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Rev. Franklin Graham addresses Bruce Springsteen in open post

Rev. Franklin Graham has addressed Bruce Springsteen following the legendary rocker's decision to cancel a concert in protest over the state's new "bathroom bill."

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Springsteen last week announced he was scrapping a show over legislation officially known as the Public Facilities Privacy & Security Act.

"To my mind, it’s an attempt by people who cannot stand the progress our country has made in recognizing the human rights of all of our citizens to overturn that progress," he wrote in an open letter to fans.

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Graham, who lives in western North Carolina, responded in an open letter of his own:

"Bruce Springsteen, a long-time gay rights activist, has cancelled his North Carolina concert. He says the NC law #‎HB2 to prevent men from being able to use women's restrooms and locker rooms is going 'backwards instead of forwards.' Well, to be honest, we need to go back! Back to God. Back to respecting and honoring His commands. Back to common sense.

Mr. Springsteen, a nation embracing sin and bowing at the feet of godless secularism and political correctness is not progress.

I’m thankful North Carolina has a governor, Pat McCrory, and a lieutenant governor, Dan Forest, and legislators who put the safety of our women and children first! HB2 protects the safety and privacy of women and children and preserves the human rights of millions of faith-based citizens of this state."


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