Every lefty, elitist segment of our society is jumping on the bully bandwagon after North Carolina. Why? Well, they dared pass a law protecting the women and children of their state from sexual predators in public bathrooms ... imagine that!
The politically correct winds are being blown by leftists toward Christians and those who hold to traditional values (you know, the values that built Western civilization). And with the hot air blown from elitist pie-holes came the pathetic threats of boycotts, including such loony luminaries as:
• Bruce 'The Boss of Nothing' Springsteen
• Cyndi 'girls just wanna have an extended career' Lauper
• Ringo Starr (arguably the worst drummer in music history)
• Ani DiFranco (self-labeled 'Righteous Babe', more like Feminist Badger)
• Mumford and Sons (yawn)
A slowly increasing list (watching to see if the public notices) of people who matter little to nothing in our daily lives. They should try a new marketing idea. They may get the ancillary fan (with no life to speak of) following them, but everyone else sees this as the typical actions of schoolyard bullies. Funny thing is, we can live without all of the above; they, on the other hand, cannot survive in their careers without us and our greenbacks!
As usual, the Left and their minions turn everything done to protect the truly innocent in society into fodder for their persecution complex.
The bill in question, House Bill 2, or HB2 is not an anti-LGBT (...LMNOP) law, but rather a pro-woman and pro-child bill to prevent predators from gaining access to innocent prey in restrooms and assault, molest or rape victims. The Lt. Governor of NC said concerning HB2:
If our action in keeping men out of women's bathrooms and showers protected the life of just one child or one woman from being molested or assaulted, then it was worth it.
This boycott of NC is typical of the Left's devaluing of children from the womb. If they are mere 'tissue', then what does it matter if a man, who today feels like a woman, gets his jollies fondling a child?!
Well, here's a question for these oppressors of traditional values and their weenie minions: If NC was a majority Muslim state, and Muslim lawmakers passed this Bill, would you still call for a boycott?
Islam, according to its scholars, the Quran and the quintessential example in the world, Saudi Arabia, believes LGBT is haram (forbidden). As a matter of fact, gays are put to death in accordance with Islamic Sharia Law. We see this even today in Islamic countries:
Reliance of the Traveler is the manual for Islamic Sharia Law. It calls for death to homosexuals. According to this Shafi law book, assembled in the Medieval Age (rev. ed., trans. Nuh Ha Mim Keller, Beltsville, Maryland: Amana, 1994), the punishment of stoning the homosexual must be imposed, provided that he or she has reached puberty, is sane, and committed the act voluntarily: "no matter whether the person is a Muslim, a non-Muslim subject of the Islamic State, or someone who has left Islam" (p. 610, 012.1). An additional requirement is whether the person can remain chaste (is in a legal marriage). Therefore, this law book requires the judge to impose death by stoning, as opposed to the Sunni Shafi Law Code, which permits discretionary punishment.
The Quran (Islam’s holy book) clearly states that homosexuality "transgresses the limits" of nature (Sura 7:80-84). The punishment for the inhabitants of Sodom was a storm of dry clay: "We rained upon his people," which is based on Genesis 18 and 19.
Suras 11:82 and 15:74 state that dry clay was rained on Sodom. From these and other Quranic verses, and some Hadith passages (Hadiths are the traditions of Muhammad), Islamic legal scholars have established punishments for sodomy.
And yet, not a peep out of progressive pie-holes.
But if you happen to come from a Judeo-Christian background, and want to protect the innocent, you're the devil incarnate.
Personally, I don't give a Cirque du Soleil (BTW they're refusing to swing from a trapeze in NC) what these celebs think. Their dismissive attitude toward children in the womb (most of these are fine with abortion) makes their actions concerning trannies' feelings, meaningless.
Until these pompous personages confront and condemn the hate and homicidal tendencies of Islam, all their self-serving actions will be like their importance in our lives: futile.
Audrey Russo is host of the weekly REELTalk Radio Show based in New York City. Her articles on the Middle East, national security, terrorism and cultural issues have been published widely. Audrey is also an active member of the NYC performing arts community as a singer and actor.