The Facts About the MS Religious Freedom Protection Act

The hissy-fit hysteria from opponents of Mississippi’s new Religious Freedom Protection Act is deeply disturbing. The lies and deception being used to completely mischaracterize the law could hardly be more outrageous, and while this is par for the course with God-hating leftists, the shrill, growing volume of deranged opposition tells me that we are in bigger trouble in this nation than we can imagine.

Embarkation of the Pilgrims, painting which hangs in the U.S. Capitol Rotunda

Embarkation of the Pilgrims, painting which hangs in the U.S. Capitol Rotunda

I have read the law. I know what it’s about, and I am certain many, if not most, of the people railing against it have not even read it. To a man, every opponent of this law is lying about its meaning. Whether they’re lying deliberately or are deceived and simply repeating the lies being told about it, the result is still the same: misinformation on a grand scale.

This law restrains the Mississippi State government and its officers. It does not “enshrine hatred” into law, because anyone’s opposition to counterfeit, same-sex “marriage” and nonexistent “transgenderism” is not based in hatred but in love of truth and reality. It does not allow for anyone’s freedoms or civil rights to be denied—none. No one can point to a single right or freedom being denied to homosexual or “transgender” people—not one. Claims to the contrary are lies.

It’s certainly distressing to see the large corporations and senseless celebrities and politicians babbling their nonsense about a law that only reiterates our fundamental, God-given rights of conscience that are already protected by the First Amendment to the United States Constitution. This is another point of deep frustration we have with the screeching and wailing of the law’s opponents: this law is nothing new, but because of the evil Left’s near-stranglehold on public perception and media messaging, many people don’t realize it.

This reiteration of our natural rights in Mississippi’s law is a response—a defensive response—to the vicious, militant homosexual/“transgender” movement’s aggressive, coordinated assault on Christians and Christian business owners across the nation. For years now, homosexual and “transgender” activists have been targeting small businesses and individuals with demands that violate common-sense decency and rationality, demands that would directly conflict with the knowledge and beliefs of the Christians targeted. When Christians decline to violate their consciences, the homo-activists have a waiting team of lawyer vultures with the lawsuits ready to go.

This is not about a homosexual being denied generic products or services, nor is this about denying “single mothers baby shower services,” because none of that is happening. This is a response to the nationwide proliferation of specific demands by these activists that require participation in, and affirmation of, same-sex “marriage.” They also specifically demand that businesses and other private (and public) entities accommodate the insane belief by a small group of deviants that they are the opposite sex. Just a few short years ago, neither of these things would be given a minute of consideration in the public square, because not only are these two things not real, but they’re also dead wrong.

Woodrow Wilcox


There is no such thing as same-sex “marriage.” Marriage is one thing only, the union of a man and a woman, and that’s all it will ever be, no matter how many evil-bad court opinions and laws are rendered or passed to the contrary. Likewise, there is no such thing as a “transgender” person. There are men and women, and that’s all there will ever be, regardless of how deep the deception grows in our nation and world. A man who believes he is a woman is not a woman, but a man under strong delusion.

People who want nothing to do with either of these things are not acting in “hatred.” That’s perhaps the biggest of the lies being told by pushers of the sexual anarchist movement. Possessing the wisdom to know that there are unchanging and unchangeable truths of right and wrong that apply to all people equally, and embracing that knowledge, is not “hatred.” It’s wisdom. It’s discernment. It’s proper judgment, something the Bible calls us to engage in always, all the ignorant misuses of the “judge not” Scriptures notwithstanding.


Wilder_Wonka_religious_freedom_homosexualityAnother of the big lies pushed by opponents of Mississippi’s law is that it’s no different than “Jim Crow” laws, that this is a “civil rights” issue. That is a grotesquely sinister affront to the genuine civil rights struggle that black people engaged in. It’s a detestable thing that these deviants are operating as illegitimate parasites on a worthy fight for equal recognition under the law that black Americans won. Homosexuality and “transgenderism” are perverse sexual behaviors, based solely in rebellion against God’s natural order, and they’re in no way related to the immutable characteristic of ethnicity.

Further, while anyone is free to engage in these perverse sexual behaviors, they are not a “civil right,” and any business owner who does not want to open his intimate, sex-segregated facilities to men pretending to be women has the right to say no to that breathtaking lunacy. Any baker who does not want to lend his work to creating a cake for a warped ceremony that mocks God’s design for human sexuality and marriage is free to refuse to do so. Those are some of the fundamental freedoms our nation was forged on, and those are the freedoms the new Mississippi law seeks to protect.

I know the sinister forces of darkness are hard at work in our nation, unwittingly hastening the Day of our Lord’s return (though the time of that Day is firmly set from before the foundation of the world). The Bible makes it clear that iniquity will abound more and more as we move through the last days, and I believe that statement doesn’t fully convey the unspeakably horrible reality of what that will mean for our nation and world. And while these militant homosexual/“transgender” activists and their apologists have set themselves as our earthly enemies, they’re only pawns of a higher dark power, our true enemy, Satan, who already stands defeated.

As Christians, we must not lose sight of the hope we have in Jesus, never ceasing to watch and pray, because God’s will is going to be done, and in the end, we win. Please pray for me, and pray for the leaders of the State of Mississippi, that they will stand strong in the face of the flood of lies and wickedness that will continue to descend on them from the deceived and deluded evildoers who have hated the truth and loved darkness.

Many shall be purified, and made white, and tried, but the wicked shall do wickedly, and none of the wicked shall understand, but the wise shall understand. Daniel 12:10

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Gina Miller, a native of Texas and current resident of the Mississippi Gulf Coast, is a radio/television voice professional.
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  • RCQ_92130

    Good Gawd it’s good to hear another well thought through, clear and truthful article from Gina Miller!

    Of course it’s impossible to argue these are not dark days, quite possibly end times. And, of course, we should put all our trust in Jesus and His grace.

    But i think we should also fight against the evil, demonic forces of homosexuality, raw satanism, Islamic hatred, and totalitarian imprisonment ….. fight will ALL our might. If our “to the end” fight against GayGestapo saves even ONE young boy or girl from being conscripted into the misery of that lifestyle, it will be a fight well worth it.

    So, trust in the Lord, and fight for our children. Always.

    • WXRGina

      Amen, and thank you, RCQ!

  • Harry T. Bagger

    Why can’t these people just go die already — just like Jesus would have wanted.

    • DCM7

      Jesus wanted people to repent and be saved, not to die.

    • Slidellman4life

      Troll. Flagged.

      • Harry T. Bagger

        You poor dear.

  • WesternIowan

    Apparently the First Amendment is meaningless in Mississippi. If anyone passes a law saying people can use religion to deny others goods and services in a public setting, they are violating the religious rights of the targets. If you codified that religion can be used to deny latinos, disabled people, women, or other religions goods and services in a public setting, that is violating the religious rights of blacks, disabled people, women, and people of other faiths. Pretending LGBT Americans don’t have First Amendment rights does not change the fact that Mississippi is violating them.

    • DCM7

      You sound very much as if you didn’t read any of the article. It completely refutes your statements.

      • WesternIowan

        Sorry you don’t like logic or other people’s First Amendment rights.

        • DCM7

          “you don’t like logic or other people’s First Amendment rights”
          You can try to pretend that’s the case, but you’re fooling no one.

        • Thisoldspouse

          No one’s rights can make claims on other’s property, labor or speech. You obviously are too brainwashed by the homo-left to get that through your skull.

    • You have it precisely, totally, 100% backwards.

      The First Amendment protects the God-given right to freely exercise one’s religious conviction. The documented religious teaching of Christianity (70-80% of Americans, according to their own statement) is that marriage can only be formed between a man and a woman, and that homosexual behavior is an extreme violation of God’s design for human sexuality-which is to be between a man and a woman.

      Therefore, it is a violation of the First Amendment (not to mention God’s law) to force a person to go against their religious conviction and facilitate the fraud that two men or two women can form a marriage.

      That is what the Mississippi law protects-the First Amendment, which itself protects a person’s right of conscience.

      It’s pretty pathetic when we have to create additional laws to protect the laws (i.e. the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution) that are supposed to safeguard our liberties.

      But that’s what happens when we allow evil to run rampant in our land. Not only is right and wrong not respected, but neither is a person’s most fundamental liberty to behave in a moral fashion.

      • WesternIowan

        Every Christian knows that Christianity was formed by Lott having incest with his two daughters in a cave, and that using Christianity to be sanctimonious about anything – much less about sexuality – is a massively hypocritcal. Every Christian knows that King David was handpicked by the Christian deity and that King David had hundreds of wives and concubines so any Christian claiming one man-one woman as being the “Christian” standard is a bold faced lie since the people in the bible are polygamists. Rewriting the parts of the bible that embarass you because you don’t like it is absurd. Please stop failing to tell the truth about the bible. Everyone can read the bible so your lies about it are really juvenile and hypocritical.

        • Well, I thought I had witness the depths of ignorance from one of your other comments, but like most liberals, you’ve proven that it’s only a matter of time before one incredibly stupid comment will be followed by another that is even more incredibly stupid.

          I don’t have the time or patience to educate you in the origins and foundations of Christianity here, but suffice to say that if you’d read through even a few of the major passages of the Bible, you’d know that Christianity wasn’t established by Lot, and neither was Judaism which preceded Christianity. If you had even the slightest real understanding of the Bible, you’d also know that while the Bible recorded the immoral act of Lot to which you referred, nowhere will you find that God approved of that act. If you took the time to actually read and learn about the Bible, you might also know that God never approved of the immoral acts of David, either; in fact, the Bible recounts all the trouble and heartache that came from David’s immoral acts. The Bible even records David’s sorrow and repentance over many of those wrongs he did (unlike liberals who pretend that the wrong they do isn’t really wrong, David admitted his sin, and begged God for forgiveness).

          God made it clear in both the Old Testament (at the very beginning, in Genesis chapter 2) and New Testament (in March chapter 10, as well as many other passages) that God’s design for human sexuality was between a man and woman in marriage for life. Polygamy and sodomy are violations of this design.

          I highly encourage you to stop operating on mind-numbing ignorance and read the Book for yourself.

        • Thisoldspouse

          Wow! Illiterate much?

    • Slidellman4life

      Homosexuality is not a First Amendment issue.

      • WXRGina

        In one sense, you’re right. While people are free to engage in it if they choose, homosexual behvior is not a “right,” nor is it protected by the First Amendment. But freedom of conscience IS a First Amendment issue, and that’s what this is all about.

      • Thisoldspouse

        And private discrimination defines freedom.

      • WesternIowan

        You just like to believe everyone else has no First Amendment rights when trying to use yours to violate theirs via state government. You presume Christians have a right to harm anyone using their religion. No different than other practitioners of Middle East religions in the Middle East right now.

        • You have no First Amendment right to sodomize another person, nor do you have a First Amendment right to counterfeit marriage. In fact, no such right exists at all, and even if it did, it would not be protected by the First Amendment.

          You seriously need to read the First Amendment before you spew some of the most outrageous misinformation I’ve seen in a while. The First Amendment protects five basic freedoms: free exercise of religion, freedom of speech, freedom of the press, freedom to peaceably assemble, and the freedom to petition the government for redress of grievances.

          Notice that sodomy and counterfeit marriage are not among them.

          Notice also that FREE EXERCISE OF RELIGION is among them, and is in fact the first one listed.

          This means no one has the right to force another person to violate their religious conviction NOT to engage in a behavior they find immoral, examples being sodomy and counterfeiting marriage.

          Unlike Islam and the religion of most secularists today (i.e. Marxism), Christianity’s doctrine does not teach that it is legitimate to slaughter those who do not adhere to it.

          A quick examination of history will show you that while in modern times there have only been a handful of nut jobs who have distorted Christian teaching in a warped attempt to justify violence, the many thousands killed at the hands of radical Muslims (who followed the logical conclusions of their doctrine) are exceeded only by the 100 million or so who are dead at the hands of Marxist secularists who followed the logical conclusions of their doctrine.

          Transcendent liberties were first recognized by a government in the United States, and no nation has come close to protecting them as well since then. It was the recognition that our liberties come from God (as articulated in the Declaration of Independence) that has provided their greatest defense against the encroachment of enemies of freedom. You should be thankful that Christianity made this unparalleled liberty available to you, instead of trying to bite the hand that feeds you.

          • Slidellman4life

            Thanks! I need to add nothing.

    • Thisoldspouse

      As is typical, you leftists complete mischaracterize Christianity, the Constitution, and rights. It can be taken as a hard and fast rule that NO legitimate right can make claims on another’s property, labor or speech as a “right.” This is exactly what homoFascists are seeking to do.

      And your characterization of people “using religion” to “discriminate” is so off the mark as to be ludicrous and intellectually impoverished. No true Christian “uses” Christianity, they are directed by it. The opposition to homosexuality is nothing novel, recently thought up, unprecedented, or newly discovered in Scripture. This has ALWAYS been the case, and yet, you act as if it is just newly being opposed. Propaganda has never had a more obvious face than yours.

      • WXRGina

        Well-said, Spouse! Wait till this one hits BarbWire-wait, it’s up there just now.

        • Thisoldspouse

          I try to be as lucid as you, Gina, but I have my days.

          This deranged thought process expressed by these leftist is extremely scary. These are people who want to increasingly restrict ALL religious freedom when/if they get the power.

          • Slidellman4life

            Not all, just Christianity. They are awfully silent when it comes to Islam.

            • Thisoldspouse

              Yes, that was my reference, although I didn’t get into particulars.

              Islam may get its demands met all day as the “religion of peace,” as it routinely cuts the heads off of its opponents.

              • DCM7

                It’s never made sense that people who reject Christianity seem to have no problem with Islam, which is oppressive and restrictive far beyond anything Christianity could be accused of by its most imaginative opponents.

                I guess everything that’s in rebellion against God tends to end up on the same side, no matter how much apparent contradiction and incompatibility that involves.

              • Yes, your last paragraph is the only possible explanation. In the end, evil has never felt the need for logic or consistency, only hegemony.

              • Thisoldspouse

                Right. The True God is the one who gets piled on.

      • WesternIowan

        Namecalling means you know you have no rational response.

        • “Name-calling”…or calling things what they are? The latter is what Thisoldspouse did. Liberals hate it when people call things what they are, because liberals almost universally embrace what is immoral; they just don’t like their immoral choices being called immoral.

          Everyone discriminates, and only a hypocrite or an idiot believes otherwise. When you eat, do you choose one food over another? Then you’ve discriminated. If you have a spouse, did you choose that spouse over other potential spousal candidates? Then you’ve discriminated. Do you choose to commit certain behaviors but choose not to commit other behaviors? Then you’ve discriminated. Do you refuse to participate in certain immoral acts with others? Then you’ve discriminated.

          Do you know what it means to “discriminate”? From the dictionary:

          1. to mark or perceive the distinguishing or peculiar features of

          2. to distinguish by discerning or exposing differences; especially : to distinguish from another like object

          3. to make a distinction

          4. to use good judgment

          Discrimination is the hallmark of liberty. People are free to choose for themselves what they will do, how they will use their own property, who they will associate with, and so forth.

          Remove a person’s liberty to choose, and you’ve removed perhaps the most fundamental liberty in existence. What’s more, when you attempt to deny a person’s liberty to choose on the basis of moral conviction, you have attacked the First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution which is the liberty the founders considered so important that it was the very first one protected by the constitution.

          That makes you an enemy of liberty, the U.S. Constitution, and the American way of life. Since you live in the United States, if I were you, I’d seriously re-evaluate myself and stop being an enemy of liberty.

          • WesternIowan

            So desparate to discriminate against those you disapprove of and inflict religious preferences onto others as though they have no religious rights. You are proving the point about not respecting other people’s First Amendment rights.

            • I went to considerable lengths to explain discrimination, the First Amendment, and the right of conscience to you. There now remains no doubt that you have a closed mind and have no interest in harmonizing your opinion to the truth and the facts. I have no time for such willful, deliberate ignorance.

              I hope that, in the privacy of your home and your thoughts, you’ll take the time to reconsider what you’ve been taught here today, for your sake as well as that of your country.

            • DCM7

              I can’t help but notice that you make no attempt to actually answer or address any of the responses you’ve been given, but just keep making the same talking points over and over. That says it all.

            • Thisoldspouse

              You discriminate every time you refuse to patronize a business, such as Chick-fil-A. You are a discriminator. You are violating the rights of Chick-fil-A to sell you a chicken sandwich.

              Please show me where I am wrong.

        • Thisoldspouse

          What was the dishonest epithet I used? Does “Fascism” have a meaning? If so, I used it appropriately.

  • retiredday

    It’s so nice to “have you back”, Gina. Someone commenting here (they know who they are) reminded me of a proverb I read, just this morning: “A fool takes no pleasure in understanding, but only in expressing his opinion.” — Proverbs 18:2

    • WXRGina

      Thanks, Mike! That’s a spot-on Proverb for this thread. I also like how it reads in the KJV: “A fool hath no delight in understanding, but that his heart may discover itself.” Classic blinders-on navel-gazing.

  • Bezukhov

    Does this bill mean that Christian firemen can refuse to put out a fire if they know that burning house is owned by someone who is trans-gendered?

    • What are the odds of that happening. Zero. You’re just desperate to find grounds to attack religious liberty and normalize anarchy.

    • DCM7

      The pretense is that Christians are the ones being bigoted, hateful and irrational. The reality is that they are the targets of bigotry, hate, and irrationality.

  • Janine Long

    I really wish someone would write an article with just the facts about this issue. Without the snarky insults and critical inuendo and clever commentary.

    • Some articles have been written about the issue with just the facts, and that’s good. However, sometimes a little snark and cleverness can help get the point across, especially to those who tend to tune out straight facts. Both approaches have their place.