Home Depot has become the target of a new boycott effort by Black faith leaders in Georgia because they would not oppose the state’s new voting reform law.
According to a Tuesday New York Times article, Pastor Jamal H. Bryant, who called anti-Semite Louis Farrakhan “one of the greatest leaders of our people,” called a boycott of the Home Depot a “necessary evil.”
Why did Bryant call the boycott necessary? Home Depot was unwilling to meet with clergy over concerns regarding Georgia’s new voting restrictions.
Bishop Reginald Jackson, who oversees Georgia’s African Methodist Episcopal churches, added in a Reuters news release, “If you as corporate leaders do not believe and lack the courage to speak out against this legislation, we will not spend our money to purchase your products.”
Unlike Delta, Coca-Cola and other “woke” Georgia companies that have embraced the left’s view of the state’s new law as alleged voter suppression, Home Depot has continued business as usual.
A Home Depot spokesperson told NBC News the company “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.”
Georgia Gov. Brain Kemp (R) responded to the faith leader boycott movement following a press conference.
“They did not ask to be in this political fight,” Kemp said of Home Depot. “It’s unfair to them, to their families, to their livelihoods to get targeted. This is a great company.”
The case is a powerful example of a company becoming a target of the left simply for not joining the left’s radical views. Home Depot makes products for building homes and home improvement. They are not a political organization.
Georgia’s progressive faith leaders somehow see Home Depot as racist for not opposing safer elections. Never mind that Home Depot helped with voter registration or had 1,800 employees serve at polling locations in the last election.
Unless you bow to the left’s demands, you become the next target.
There’s a powerful lesson for all Americans in the story of Home Depot. The left will never be satisfied with any response except full allegiance. There is no freedom of speech or room to feel free to “agree to disagree.” The attitude is “do what I tell you or else.”
That is not democracy. That is dictatorship.
In other words, socialism.
Georgia’s progressive faith leaders may not see it, but their very moves are the same ones other nations use to abuse Christians and shut down churches. Socialism removes private property and free speech, placing the government in the position of God.
Every conservative needs to take a shopping trip to Home Depot today—or at least visit online. Let them know through your support that you oppose the discrimination against them. The voices of America’s conservatives is still powerful enough to overcome the noise of the progressives seeking to destroy the values of our nation.