Music legend Bruce Springsteen garnered a huge amount of national attention last week when he cancelled his concert in Greensboro after North Carolina passed the "Public Facilities Privacy and Security Act," which requires people to use public restrooms that match their biological sex and not simply their "gender identity."
In a statement, Springsteen strongly condemned the law as prejudice, bigotry, and attacking "the rights of LGBT citizens." He said he must take a stand with the "freedom fighters" for transgender bathroom choice and must speak out against "those who continue to push us backwards instead of forwards."
But in a Christian Post, columnist and theologian Michael Brown, while praising Springsteen for standing up for something he feels passionate about, pointed out how much allowing anyone to use any bathroom puts children in danger from predators.
But at the end of his column, he brought up a really good question: "When you booked the concert in Greenboro, the laws in North Carolina were just as they are today: In public facilities, people had to use the bathrooms and locker rooms that corresponded to their biological sex. Why, then, did you agree to come in the first place? Why cancel the concert when things today are just what they were six months ago?"