Roger Waters faces protest in Tennessee

Evangelical leader calls for protest of anti-Israel Roger Waters in Nashville.

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Laurie Cardoza-Moore, president of the Tennessee-based Proclaiming Justice to the Nations (PJTN), on Thursday called on all Jews, Christians and people of conscience to protest Roger Waters’ concert this Sunday at the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville.

Waters, the former Pink Floyd musician, is known for his anti-Israel views and for his encouragement of boycotts against Israel.

Waters has in the past compared Israel to Nazi Germany, saying in an interview, “The situation in Israel/Palestine, with the occupation, the ethnic cleansing and the systematic racist apartheid Israeli regime is unacceptable.”

He previously released a giant balloon pig bearing the Star of David during a concert in Belgium. Concert-goers said the Jewish star was among several symbols representing various corporations and fascist movements.

If that is not enough, Waters has frequently blasted other musicians for choosing to perform in Israel and has pressured them to cancel their performances.

Artists he has attacked include Jon Bon Jovi, Alan Parsons, the Rolling Stones, Neil Young, Radiohead and actress Scarlett Johansson.

“Roger Waters is a global symbol of Jew Hatred that should not be welcome in Nashville or anywhere else in the United States of America,” Cardoza-Moore said on Thursday, adding, “Roger Waters is the poster boy for BDS, it’s time to give him a taste of his own medicine and send a strong message that anti-Semites aren’t welcome in Tennessee.”

“The BDS movement has been hailed by Hamas, they both seek the total destruction of the Jewish State. Furthermore, BDS are responsible for an increase in anti-Semitism and violent attacks on Jewish students on campuses in America and around the world. Tennessee was the first state to pass legislation to publicly condemn the BDS movement. The BDS global brand ambassador should not be able to peddle his lies and conspiracies onstage within the city of Nashville,” she concluded.

In July, Cardoza-Moore urged Floridians to protest Waters' concert at the American Airlines Arena in Miami.

Previously, the Zionist Organization of America (ZOA) criticized performance arenas and concert facilities throughout North America for giving Waters a platform.

The ZOA also criticized radio stations across the nation that are promoting Waters’ concerts and giving away tickets to them, thereby encouraging more people to be exposed to his lie-filled, hateful anti-Israel rants.