The Mississippi senate have just passed a law "The Religious Liberty Accomodation Act" which allows businesses the right to deny service based on religious or moral beliefs.
So if my religious beliefs say that people with dark skin, or red hair, or small noses, or eyes too close together ... or whatever you want to specify ... are haram, then I can refuse to sell then a can of beans?
We all know that Americans are crazy when it comes to religion, but we now see that Mississippians are batshit crazy.
And here's the craziest part. I'm not a christian, and I wouldn't claim to be an expert on christianity, but my understanding is that the "Golden Rule" is "Do unto others as you would have them to unto you." and that everything else is explanation of this.
So I would expect an avalanche of christians protesting against this law. And although there have been a few, I don't see the mass marches that I'd expect.
So if I were to ever visit Mississippi (which is highly unlikely), then businesses there could refuse to serve me on the grounds that I'm an atheist. Which means that I'd be foolish to visit. One more place crossed off my list of places to visit.
Maybe the Mississippi senate has repealed the Golden Rule?
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