During a hearing in late August of the Springfield, Mo., City Council, a minister delivered a speech sounding very much like a sermon against a proposed ordinance banning bias based on sexual orientation and gender identity.
The Rev. Phil Snider of the Brentwood Christian Church said “special rights for gays and lesbians” is “inviting the judgment of God upon our land.”
He refered to the Bible, he spoke about morality, he then began to read from his paper about the “right of segregation.” He stumbled over the words … And then, the surprise…
The Springfield measure was put on hold, but earlier this fall two more Missouri cities – Ferguson and Maplewood – adopted amended nondiscrimination ordinances.
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Learn about the Springfield ordinance: