Join the Meeting Place for Moms!
Talk to other moms, share advice, and have fun!

(minimum 6 characters)

Current Events & Hot Topics Current Events & Hot Topics

Residents urged to stand against Miss. city leaders' push for 'diversity

Posted by on Jan. 28, 2014 at 7:20 AM
  • 81 Replies
1 mom liked this


A university town in Mississippi has become the first in that state to pass a resolution promoting diversity, including sexual orientation – but there very well could be some pushback from the citizens.

Why would the leaders of a college town in the Bible Belt endorse sexual deviancy under the guise of 'diversity'? (Poll Closed)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Total Votes: 485
 

The Board of Aldermen in Starkville, home of Mississippi State University, unanimously passed a resolution on Tuesday supporting "inclusion" in that city and describing diversity as "a critical component of a thriving, successful city." The approved resolution states, in part:

"The City of Starkville ... resolves that discrimination against a person on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, gender identity and expression, age, marital status, sexual orientation, familial status, veteran's status, disability, and source of income to be anathema to the public policy of the City."

Buddy Smith is executive vice president of the American Family Association, based in nearby Tupelo. Smith tells OneNewsNow the resolution is "not about fairness, but more about deception, lies, and forcing the church to hire gay and transgender people."

"The Human Rights Campaign is clearly behind this," Smith states. "And why a mayor and council here in the Bible Belt, the deep South, would take signals from the largest political organization pushing same-sex marriage in our nation, is really quite appalling."

Indeed, the Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal notes HRC's "behind-the-scenes support" in other localities where similar resolutions have been enacted – typically in much larger cities. And WLOX-TV, a CBS affiliate in southern Mississippi, quotes HRC president Chad Griffin applauding the Board's passage of the resolution, saying it reflects "fundamental American values" and "[sets] an inspiring example for their fellow lawmakers in surrounding cities and towns."

Smith

Smith strongly disagrees with the community leaders in Starkville, saying he is certain the resolution will result in frivolous lawsuits from pro-LGBT groups wanting to gain additional ground. He "absolutely" encourages the residents of Starkville to protest.

"The citizens and communities where Human Rights Campaign and groups like that come in and influence government to do such a stupid thing should really go before council and simply ask why this is being done," he suggests.

According to the AFA spokesman, passing the resolution may be just a testing of the waters – and if there no loud objection from local citizens, ordinances may follow granting special rights for individuals with "gender identity and expression" issues; for example, men dressed as women being permitted to use the women's restrooms. Several cities in Kansas in recent years organized and overturned such ordinances, and booted some of those responsible out of office.

source
by on Jan. 28, 2014 at 7:20 AM
Add your quick reply below:
You must be a member to reply to this post.
Replies (1-10):
Debmomto2girls
by Platinum Member on Jan. 28, 2014 at 7:37 AM

Shocking coming fomr some assphat in Mississippi..not.

turtle68
by Mahinaarangi on Jan. 28, 2014 at 8:28 AM
5 moms liked this

damn those dirty gay people....how dare they exist...how dare they!

You are nothing but amusing blondie

lizmarie1975
by Gold Member on Jan. 28, 2014 at 8:30 AM
2 moms liked this

Oh no! Diversity!

Run for cover!

AdrianneHill
by Platinum Member on Jan. 28, 2014 at 8:33 AM
6 moms liked this

Segregation now. Segregation forever!
SuperChicken
by on Jan. 28, 2014 at 9:29 AM
3 moms liked this

I feel sorry for Smith and his supporters.  Hate and bigotry while waving a Bible in the air is still hate and bigotry.   

LauraKW
by "Dude!" on Jan. 28, 2014 at 9:32 AM
Dumbass.
Raintree
by Ruby Member on Jan. 28, 2014 at 9:35 AM
8 moms liked this

He should move to Sochi. I hear they have no gay people there.

UpSheRises
by Platinum Member on Jan. 28, 2014 at 9:44 AM
1 mom liked this

Who wants to live in a place where discrimination is illegal?

Only perverts, right?

mikiemom
by Ruby Member on Jan. 28, 2014 at 9:55 AM
1 mom liked this

Sigh - where do these people come from and Candl why on Earth do you think diversity is a bad thing?

momtoscott
by Platinum Member on Jan. 28, 2014 at 10:07 AM
7 moms liked this

Ugh, what ugly people you seem to admire, candle.  

 "The City of Starkville ... resolves that discrimination against a person on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, gender identity and expression, age, marital status, sexual orientation, familial status, veteran's status, disability, and source of income to be anathema to the public policy of the City."

Seriously, what is virtuous about opposing such a resolution?  I can only assume that either you haven't actually read the article you posted or that you support discrimination against people on the basis of race, color, religion, etc., etc.   

Add your quick reply below:
You must be a member to reply to this post.
Join the Meeting Place for Moms!
Talk to other moms, share advice, and have fun!

(minimum 6 characters)

close Join now to connect to
other members!
Connect with Facebook or Sign Up Using Email

Already Joined? LOG IN