After North Carolina passed what some are calling an “anti-LGBT law,” a handful of company heads have come down on the state and its lawmakers. Pepsi-Co CEO, Hewlett-Packard, Qualcomm, and others are already on record in opposition.
The most recent company to show its disapproval is the online money transfer company,PayPal. In response to the passage of the North Carolina law, the company has said it has ceased plans to open its new global operations center in Charolette.
“The new law perpetuates discrimination and it violates the values and principles that are at the core of PayPal’s mission and culture,” said PayPal Chief Executive Dan Schulman. “As a result, PayPal will not move forward with our planned expansion into Charlotte.”
But what does the new law, HB2, actually do?
It prevents those who identify as “transgendered” from using bathrooms that don’t match the sex on their birth certificates, giving HB2 the nickname, “the bathroom law.” By the way, this only applies to government buildings. Private businesses can still include whatever kind of bathroom they want.
Hundreds of mostly small businesses have shown their support for HB2, and Tami Fitzgerald of the North Carolina Values Coalition as accused PayPal of being another out of state corporation that is “trying to bully the state of North Carolina.”
The law is being called “discriminatory” by LGBT activists, and they claim it would open the door for further discrimination in the future. They aren’t wrong. The bill isdiscriminatory, but they operate under the assumption that all discrimination is bad.
For instance, it’s ridiculous to say that a man should be allowed to follow a woman into the bathroom because he claims he too is a woman.
Thankfully not all businesses are buckling to the powerful pro-rape special interest groups, via Sports Illustrated’s wire:
The NFL will not move its owners meetings in May out of North Carolina despite a controversial new law that critics say is discriminatory against the LGBT community, a league spokesman told ESPN’s David Newton.
“We embrace diversity and inclusiveness in all of our policies,” spokesman Brian McCarthy told ESPN. “The Panthers have made clear their position of non-discrimination and respect for all their fans. The city of Charlotte also has made clear its position.
“The meeting will take place in the city of Charlotte.”
The state’s new law, passed last month in just 12 hours, requires transgender people to use public bathrooms that match the gender on their birth certificates, rather than the one they identify with. Only transgender people whose biological sex has been changed on their birth certificate are exempt under the new law.
And I do have an issue with the headline, “NFL owners meetings stay in North Carolina despite controversial law” Seriously? This law is controversial, but the notion of towns helping to enable rapists isn’t? And Radical Leftist governors are showing their solidarity with rapists, even if their stances seem somewhat hypocritical, from National Review’s Matthew Hennessey:
Malloy must have enjoyed the afternoon of attention that the Indiana incident brought, because last month he leapt at another juicy opportunity to grab the mic and advertise his pristine virtue. This time it was North Carolina’s democratically elected legislature that no one in Connecticut was demanding be punished. Tar Heel State lawmakers drew the ire of righteous liberals everywhere when they passed a bill requiring that people use bathrooms and changing facilities according to their biological gender.
Did you know that Malloy made an official visit to Ireland last year, where abortion is still illegal? I hope his Planned Parenthood friends don’t find out. He also found time for a pit stop in Germany, where prosecutors are currently weighing whether to drop a charge carrying a three-year prison sentence on a TV comedian for “insulting” Turkey’s president with a satirical poem. Now that’s the kind of place that poses a real danger to Connecticut people when they visit.
Come to think of it, didn’t Dan Malloy and staff embark on an eight-day, taxpayer-funded trade mission to China in 2012? Yes, I think they did. And I’m pretty sure that it’s still significantly worse to be gay or transgendered in China than it is in Indiana, Mississippi, or North Carolina. Same-sex marriage is not legal in China and the depiction of gay characters on TV has recently been banned there.
And earlier in this post I mentioned Paypal allying itself wit the pro-rape forces, and Bradford Richardson at the Washington Times shines a spotlight on their hypocrisy:
PayPal drew a line in the sand when North Carolina enacted a law prohibiting people from using the restrooms of the opposite sex, but critics say that line got washed away on the shores of Malaysia, a nation that consistently ranks among the least LGBT-friendly in the world.
The company canceled its plan to build a global operations center in Charlotte after the passage of HB2, which CEO Daniel Schulman called discrimination against the transgendered. He noted that the move would cost North Carolina 400 well-paying jobs.
Richardson doesn’t stop with Paypal – he also points out Apple’s stores in Saudi Arabia and American Airlines doing business with those darling of the Radical Left, the organized crime organization that runs Cuba. If this makes the pro-rapers seem hypocritical, it really isn’t to them if you understand their mindset. Force has increasingly become the only thing that these bullies respect. They only attack soft targets who commit minor infractions like trying to protect women from stalkers – the regimes that imprison or kill gays, well, those are battles that can’t be fought with some hash tags and harassment. Personally, I find imprisonment and murder more serious that picking a bathroom, but there are some areas where the lefties and us have to agree to disagree.
Back to the title of this post, a year ago I was asking if the media was trying to incite Christians to violence by sending the message that if you kill enough lefties they’ll just cower and leave you alone. Obviously, what I suggested in my headline is ridiculous, and if you think I’m seriously proposing it you’re an idiot. But if you’re a Lefty and truly believe in defending gay rights you should be asking yourself some hard questions, ones whose answers you’re not going to like. And sadly, the fact that you won’t like the answers is exactly why you won’t ask.
Cross posted from Brother Bob’s Blog