By Tony Perkins
Family Research Council
February 24, 2017
The boycott North Carolina bandwagon has a new rider: the NAACP. Despite the fact that most people’s attention is on Texas, not Tarheels, some far-Left groups are still trying to inflict pain on the states that listened to voters and protected privacy. But if inflicting pain was what the NAACP had in mind, they’ll have to try harder. Today, they showed how selectively they view those civil rights by urging businesses to pack up and leave the state because it wouldn’t let men into the girls’ restrooms. Although the details of the boycott are unclear, the organization’s CEO, President Cornell William Brooks, issued an angry statement insisting that North Carolina is oppressing its people.
“The federal court has declared and North Carolina citizens have discovered that partisan legislators are discriminating in the voting booth, school bathrooms, the workplace and across the state. Seldom has such a poisonously partisan few violated the rights of a nonpartisan many: workers rights, LGBTQ rights, civil rights, and voting rights. Therefore, the NAACP must use the power of the purse to demonstrate the power of our democracy. We will use economic leverage, moral persuasion, civil disobedience and litigation in North Carolina and across the nation–as needed and now. Unrelenting resistance is the order of the day.”
Having an economic impact on the state is a tall order, especially after North Carolina has not only weathered the storm over HB 2—but thrived in it. Read the rest of this entry