"No person who denies the existence of a Supreme Being shall hold any office in this state."

Article 14, Section 265 of the Missississippi State Constitution

Though it is not enforced, and is against Article VI, Paragraph 3 of the United States Constitution, this still remains on the books.

msnbc:

Floodwaters from the Yazoo River creep across farm fields near Yazoo City, Miss., on May 19. For thousands of people forced from their homes by the rising Mississippi River, life has become a tedious waiting game: waiting for meals at shelters, waiting for the latest word on their flooded homes, waiting for the river to fall. (Dave Martin / AP)
Latest on the floods here.

msnbc:

Floodwaters from the Yazoo River creep across farm fields near Yazoo City, Miss., on May 19. For thousands of people forced from their homes by the rising Mississippi River, life has become a tedious waiting game: waiting for meals at shelters, waiting for the latest word on their flooded homes, waiting for the river to fall. (Dave Martin / AP)

Latest on the floods here.

motherjones:

newsflick:

Fortified: A home is seen protected from encroaching floodwaters by a levee near Yazoo City, Mississippi, on Wednesday, May 18. Weeks of heavy rains and runoff from an unusually snowy winter caused the Mississippi River to rise, flooding thousands of homes and 3 million acres (1.2 million hectares) of farmland in Mississippi, Tennessee and Arkansas and evoking comparisons to historic floods in 1927 and 1937. (Eric Thayer)

This is also amazing.

motherjones:

newsflick:

Fortified: A home is seen protected from encroaching floodwaters by a levee near Yazoo City, Mississippi, on Wednesday, May 18. Weeks of heavy rains and runoff from an unusually snowy winter caused the Mississippi River to rise, flooding thousands of homes and 3 million acres (1.2 million hectares) of farmland in Mississippi, Tennessee and Arkansas and evoking comparisons to historic floods in 1927 and 1937. (Eric Thayer)

This is also amazing.

(Source: newsflick)

motherjones:

Mississippi Republicans were asked whether interracial marriage should be legal. In 2011.
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Can we kick states out?

motherjones:

Mississippi Republicans were asked whether interracial marriage should be legal. In 2011.

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Can we kick states out?

"After an abortion in Chicago, the medical personnel are not able to save the life of a child. To me that’s inexplicable. And we changed the law in Mississippi so that could never happen in our state."

— Governor of Mississippi Haley Barbour, saving fetuses after abortions since 2004

(Source: wonkette.com)