I heard on the news this month (April 2016) that Bruce Springsteen canceled a concert in Greensboro, North Carolina, because that state enacted a law to keep girls safe in restrooms.
North Carolina GOP Executive Director Dallas Woodhouse released the following statement about the cancellation:
“This is bizarre. The Greensboro Coliseum has men’s restrooms, women’s restrooms and presumably family restrooms. The policy passed by the General Assembly, rolled back the radical change in bathroom policy, by the Charlotte City Council and maintained the status quo. For years young girls have safely used the restrooms at ACC Tournament games and other events at the Greensboro Coliseum separated from grown men. The legislature and Governor simply secured the long standing common policy of safety and security and privacy.”
The newly enacted law (which would seem logical to most of us) requires individuals to use bathrooms that correspond to the gender on their birth certificate. It drew the ire of the gay and transgender people who believe their legal protections should trump those of the majority.
Agreeing with them, Springsteen canceled his concert to show his solidarity “in the fight against prejudice and bigotry.”
Nothing happened to him even though Greensboro Coliseum officials have estimated a loss of $100,000 in net revenue.
In a free country, he should have the right to withhold his services if they violate his deeply held beliefs.
As should the Kleins, the Christian bakers who in July 2015 were sued and gagged for refusing to make a same-sex wedding cake. They were ordered to pay $135,000 in “emotional damages” to the couple they denied service – and ordered to “cease and desist” from speaking publicly about not wanting to bake cakes for same-sex weddings based on their Christian beliefs.
Here’s a clip of what happens when Moslem bakers are asked to bake a gay wedding cake in Deerborn, Michigan. Is the gay lobby going to
persecute prosecute them? Just asking.