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Georgia Passes KKK Bill – First Company Declares Intention to Leave the State

21 Feb

Think it is time a lot of companies vote with their feet. These folks are trying to run a business – there is no room for this shit. You get and hire the best folks – and there isn’t any room for ignorant sanctimonious right wing so-called christian morons.

Kelvin Williams, co-founder of 375K

Telecom company abandoning Georgia after sweeping anti-gay bill passes: ‘We don’t tolerate that crap’

A Telecom company will be picking up and moving out of Georgia after state lawmakers passed sweeping anti-gay legislation, the New Civil Rights Movement reports.

Decatur-based 373K announced it would be leaving via Twitter. Its founders are outraged over the poorly-named First Amendment Defense Act, which extends legal cover state-wide to individuals and corporations to discriminate against LGBT people and same-sex couples.

Legal experts told the NCRM the law is likely unconstitutional. The heavily-criticized bill was slammed by State Senator Emanuel Jones, who pointed out it would protect the KKK.

“I’m gay, our CFO is gay, we have people from every walk of life working here,” co-founder Kelvin Williams told NCRM on Saturday. “I’ve got Muslims, Buddhists, atheists here. We’ve got great Christians working for us. They’ve never thought of not serving anyone – that’s not the message of Christ.”

“We don’t tolerate that crap,” he added definitively.

373K Client Relations Manager Brian Greene told NCRM the company no longer feels comfortable paying taxes in Georgia.

373K isn’t the only firm to pull business out of a state that passed anti-gay legislation. Last year, SalesForce CEO Marc Benioff announced the cancellation of “all programs that require our customers/employees to travel to Indiana to face discrimination.” Other companies, like Nike, Apple, Fortune 500 member Cummins, Eskenazi Health, Eli Lilly and Co., and NASCAR, also condemned the law, according to NCRM.

“If you’re not a white married Christian heterosexual, prepare to be persecuted,” Williams told NCRM, adding the lawmakers passing the bigoted legislation are “fake Christians.”

 

 
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Posted by on February 21, 2016 in The New Jim Crow

 

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6 responses to “Georgia Passes KKK Bill – First Company Declares Intention to Leave the State

  1. lkeke35

    February 21, 2016 at 9:42 AM

    The only thing the lawmakers of these states is doing really, is punishing its own people by making these states even poorer. It’s not a wonder, with these types of legislations, why some of the southern states are mired in horrific poverty, and the lawmakers aim to keep them like that. Even businesses don’t go there, people can’t work there.

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    • btx3

      February 21, 2016 at 11:56 AM

      The folks in the South are voting “values”, “religion, and race…

      Not economics.

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  2. Leyland7659

    February 21, 2016 at 10:31 AM

    The South has decided that the twenty-first century is not where they want to be. Others have a different view. Keep voting the way grandfather did, because he did and be assured that Georgia will be one of the worst places to live.

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    • btx3

      February 21, 2016 at 11:55 AM

      Looking at the numbers, Leyland -there has been considerable movement in black voting in the under 45 set.

      With white voters in the South, it is pretty much the same old tune that got the South to be last in the nation in the first place.

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      • Leyland7659

        February 21, 2016 at 1:19 PM

        I agree. But our history tells us that when groups perceive themselves to be losing power, very bad things happen.

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      • btx3

        February 21, 2016 at 7:10 PM

        Yes. However, far right extremism is cyclical in this country – as the same folk push back on every single change. And yes, there probably will be some violence.

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