Towle Road found out who the people are who posed for the Photo-op at the signing of the We Don’t Serve Your Kind law. From left to right (back row first):
- - Jameson Taylor: a supervisor of policy research at the “pro-family” (ie. anti-gay) Mississippi Center for Public Policy who haspersonally written about how “the homosexual lifestyle” will erode “free exercise of religion.”
- - Joey Hood: a Mississippi state representative who voted for the anti-gay bill.
- - Reverend David Tipton Jr.: the superintendent of the Mississippi District of the United Pentecostal Church who signed a letter to the state governor saying that opponents of the bill were “out-of-state, anti-religious special interest groups.” Y’know, like the ACLU.
- - Tony Perkins: the perennial hate-monger who heads the SPLC-designated hate group The Family Research Council and who has past ties to the KKK.
- - Andy Gipson: a Mississippi state representative who believes gays spread AIDS and should be put to death.
- - Delbert Hosemann: Mississippi’s secretary of state who supported a “personhood amendment” that would have categorized unborn fetuses as “a living person” and any women who abort or miscarry as murderers.
- - Ron Matis: a political liaison with the Mississippi District United Pentecostal Church who signed onto a letter written by the anti-gay hate group The Family Research Council that lamented the “comprehensive agenda” of “the pro-homosexual activists.”
- - Phillip Gandy: a Mississippi state senator who authored the anti-gay bill and called opposition to the bill (and to Chick Fil-A) intolerant.
- - Mark Formby: a Mississippi state representative who also sponsored a ban against the enforcement of federal gun laws and to allow students to lead prayers in public schools.
- - Jimmy Porter: the executive director of the lobbying arm of Mississippi’s Southern Baptist convention who threatened to retaliate against any Republican legislators who dared vote against the “license to discriminate” bill.
- - Rob Chambers: an employee of the Christian Action Commission which told pastors “to urge worshippers at Sunday service to put pressure on their legislators to pass the anti-gay bill.”
- - Phil Bryant: the Mississippi state governor who signed the bill into law.
Mock, Paper, Scissors has so few readers in Mississippi, I’m not sure if this is doing any good, but if you are from Mississippi and would like to let these people know your thoughts on their deeds, you can now put names to the faces.