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Here Are All The Anti-Gay Haters Who Attended The Signing of Mississippi's 'License To Discriminate' Bill

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We already identified one of the anti-gay leaders who attended the recent signing of Mississippi’s “license to discriminate bill.” But Nick Nicholas identified everyone else who attended the signing — most of them had a direct hand in its creation and eventual passage.

So to continue Nick's good work, we’ve dug up anti-gay dirt on each of the men pictured above and put it in a handy list just for you!

- 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.

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- 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.

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  1. The diversity in that crowd is amazing. They have tall haters and short haters, haters not yet 50 and those who've reached beyond 60. It's nice to know it's not only a bunch of angry, rapidly aging white men that hate us.

    Posted by: AndyinChicago | Apr 16, 2014 10:00:48 AM


  2. What a pale sausage fest!

    Posted by: Jonathan | Apr 16, 2014 10:00:56 AM


  3. Oh look, a whole passel of closet queens!

    Posted by: Doug | Apr 16, 2014 10:08:34 AM


  4. Didn't realize that only white men over the age of 50 were allowed inside the Mississippi governor's office.

    Posted by: homer | Apr 16, 2014 10:10:17 AM


  5. I thought only rappers and Africans were homophobic.

    Posted by: vaseline | Apr 16, 2014 10:12:03 AM


  6. quelle chambre des horreurs!

    Posted by: hugo | Apr 16, 2014 10:29:01 AM


  7. Rep. Joey Hood looks like he's got a "wide stance" if you know what I mean. I think Tony Perkins is grabbing the little cub's ass.

    Posted by: Gigi | Apr 16, 2014 10:37:40 AM


  8. Phil Bryant has a big ole interior decorating son that either got force to or ran off to live in Austin, Texas the week before this law was signed.

    Posted by: RayJacksonMs | Apr 16, 2014 10:48:40 AM


  9. Are you sure that wasn't a Klan meeting? Just sayin'.

    Posted by: Scudder | Apr 16, 2014 11:07:02 AM


  10. Truly a Confederacy of Dunces.

    Posted by: UFFDA | Apr 16, 2014 11:08:05 AM


  11. Does anyone else find it strange they're all wearing the same shade of gray in their suits?

    Posted by: Michael | Apr 16, 2014 11:10:26 AM


  12. If anyone has dirt on any of these "men" please come forward immediately.

    Posted by: bkmn | Apr 16, 2014 11:13:58 AM


  13. Even if you don’t think this kind of villainy and the people who are involved can have any influence on your life, it’s extremely important that we pay attention to these vicious, hateful, smug, blatantly and proudly discriminatory bigots who wrote, assisted, and encouraged the creation of this vicious, hateful, smug, blatantly and proudly discriminatory measure.

    This execrable piece of legislation may allow only that state’s residents to file suit against any law that they claim “directly or indirectly constrains, inhibits, curtails or denies the exercise of religion by any person,” BUT it can and probably will influence and embolden others who want to take similar steps against anyone whom they consider “the other.” It is so loosely written that it can affect more than just gay people who live in Mississippi. Ultimately, it is a Republican and religious battle against Federal protections.

    Posted by: Bryan L | Apr 16, 2014 11:31:12 AM


  14. ....Nope. Don't see anything but white men. T-Baggers Heaven!....nary a person of color...and oh yeah, nor opposite gender...oh my. The old South lives again....The most disturbing thing is that their ages are way too young. One could expect a larger share of old crackers to be in this clan. Trolls.

    Posted by: thom | Apr 16, 2014 11:45:57 AM


  15. If you're an "anti-gay hater," then technically you hate things that are anti-gay. Headline should read: "Gay-haters."

    Posted by: J | Apr 16, 2014 11:47:09 AM


  16. Let's see. All white. All christian. I guess the only good white evangelicals are dead white evangelicals.

    Posted by: jamal49 | Apr 16, 2014 11:58:29 AM


  17. HERE IS LONG TWEET I SENT RE what could be a hot, fun MS summer of ACTIVISM! Hope some do it.. Imagine the TShirts, Songs etc!

    TOWLEROAD Blog RE MISSISSIPI Anti ‪#‎LGBT‬ Bill Draft Team at Signing by Governor.
    Remember it means ANY ‪#‎MS‬ business can deny services to anyone 'They Think' is Gay.. Eg whites, Blacks, browns, Reds, Yellows... ANYONE! They want to discriminate against! JULY 1 is TIME FOR ACTION LETS ALL GO BE GAY IN MS! #SitIns, #Marches, #PrideRides GET IT GOING.
    #lgbt #redstates #lgbtqi #equality #civilrights #noh8 #freedomeides #segregation #discrimination #racism #immigration #firstnations #occupy #ctl #topprog #p2 #uniteblue #50in5 #marriageequality #ENDA
    @msnbc @ajam. @cnn @dailykos @huffpostgay @glaad @ACLU @SPLC @MoveOn @Getequal @NAACP @MoralMondays @AFER @HRC

    Posted by: LOrion | Apr 16, 2014 12:16:44 PM


  18. With a stroke of the pen, Mississippi's governor marries church, state, and bigotry thereby changing the definition of marriage and paving the way for polygamous marriages.

    Posted by: Mitch | Apr 16, 2014 12:25:19 PM


  19. @ Scudder - A Klan meeting? Well, Tony Perkins sure has "pal'd around" with white supremacists in his day.

    Posted by: CPT_Doom | Apr 16, 2014 12:26:13 PM


  20. Joey Hood looks like a cross between Liza Minnelli and Elton John.

    Posted by: Curved | Apr 16, 2014 12:27:00 PM


  21. Quick!! Are their white hoods behind their backs in this photo? All of them, southern, out of shape, middle aged, white men......

    Posted by: Rob | Apr 16, 2014 12:37:16 PM


  22. They took off their white hoods for the photo op.

    Posted by: Grego | Apr 16, 2014 1:13:15 PM


  23. I'm willing to bet at least 3 in that group frequent rest area mens room for anonymous blow jobs.

    Posted by: gayalltheway | Apr 16, 2014 1:44:31 PM


  24. Oh come on: Delbert Hoseman?!?!?! You couldn't make up a dorkier name if you tried. Clearly had a miserable childhood (must have gotten 3-4 wedgies a day in middle school) and is taking it out on whoever he can. Truly sad.

    Posted by: Onnyjay | Apr 16, 2014 2:36:31 PM


  25. Can somebody PLEASE tell me where the Gay "Agenda was written and By whom and where are all these militant gay activists??? Enquiring minds want to know

    Posted by: Mark | Apr 16, 2014 2:53:27 PM


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