Franklin Graham Slams Bruce Springsteen in 'Bigotry' Row Over Transgender Bathroom Law
Evangelist Franklin Graham has slammed rock singer Bruce Springsteen's decision to cancel a planned concert in North Carolina over a state law that bars transgender people from using bathrooms that don't correspond to their birth gender.
"Bruce Springsteen, a long-time gay rights activist, has cancelled his North Carolina concert. He says the N.C. 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," Graham wrote on his Facebook page....
Hey Bruce Springsteen, why don't you open the bathrooms to your mansion (especially when your wife & daughters are showering) to all of the transgenders and homosexuals in your neighborhood. And make sure that you invite your friend Bruce Jenner! Let's see how transparent you really are???
Before Pelagius, Arminius the Wesleys and the Grahams there was Scripture which has always taught .....
"If anyone makes the assistance of grace depend on the humility or obedience of man and does not agree that it is a gift of grace itself that we are obedient and humble, he contradicts the Apostle who says, "What have you that you did not receive?" (1 Cor. 4:7), and, "But by the grace of God I am what I am" (1 Cor. 15:10). If anyone affirms that we can form any right opinion or make any right choice which relates to the salvation of eternal life, or that we can be saved by assent to the preaching of the gospel through our natural powers without the effectual work of the Holy Spirit, who makes all whom He calls gladly and willingly assent to and believe in the truth, he is led astray from the plain teaching of Scripture by exalting the natural ability of man, and does not understand the voice of God who says in the Gospel, "For apart from me you can do nothing" (John 15:5), and the word of the Apostle, "Not that we are competent of ourselves to claim anything as coming from us; our competence is from God" (2 Cor. 3:5)." [Adapted from The Council of Orange (529 AD)]
I don't usually agree with Franklin since he sadly has the religious malady of Roman Arminianism. Very sad that some folks cannot interpret the Bible properly. However; In this case of Bruce Springsteen I agree that it is wicked and morally unjust to divert people to hell by teaching them what is evil - is actually good!!
"Isaiah 5:20 Woe unto them that call evil good, and good evil; that put darkness for light, and light for darkness; that put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter!"
Springsteen's big problem of course is that he is blind to good, blind to truth and does not know God or Christ. That means he is heading for hell and damnation for eternity. That's very sad too, but it is God's justice.
GOD on homosexuality states:- Romans 1:24 Wherefore God also gave them up to uncleanness through the lusts of their own hearts, to dishonour their own bodies between themselves: 25 Who changed the truth of God into a lie"
GOD on Unbelief states:- Hebrews 3:12 Take heed, brethren, lest there be in any of you an evil heart of unbelief, in departing from the living God."
""the salt of the earth," the means of the preservation of the wicked. Without the godly as a conserve the race would be utterly destroyed" CHS
No loss to NC. They are better off not having him on their state soil. He is vile and disgusting as most in the entertainment world are. Maybe he can play at the next NAMBLA fundraiser. The NC Atty Gen can join him so Bruce can give him a shout out. Support NC by considering a vacation there this year. Women and children will be safer and get the support they need. It will also send a message to the Atty Gen.
Good for Graham for slamming Springsteen. Springsteen was stupid to cancel that concert that would have generated thousands if not millions of dollars in revenue from the ticket sales. No performer in their right mind would cancel a concert for that stupid reason.
I guess we need to realize that those who are against a law to Not persecute people of faith who are not for men with dressed going to the bathroom with your 4 year old daughter; Are advocating persecuting Christians or people of faith. Besides, who but 60 year old guys actually buy or download music from a 60plus year old rock guy who mumbled his way to the bank. Idolatry needs to be cast aside from us. Because casting all, our pearls before swine does prove that they will turn on us and tear us to pieces.