Pearl Jam Cancels Raleigh Concert Over HB2: Who Does This Really Hurt?

Another group taking a Brave Stance

(WNCN) The fallout from North Carolina’s passing of House Bill 2 continued Monday, with rock bands Pearl Jam and Boston dropping in North Carolina.

Pearl Jam was scheduled to play in Raleigh Wednesday night.

“The HB2 law that was recently passed is a despicable piece of legislation that encourages discrimination against an entire group of American citizens,” the band said in a statement. “The practical implications are expansive and its negative impact upon basic human rights is profound. We want America to be a place where no one can be turned away from a business because of who they love or fired from their job for who they are.”

Question for Pearl Jam: will the pledge to only play venues that have official written policies that allow the gender confused to use the bathroom of their “gender identity”? This goes for Boston, as well. Of course, no one can be fired for who they are, under existing state and federal law. Facts do not matter to any of these people. Perhaps Pearl Jam might cancel their Chicago concerts, over the way the police, as directed by Mayor Rahm Emanuel (Democrat), are treating Blacks. From Twitchy

Plenty more at the link.

All this concern over state law which restricts state, local, and county governments in North Carolina from forcing the private sector to create accommodations for the gender confused, who, at most, represent just .3% of the population, while telling the gender confused they have to use the bathroom of their biological identity on state, local, and county property. But, there are no penalties included if they do, because the law isn’t about the gender confused: it’s about restricting over-bearing government.

But, hey, this is all fine, because companies and groups and such are currently making Brave Stances, but it’ll all blow over in short order, and it’ll be back to business as usual.

None of the upcoming venues have official policies about the gender confused using the bathroom of their choice.

Interestingly, none of these folks complaining about HB2 are particularly concerned about the way the LBGT community is treated by radical Islam and in Islamic countries. It’s almost like this is just a wedge issue and something to be used politically without any real deep caring.

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