Tuesday, April 06, 2021

Georgia GOP "Cancels" Coca-Cola

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Recently the Georgia Legislature passed a law that "expanded" voting access and voter integrity in the state.

However radical left Democrats immediately attacked the bill as oppressive and "racist," causing Major League Baseball to cancel the All-Star game scheduled for Atlanta this summer, costing businesses millions of dollars in revenue.

Coca-Cola, based in Atlanta, launched a misinformation campaign deliberately misleading the public about Georgia's voter integrity law.

Now the Georgia Republican Party has requested all Coke's products be removed from their office.

And Texas Gov. Abbot has announced that he will not be throwing out the first pitch to open the Texas Ranger's baseball season.

This is a developing public fight that is microcosmic of what's going on in our country---and it's very revealing. And concerning.

Be informed, not misled.

Coke gets woke.

In short---the Georgia legislature responded to the many "irregularities" during the last presidential election by passing common sense laws to help restore the integrity of the state elections and actually expand voter participation.

The radical left Democrats are upset because significant accountability has been placed on official ballots---who gets them, how they are delivered, and wholesale voting by mail has been restricted to align with most states in the country. And voter ID is required.

Coca-Cola, wanting to be "woke," immediately reacted to pressure from the far-left and began misleading the public through a massive campaign telling uninformed people that the new law was "racist" because it "oppresses" minorities---especially with the voter ID requirement.

All who have actually read the bill know that's a lie.

Not to be outdone, Major League Baseball joined Coke in their "wokeness," announcing they are pulling the scheduled All-Star game out of Atlanta, which will cost Georgia tens of millions of dollars of revenue.

Ironically, Coca-Cola corporation requires stockholders to have proper ID to attend stockholder meetings---but that's different.

Georgia GOP responds.

In a letter sent directly to Coke, the Georgia State House of Representatives said in part:

Given Coke's choice to cave to the pressure of of an out of control cancel culture, we respectfully request all Coca-Cola Company products be removed from our office suite immediately.

Should Coke choose to read the bill, share its true intentions and accept their role in the dissemination of mistruths, we would welcome a conversation to rebuild a working relationship.

Yesterday, the Job Creators Network announced that Major League Baseball's decision to pull the 2021 All-Star Game and draft out of Atlanta over the new election laws will cost "upwards of $100 million in economic damages" to Georgia.

The jobs experts pointed out that a lot of the businesses being hurt most by the "misrepresentation" of the new law are "minority-owned businesses" that "desperately" needed the revenue.

The Job Creators Network President Alfredo Ortiz says, "The bottom line is that, that law makes it easy to vote and hard to cheat."

He says he expects that kind of thing "from the political talking heads and political operatives like Joe Biden and Stacy Abrams, but I just don't expect it from CEOs of corporations that should be held to a higher standard...because they owe it to the public to speak to the truth."

Texas Governor Abbot has declined to throw out the ceremonial "first pitch" at the Texas Ranger's first home game---not because he doesn't support the local team, but because he cannot support the MLB's corporate decision to pull the All-Star Game out of  Georgia.

The corporate response is based on deception.

Truth is...

Truth be known, the Coke people probably didn't even have one of their lawyers read the bill, they simply followed the "woke" crowd and jumped in. 

While "content of character" was MLK's true test, today's social justice warriors make their determinations on the color of one's skin.

Truth be told, the radical left really doesn't care about voting rights for minorities, or anyone else. Their long history of misleading minorities to believe they are working for them is evaporating in the light of truth and fact.

When Donald Trump was elected President, the far-left Guardian published an article explaining to their social warrior colleagues what had just happened in America.

They said, "What has happened in America should not be seen as a victory for hatefulness over decency. It is more accurately understood as a repudiation of the American power structure."

The essence of their article is that America rejected the "established" power structure, which promised that Hillary Clinton and Jeb Bush would be the presidential candidates, and Hillary would beat Bust in the general election.

They explain how the political power structure of the left has shifted under the leadership of Bill Clinton and Barack Obama from the Democrats being the party who once represented the working class, to---over three decades---becoming the party of "Washington-based fundraisers, bundlers, analysts and pollsters raising money from from corporate and Wall Street executives."


Cancel culture is furthering Satan's plan to "devour" those who are misled. 

The Apostle Peter depicts Satan as a roaring lion that "prowls around seeking whom he may devour" (I Peter 5:8).

Relativism is at the heart of our current cancel culture. No fixed or absolute truth makes everyone into a god who decides what is their personal truth.

The cancel culture has become the religion of "wokeism," a religion that defines sin as what I don't agree with, and those who disagree with me are racist. homo-phobes, trans-phobes, or plain old bigots and haters. In any case unfit to live among the enlightened.

They then are condemned to personal punishment and ultimate cancellation. The "canceled" person is then subject to losing their job, friends, opportunities, etc.

However, in the religion of wokeism, there is no redemption. It is perpetual penance, with no hope of forgiveness or redemption.

Wokeism catagorizes "people groups" declaring them all guilty or not guilty based on relativistic views held by those in power. 

Christianity sees each of us personally and reaches out to each of us as individuals---with the possibility of mercy, grace, forgiveness, and restoration---if we personally accept Jesus Christ as our Savior.

The raging war is for the soul of our nation, and the individual. 

Christians must always focus our attention first and foremost on Jesus Christ, but let's not in the meantime abandon our earthly duties---our cultural responsibilities to faith, freedom, and family.

Simply put, the "cancel culture" of wokeism is Satan's counterfeit for Christianity. The counterfeit will destroy corporations and individuals.

Satan desires to malign and destroy, God desires mercy and restoration.

Cancel culture stands in stark contrast to Kingdom culture.

Be Informed. Be Discerning. Be Vigilant. Be Prayerful.