SINGLETON JOINS GROWING CHORUS DISAPPOINTED BY LOWE’S ENDORSEMENT OF BIGOTRY

Vows to Boycott Home Improvement Chain Unless Decision to Pull Advertising from TLC Show All-American Muslim is Reversed

Assemblyman Troy Singleton (D-Burlington/Camden) on Wednesday joined the growing chorus of individuals angered by home improvement chain Lowe’s decision to bow to the pressure of fringe groups and pull its advertising from the TLC show All-American Muslim.

In doing so, Singleton fired off a letter to Lowe’s CEO Robert Niblock, chastising the corporation for endorsing bigotry and being out-of-touch with mainstream America.

“Lowe’s endorsement of discrimination against law-abiding citizens simply on the basis of their religion is a shameful moment in our cultural history. This move violates the basic premise of our constitution and flies in the face of all we stand for as a country. For Lowe’s to bow to bigotry-inspired pressure from fringe groups, shows that your corporation is out-of-touch with the millions of Americans who support religious freedom and respect and embrace the cultural differences that have been the bedrock of our country for centuries,” wrote Singleton.

Singleton also said that his family will be boycotting the chain unless Lowe’s reverses its unfortunate decision.

“Like many other consumers, we make choices about where to spend our hard-earned money and we will not support a company that does not take their moral responsibility to the communities where they do business seriously,” he added.

A full copy of Singleton’s letter can be viewed here.