Hypocrite of the Year Award . . .
|Bathroom battles continue in North Carolina. When|
did allowing men into the ladies' room become
part of America's corporate culture & values?
by Gary Bauer, Contributing Author: The bathroom battles are continuing in the Tar Heel State. Paypal announced yesterday that it was cancelling plans to open a new operations center in North Carolina, potentially costing the state 400 new jobs.
PayPal CEO Dan Schulman blasted North Carolina, saying, "The new law perpetuates discrimination and it violates the values and principles that are at the core of PayPal's mission and culture."
Really? When did allowing men into the ladies' room become part of America's corporate culture and values? Do the women working at PayPal want to share bathrooms with men? I doubt it.
As it turns out, gay rights really isn't much of a priority for Mr. Schulman or PayPal. This is all about sanctimonious public relations and browbeating the vast majority of Americans into submission.
Reverend Franklin Graham pounced on Schulman's statement, declaring PayPal to be the winner of the "Hypocrite of the Year Award."
In a powerful statement, Rev. Graham, quoting Rep. Robert Pittenger (R-NC), noted that "PayPal does business in 25 countries where homosexual behavior is illegal, including 5 countries where the penalty is death. . ."
Graham continued, "Just last month PayPal announced they would be expanding into Cuba, a country in which homosexuals and transgender people are imprisoned, tortured and executed."
Reverend Graham praised the courage and backbone of North Carolina's elected leaders and called men and women of faith to pray for them. I join him in that call. After you are done praying, perhaps you might consider cancelling your PayPal account!
Gary Bauer is a conservative family values advocate and serves as president of American Values and chairman of the Campaign for Working Families
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