Singer Belinda Carlisle on Tuesday
criticized Mississippi Governor Phil Bryant for signing a bill into
law that targets the LGBT community.
“Nearly 30 years ago, I released a
song titled Heaven is a Place on Earth,” Carlisle wrote in a
Facebook post directed at Bryant. “I was proud of the message of
that song then and I continue to be proud of it today.
Unfortunately, Governor Bryant, you and those around you are making
life hell on Earth for many Mississippians.”
Carlisle's son, James Duke Mason, is an
openly gay actor.
“As the very proud mother of a gay
child I can't imagine anything less christian than using the law as a
weapon against others.”
“Because of my career as a performer
and the privilege that has brought to our family, my son will be all
right, but the pain you're causing LGBTQ Mississippians is
devastating, especially the transgender folks and LGBTQ people of
color who will be most directly impacted by these attacks,”
Mississippi's law, House Bill 1523,
allows businesses to deny services to LGBT people based on their
“sincerely held religious beliefs or moral convictions.”
Carlisle said that she strongly
considered canceling a concert in Mississippi set to take place on