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Gov. Bryant fires back at HB 1523 critics, ’80s rocker

By: Magnolia Tribune - April 21, 2016

Pay attention to issues, not ‘1980s rocker’ who canceled show, Bryant says

“All of a sudden we have one guy from the 1980s that canceled a concert and we all want to talk about that. It is interesting (that) the media says ‘Y’all ought to be dealing with all these important issues and not some issue about someone’s deeply held religious beliefs,’” Bryant said. “I often wonder if people aren’t taking advantage of that type of thing. You haven’t been heard from in a long time, maybe you’re dropping out of the entertainment business and all of a sudden you think it’s a pretty good way of getting attention.”…

…“If you’ll read the bill, it deals with marriage. It deals with deeply held religious beliefs. It’s not going to take anyone’s rights away from them,” Byrant said. “It simply says the government cannot discriminate against people of faith or religious organizations, which is the same law — if I can get anyone to look at that ––that Gov. (Andrew) Cuomo signed into law in New York in 2011. He signed the same law, almost the same language. Ours is expanded to people who have deeply held religious beliefs, only in the area of marriage.”


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