Lance Bass speaks out on House Bill 1523 - - Jackson, MS

Lance Bass speaks out on House Bill 1523

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JACKSON, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

Mississippi native singer and actor Lance Bass spoke out about House Bill 1523. He was in town helping promote healthy living for students in Clinton.

"It's not about religious freedom unfortunately, it's about hate," said Bass.

The Clinton native was referring to the highly controversial House Bill 1523.

"If it was about marriage, then the people complaining wouldn't serve Jewish people, Muslim people, and divorced people," said Bass. "That's not part of it. It's all against one group of people and that's discrimination."

Bass was in his hometown helping students from Clinton's Eastside Elementary School, where he was once a student, plant an organic garden and learn more about a healthier Mississippi. Since Governor Bryant signed the Religious Accommodation's Act Bass has been outspoken about the progression. He believes a healthier Mississippi not only comes with bearing fruit, but the fruit of the spirit within.

"You say religious freedom, of course I want my religious freedom," added Bass. "But, a lot of people don't have the time to understand exactly what that bill is doing and it's just discrimination. I will never stand for discrimination. We come from a state where discrimination was so terrible and we are moving backwards."

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