CANTON, Miss. (AP) — Churches have emerged as the top sources of spiritual and material support to the mostly Mexican and Guatemalan workers targeted by recent immigration raids in Mississippi. Some churches are going beyond comfort and material aid, with their response flaring into political opposition.
(AP) — A maverick of the civil rights movement who integrated the University of Mississippi and worked for Sen. Jesse Helms, Meredith says black people must lead the way for Christians of all races to have spiritual healing.
Businesses could legally deny service to people, based on religious or moral beliefs. Critics compared the "religious liberty" bill to Jim Crow laws.