The above address is an excellent article regarding all the boycotting, homosexual, and protesting stuff. Please take a moment to read it.
I think it’s great!! I Agree with all of it, but I have two things I’d like to discuss…
1. He tells us Christians should not protest nor boycott. I agree with the not boycotting thing! At my previous church, I remember being very encouraged to boycott proctor and gamble! Yes! All proctor and gamble products. I was a teenager at the time and I told my mom that that was absolutely crazy! We agreed we would try anyway. So, we loaded up and went to the grocery store only to find out that proctor and gamble makes almost everything we had on our list! We said… Bump this! I was not about to give up Jif PB, Kraft mayo, or Reynolds foil wrap!
Another time they went on a craze over the nickels not having “in God we trust” on them… Well, all of mine do! Besides that, are we not supposed to use nickels now??? Ok… You carry around 5-9 pennies every time you perform a transaction and let me know how that works for you.
We were also encouraged to boycott Disney and certain designers, etc…
I love what Paul says in 1 Corinthians:
I wrote to you in my epistle not to keep company with sexually immoral people. Yet I certainly did not mean with the sexually immoral people of this world, or with the covetous, or extortioners, or idolaters, since then you would need to go out of the world. But now I have written to you not to keep company with anyone named a brother, who is sexually immoral, or covetous, or an idolater, or a reviler, or a drunkard, or an extortioner— not even to eat with such a person. (1 Corinthians 5:9-11 NKJV)
Boycotters would need to leave this world to get away from sin and that’s rediculous!
2. Is it really wrong to protest? Proverbs tells us over and over that the wise man speaks little. We know God is in control. So, are we supposed to stand up for what we believe in (without being hateful of course), or are we supposed to sit quietly by and wait and watch?
I don’t know the answer! I do know that I went to Chick-Fil-A because I feel like the conservative Christian has been pushed around for way too long and we have lost our voice. George Washington was the man who set the people free and named them Americans. The people begged him to be king but he refused. He said, I will be your president for a term of 4 years and you will help make decisions. We will pray together and make our decisions based on the Word of God! True story! After 4 years, he ran 1 more term and then voluntarily resigned… The only president to do that! He felt he had served his country well and he was finished.
People who say we should separate church and state need to realize that it was never intended to be separated and when we allowed God in our homes and in our schools, children were not murdered at lunch time and our country was filled with much more peace!