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Local baker's Facebook post on religious freedom bill goes viral

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JACKSON, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

A simple Facebook post on a local bakery’s Facebook page is circulating across the country after much controversy surrounding Mississippi’s religious freedom bill.

Last week, Mississippi Governor Phil Bryant signed into law the Religious Liberty Accommodations Act that critics say is the worst yet for LGBT rights.

The state’s new law, among other things, says that public employees, businesses and social workers cannot be punished for denying services based on the belief that marriage should be strictly between and man and woman.

On Twitter, Governor Bryant said he signed the bill, “to protect sincerely held religious beliefs and moral convictions ... from discriminatory action by state government.”

Opponents of the bill, however, say the new law amounts to a state sanction for open discrimination.

One of those opponents is local business owner, Mitchell Moore. Moore owns Campbell’s Bakery in Madison.

The owner of the bakery - known for its delicious cakes, cookies and biscuits – took to Facebook to address law that has the country buzzing.

Shortly after his post, Moore was featured in an article by the Huffington Post and interviewed by NPR where he said, “I don’t think that there is such a thing as a deeply held religious belief that you should not serve people.”

Over the weekend, Moore said the bakery received so many calls and emails asking for orders in support of his statements – but unfortunately, they don’t ship.

So he posted this great idea on Facebook.

Today, Campbell’s Bakery made their first donations in honor of the support they have gotten from around the world.

We will have much more on this on our 6 pm newscast.

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