Republican Governor: Conservatives are Ready to be Crucified to Oppose Gay Rights

By Allen Clifton | 1 June 2016
Forward Progressives

Gov. Phil Bryant. (Credit: YouTube / screengrab)

While the battle for true equality for the LGBT community is far from over, we’ve essentially reached the last stages where Republicans are now just mounting petty, last-ditch efforts to continue to cling to their outdated bigotry. So, while there’s still plenty of work that’s left to be done, the writing is on the wall and Republicans have lost this fight.

Unfortunately, ignorance rarely admits defeat easily.

Take for instance these “religious freedom” laws that many Republicans are passing in states across the country that are nothing more than their attempts to legalize discrimination against members of the LGBT community, under the guise of “religious freedom.”

Well, Mississippi is one of those states that recently passed one of these laws, considered one the most discriminatory in the country.

Naturally, it makes sense that Mississippi Governor Phil Bryant was “honored” by a hate group, Family Research Council, with their first ever “Samuel Adams Religious Freedom Award” for signing his state’s anti-LGBT law.

During Bryant’s acceptance speech he tried to blame “secular progressives” who realize that this country is ruled by the Constitution and not the Bible for trying to put pressure on him not to sign a law that blatantly violates the Constitutional rights of LGBT Americans.

“They don’t know us very well, do they?” Bryant asked. “They don’t know that Christians have been persecuted throughout the ages. They don’t know that if it takes crucifixion, we will stand in line before abandoning our faith and our belief in our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. So if we are going to stand, now is the time and this is the place.”

Yes, that’s a current Republican governor of one of our nation’s states who literally said that he and those like him would rather be crucified before accepting the Constitutional reality that, in the United States of America, LGBT Americans are owed the same rights as everyone else.

I’ve still yet to have one of these bottom-feeding bigots tell me how they’re “honoring Jesus Christ” by supporting discrimination against homosexuals when Christ never once spoke of homosexuality.

But it’s comments such as these that I fully believe should disqualify any elected official from holding office.

This country is a Constitutional republic, not a theocracy. Our laws are bound by the Constitution, not the Bible. So when people who are elected and swore an oath to uphold the Constitutional laws of our land flat-out say that they place the Bible before the Constitution, in my opinion, that should result in a violation of their oath and immediate removal from office.

It’s clear that when Governor Bryant signed this law, he wasn’t following the actual laws of our Constitution, he was following his own interpretation of his faith. And in this country, as the First Amendment clearly states, our laws cannot be based on religion.

Watch his comments below via Right Wing Watch:

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  1. Beware, the fight is far from over and is likely to be lost for good if current trends continue.

    Is It Trump, or American Voters?

    President Trump has been so diplomatically disruptive that one is tempted to wonder if US allies will simply wait him out, banking on his successor to restore normalcy. It’s not so simple, writes The German Marshall Fund’s Bruce Stokes, pointing to deep schisms between Republicans and Democrats on the value of trade (and whether Europe plays fair), improving relations with allies, and climate change.

    America’s European allies, then, need “to begin to prepare for a world in which the United States is not a dependable ally because there no longer exists in the country a bipartisan consensus on issues of importance to Europe,” he writes. In other words, it’s not just Trump, but American voters, who are forcing allies to handle the US differently.

  2. People like him scare the pants off me. It was these types that took over in 1938 in Germany and whose subsequent actions made me part of a Survivor family. Having lived through the legal discrimination against non-White Christian minorities including Jews, Blacks, Latinos, Asians and the LGBTQ community in the 1950's and '60's, I have no desire to return to a time when my family were denied the right to live, shop, go to school, or even go to a beach that we chose. We were denied jobs (I was denied jobs) because of our religion or colour of our skins. NO, NO NO, to Governor Bryant and his ugliness.

  3. If you take everything in the Bible literally do you actually believe that Jonah was swallowed by a big fish and lived in his stomach for several days escaping. What about the fact the the Old Testament punishment forbadultrry was death by stoning. The Old Testaments definition if adultery appears in Matthew chapter19 verse 9 if a man puts aside his wife for any other reason than fornication he is guilty of adultery and if the wife who was put aside has sex with anyone other than her husband she in turn is also guilty of adultery. Where is your displeasurebtoward President Trump’s disreguard for our Bible and the 7th commandment of the aforementioned bible. Mr Bryant I find your thought pattern to be a total disreguard to thebteavhingsbif Jesus Christ and the teaching of the Holy Bible. In other words is I find you to be a religious hypocrite. You also must also believe the Bible where slavery is allowed where a woman us less than a man and also where the eating of shell fish and the eating of animals with hoven feet is forbidden in the Bible. Maybe when the rapture happens and you and people of your belief are asked to explain their differences in following all of what the the Bible tells us what to do and what you actually do. Your answer might determine whether you spend eternity in heaven or tolling in the bowels of hell. I known where I believe you will end up Mr Bryant and it sure as shit ain’t going to be any where that yourebnit roasting Your ass off you POS.


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