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originally posted by: boymonkey74
a reply to: Bone75
They are not alive and it was a different time.
Remind me never to visit your backward thinking state.
Can't wait when it is made law using the constitution of the USA for your state to accept gay marriage.
Sore Winners: Christian Group Offended by Mississippi Businesses That Won't Discriminate Against Gays
Not all Mississippi businesses plan to take advantage of a new law making it easier to discriminate against LGBT people in the name of religion. The American Family Association, apparently, would like to change that.
In a blog post published this week, the fundamentalist Christian activist group printed a list of what they called "Mississippi businesses that discriminate against religious freedom." That list, which the anti-LGBT group says is "taken directly from a pro-homosexual website," includes a number of businesses in the state who have agreed to display the sticker at right in their window. That sticker clarifies that the business in question will not refuse to serve a customer because of his or her sexual orientation.
The AFA believes this amounts to discrimination against Christians who might want to refuse to serve LGBT people in the state: "Ironically,this sticker represents the very promotion of discrimination...against the freedom of religious convictions. Businesses that display this sticker believe Christians should be forced, by law, to embrace homosexuality and deny their faith in personal business practices."
originally posted by: BuzzyWigs
a reply to: Annee
Good gawd. Ridiculous. If they're not like those who refuse service, who instead welcome 'others' to shop with them - the Christians who want to discriminate are pissed off about it?
originally posted by: Bone75
Hooray for fascism!
13 States Ban Same-Sex Marriage
12 by Constitutional Amendment and State Law
Arkansas (2004, 1997), Georgia (2004, 1996), Kentucky (2004, 1998), Louisiana (2004, 1999), Michigan (2004, 1996), Mississippi (2004, 1997), Missouri (2004, 1996), North Dakota (2004, 1997), Ohio (2004, 2004), South Dakota (2006, 1996), Tennessee (2006, 1996), Texas (2005, 1997)
8 states where gay marriage bans have been overturned, but where appeals are in progress...
MISSISSIPPI – On Nov. 25, 2014, US District Judge Carlton Reeves ruled the state's gay marriage ban unconstitutional, but stayed his own ruling, pending expected appeals.
originally posted by: Gryphon66
Let's see if we can work through this logically.
In MS, Christians (and other religions) are allowed to refuse ANYTHING that doesn't comply with their religious beliefs.
If Christian (or other adherent) posts something in their window that states, specifically, that they will do business with certain groups (in line with that whole "my business my rules" thing) ... then they're somehow attacking Christians as well???
Do I have that right???
So, the only thing certain Mississippi Christians will accept is 100% compliance with their interpretation of their law which sets up special rights?
Who would ever think these folks want a totalitarian theocracy ... I ask you.
On Nov. 25, 2014, US District Judge Carlton Reeves ruled the state's gay marriage ban unconstitutional, but stayed his own ruling, pending expected appeals.
(a) "Burden" means any action that directly or
14 indirectly constrains, inhibits, curtails or denies the exercise
15 of religion by any person or compels any action contrary to a
16 person's exercise of religion.
"Exercise of religion" means the practice or
24 observance of religion. "Exercise of religion" includes, but is
25 not limited to, the ability to act or the refusal to act in a
26 manner that is substantially motivated by one's sincerely held
27 religious belief, whether or not the exercise is compulsory or
28 central to a larger system of religious belief.
This state does not support
State does not issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples.
This state does support
State has a constitutional amendment restricting marriage to one man and one woman.
Anti-marriage constitutional amendment; a federal judge has ruled that the amendment is unconstitutional, and the decision is now on appeal to the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals, with the ruling stayed for 14 days from November 25.
On November 25, 2014, U.S. District Court Judge Carlton W. Reeves ruled in this federal legal case that denying the freedom to marry to same-sex couples in Mississippi is unconstitutional. The ruling is stayed for 14 days as the state prepares to appeal to the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals. Read more about marriage litigation in Mississippi.