Not only are companies trying to influence the law and tell people what they should believe; aging, iconic rock stars are also throwing their hats into the ring as well.
PayPal recently made a grandiose statement by refusing to open an office in North Carolina after a law was passed stating that people are to use the bathroom that corresponds to the gender that they are. PayPal and other liberal outlets have touted the new law as “anti-LGBT.” PayPal still operates in countries that execute people for being gay, but people being forced to use the bathroom of their gender has gone too far and won’t be tolerated.
It appears that no one wants to be on the side which is labeled as “anti.” According to Fox News, Bruce Springsteen reneged on his concert and left his fans hanging in Greenboro, North Carolina because the new law.
“I feel that this is a time for me and the band to show solidarity for those freedom fighters,” Springsteen said in a statement. “As a result, and with deepest apologies to our dedicated fans in Greensboro, we have canceled our show scheduled for Sunday, April 10th. 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. It is the strongest means I have for raising my voice in opposition to those who continue to push us backwards instead of forwards.”
The irony is that both PayPal and Bruce Springsteen are acting in prejudice towards people who don’t feel that they should be made to be exposed to people of other genders while conducting their most private business. They are in essence punishing people for not agreeing with them.
There is nothing hateful, prejudice, or bigoted about wanting men to use the men’s bathroom and women to use the women’s bathroom.