The Charlotte Observer‘s Editorial page editor, Taylor Batten, has posted the full remarks made by Duke Energy CEO Jim Rogers at the Carmel Country Club during a meeting of the Hood Hargett Breakfast Club. Rogers spoke firmly against Amendment One when asked on his views by Batten.
I’m old-fashioned: I believe we’re all the children of God and we shouldn’t have special rules for some and not for others. We have to recognize differences in people and celebrate those differences. That’s just something I believe.
And I’ll go a step further – and this is going to be somewhat controversial when I say this. If this amendment passes, we’re going to look back 20 years from now, or 10 years from now, and we’re going to think about that amendment the same way we think about the Jim Crow laws that were passed in this state many, many years ago.