Thursday, July 17, 2008

Two wrongs don't make a right, but three rights will make a left.

Reepicheep has raised the issue of the American Family Association's boycott of McDonald's because of it's efforts to advance the homosexual agenda, wondering how others might respond.

(See also the Baptist Press article, "McDonald's joins the gay agenda.")

I know some will say, "Hey, every corporation is sloogey, so don't worry about it.

I know some will say, "That's not a very loving approach for Christians to have."

I know some will say, "Christians have an obligation to ensure that not one penny of God's money goes to support shenanigans of any kind."

Well, I don't eat at McDonald's because I don't like it. I guess I'll join the boycott by passive inactivity.

But, I think it's a valid concern to wonder how much effort is required on our part to ensure our money (i.e., God's, of which we are stewards) isn't going to causes we're against, whatever they might be.

But, I guess once you know, it's a different story. Ignorance is no longer an excuse and knowing is half the battle.

For example, if I knew for sure the local burger joint was owned by a pedophile who split all his proceeds between the Al Qaeda, the Texas Longhorns football, Scientology, and the North American Man Boy Love Association, then I would not dine there.

I use that example, not because it's true, at least I hope not, but because that might seem a no brainer, from my perspective. That might appear to be clearly over the line.

But that raises the question, "Where is your line?"

What would you have to know about a business before you intentionally shunned it?

4 Comments:

At 18 July, 2008 12:49, Blogger samurai said...

Wow... it's hard to know what to do sometimes. I KNOW my tax money is being spent on things I don't approve of - but that is way different than a retail store, where I can choose if I use their services or not.

I am going to have to try and retrain my entire household...

But what about Christians who work for such places?

 
At 18 July, 2008 14:50, Blogger lisasmith said...

Eric,

Thanks for visiting my blog! I don't know if you remember me from the Navigators or not but I've followed your story through the class of 93 newsletters. You have a beautiful family!

Your blog is so interesting! Onward!

 
At 19 July, 2008 19:09, Blogger KELLY said...

Just watch "Super Size Me" - then you will have NO DESIRE to eat at McDonald's - no matter who they support! Ha!

 
At 01 August, 2008 01:26, Blogger GUNNY said...

Lisa! No screaming?! That is so random. The Aggie '93 bit was random enough.

I'm assuming your last name wasn't "Smith" back in our Navigators days.

But you certainly look like a gal named "Lisa" there. Being one of the "Corps guys" we weren't often allow to mix the the "regular" people, but that's what I recall from our vantage point of the corner cheap seats.

Keep the faith there in Aggieland!

 

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