A group in Mississippi has had ballot language approved for a referendum to add language to their state constitution declaring their reliance upon God and the Bible and many other controversial statements. They now need to get enough petition signatures to get it on the ballot.
Initiative 46 is backed by the Magnolia State Heritage Campaign and was approved by secretary of state Delbert Hosemann this month. The Magnolia State Heritage Campaign, led by Arthur Randallson, fought years ago in 2011 for similar changes but failed to get enough signatures to have the measure on the ballot…
This year, the group needs 107,216 Mississippians to sign the petition to have Initiative 46 added to the 2016 ballot between now and October 2015. Some of the most controversial elements of the initiative include: recognizing April as Confederate History Month, adding the Confederate battle flag to fly at the capitol in Jackson and all public buildings, making English the state’s official language, confirming Dixie as the state song and acknowledging Christianity as the state’s principal religion.
Frankly, I’m surprised this kind of language wasn’t already in the Mississippi constitution. Many state constitutions include such religious language. Once again, some Christians feel the need to piss on their territory to declare it their own and let non-Christians know that they only exist there due to the overwhelming magnanimity of the Christian majority.