Since he signed the Protecting Freedom of Conscience from Government Discrimination Act into law, Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant and his state have faced a massive backlash from LGBT activists and corporate interests all around the world.
But, he's also received support from his neighbors. Kayla Moore, president of the Foundation for Moral Law, recently wrote a letter of support to Bryant. In it, she praises him for protecting Christians in government and business from persecution.
As President of the Foundation for Moral Law, I commend you for your courage in signing HB 1523, the religious freedom bill that protects the free exercise rights of people who hold sincere religious objections to same-sex marriage, extramarital sex, and transgender orientations.
In recent years a fanatical minority has managed to persuade five unelected lawyers on the U.S. Supreme Court to force same-sex marriage on all fifty states, and a few states have harassed florists, bakers, photographers, and others who refuse for religious reasons to advance same-sex marriage. These people need the protection and interposition of state governments. We are thankful that, because of your courageous decision, Mississippi will protect them. We hope other states will follow your example.
The Foundation for Moral Law stands for the defense of Christian liberty and of the Constitution as written and interpreted strictly according to the intent of its Framers. In the event Mississippi faces a lawsuit over HB 1523, the Foundation would be pleased to assist in Mississippi's defense.
The new law, which is still frequently referred to by its bill number, HB 1523, has been characterized by many in the mainstream media as a "throwback to the Jim Crow era." And now, it faces many of the same boycotts and travel bans that have been thrown at North Carolina and Georgia.