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Mississippi Religious Freedom Restoration Act signed into law

Posted by on Apr. 3, 2014 at 7:12 PM
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Mississippi Religious Freedom Restoration Act signed into law

Posted: Apr 03, 2014 4:18 PM EDT Updated: Apr 03, 2014 4:18 PM EDT

By WLOX Staff - email
JACKSON, MS (WLOX) -

Governor Phil Bryant signed the controversial Senate Bill 2681 into law Thursday as LGBT supporters gathered in Jackson to protest the bill. Mississippi lawmakers passed the final version of the bill Tuesday that says state and local governments cannot put a substantial burden on religious practices.

"I am proud to sign the Mississippi Religious Freedom Restoration Act today, which will protect the individual religious freedoms of Mississippians of all faiths from government interference," said Bryant. "Mississippi has now joined 18 other states to defend religious freedoms on a state level."

Members and supporters of the LGBT community are concerned the bill will open the door to discrimination against gay people and other groups. Opponents of the bill say the discrimination could also be directed towards ethnic minorities and other religious groups.

Supporters claim the bill mirrors the federal Religious Freedom Restoration Act that was signed into law by President Bill Clinton in 1993.

by on Apr. 3, 2014 at 7:12 PM
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PamR
by Ruby Member on Apr. 3, 2014 at 7:27 PM
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How about when the Satan worshippers come out and start demanding their rights to have their religion protected.  In Mississippi.  Yeah, that'll work.  In Mississippi.

Disgusting.

LoveMyBoyK
by Ruby Member on Apr. 3, 2014 at 7:48 PM
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Or pagans. Or Muslims. Or anyone else besides Christians.

Quoting PamR:

How about when the Satan worshippers come out and start demanding their rights to have their religion protected.  In Mississippi.  Yeah, that'll work.  In Mississippi.

Disgusting.

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Arroree
by Ruby Member on Apr. 3, 2014 at 8:39 PM
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Agreed.

Quoting LoveMyBoyK: Or pagans. Or Muslims. Or anyone else besides Christians.
Quoting PamR:

How about when the Satan worshippers come out and start demanding their rights to have their religion protected.  In Mississippi.  Yeah, that'll work.  In Mississippi.

Disgusting.


billsfan1104
by Ruby Member on Apr. 3, 2014 at 9:07 PM

 He said that it protects ALL faiths.  Nowhere does it say it was just for Christians.

Quoting LoveMyBoyK: Or pagans. Or Muslims. Or anyone else besides Christians.
Quoting PamR:

How about when the Satan worshippers come out and start demanding their rights to have their religion protected.  In Mississippi.  Yeah, that'll work.  In Mississippi.

Disgusting.

 

motha2daDuchess
by Bruja on Apr. 3, 2014 at 9:11 PM
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It is unconstitutional, people that agree with this law are so horrid

RandRMomma
by Maya on Apr. 3, 2014 at 9:13 PM
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You mustn't be familiar with Mississippi. It protects Xtians, not all faiths.

Quoting billsfan1104:

 He said that it protects ALL faiths.  Nowhere does it say it was just for Christians.


Quoting LoveMyBoyK: Or pagans. Or Muslims. Or anyone else besides Christians.
Quoting PamR:

How about when the Satan worshippers come out and start demanding their rights to have their religion protected.  In Mississippi.  Yeah, that'll work.  In Mississippi.


Disgusting.


 

shannonnigans
by Platinum Member on Apr. 3, 2014 at 9:13 PM
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So any faith may then discriminate behind the thinly-veiled rationale of religious freedom.  Whew, I feel better then.  

Quoting billsfan1104:

 He said that it protects ALL faiths.  Nowhere does it say it was just for Christians.

Quoting LoveMyBoyK: Or pagans. Or Muslims. Or anyone else besides Christians.
Quoting PamR:

How about when the Satan worshippers come out and start demanding their rights to have their religion protected.  In Mississippi.  Yeah, that'll work.  In Mississippi.

Disgusting.

 

 

RandRMomma
by Maya on Apr. 3, 2014 at 9:13 PM
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Governor Bryant needs to go. Between him and former Governor Halee, I don't know who's worse.
LoveMyBoyK
by Ruby Member on Apr. 3, 2014 at 9:17 PM
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Do not play stupid. It does not have to SAY that only Christians are protected. This is the deep south - it is common knowledge you are either Christian there or you shut up about it. Most Mississippians do not even know otger religions exist.
Quoting billsfan1104:

 He said that it protects ALL faiths.  Nowhere does it say it was just for Christians.


Quoting LoveMyBoyK: Or pagans. Or Muslims. Or anyone else besides Christians.
Quoting PamR:

How about when the Satan worshippers come out and start demanding their rights to have their religion protected.  In Mississippi.  Yeah, that'll work.  In Mississippi.


Disgusting.


 

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billsfan1104
by Ruby Member on Apr. 3, 2014 at 9:26 PM

 And you have proof of this?? 

Quoting LoveMyBoyK: Do not play stupid. It does not have to SAY that only Christians are protected. This is the deep south - it is common knowledge you are either Christian there or you shut up about it. Most Mississippians do not even know otger religions exist.
Quoting billsfan1104:

 He said that it protects ALL faiths.  Nowhere does it say it was just for Christians.

Quoting LoveMyBoyK: Or pagans. Or Muslims. Or anyone else besides Christians.
Quoting PamR:

How about when the Satan worshippers come out and start demanding their rights to have their religion protected.  In Mississippi.  Yeah, that'll work.  In Mississippi.

Disgusting.

 

 

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