By John Mack Freeman
A religious freedom bill flew through the Mississippi legislature this week in a matter of days and has now landed on the governor’s desk for his signature. The bill is considered by many politics watchers to be a more stringent version of religious freedom bills that have been introduced elsewhere in the country. Via CNN International:
Among other things, the legislation would allow businesses and religious groups to deny the LGBT community certain services such as counseling, wedding planning and adoption support. It would also protect those groups from punishment if they act “consistent with a sincerely held religious belief or moral conviction.”
It is widely believed that Mississippi Governor Phil Bryant (R) will sign the bill into law.