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Local bakery gets international attention protesting religious freedom law

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JACKSON, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

A Jackson baker is getting international attention for taking a stand against Mississippi's new religious freedom law.

The owner of Campbell's bakery has a new vision to promote Mississippi in a positive light.

Despite protests from the LGBT community, religious leaders, those in tourism and big business, and big name entertainment are refusing to come to Mississippi, after Governor Bryant signed a bill many view as discriminatory and a step away from equality for the LGBT community in Mississippi. 

Mitchell Moore, owner of Campbell's Bakery in Fondren and Madison says, "It allows for discrimination and I don't think that should be allowed."

His revolt was in the form of words on Facebook, a personal revolution heard around the world.

"We started receiving letters and emails and phone calls, hundreds and hundreds of messages of support from people saying finally someone who understands that Christianity isn't what we are against, Christianity is what we are for," according to Moore.

Moore's battle cry has international journalists calling and people from around the world wanting to support the bakery that's taking a stand.

Moore decided to take the outpouring of donations and turn it around for good. He is using the money to bake goods for those in need.

The first place he delivered his goods was the Grace House, a haven for homeless men and women living with HIV/AIDS.

"I think that is a great place to start and the Edge family has called and said we would like to donate to Grace house so we will honor their wishes."

A platter of cupcakes and cookies was delivered Monday afternoon, the first of many to come on the designated "Monday donation day".

These baked goods delivered by Campbell's bakery, but are really from strangers around the globe. 

Moore is shining a positive light on Mississippi. Meanwhile, many continue to rally behind the repeal of HB 1523.

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