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Residents of Ocean Springs, Mississippi received anti-gay fliers from a Ku Klux Klan chapter encouraging them to stand up against homosexuality. The flier urged "all Mississippians to expose the corrupt nature of Homosexual deviants," and that "until the day that God sends the glorious Phinas [ sic ] Priests to strike down those who bow to Satan, the Mississippi Ku Klux Klan will leave the light on for you!" Resident Douglas Myatt explained to local TV station WXXV25 : "I went out this morning to the front yard, just to look around and there was a plastic bag in the driveway with a piece of paper in it and it had a rock in it to keep it from blowing away." Comment?
HRC: "Advocates are marching from the Capitol to the Governor's Mansion for the rally, calling on Mississippi state lawmakers to listen to the broad chorus of fair-minded voters, national and local businesses, entertainers and sports figures, calling for the repeal of this discriminatory measure." Comment?
"On April 5, 2016, Mississippi Governor Phil Bryant signed into law H.B. 1523, 'The Religious Liberty Accommodations Act,' which would allow individuals, religious organizations and private associations to use religion to discriminate against LGBT Mississippians in some of the most important aspects of their lives, including at work, at schools, and in their communities. Comment?
In an interview with Jackson, Mississippi's WAPT , Governor Phil Bryant made fun of the artists and musicians boycotting the state over the anti-LGBT "religious freedom" bill, calling the boycotts attention-getting stunts for washed-up celebrities. "All of a sudden we have one guy from the 1980s that canceled a concert and we all want to talk about that. Comment?
Perfect Arrangement , which opens Off-Broadway October 15 at Primary Stages , gives a lesser-known - and totally terrifying - moment in gay history a clever sitcom treatment. Written by Atlanta-based scribe Topher Payne, the play is set during the "lavender scare" in the 1950s, when the U.S. state department fired hundreds of employees over allegations of homosexuality. Comment?
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