Like Ahab and his Moby Dick, Mississippi just cannot get enough of the gays. The state, especially its lawmakers, is obsessed with them.
This week the Senate Judiciary passed the “Protecting Freedom of Conscience from Government Discrimination Act” moving the legislation one step closer to becoming law. The bill had overwhelming support in the Mississippi House, passing by an 80-39 vote.
Though the law has a feel good name — who could be in favor of government intrusion to one’s conscience — it is still a legislative wart. The bill is supposed to protect Mississippi citizens from government intrusion if they believe the following:
Marriage is or should be recognized as the union of one man and one woman
Sexual relations are properly reserved to such a marriage.
Male (man) or female (woman) refer to an individual’s immutable biological sex as objectively determined by anatomy and genetics at time of birth.
The law is a joke, a product of an unnatural obsession with gays that no amount of “Queer as Folk” binge watching can cure. The First Amendment has long protected the free exercise of religion and has served as an effective tool preventing government intrusion into matters of individual faith. But this bill goes further.