South Carolina pastor Daren Squires, pictured above in his Confederate flag shirt, has written to the governor asking her to pass into law a bill that would allow him to openly discriminate against LGBT parishioners.
Apparently Squires has said that whilst he currently welcomes members of the LGBT community into his church he makes it very clear to them that he does not support them.
Squires sent out a letter to the governor of South Carolina, Nikki Haley, asking her to sign an executive order that would make it legal for himself, and others, to discriminate based on sexual orientation. Though based on his choice of clothing I wouldn’t be surprised if he’s planning on sending a similar letter regarding race.
The letter reportedly said ‘It doesn’t matter if a man goes with a man, that’s his choice. My problem is they’re going to try and make us, who do not believe in that, to have to bow down and accept them.’
The governor has so far not replied to Squires’ letter or released a comment on the story.