NEW YORK — On the eve Mississippi’s annual picnic in New York City’s Central Park this Saturday, there will be a protest tonight from southern chefs, but they are not picketing. They are doing what they do best by hosting a dinner.
The event is called the Big Gay Mississippi Welcome table. The reason, chefs were not too happy with Mississippi lawmakers for passing Mississippi’s Religious Freedom Restoration Act this past legislative session that initially was said to allow discrimination toward gays. The law goes into effect July 1.
John Currence, who owns City Grocery and Big Bad Breakfast in Oxford, told the New York Times he thinks more than anything else the law sends a terrible message about the state of consciousness in Mississippi.