A large black church group in Georgia, representing over 1,000 churches, is now calling for a boycott of Home Depot because they haven’t pushed back against the new Georgia election law:
NY TIMES – A major coalition of Black faith leaders in Georgia, representing more than 1,000 churches in the state, will call on Tuesday for a boycott of Home Depot, arguing that the company has abdicated its responsibility as a good corporate citizen by not pushing back on the state’s new voting law.
The call for a boycott, led by Bishop Reginald T. Jackson, who oversees all 534 African Methodist Episcopal churches in Georgia, represents one of the first major steps to put significant economic pressure on businesses to be more vocal in opposing Republican efforts in Georgia and around the country to enact new restrictions on voting.
“We don’t believe this is simply a political matter,” Bishop Jackson said in an interview. “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.”
Home Depot, Mr. Jackson said, “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.”
“This is not just a Georgia issue; we’re talking about democracy in America that is under threat,” said the Rev. Timothy McDonald III, the pastor of the First Iconium Baptist Church in Atlanta. “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.”
Home Depot’s headquarters are in Georgia, and it is one of the largest employers in the state. But while other major Georgia corporations like Coca-Cola and Delta have spoken out against the state’s new voting law, Home Depot has not, offering only a statement this month that “the most appropriate approach for us to take is to continue to underscore our belief that all elections should be accessible, fair and secure.”
This really is despicable. Because Home Depot isn’t woke enough to oppose the Georgia election law, they are being targeted by this so-called ‘church’ group for a boycott of their stores. They are being ‘made to care’, as Eric Erickson has famously said, or else they will suffer the consequences.
Well two can play this game. Just like we supported Chick-fil-a a few years ago, it’s time to support Home Depot and fight back against these leftists. Even if this boycott turns out to be unsuccessful at making a dent into Home Depot’s bottom line, I’m still going to shop at Home Depot because they’ve tried to stay out of the political fray on this issue and I want to show them my appreciation. I’m sick of woke corporations siding with these socialists trying to tear down our country.