Rev. Franklin Graham.
Reverend Franklin Graham criticized rocker Bruce Springsteen for canceling a concert in North Carolina because he opposes the new state law there that prohibits biological males from using women's locker rooms, showers, and bathrooms, stating that Springsteen's pro-homosexual views are not progressive, but conducive to "embracing sin" and worshipping "godless secularism and political correctness."
"Bruce Springsteen, a long-time gay rights activist, has cancelled his North Carolina concert," said Franklin Graham in an April 9 post on Facebook. "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," said Rev. Graham. "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," said the reverend.
"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!" said Graham. "HB2 protects the safety and privacy of women and children and preserves the human rights of millions of faith-based citizens of this state."
HB2, which became a statewide law in North Carolina on March 23, overrides all city ordinances relative to the bathroom and locker room issue and states that people must use the bathroom designated to their sexual identity on their birth certificates: men use men's facilities, women use women's facilities.
Unisex and family bathrooms can be used by transgenders and whoever cares to use them. Also, if a person has a sex change operation and has their birth certificate changed to their new sexual identity, they may use the bathroom that matches their new identity.
Franklin Graham, 63, is the son of world-renowned evangelist Billy Graham, and lives in North Carolina. He is married and has five children, and oversees the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association (BGEA) and the international Christian relief group Samaritan's Purse.