Mississippi Bakers Will Now Be Spared the Tyranny of Making Penis Cakes for the Gays
And who showed up at the signing? Human misery machine Tony Perkins from the Family Research Council, because this thing was his baby all the way.
The Family Research Council, an anti-LGBT hate group, took credit for its passage:
The victory was a huge one for FRC, who worked with local churches and conservative policy organizations to coordinate a pastors’ letter in support of the measures with more than 600 signatures. That, in turn, helped to bring along the business community — which, in Arizona, was so deceived by the media and outside leftist groups that it couldn’t distinguish what the bill actually did. Mississippi companies didn’t have that problem, because the state tuned out the propaganda and focused on the actual language.
Alrighty then. Let’s go look at the actual language of the bill! Here’s some mushy yet terrifying language defining what “exercise of religion” means in Mississippi:
“Exercise of religion” means the practice or observance of religion. “Exercise of religion” includes, but is not limited to, the ability to act or the refusal to act in a manner that is substantially motivated by one’s sincerely held religious belief, whether or not the exercise is compulsory or central to a larger system of religious belief.