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Mississippi Passes Controversial 'Religious Freedom' Bill

US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Mississippi, religious freedom, bigotry, prejudice, discrimination, bills, protests )

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Governor Phil Bryant signed HB1523 into law on Tuesday amid opposition from equal rights groups and businesses. He said the bill "protects sincerely held religious beliefs and moral convictions." Protesters say the bill would allow for lawful...


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Animae C (508)
Tuesday April 5, 2016, 8:13 pm
".... is to protect people who think marriage is between one man and one woman, that sexual relations should only happen in marriages and that gender is not changeable."
Steadily moving backwards, SHAME!!

"Tech company PayPal has withdrawn its plan to open an operations centre, which would have employed 400 people, over the law."
WTG Paypal, more big businesses should step up & boycott these primitive states, hit 'em where it really hurts them!!!

Thanx Freya

Past Member (0)
Tuesday April 5, 2016, 8:38 pm
Like i always say--ABOLISH religion. It has no place in modern society. Pisses me off. thx Freya

Rose B (141)
Tuesday April 5, 2016, 10:41 pm
I am with you Natasha

Sue H (7)
Tuesday April 5, 2016, 10:49 pm

Evelyn B (63)
Wednesday April 6, 2016, 4:33 am
I do so hope that they face challenges similar to those hitting North Carolina over such a discriminatory law!
Boycott action needed!
PayPal Withdraws Plans for Charlotte Expansion Over HB2

Thanks for posting, Freya

Evelyn B (63)
Wednesday April 6, 2016, 5:01 am
Care2 is behaving crazily today! My posts & comments are doing disappearing & reappearing acts!!!! I may need to repost here - hoping that it won't lead to duplication!!

Evelyn B (63)
Wednesday April 6, 2016, 5:03 am
Ah - posting a new comment brought the old one up from wherever it was hiding!!!! Saved me actually redoing it!
Another "tip" for reacting to vanishing posts ....

Darren Woolsey (218)
Wednesday April 6, 2016, 8:55 am
I've posted this elsewhere, but recommend:
1. Clearing history
2. Running security checks
3. Running a check disk, which is more thorough than security scans.

Passing laws in one State or territory alone is asking for issues, divisions and arguments to stem forth.

David C (75)
Wednesday April 6, 2016, 12:54 pm
I just hope they will protect those without "their Christianity", i.e Jews, Muslims, Atheists, etc.....

Sheila D (28)
Wednesday April 6, 2016, 5:54 pm
The people who advocate for these laws are not Christians; they hate everyone who isn't exactly like them. DT just fuels the fires, and he especially is no Christian. Thanks for the post, Freya.

Mitchell D (82)
Wednesday April 6, 2016, 6:37 pm
"...badge of shame," is what it is! There is no in tent to protect anyone's rights from government intervention in these crappy laws, only intent to support that particular state's government's wish to discriminate!
Some of the southern states just keep tying harder, and harder, to prove how backwards they are!

Ganaisha Calvin (7)
Wednesday April 6, 2016, 11:07 pm
not surprised

Sheila D (194)
Thursday April 7, 2016, 10:12 am
These people need a new that includes the true definition of Freedom...and bigotry based on religion. Thanx Freya.

End CrueltyDeb Williams-Shepard (154)
Thursday April 7, 2016, 12:23 pm
I TOTALLY AGREE with such a law. Businesses SHOULD INDEED have the right to refuse to do business based upon the owner/operator religious feelings/conviction. This is true democratic freedom of choice!

Darren Woolsey (218)
Thursday April 7, 2016, 1:55 pm
Not much Unitedness in the States if laws are only passed in one States and aren't carried forward into others.

The practicing of religion has deviated significantly from an inner set of working conditions to an outer one over time, and thus there is lots of room for misunderstandings and friction to occur.

Lenore K (0)
Thursday April 7, 2016, 5:34 pm
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