April 19, 2016 by Chris Kite
Entertainers and corporations have had enough with bigotry. They recognize that states like North Carolina, Mississippi, and Georgia have passed hateful laws that hurt innocent people. These laws are discriminatory and intentionally hurtful. While they claim to use religious values as a basis, they have more in common with Militant Terrorist Muslims than with true Christians or with our Constitution.
Bruce Springsteen cancelled his show in North Carolina.
Ringo Starr cancelled his show in North Carolina.
Bryan Adams cancelled his show in Mississippi.
PayPal announced that it was cancelling plans for an expansion in North Carolina.
A number of states and corporations have announced plans to limit business in North Carolina.
All of this is in recognition of the fact that these laws are hurtful and discriminatory. They recognize that the vast majority of Americans are against discriminatory laws and that while it may speak to a “corporate conscious,” it also speaks to the marketing power of those that are willing to stand up against discrimination.
Sadly, it won’t stop the people that enacted these laws, or the people that voted in the haters that wrote and passed these laws. But it will send a message.
It also seems likely that even without these financial actions against the states that enact such legislation, these laws will likely be struck down by the Supreme Court of the United States. After the governments of the states and our country will have spend needless money battling in courts.
Discrimination is awful. But the good news is that not only does it hurt those that are discriminated against, but also those that had the brilliant idea to vote in people that would pass these laws.