Here is a little something to think about as we do our holiday shopping this year.
I remember well the first boycott my husband and I participated in. It was against one of the major department stores. Our oldest daughter was just a year old. This store was contributing thousands of dollars each year to Planned Parenthood. As we marched back and forth in front of that store pushing our daughter in her stroller we felt we were taking a real stand for something we believed strongly in.
They tried many ways to get around the fact that they were using shopper’s money to pay for abortion. One was that their money was not used for abortions, but to care for the unwed mothers. Perhaps that was true, I don’t know, but I know that if it was true then they freed up other monies to be used for abortions.
Ten years… yes, it took ten years for them to finally go public and say they would no longer contribute to Planned Parenthood. What a victory that was. I was elated as I went to shop there for the first time in ten years.
By then we had three children. When our two older daughters didn’t want to go in the store, but wanted to stay in the car and keep baby Eric with them I couldn’t figure out what their problem was. Then Emily said, “ Isn’t that the place where they kill babies?” She didn’t want to take her baby brother into the store where they killed babies. Cute story, but also eye opening – our young children understood, not perfectly, but they understood why we would not shop there.
Over the years we have continued to choose our battles carefully. We prefer to join a viable boycott that a lot of others are joining so that there is a greater possibility of having more of an effect.
One source we use regularly is American Family Association.
Their website has up-to-date information on issues that concern Christians and conservatives.
The American Family Journal is mailed out and contains information on boycotts that are still viable and worthwhile supporting.
One of the latest boycotts we have been a part of is against J.C. Penny, who has been very vocal about supporting the homosexual agenda. Here is a recent article about how the boycott is affecting them.
What do you think? Should Christians boycott? I’d love to hear your thoughts on this subject – just leave them in the comment section.
We are continuing to shop at small businesses and Christian ones where we can this year, so I will continue to mention some that I’ve found useful this year.
Lamplighter Publishing has an advance purchase of a new dramatized audio titled Titus: A Comrade of the Cross for only $10. Their dramatized audios have been some of our favorites. Check it out and you will not only get a great price, an enjoyable listening experience, but you’ll help support a fellow Christian.
I also want to mention my daughters business Gilded Gears again. I’m sure you have someone on your list that would enjoy one of these unique Victorian pieces of jewelry.
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