Home Depot is in the line of fire after church leaders in Georgia reprimanded the large corporation for not standing up against the new voting restriction laws that were recently passed by Gov. Brian Kemp. 

Black religious leaders who are said to have started this boycott represent more than 1,000 churches around the Peach State, Reuters explained. 

"If you as corporate leaders do not believe and lack the courage to speak out against this legislation, we will not spend our money to purchase your products," Bishop Reginald Jackson said, who oversees Georgia's African Methodist Episcopal churches. 

"This is not a Democratic or a Republican issue; this is a moral issue," said Jamal Harrison Bryant of the New Birth Missionary Baptist Church. "We are telling Home Depot: It is always the right time to do the right thing."

U.S. companies like Amazon, Delta Air Lines, Coca-Cola, Starbucks and even the MLB have decided to boycott doing business in the state in response to the law. 

As for the Georgia-based home improvement retail company, their official statement is that they believe “all elections should be accessible, fair and secure and support broad voter participation” and stated that it would “continue to work to ensure our associates in Georgia and across the country have the information and resources to vote.”

Kemp’s new laws include new requirements for those who decide to vote via absentee ballot, cut back on the number of absentee ballot drop boxes and also barred people from offering any type of food or water to those waiting in line at the polls. The measures have been seen as reactionary to Donald Trump, and the two Senate run-off seats, both going to Democrats in November and January elections. 

The Home Depot's acquisition of HD Supply comes after the hardware retailer saw its earnings grow as consumers spent on home improvements during coronavirus lockdowns The Home Depot's acquisition of HD Supply comes after the hardware retailer saw its earnings grow as consumers spent on home improvements during coronavirus lockdowns Photo: AFP / NICHOLAS KAMM