I know I’ve complained about the AFA (American Family Association) before but I still get their emails and they still grate on my nerves. I like their emails because I get a sense of what is happening in the Christian world. You know, those things that I don’t care enough about to study all day long, but am interested in how Christians are reacting. Yesterday I received an email telling me that the “Employment Non-Discrimination Act” is about to be debated and voted on in the U.S. House of Representatives (as early as Wednesday October 24, 2007). The problem? Apparently this act will treat homosexuals as if they were real people. Currently we have laws in place that force employers to hire a certain percentages of ethnic groups and minorities. Well this act will force employers to hire a certain percentage of sexually oriented people. There is supposedly a religious clause in the act, but the AFA lawyers seem to think it is bogus.
Frankly I think it is a waste of time to have any equal opportunity clauses, sexual or ethnic or whatever. But if we’re going to live in this country, we’re going to have to deal with the rules. Is homosexuality a sin? Yes. Is a business equal to the church? I am not sure… I mean the church exists in business, but I still talk with all my co-workers, even the ones who claim to be non-Christian. Some of them are pretty decent people too.
When thinking about this Act, I just keep thinking that we should not be unequally yoked and I wonder… are “Christian” businesses unequally yoked with the government? I dunno.
Anyways, the other day I was annoyed with them because of their lame boycott against Ford. So I replied to one of their emails. This is what I wrote (by the way, no one has responded yet and it has been 3 weeks):
I have been getting your emails for quite some time. Frankly, I have also been disappointed for quite some time. I do not quite understand this Christian Strong-Arm theme that most of your emails encourage. Why would we want a non-Christian organization to submit to Christian morals? What benefit is it to Ford to stop promoting the Homosexual agenda if they do not first believe the Gospel? Why would we be proud that we are harming lost people by reducing their sales? I just do not get it. This attitude is antithetical to the Gospel.
Christ did not come to condemn people, but to save people. How can we share the gospel with these people if we are boycotting them?
Titus 3:1-7 – “Remind them to be . . . ready for every good deed, to malign no one, to be peaceable, gentle, showing every consideration for all men. For we also once were foolish ourselves, disobedient, deceived, enslaved to various lusts and pleasures, spending our life in malice and envy, hateful, hating one another. But when the kindness of God our Savior and His love for mankind appeared, He saved us, not on the basis of deeds which we have done in righteousness, but according to His mercy, by the washing of regeneration and renewing by the Holy Spirit, whom He poured out upon us richly through Jesus Christ our Savior, so that being justified by His grace we would be made heirs according to the hope of eternal life.”