Throwing Shade

Gov. Bryant: Hello, it's me. I hope that you'll say no to HB1523

JUSTIN MITCHELL

jmitchell@sunherald.com

Sporting a "Let's Do It" sticker, Republican Gov. Phil Bryant, right and House Speaker Philip Gunn, R-Clinton, discuss the passage of an economic development incentive bill for a tire plant in western Hinds County and a shipyard in Gulfport, Thursday, Feb. 4, 2016, at the Capitol in Jackson, Miss. Gov. Bryant set Thursday's special session for the two economic development projects that could create 3,500 jobs. The bill passed the House and was sent to the Senate for consideration. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)
Sporting a "Let's Do It" sticker, Republican Gov. Phil Bryant, right and House Speaker Philip Gunn, R-Clinton, discuss the passage of an economic development incentive bill for a tire plant in western Hinds County and a shipyard in Gulfport, Thursday, Feb. 4, 2016, at the Capitol in Jackson, Miss. Gov. Bryant set Thursday's special session for the two economic development projects that could create 3,500 jobs. The bill passed the House and was sent to the Senate for consideration. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis) AP

Dear Gov. Phil Bryant,

Hello, it's me.

I was hoping that you'll say no to House Bill 1523.

I've gone over everything.

It's limiting to many of the state's minorities.

Hello, can you hear me?

I'm the young professional you've begged not to leave.

But this bill -- hanging by your strings

Is intolerant of the LGBT community.

There's a distance between us

But I won't say goodbye.

Hello from the millennial side.

We must have tried ten thousand times, to tell you

To help keep us close to home

But when we plead you and the politicians are always too far gone.

Hello from another side.

We should not have to hide our pride.

Because folks use God as a tool

To discriminate against us

But what would Jesus really do?

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