When Georgia enacted its controversial new voter ID law, Home Depot released this statement “We believe that all elections should be accessible, fair and secure and support broad voter participation. We’ll continue to work to ensure our associates, both in Georgia and across the country, have the information and resources to vote.”
Despite the inarguably rational points made by Home Depot, woke activists have raged against the company for not condemning the new Georgia law enough. Chris Enloe reports at The Blaze:
According to the New York Times, a coalition of black faith leaders are demanding a boycott of Home Depot because they believe the company “abdicated its responsibility as a good corporate citizen by not pushing back on the state’s new voting law.”
Bishop Reginald Jackson, who leads all 534 African Methodist Episcopal churches in the Peach State, claimed Home Depot “demonstrated an indifference, a lack of response to the call, not only from clergy, but a call from other groups to speak out in opposition to this legislation.”
“We don’t believe this is simply a political matter,” Jackson told the Times. “This is a matter that deals with securing the future of this democracy, and the greatest right in this democracy is the right to vote.”
Rev. Timothy McDonald III, a pastor in Atlanta, added, “This is not just a Georgia issue; we’re talking about democracy in America that is under threat. We’ve got to use whatever leverage and power, spiritual fortitude that we have, including our dollars, to help people to understand that this is a national campaign.”
However, other activists who spoke with the Times said they could not support a boycott because such efforts impact working-class people.
Still, others suggested any impact to workers is acceptable collateral damage.
“It is unfortunate for those who will be impacted by this, but how many more million will be impacted if they don’t have the right to vote?” said Jamal Bryant, the senior pastor of a church in Lithonia. “And so in weighing it out, we understand, tongue in cheek, that this is a necessary evil. But it has to happen in order for the good to happen.”
Congressman Burgess Owens slammed Democrats’ criticisms of the Georgia law in a recent address to the Senate Judiciary Committee.
Senator Rick Scott joined Fox News last night to discuss the issue. Watch the video below.
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