The Advocate ran a piece about Mississippi’s House Bill 1523 which purports to protect the exercise of “religious freedom” while implying that, legally, one’s genital identity at birth is unchanging.
The article notes:
“The first-of-its-kind law will take effect in July, and allow businesses, individuals, and religiously affiliated organizations to deny service to LGBT people, single mothers, and others who somehow offend an individual’s “‘sincerely held religious belief.'” It also directly targets transgender residents, effectively claiming that one’s sex assigned at birth is immutable, and will be the only gender recognized by the state.
“The Republican governor announced that he had signed the bill in a tweet on Tuesday morning. It was accompanied by a statement contending that he signed HB 1523 “’into law to protect sincerely held religious believes and moral convictions.’”
“’This bill merely reinforces the rights which currently exist to the exercise of religious freedom,’” the governor’s statement continued. “’This bill does not limit any constitutionally protected rights or actions of any citizen of this state under federal or state laws.’”
Meanwhile the Anthem from Liber XV includes the lines:
“For of the Father and the Son
The Holy Spirit is the norm;
Male-female, quintessential, one,
Man-being veiled in Woman-form.”
I guess Baphomet would be sh** out of luck trying to get served in Shoneys in Jackson.
Thanks to Soror Hypatia for the tip.