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Please sign our Thank You to Governor Phil Bryant and the Mississippi legislature for standing strong for our First Freedom!
April 04, 2014 - Friday

Yesterday, I had the privilege of personally thanking Mississippi Governor Phil Bryant (R) and state legislative leaders at the signing of SB 2681 -- the state's Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA). Amid the seemingly daily attacks on our First Freedom, it's encouraging to see that some elected officials are willing to stand for the unalienable right to practice our faith in every aspect of our lives.

Like other state RFRA measures, the Left put immense pressure on Mississippi officials to cave. And in many states, we've seen so-called "leaders" tuck tail and run when the political climate gets rough. But the Mississippi legislature and governor stood strong against the tide. Some things are too precious to just let them go and be trampled on by a vocal few, and our religious liberty is absolutely one of these.

Many of our Founding Fathers came to this continent in search of religious liberty, and their courage is still our heritage today, no matter our current circumstances. Please join us in thanking Governor Phil Bryant and the Mississippi legislature for standing on that principle, and acknowledging the importance of the freedom to live according to our faith.