This week, Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant signed a law that allows people who don’t want to do business with gays and lesbians and other in the LGBTQI community to discriminate and call it “religious freedom.” “Religious freedom,” my ass. Baby Jesus is crying, Mississippi. So in the middle of all this crud, I happened to hear this …
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What the hell’s wrong with Mississippi?
Alison sends this link about a bill — just passed by the Mississippi state senate — that would allow guns in church. That’s concealed carry, without a permit. And if the gun approved by this bill is used in defense of the church, there’d be no prosecution. Mississippi? We’ll be a-prayin’ fer ye.
Taking down the flag is only a first step
South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley, reversing an earlier stance, has called for removing the Confederate flag from Statehouse grounds, after a white suspect shot and killed nine people in a historic black church in that state last week. Here’s a quote from her announcement on Monday: “For many people in our state, the flag stands …
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Tennessee Senators say no to making Bible official state book
After the Tennessee House voted to move that state closer to a theocracy, the state’s senators said no, and sent a bill that would accomplish this odd feat to committee — which is the same as killing the bill. Similar efforts have been tried in Louisiana, and Mississippi. What probably seemed like a good idea …
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More than half of U.S. students now live in poverty
According to a new report from the Southern Education Foundation, more than half of U.S. students in public schools lived in poverty in 2013. That’s 51 percent. From the report: In 40 of the 50 states, low income students comprised no less than 40 percent of all public schoolchildren. In 21 states, children eligible for …
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The face of hunger
To read more about Feeding America, go here. And test your knowledge about hunger here. (I got all 10, but I think it was an easy test.) And thanks, DickG., for the link.
What is the most religious state in the U.S.?
According to Gallup: Mississippi. And which one is least religious? Vermont and New Hampshire — along with Connecticut and other New England states. You can read more here. And can someone remind me who sent me this? I’d like to give credit where it’s due.
Mississippi “personhood” amendment may pass
It says so here. The state’s Initiative 26 redefines personhood as: “every human being from the moment of fertilization, cloning or the functional equivalent thereof.” Perhaps you can imagine the ramifications, but what might happen if it passes? From The Atlantic: …even if the initiative passes today, it’s unlikely that anything will change too quickly on …
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