Judge Carlton Reeves Just Blocked Religious Freedom in Mississippi 

A judge in Mississippi has just ruled that if you have religious beliefs, you have no rights to freedom.

Carlton Reeves struck down HB 1523 last night, restricting religious freedoms of everyone in Mississippi.

I have no problems with gay marriage. But I do have a problem when you start telling people they don’t have the right to do what they want.

How can someone possibly say they would take one person’s freedom away so another person can have their way?

If a religious leader doesn’t want to wed a couple, they have that right. Regardless of the sex of that couple, it is a right of the minister to decide what THEY want to do. That is the cornerstone of FREEDOM. Choice.

If a gay couple wants to get married they should not try to force others to go against their beliefs and bend to their will. That is oppression not freedom. How hard is it to go somewhere else and get married?

The ability to choose is capitalism and democracy at its core. If the minister doesn’t wed the couple, they get no money from the couple. We have a free market here in the USA. Or, at least, we used to.

What is to come?

Freedom will win, if we must break the chains or not. People like this judge who would take away freedom in the name of “equality” need to be voted out of power.

What can we do?

It is important to share information when you see that it needs to be spread. You have the power to influence our nation.

The establishment wants you to think you are powerless but you have all of the power. You must simply claim it and take action.

AP reports:

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) – A federal judge blocked a Mississippi law on religious objections to same-sex marriage moments before it was set to take effect Friday, ruling it unconstitutionally establishes preferred beliefs and creates unequal treatment for gay people.

AP goes on:

Republican Gov. Phil Bryant said he plans to appeal the ruling, which came overnight in response to two lawsuits filed weeks ago by gay and straight plaintiffs.

The law sought to protect three beliefs: That marriage is only between a man and a woman; that sex should only take place in such a marriage; and that a person’s gender is determined at birth and cannot be altered.

It would allow clerks to cite religious objections to recuse themselves from issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples, and would protect merchants who refuse services to lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender people. It could affect adoptions and foster care, business practices and school bathroom policies.

Source: AP News : Judge blocks Mississippi’s ‘religious objections’ law

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