I saw this story linked somewhere yesterday, but found it again elsewhere today; from the NYT:
A major coalition of Black faith leaders in Georgia, representing more than 1,000 churches in the state, will call on Tuesday for a boycott of Home Depot, arguing that the company has abdicated its responsibility as a good corporate citizen by not pushing back on the state’s new voting law.The call for a boycott, led by Bishop Reginald T. Jackson, who oversees all 534 African Methodist Episcopal churches in Georgia, represents one of the first major steps to put significant economic pressure on businesses to be more vocal in opposing Republican efforts in Georgia and around the country to enact new restrictions on voting.“We don’t believe this is simply a political matter,” Bishop Jackson said in an interview. “This is a matter that deals with securing the future of this democracy, and the greatest right in this democracy is the right to vote.”Home Depot, Mr. Jackson said, “demonstrated an indifference, a lack of response to the call, not only from clergy, but a call from other groups to speak out in opposition to this legislation.”
So now boycotts of companies are being urged by progs not only against companies that do things they don’t like, but now against companies that fail to do things they think they ought to, namely, taking a prog political stand instead of neutrality.
I call for a boycott of all churches that do not put preaching the gospel as their highest priority, and especially ones that engage in proggy social activism of this kind. That’s not Christianity. It’s churchianity.