If the state legislature passes the Elliot-Larsen Civil Rights Act allowing discrimination protection based on sexual orientation and gender identity, political hopeful Jordan Haskins has urged Michigan Christians to find a new place to live.
"If the state want to trample on religious freedom, we go somewhere else where our values are welcome," Haskins, who is running for an open house seat representing Michigan's 95th district, wrote on Facebook Oct. 8, according to PrideSource. "Michigan loses tax money, economic performance, jobs, etc. if they choose to be entrenched with the homosexual agenda, it's time for conservative [C]hristians to vote with their feet and their dollars."
Haskins was part of the team that fought against and defeated a similar antidiscrimination ordinance in Saginaw, Mich., according to his Facebook page.
"When it came to the homosexual lobby pushing their happy feel good, anti-discrimination BS, it was I and a handful of pastors here in the inner city that defeated that ordinance," Haskins posted calling out critics. "Now, because of events that happened over the Summer, I was actually told not to stand up against the homosexual lobby next time they strike."
Haskins is running against democratic candidate Vanessa Guerra in the November election. Michigan's same-sex marriage fate still hangs in the balance, with a stay issued on the ruling the overturned the same-sex marriage ban in March 2014.
Haskins was arrested for breaking into cars and masturbating to the sound of the engine and is currently on parole. The incidents took place between April 2010 and January 2011. Haskins would disconnect the spark plugs, start the engines and masturbate to the sounds and sparks made by the engine, an act he called "cranking," according to Raw Story.
Haskins, a pastoral studies student at Maranatha Baptist University located in Watertown, Wisc., according to his Facebook page, also spent time in and out of jail between 2006 and 2009 for breaking and entering, larceny, and trespassing, according to Raw Story.