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This NH Business Won't Serve Republicans
DERRY — A store that fixes Apple products in Derry says it will not serve Republicans.
The Used Apple Store posted to its Facebook page on Monday that the company will refuse services to those affiliated with the Republican party.
How can they tell which customers are Republican? Well, they just know, store owner Billy Williams told NH1 on Tuesday.
Williams said that the company stands by their statement, but he would not say who actually created the post. He said he has administrative rights on the company's Facebook page.
The Used Apple Store refusing service is a form of a protest against what the Republican Party stands for, he said.
"Individually we need to make our decisions on how we want to see the economic engine move forward," he said. "If you don't like Republicans, don't serve them, don't buy their products."
Williams believes that Republicans are representing "less and less good things," or views that oppose his "absolute goodness" or "stand-as-one" mentality.
He said that the store's discrimination against Republicans does not violate any law and that the identification is not considered a protected class.
New Hampshire law protects people when it comes to employment and housing but not for retail services and not for political affiliation.
As far as the store's business, Williams likened the decision to Oskar Schindler, referencing the financial loss Schindler endured to save lives.
"If you're in it for the right reasons, it doesn't matter that someone isn't gonna come to you with their money," Williams said.
Apple sends customers to all three The Used Apple Store locations in New Hampshire, Williams said, although the Derry store is not formally affiliated with the company. Apple does not service products that are older than three years, while The Used Apple Store does, he said.
Apple did not return messages left Tuesday for comment for this story.
Williams described the store's relationship as "ancient."
The Used Apple Store owner said some people won't understand that while society follows laws, it does not mean that the laws are "good" or align with the "absolute goodness" mentality.
What does Williams think of those that don't understand his protest?
"The general person isn't spiritually far enough along to really understand," Williams said. "But exposure is the start of a path down spirituality."