Religious leaders calling for Home Depot boycott over Georgia voting law

  

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Via:  texan1211  •  4 weeks ago  •  22 comments

By:   Jordan Williams (MSN)

Religious leaders calling for Home Depot boycott over Georgia voting law
A group of religious leaders is calling for a boycott of Home Depot over Georgia's controversial voting law. The group, led by Bishop Reginald T. Jackson, who is the president of the Sixth Episcopal District of the African Methodist Episcopal Church, plans to announce the boycott in a press conference on Tuesday, according to 11 Alive in Atlanta. The boycott comes after Atlanta-based Home Depot failed to speak publicly against SB 202, which...

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A group of religious leaders is calling for a boycott of Home Depot over Georgia's controversial voting law.

The group, led by Bishop Reginald T. Jackson, who is the president of the Sixth Episcopal District of the African Methodist Episcopal Church, plans to announce the boycott in a press conference on Tuesday, according to 11 Alive in Atlanta.

The boycott comes after Atlanta-based Home Depot failed to speak publicly against SB 202, which Gov. Brian Kemp (R) signed into law late last month.

The company also failed to attend a virtual meeting with the leaders and other corporate executives on the law, according to the news outlet.

Coca-Cola, which is also based in Atlanta, convened a virtual meeting but the faith leaders said that Home Depot "chose not to attend the meeting, ignored a series of follow-up requests, and has failed to speak publicly on the new law," according to 11 Alive.

The boycott will be the first formal boycott after attempts at discussions with the company failed.

Speaking to The New York Times, Jackson said the company "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"

In a statement to The Hill, a spokesperson for Home Depot said "we've decided that the most appropriate approach for us to take is to continue to underscore our statement that all elections should be accessible, fair and secure and support broad voter participation, and to continue to work to ensure our associates in Georgia and across the country have the information and resources to vote."

While Home Depot has not specifically spoken out against SB 202, the Times noted that the company issued a statement saying "the most appropriate approach for us to take is to continue to underscore our belief that all elections should be accessible, fair and secure."

Other companies, such as Coca-Cola and Delta Airlines, have spoken out against the law and raised concerns about it.

At least five lawsuits have been filed against SB 2020 within a month of its enactment.

Among other provisions, SB 202 added photo ID requirements for absentee voting and limited the use of ballot drop boxes. A more controversial provision prohibits food and water from being handed to people waiting in line.


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Texan1211
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1  seeder  Texan1211    4 weeks ago

Seems counterproductive to me to hurt the people of Georgia and other states because of a law they don't like.

 
 
 
JBB
PhD Principal
1.1  JBB  replied to  Texan1211 @1    4 weeks ago

Yet the racist discriminatory laws hurt people!

 
 
 
Texan1211
Professor Principal
1.1.1  seeder  Texan1211  replied to  JBB @1.1    4 weeks ago

What racist discriminatory laws are you talking about? We managed to do away with the Democratic Jim Crow laws decades ago!

 
 
 
Perrie Halpern R.A.
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1.1.2  Perrie Halpern R.A.  replied to  Texan1211 @1.1.1    4 weeks ago

It was democrats that got rid of Jim Crow laws. The parties you are referring to, no longer exist anymore.

 
 
 
Texan1211
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1.1.3  seeder  Texan1211  replied to  Perrie Halpern R.A. @1.1.2    4 weeks ago

Fitting, since it was racist Democrats who instituted those Jim Crow laws, don't you agree?

 
 
 
Hallux
Freshman Principal
1.1.4  Hallux  replied to  Texan1211 @1.1.3    4 weeks ago

Those racist democrats were cast adrift only to be saved by the GoP of the time putting the final nail into Lincoln's coffin. Neither party is what they were.

 
 
 
Texan1211
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1.1.5  seeder  Texan1211  replied to  Hallux @1.1.4    4 weeks ago

Cast adrift? Who do you think you are trying to fool here?

 
 
 
Hallux
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1.1.6  Hallux  replied to  Texan1211 @1.1.5    4 weeks ago

Obviously not the same people you are trying to fool.

 
 
 
Texan1211
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1.1.7  seeder  Texan1211  replied to  Hallux @1.1.6    4 weeks ago

But I didn't rewrite history like you tried to do, so there's that.

 
 
 
Sean Treacy
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1.1.8  Sean Treacy  replied to  Perrie Halpern R.A. @1.1.2    4 weeks ago
The parties you are referring to, no longer exist anymore.

No they sure do. You have the party of  governmental discrimination,  the Democrats and one that wants the law to be colorblind, the Republicans.  

 
 
 
Dismayed Patriot
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1.1.9  Dismayed Patriot  replied to  Sean Treacy @1.1.8    4 weeks ago
and one that wants the law to be colorblind, the Republicans.

That's like the Catholic Church saying that the number of pedophile priests will greatly diminish if everyone would just agree to stop talking about it. Simply refusing to acknowledge systemic racism and claiming that "outcomes" do not really prove racism exists is just like saying the large number of raped kids doesn't prove that the Catholic Church was harboring pedophiles.

What Republicans seem to want is for there to be no mention of race so that they can go about their business of being the least diverse political party in America and pushing blatantly white Christian-centric policies without anyone noticing. They have been caught taking data on voting patterns by race and, with that data in hand, drafting laws that "target African-Americans with almost surgical precision," according to the courts, yet they claim they're the ones who want America to be "colorblind". Apparently they also want America to be gullible idiots that turn a "colorblind eye" to their obvious blatant bigotry. There is a reason why the vast majority of white supremacists, KKK, neo-Nazi's and white nationalists were drawn to the Republican party, and it wasn't because they believed the party was "colorblind".

 
 
 
r.t..b...
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1.1.10  r.t..b...  replied to  Dismayed Patriot @1.1.9    4 weeks ago

This comment could preface every rebuttal to any post confronting the too often voiced disassociation with the facts.

Well said and worthy of being repeated. 

 
 
 
Sean Treacy
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1.1.11  Sean Treacy  replied to  Dismayed Patriot @1.1.9    4 weeks ago
hat's like the Catholic Church saying that the number of pedophile priests will greatly diminish if everyone would just agree to stop talking abo

And you are argument is like saying pedophilia is good because it makes up for past pedophilia. You literally want  the government to engage in systematic, institutional racism and to do so for perpetuity. 

nd claiming that "outcomes" do not really prove racism exist

And Democrats believe all  outcomes are controlled by racism. That race defines every interaction between people.  

licans seem to want is for there to be no mention of ra

No, they just want to end discrimination. Democrats want to perpetuate it. 

y have been caught taking data on voting patterns by race

You know Democrats are the one who insist on race based voting districts, right? 

 
 
 
Dismayed Patriot
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1.1.12  Dismayed Patriot  replied to  Sean Treacy @1.1.11    4 weeks ago
And you are argument is like saying pedophilia is good because it makes up for past pedophilia.

Nope, not at all. What I'm saying is that it's okay to expose racism (and pedophilia) where it is found regardless of whether it ruins some Priests life and that the government (or Church) should work hard at paying the victims and their families some compensation with proactive laws (or money from the Church) that promote diversity. That is not reverse racism (or reverse pedophilia) in any way.

they just want to end discrimination. Democrats want to perpetuate it.

Just more ignorant bullshit. Republicans wanting to sweep racism under the carpet doesn't end discrimination, and Democrats wanting to expose it does not perpetuate it. That kind of moronic belief is something that some desperate bigots have invented as a way to deflect and distract from their deep seated prejudices and is no different than the childish retort of "I'm rubber, you're glue, whatever you say bounces off me and sticks to you!".

You know Democrats are the one who insist on race based voting districts, right?

No, because that isn't even remotely true. Just more childish "I know you are, but what am I" deflection. Why not try and address the actual facts that the courts found in that case I mentioned in NC? Of course that would take actually reading something and learning something and accepting that Republicans were caught red handed which I'm sure doesn't play well in certain red States and conservative circles that spend almost all their time trying to deflect responsibility and hide their prejudices behind childish retorts.

 
 
 
Sean Treacy
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1.1.13  Sean Treacy  replied to  Dismayed Patriot @1.1.12    4 weeks ago
all. What I'm saying is that it's okay to expose racism (and pedophilia) where it is found regardless of whether it

But you are advocating for more racism, or pedophilia in this example. You support it and support the government engaging in it.

IF you support stopping racism, or pedophile, you stop engaging in racism or pedophilia. .

Just more ignorant bullshit.

Do you not understasnd the English language? Or do you not understand the policies of the democratic party?   Either that or you are gaslighting the forum, because the democrats openly support racial discrimination. It's not debatable. 

No, because that isn't even remotely true. 

Of course it is. Are you that ignorant of recent American history? Imagine trying to claim that liberal Democrats didn't create racially  gerrymandered maps to create \  majority minority districts. 

 
 
 
pat wilson
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1.2  pat wilson  replied to  Texan1211 @1    4 weeks ago

Seems counterproductive to me to try hurt a corporation that has kept it's mouth shut.

 
 
 
MsAubrey (aka Ahyoka)
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2  MsAubrey (aka Ahyoka)    4 weeks ago

Why do religious people believe that the corporation, Home Depot should be involved in political things again?

Better question... why do corporations believe they should be involved in political things in the first place?

 
 
 
MsAubrey (aka Ahyoka)
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2.1  MsAubrey (aka Ahyoka)  replied to  MsAubrey (aka Ahyoka) @2    4 weeks ago

Let's even go further...

Why are religious people getting involved in political things? Isn't there supposed to be a separation of church and state?

 
 
 
Tacos!
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2.1.1  Tacos!  replied to  MsAubrey (aka Ahyoka) @2.1    4 weeks ago
Why are religious people getting involved in political things? Isn't there supposed to be a separation of church and state?

You had better believe we’d be hearing that from the local atheists if these religious people were advocating for a conservative cause.

 
 
 
Perrie Halpern R.A.
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2.2  Perrie Halpern R.A.  replied to  MsAubrey (aka Ahyoka) @2    4 weeks ago
Better question... why do corporations believe they should be involved in political things in the first place?

Well, when "Citizens United" took effect, it changed that whole thing. One of the biggest mistakes ever made by our government.

 
 
 
Tacos!
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3  Tacos!    4 weeks ago

Boycott Home Depot? Not effing likely! Clearly these religious people never do any work around the house.

 
 
 
Kathleen
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4  Kathleen    4 weeks ago

Glad to see that some companies decide to stay out of it.

Where is it written that you have to participate in political and religious issues?

Time to stop the ‘bullying’.

 
 
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