’s (lowercase intentional) word, then they need to ask themselves What Would Jesus Do? The answer is very simple: He wouldn’t have made such a dick move by passing this bill.