Over the past few years, we have seen an increase in the attack on Christians with the attempt by progressive Leftists to punish Christians for simply exercising their right, as guaranteed by the Constitution, to religious freedom.
We’ve witnessed governments sue business owners who do not want to provide a cake or flowers for a homosexual marriage based upon their religious beliefs. We’ve seen a CEO ousted from the company he founded after the bullies on the Left found out that he supported Proposition 8 in California. More recently, we’ve seen corporations, including the NFL, lean on and threaten the governor of Georgia if he dared sign a bill into law that simply protected clergy from being forced to performed a homosexual wedding ceremony.
Although the governor of Georgia caved, the governor of Mississippi has taken a bold stand for the Constitution and religious liberty by signing into law House Bill 1523.
In a statement, which he also released on Twitter and Facebook, Governor Phil Bryant stressed that his signing this bill into law is simply further protecting the constitutional right of religious freedom as spelled out in the First Amendment of the United States Constitution. He reminds those who may oppose his stand for religious freedom that the power of government is derived from the people
I have signed HB 1523 into law 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, which would include counties,cities and institutions of higher learning. This bill merely reinforces the rights which currently exist to the exercise of religious freedom as stated in the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.
This bill does not limit any constitutionally protected rights or actions of any citizen of this state under federal or state laws. It does not attempt to challenge federal laws, even those which are in conflict with the Mississippi Constitution, as the Legislature recognizes the prominence of federal law in such limited circumstances.
The legislation is designed in the most targeted manner possible to prevent government interference in the lives of the people from which all power to the state is derived.
In a time when it seems to be in vogue to bully Christians and call their standing up for their religious beliefs as discrimination, it no doubt took a strong backbone on the part of Governor Bryant to stand up for their constitutionally protected rights.
Like clockwork, it didn’t take the hate-filled anti-Christian bigots on the Left long to begin their incessant attacks on Gov. Bryant.
@PhilBryantMS you are a chicken! How about you sit down & talk to an educated transwoman like me & let me tell you Ms life for me!
— BLOSSOM C. BROWN (@MISSBLOSSOM9210) April 5, 2016
@PhilBryantMS No doubt, your grandkids will grow up to be ashamed of your signature on that bill.
— Robert A Stribley (@stribs) April 5, 2016
— Matthew Ryan (@MRyan1154) April 5, 2016
— Bird (@clkrn10) April 5, 2016
This next tweet is definitely not PG-13 but it illustrates the disgusting hate and bigotry of the left. It is not only visually offensive but also has an extremely vulgar word.
— Juan (@xdracco) April 5, 2016
Just like a hypocritical Leftist, their bigotry against Christians is okay in their “minds,” and I use that term lightly.
Please pray for Gov. Bryant and the state of Mississippi. If history teaches us one thing it’s that the Gaystapo and their anti-Christian bigot allies will ramp up their attacks against Mississippi and Governor Bryant.