Billboard voicing objection to Mississippi anti-LGBT law goes viral

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Billboard Voicing Objection To Mississippi Anti-LGBT Law Goes Viral

Mississippi Governor Phil Bryant recently signed an anti-LGBT bill, which, according to Reuters, "...allows people with religious objections to deny wedding services to same-sex couples. It also clears the way for employers to cite religion in determining workplace policies on dress code, grooming and bathroom and locker access."

The move has dismayed many across the nation, and one group has found a particularly attention-getting way to make its objections known.

Humanitarian rights organization Planting Peace has rented and made use of an electronic billboard located in Jackson, reports the Huffington Post.

The text, which is placed next to an image of a visibly dismayed Jesus Christ, reads, "Guys, I said I hate figs and to love thy neighbor."

Aaron Jackson, the group's president, commented, "The intent of this billboard is to bring awareness to how the anti-LGBT movement continues to try to move us backwards in the fight for equal rights." He also said the message will continue to be shared for as long as necessary.

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