Christian conservative Bryan Fischer this week argued that singer Bryan Adams is racist for protesting a Mississippi law that targets the LGBT community.

The law allows businesses to deny services to LGBT people based on their “sincerely held religious beliefs or moral convictions.”

Adams last week joined a growing list of performers canceling shows in states with such laws.

“I cannot in good conscience perform in a state where certain people are being denied their civil rights due to their sexual orientation,” Adams wrote in announcing his decision to cancel a show at the Mississippi Coast Coliseum in Biloxi.

“Bryan Adams is now the leading bigot in the South,” Fischer said in a column.

The law, according to Fischer, “protects the conscience and liberty rights of blacks (and whites) who serve as pastors, county clerks, heads of non-profits and adoption agencies, and who operate businesses as wedding vendors. Their right to freely exercise their religious convictions is what HB 1523 is all about.”

“It does not foster discrimination, it prevents it. … Anybody and everybody who is against invidious discrimination ought to love this law.”

“But Adams is having none of it. He is evidently happy to drag Mississippi blacks back to the civil rights Stone Age of the 1960s in which their religious principles and rights of conscience had no legal protection, an era in which black pastors could be thrown in jail for standing for principles of liberty and equality,” Fischer added.