North Carolina has enshrined into law new hateful and unconscionable repression of American citizens in the name of "religious freedom", that modern day buzzword for hate and bias.
All manner of boycotts and sanctions are being put into place to pressure the state to repeal it's disgusting law. Companies pulling out, official travel barred to North Carolina, and now a Bruce Springsteen concert cancelled by the rock star in a compelling show of solidarity with those that seek to repeal.
So worried are we about fanatical radical Islam in faraway lands.
In the twenty-first century, our own country is beset by fanatical radical Christians, subverting their religion as terrorists subvert Islam in Europe and the Middle East. North Carolina is not the sole locus of this deeply ingrained hate and intolerance.
The United States has a long and shameful history in not allowing various groups to enjoy the rights enshrined in our Constitution. You could say this malevolence is in our national DNA, tendencies that must forever be fought against by people of good will, on the journey of our nation to the fulfillment of it's highest ideals.
The repugnance of North Carolina's new law illustrates how long and unrelenting the fight will need to be.