Virulently anti-gay hate group leader Tony Perkins has his panties in a wad because Bruce Springsteen and Bryan Adams didn't want to pretend like it's "business as usual" after the passage of LGBT "hate laws" in North Carolina and Mississippi.
Posted to the Family Research Council website:
He was born to run all right. Bruce Springsteen is blowing off his tour date in North Carolina Friday because the state is daring to let businesses set their own bathroom policies. What a scandalous idea! Like other liberal extremists, The Boss (or is it Bossy?) is furious that the North Carolina government won’t barge into board rooms and tell companies how to operate. Apparently he wants to do away with the free market principles that are making conservative states thrive and orchestrate a hostile takeover of businesses. “Some things are more important than a rock show, and this fight against prejudice and bigotry — which is happening as I write — is one of them.”
“Important things” like letting grown men use a girls’ restroom? Of course, Springsteen hasn’t canceled his two Brooklyn concerts later this month — despite the fact that New York State doesn’t have gender-free bathrooms either. (Nor do 32 other states!) But then, no one ever accused liberals of being consistent. “It’s disappointing he’s not following through on his commitments,” Rep. Mark Walker (R-N.C.) fired back. “Bruce is known to be on the radical left, and he’s got every right to be so, but I consider this a bully tactic.”
And Springsteen isn’t the only singer working in concert with LGBT activists. Bryan Adams is pulling out of his Biloxi, Mississippi stop because he says he can’t “in good conscience” perform there. Ironically, conscience is exactly what this debate is about! Shouldn’t Mississippians have the same right to exercise theirs? Shouldn’t they be able to choose what events they participate in? Because that’s exactly what the new law is about: giving Christians the same rights to live out their beliefs as someone like Bryan Adams. The Protecting Freedom of Conscience from Government Discrimination Act does what the First Amendment was intended to: guard men and women with natural marriage views from state-sponsored persecution. If you’re against that, then you’re against the Bill of Rights!
Among many things, what Perkins gets wrong here is these "bathroom laws" are not really about heterosexual men wanting to dress up in drag to get a peek at women using the bathroom. There have been no reported incidences of that happening in states which have passed LGBT protections.
What all this mean-spirited legislation is about is retaliation for the legalization of marriage equality across the country.
"We can't keep gays and lesbians from marrying? Fine! We'll attack from another angle."
Let me illustrate how silly these laws are: See this guy in the pic below? This transgender man will now be forced to use the ladies room in these states.
I'd love someone to show this to one of the idiots who voted for these bills and ask how they would feel about their wives and daughters using the ladies room with him?