After Mississippi passed a bill to give anti-gay business owners a special dispensation to discriminate against LGBT people, some businesses have started displaying the stickers below, letting the fair-minded residents of the state know that they do business with any and all:
Fairly straightforward. Of course, the American Family Association is ready to play the professional victim card, claiming that they and others who want to discriminate are being bullied by the decent, fair-minded segment of the population:
Buddy Smith, executive vice president of Tupelo-based American Family Association, offers his take on the sticker campaign.
“It’s not really a buying campaign, but it’s a bully campaign,” he says, “and it’s being carried out by radical homosexual activists who intend to trample the freedom of Christians to live according to the dictates of scripture.
“They don’t want to hear that homosexuality is sinful behavior – and they wish to silence Christians and the church who dare to believe this truth.”
Smith offers a word of caution for those who do business with facilities posting the decal supporting homosexual activism. “If you do that, you are agreeing with these businesses that Christians no longer have the freedom to live out the dictates of their Christian faith and conscience,” he tells OneNewsNow.
Translation: we think that our fundamentalist religious beliefs should exempt us from having to play by the same rules as everyone else, and we’re going to whine about it quite a bit, so get ready.