The crowd at a City Council hearing in Springfield, Miss., didn’t expect to be surprised when Rev. Phil Snider took the podium to speak out against a proposed piece of gay rights legislation this summer, as his words initially seemed to echo the sentiments of many right-wing conservatives on the issue.
“I worry about the future of our city,” Snider said in August, of an ordinance that would have protected individuals from discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation or gender.
“Any accurate reading of the Bible should make it clear that gay rights goes against the plain truth of the word of God.”
The Brentwood Christian Church Reverend went on to paint a doomsday scenario of a world in which gay rights were allowed to exist, warning that changing the law would be “but another stepping stone toward the immorality and lawlessness that will be characteristic of the last days.”