Wednesday, April 27, 2016
Dear Gov. Bryant,
My grandson and I go on a road trip each summer to a different part of the country. We are headed to the East Coast this June and would likely consider visiting Mississippi some time in the future.
However, after hearing about the law you signed, HB 1523, which discriminates against the LGBT community, I will not be visiting Mississippi as long as this law is in place. It hurts no one to provide services to the LGBT community, and business owners are still free to hold their own private beliefs.
Even though this may secure your position with religious conservatives, you, sir, will someday realize that you are on the wrong side of history. Perhaps losing tourist dollars, as well as companies who choose to take their business elsewhere, will cause a reversal of this decision, but it really should be a matter of conscience.