Andy Gipson, Mississippi GOP Lawmaker, Cites Bible Passage Calling For Homosexuals’ Deaths

Mississippi state Rep. Andy Gipson, a Republican, weighed in on President Barack Obama’s gay marriage decision last week.  Gipson cited a bible passage that calls for gay men to be “put to death.”  In a May 10th Facebook post, Gipson called homosexuality a “sin,” citing Leviticus 20:13 and Romans 1:26-28.  On the same thread, he responded to a follower, calling same-sex relationships “unnatural” and suggesting that they will inherently “result in disease.”  Full article.

In a recent poll, the nation’s approval of gay marriage has trended upward, topping out at over 50 percent.  Under United States law, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) does not enforce the protections that prohibit discrimination and harassment based on sexual orientation.  However, with the repeal of the Military’s “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” policy, many Gay and Lesbian Organizations are hopeful that the discrimination based on sexual orientation will be prohibited in all work places.  To date, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 makes it illegal to discriminate against someone on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, or sex.  Please visit the EEOC’s website for further information: www.eeoc.gov/policy/vii.html.

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