In Mississippi, proponents of the new “religious freedom law” which permits widespread discrimination against the LGBT community, are getting schooled by religion itself.
Planting Peace, an advocacy group, took out a huge billboard with a beautiful message, hoping to remind religious zealots what their faith is really about. The organization has a mission of “spreading peace in a hurting world.”
The humorous and thought-provoking billboard shows a drawing of a saddened and troubled Jesus saying: “Guys, I said I hate figs and to love thy neighbor.”
President for Planting Peace, Aaron Jackson, spoke out about the billboard. “Like many other anti-LGBTI groups, Governor Bryant and Mississippi legislators are citing ‘religious objections’ as a validation for discrimination and being extremely selective in their definition of ‘traditional’ institutions or values. It’s important to bring awareness to this fact, because these actions have never been simply about a political or religious debate.”
We think this billboard is simply brilliant! It’s a shame that so many have lost touch with what religion is really about.