‘I Stand in Solidarity With All My LGBT Friends to Repeal This Extremely Discriminatory Bill’
Canadian rock singer and song-writer Bryan Adams has just canceled his concert in Mississippi scheduled for April 14 at the Mississippi Coast Coliseum in Biloxi. He made his decision over the US state’s new Anti-Gay ‘Religious Freedom’ Law that was passed one week ago. According to this law it allows religious groups and some private businesses to refuse service to gay couples.
“I find it incomprehensible that LGBT citizens are being discriminated against in the state of Mississippi. I cannot in good conscience perform in a State where certain people are being denied their civil rights due to their sexual orientation,” said singer in his statements posted to his official website, Facebook and Instagram accounts.
Singer was due to perform at the Mississippi Coast Coliseum in Biloxi on the upcoming Thursday.
He also added: “Using my voice I stand in solidarity with all my LGBT friends to repeal this extremely discriminatory bill. Hopefully Mississippi will right itself and I can come back and perform for all of my many fans. I look forward to that day,” Adams wrote this message, adding the hashtag #stop1523 to it.
HB 1523 became anti-LGBT “religious freedom” bill that was passed recently. This bill is called the “Protecting Freedom of Conscience from Government Discrimination Act.” But what does it protect indeed? It “protects” the “sincerely held religious beliefs or moral convictions” of those people who think that marriage “is or should be recognized as the union of one man and one woman,” and that sex affairs are only acceptable within “such a marriage.”
At the end Bryan Adams concluded: “Hopefully Mississippi will right itself and I can come back and perform for all of my many fans. I look forward to that day.”
We have informed you recently that Adams’s cancellation came right after Bruce Springsteen cancelled his concert programme in North Carolina last week in protest of this new law.