AFA spokesman hopes Starkville could be the start of something

Thursday, January 22, 2015
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The aldermen of Starkville, Mississippi have made a decision that could motivate others throughout the country to fight against the homosexual agenda.

After Starkville, home to Mississippi State University, passed a special rights ordinance for homosexuals and transgendered people, there was such an uproar that the city's aldermen repealed the decree. Mayor Parker Wiseman then vetoed that, but the aldermen overrode the veto.


"The Human Rights Campaign, the largest political homosexual advocacy group in America, convinced the mayor that this resolution was what was needed," Buddy Smith, the American Family Association's (AFA) executive vice president, tells OneNewsNow. "The board realized that after passing this initially, they were hoodwinked, and … the good news here is that the people have spoken."

Starkville overall expresses a Christian worldview, so according to Smith, the city’s residents did not think the Human Rights Campaign-inspired ordinance was a fit. And he asserts that citizens in other cities can likewise urge their town leaders to do what is right.

"We don't have to give in to political correctness like some do across the nation," the AFA executive comments. "We're still a nation of people [that has] a core that shares a Christian worldview, a core of people who share this core of beliefs that a Christian worldview is what's best for our nation, and sin is still sin and it's okay to oppose it."

Smith hopes the outcome in Starkville, Mississippi "will be reciprocated throughout the nation."

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