As we all know by now, Bruce Springsteen really thinks he should have the right to go into a women’s restroom in North Carolina. Bruuuuuuuuuce is so adamant about it that he just cancelled a concert there. That’s how you know it’s serious! And now, because Springsteen did something, Bryan Adams is doing it too.
Mississippi has passed anti-LGBT ‘Religious Liberty’ bill 1523. 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. Therefore i’m cancelling my 14 April show at the Mississippi Coast Coliseum. 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. #stop1523
Bryan Adams believes that you should be forced to participate in a gay wedding, whether you want to or not. And if you live in a state that doesn’t force you to participate in a gay wedding, Adams is hitting back at you in the worst way possible: by withholding his beautiful, timeless music.
Let’s hope this devastating blow to Mississippi’s economy — and soul! — does some good. If we don’t force people to do things that violate their consciences and religious beliefs, how can we call ourselves Americans?
Er, unless the religious people in question are Muslims, of course. You won’t see any has-been rockers cancelling concerts to get back at Muslims. Sorry, gay people. Sure, you’re victims, but nobody’s worried about you blowing anything up.