Never go full Springsteen
Is it an epidemic? Yet another decades-old rockstar miraculously found a feigned moral superiority soapbox. Canadian rocker Brian Adams, most famous for his early 90s hits, has decided Mississippi’s religious freedom laws are too draconian for his liking.
ABC News reported:
Canadian rocker Bryan Adams is canceling a performance this week in Mississippi, citing the state’s new law that allows religious groups and some private businesses to refuse service to gay couples.
Adams said in a statement Sunday night that he was canceling a show Thursday at the Mississippi Coast Coliseum in Biloxi.
The singer says he can’t “in good conscience” perform in a state where “certain people are being denied their civil rights due to their sexual orientation.”
The move comes after Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band canceled a Sunday show in Greensboro, North Carolina, because of the state’s new law blocking anti-discrimination rules for the LGBT community.
The Mississippi law will take effect July 1. Supporters say it offers protection for Christians who adhere to traditional views of marriage and gender roles.
Where, “certain people are being denied their civil rights due to their sexual orientation,” Adams says.
Like most social justicey types, Adams was just fine rocking out in countries where the LGBT community is, as NRA New’s Cameron Gray puts it, “subjugated and abused.” But PRINCIPLES! Amiright?
— Cameron Gray (@Cameron_Gray) April 11, 2016
Meanwhile, Adams just got back from performing in the LGBT-friendly land of Egypt…
Performing with Egyptian percussionist Ahmed Bedair in front of the Sphinx in Egypt earlier this… https://t.co/NkT1n3VPlx
— Bryan Adams (@bryanadams) March 11, 2016
Mississippi’s new law is so unfair, so unjust that it dares protect those with religious beliefs from the social justice mob.
The Religious Freedom Law will “protect sincerely held religious beliefs and moral convictions of individuals, organizations and private associations from discriminatory action by state government or its political subdivisions, which would include counties, cities, and institutions of higher learning.”
In other words, every Christian who owns a business in the state of Mississippi owes the governor a thank-you.
“This bill merely reinforces the rights which currently exist to the exercise of religious freedom as stated in the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution,” Gov. Bryant wrote in a message posted on Twitter.
Family Research Council President Tony Perkins praised Gov. Bryant “for standing up to the fundamental freedoms of the people they represent.”
“No person should be punished by the government with crippling fines or face disqualification for simply believing what President Obama believed just a few years ago – that marriage is the union of a man and a woman,” Perkins said.
Last week, Bruce Springsteen cancelled a show in North Carolina because he wouldn’t be able to frequent the ladies room. Or something.
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