Faith and Freedom with Liberty Counsel’s Holly Meade, and BarbWire.com Founder Matt Barber… An 11-minute weekday radio program discussing hot topics in the area of religious liberty, the sanctity of human life and the family.
Well, it’s good news for Mississippi as the Supreme Court recently declined to hear two cases challenging the constitutionality of a Mississippi law known as HB 1523 that allows religious organizations to refuse or hire persons or provide services to LGBT people in situations that conflict with their sincerely held religious beliefs.
That’s the topic on the table today on Faith and Freedom. I’m Holly Meade, the Director of Communications for Liberty Counsel, and joining me is Matt Barber, the founder of BarbWire.com.
Matt Barber: Yea…the high court’s refusal here, it leaves in place the laws you mentioned, Holly, known as HB 1523. it prevents the state of Mississippi from taking “discriminatory action” against persons who act in accordance with religious beliefs that marriage “is or should be recognized as the union of one man and one woman.” And among the decisions covered are hiring, adoption or foster care.
So groups like Catholic charities and others who provide adoption, foster care, and so forth could not be discriminated against based on these laws…
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