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Pro-amendment forces can’t muster a single CEO to speak in documentary

WRAL TV has produced a 21 minute documentary on Amendment One that debuted last night. One of the most remarkable moments in the program occurs when host David Crabtree explores the attitudes of the state’s business community toward the amendment. After highlighting a letter in opposition signed by 75 CEO’s, he reports the following amazing fact:

“We tried to find a CEO who supports Amendment One to interview. We worked with the two lead organizations campaigning for it, the North Carolina Family Policy Council and the NC Values Coalition. They could not find a pro-Amendment CEO willing to be interviewed for this documentary.”

Not even one?! It would seem pretty clear which way the state business community is leaning on this issue.

4 Comments


  1. Nonanon

    April 24, 2012 at 1:08 pm

    Why would any CEO go on record as supporting the amendment? It would be bad business. It’s up to the citizens of the state to set the moral boundaries, not company executives.

  2. Carson

    April 24, 2012 at 1:33 pm

    @Nonanon Except company executives are still people, and therefore are still state citizens. They have a say on this legislation as well. The facts show that 75 CEO’s are against this amendment, and there are ZERO CEO’s who support the amendment that are willing to say so. If it was bad for a business to choose sides on a political/social issue, then why would 75 CEO’s speak out against the amendment?

  3. Rob Schofield

    April 24, 2012 at 1:55 pm

    If CEO’s thought amendment would be good for business, you can be sure they’d be speaking out. Obviously, it won’t be so they’re not.

  4. david esmay

    April 24, 2012 at 3:48 pm

    @nonanon, civil liberties should never be put to a public vote, a majority to vote against the rights of a minority’s civil rights is against the 14th Amendment. Morality has nothing to do with it, discrimination is amoral.

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