Former Mississippi governors respond to backlash from religious objection law

“The passing of House Bill 1523 will serve as one of the most detrimental pieces of legislation that has been passed in terms of recruiting business in industry to Mississippi,” said Ronnie Musgrove, a Democrat who was governor from 1996 to 2000…

…”I think Mississippi is a really nice place to live. Regardless of what you might think, I think it’s a nice place to live,” said Haley Barbour, a Republican who was governor from 2004 to 2012. “I can’t tell you what people are going to do or what any companies are going to do, but we’ll see.”…

…”When we start to get very narrow points of view, from a religious standpoint, involved in political issues, then we are getting into trouble,” said William Winter, a Democrat who was governor from 1980 to 1984.

WAPT
4/25/16