NC Gov Slams PayPal for Hypocrisy on Bathroom Law: They Do Business in Iran, Sudan, Saudi Arabia

Leah Barkoukis
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Posted: May 10, 2016 8:40 AM
NC Gov Slams PayPal for Hypocrisy on Bathroom Law: They Do Business in Iran, Sudan, Saudi Arabia

Even before North Carolina began its legal battle with the Obama administration over its bathroom law, which requires people to use public restrooms that correspond to their biological gender, many, like presumptive GOP nominee Donald Trump, argued that the law was no good simply for economic reasons.

“The problem with what happened in North Carolina is … the economic punishment that they're taking," Trump noted after companies like PayPal cancelled plans to expand business operations in the state, costing North Carolina hundreds of jobs. Politicians and musicians also protested, refusing to travel there.

But rather than place the blame on North Carolina for being “impermissibly discriminatory,” as AG Loretta Lynch said on Monday, why aren’t more being critical of the companies who do business in countries where homosexuality is illegal?

North Carolina Governor Pat McCrory pointed out the hypocrisy in a recent interview with Fox News.

“I need to say PayPal, for example, is kind of selective hypocrisy and selective outrage,” he said.

“This is the same PayPal company that did business in Sudan, did business in Iran, did business in Saudi Arabia and they’re lecturing North Carolina because the majority of North Carolinians, I believe, think a man who’s a man ought to use the restroom that is on the door,” he continued. “And same thing applies to women. And this is especially true in our schools, in our junior highs, in our high schools. This is a basic change of norms that we’ve used for decades throughout the United States of America and the Obama administration is now trying to change that norm. Again, not just in North Carolina, but they’re ordering this to every company in the United States of America … and also making this an order for every university in the United States of America." 

As you can see in the Washington Post’s graph below, homosexuality isn’t just illegal in the aforementioned countries where PayPal operates—it is punishable by death. But to this, left-leaning companies apparently turn a blind eye.