Tuesday, February 23, 2016

WTF Georgia, Part Three: Georgia Based Telecom Will Relocate Out Of Hate State

No sooner had the Georgia Senate passed its controversial, and hate-filled, bill that would enshrine into law special protections for people of faith — and members of the KKK — to discriminate against LGBT people, than the uprising began …

Kelvin Williams, right, co-founder of 373K, a telecom company based in Decatur, Georgia, Tweeted out his disgust:
"We are very saddened by the Georgia Senate which passed #HB757 also known as #FADA. It's time to relocate."
Williams is a gay man who now longer feels welcomed in Georgia:
"I'm gay, our CFO is gay, we have people from every walk of life working here. 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."
Williams says the anti-gay bill is not good for Georgia, where the environment for businesses is also not good, so the move might be a win-win for his company.
"It's sad our state government wants to take us back in time. I wish Georgia would wake up. If you're not a white married Christian heterosexual, prepare to be persecuted."
And when he was asked if he was concerned his Tweet might lose business for 373K, Kelvin Williams said he doesn’t care; he said he chooses not to do business with those who support the legislation, whom he calls "fake Christians."

Cue the moving trucks, Georgia; the exodus has begun …

5 comments:

Michael Dodd said...

One can only hope that other companies start packing their bags and announcing clearly why they are doing it. I am Georgia-born and Texas-raised. What an embarrassment both states have become to me and to my Christian family.

the dogs' mother said...

If you hear let us know where they move to!

viktor kerney said...

It's so bad there. My friends are just shocked

Mitchell is Moving said...

Money talks. Let's see what happens next with that moronic and hateful legistlation.

Fearsome Beard said...

I respect him for being a leader and only hope that more companies follow suit. They will get my support.