Religious liberty is under assault in America. This fact is made clear by recent events. Under pressure from the homosexual community, Georgia Governor Nathan Deal vetoed a bill passed by both houses of the legislature that sought to protect individuals and businesses from discrimination based on their Christian faith. Former Atlanta Fire Chief, Kelvin Cochran, was fired from his job simply because he believed in the Biblical definition of marriage. North Carolina Governor Pat McCrory is under fire for signing a bill into law that simply requires individuals to use restrooms consistent with their biological sex as determined at birth. Men use men’s restrooms and women use women’s restrooms. In light of the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling in the Obergefell case, which declared homosexual marriage to be a fundamental constitutional right nationally, the State of Mississippi is seeking to protect its citizens of faith from suffering the fate of Former Chief Cochran. HB 1523 is the tool they are using to do so.