WHAT ARE CHRISTIANS THINKING? The Foolishness of Funding Our Enemies

We decried the foolishness of the Obama administration in loosing up billions of dollars to a state sponsor of terrorism. Every time the Iranian parliament chants “Death to America!” Obama lets go of our cash.

Funding the enemy. Where did he get such an idea? Maybe Obama was watching the Christian community. We’re the pros and we’ve been at it for decades.

Back in the 1990’s, I informed an elderly Christian that her choice of long distance providers was aggressively promoting homosexuality. She replied, “Well, I don’t know what I could do about that.”

Um, switch providers and stop funding their efforts. There now. Simple and sensible.

But laziness and apathy prevailed. Now her grandchildren suffer for it.

I confess my intellectual resources are no match for some mysteries. Someone else will need to figure out and explain to me how Christians can so willingly buy the enemy the tanks with which they flatten our homes and the bullets with which they shoot our children. Why would I cooperate with anyone who intends to take my hard-earned greenbacks and use them to fight against my family, my faith, my values, or my country? If it’s a company, why would I buy their products? If it’s a union, why would I pay their dues? If it’s a charitable organization, why would I donate? Why?!

The easiest decision I have ever made in my life was vowing in 1997 that my family would not give one red cent to Walt Disney so they could turn around and use it to attack my faith. So easy. Here’s the astonishing thing: My kids still had a happy childhood.

Joe Christian complains that television is pure filth and that its producers contribute to the degradation of cultural morals. Then he pays $1000 a year to assist them.

Christian teachers complain that the National Education Association gives tens of millions of dollars to elect candidates who promise to assault their values and attack their freedoms. They are outraged that the NEA openly promotes sexual promiscuity, abortion on demand, homosexual experimentation, gender confusion, and most recently at their 2015 conference in Orlando a few weeks ago, religious persecution of Christians. Outraged, they are. But, in coming weeks as the new school year starts, those Christian teachers will make it all possible again by willingly forking over millions of dollars in annual dues to the NEA.

I’ve heard Christians gripe that their denomination has gone liberal and is promoting homosexuality. Instead of leaving it, they stay and pay into it. It’s like me paying for a hair cut only to watch my barber hand the money as payment to some goon who then punches me in the throat. But I like how he cuts my hair.

What do you suppose Lady Gaga would do if, say, Chrysler declared it their goal to restore the definition of marriage to that of one man and one woman? Can you visualize a new Chrysler 300 in her future? Can you visualize a cold day in hell? Why is Lady Gaga more loyal to her values than Christians are to ours?

Why do Christians still shop at Target, when we don’t have to? Why do we sip Starbucks when there are other options? And wash with Tide? Why do we buy Gap jeans? Let me guess; nothing else fits. Right? Please! Is having perfect-fitting jeans more important than having religious freedom for your children?!

Why do we drink Coke when there are alternatives? Imagine trying to explain to a Christian in Afghanistan living under the weight of dhimmitude why you can’t give up Coke. Imagine the look on his face when you explain that generic soda, well, you know. . . it just doesn’t taste quite the same.

Granted, we can’t avoid every entity that has assumed an aggressive posture against Christ. I realize that. There are inconsistencies in my own spending record. I’m working on it. But can’t we at least agree to try? Is that really too much to ask?

Are Christians so “Americanized” that we can’t think of accepting limits on our choices of food, entertainment, fashion, etc. over such a small thing as the destruction of sexual morals? Do we think ourselves so entitled that we would refuse to live like the majority of Christians in the world who don’t happen to have six choices of cola? Will nothing be permitted to limit or inconvenience us?

What if only a fraction of the 150 million Catholics and Evangelicals in America decided to channel their money away from those who have declared war against their God? Could billions of dollars in losses convince companies like Kelloggs, Sears, Pepsi, and Netflix to take notice, and maybe even lay down their arms? If not, at least we haven’t purchased those weapons.

Here are some of the companies that are mocking God, hurting families, and tearing at the moral fabric of our country: http://www.ijreview.com/2015/06/354051-35-companies-just-told-america-exactly-think-scotus-gay-marriage-ruling/. Which of them are absolutely indispensable to your survival?

Here’s another list — companies that thank you for your purchase and then use the money to kill children: http://dailysignal.com/2015/07/21/meet-the-41-companies-that-donate-directly-to-planned-parenthood/

Frankly, I can live without Coke. I can live without soda altogether if necessary. I can live without knowing that I am participating in the destruction of children, minds and bodies, Christian values, our beloved constitutional republic, and our future because I am too damn selfish or lazy to change where my money is going. What I can’t live with is having to admit to my children and grandchildren that part of the reason their freedoms were nuked on my watch is that I couldn’t be seen in Wranglers.

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About the author: Shawn Meyer

Shawn Meyer

Shawn Meyer, father of seven and husband of one, is a small-town Midwest pastor. A public speaker with diverse interests, Shawn has trained and lectured for schools, churches, camps, and charitable groups on topics ranging from bioethics to bow hunting. Boisterously active in politics and cultural reformation from his youth, Shawn’s fighting spirit is inspired by love of God and country.

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