STOP: Stop The Oppressive Persecution is Now in Operation!
December 30, 2013
STOP is a very loose coalition of Christians and other decent people who demand a Stop To Oppressive Persecution of Christians. We will take public action to make the anti-family crowd feel our muscle at their cash registers. It’s a matter of principle. We are nudging others to get involved in the pro-family battle mainly through the use of social media.
All Americans have the right and obligation to take their business anywhere. You can decide that you will only patronize an atheist if you want. Or, you may choose to only purchase from a Baptist or Buddhist or Baháist if you want or from any religionist from Anglicanism to Zoroastism. You have that right. However, it would be no surprise if the amateur golfer, acting as our sitting president, might be convinced by his buddies down at the Down Low Club to force us to switch to homosexual-friendly businesses. As for me, I will fight rather than switch!
The day may soon arrive when we are told what kind of automobile to purchase or what kind of cereal or milk to purchase. After all, we are now told that one cannot smoke in his own home, cannot purchase large drinks, what kind of light bulb to purchase and even how much water can be in our toilet! And you thought this was still a free America! You are dreaming. But generally, we can still spend our money the way we choose. I choose to not support pro-homosexual businesses; however, those who scream the loudest about tolerance will not tolerate my taking that position!
Principled people should not need someone to organize a boycott of businesses that choose to support vile causes. We should be so sensitive that we decide on our own to be selective in where we spend our money. But it seems most Christian Americans are too busy or lazy to think for themselves so I will try to prompt them into action with the help of their religious leaders.
While all businesses have the right to choose depravity over decency even though they present a very pro-family image, sane people can see through their duplicity. After all, it is not illegal to be a hypocrite! If so, Washington, D.C. would be a ghost town! Such businesses may also go bankrupt but that too is their right. Going bankrupt is still, at this moment, legal although that could change too.
I have been a frequent customer of Cracker Barrel for many years and I decided to refuse to patronize them anymore. It seemed their officials weren’t concerned with their hypocrisy, their poor business acumen, and their lack of appreciation of their customer base (98% normal people) so maybe they would understand when the cash register got silent. Because Cracker Barrel did a seriously repentant apology and returned to the fold, I have forgiven them but that is the last business I will forgive without sufficient evidence of sincere repentance. STOP is now my operating system.
I have contacted thousands of pastors in all the states and asked them to get involved in STOP. We only need a few people in each state. I am not interested in any money or any position. There are no dues, membership cards, salaries, expense accounts, monthly meetings, or officers. I’m mad as I can be and I refuse to take it anymore. When the next business takes a pro-homosexual, anti-family position (a death wish), I will issue an alert to pastors (and other leaders) across the nation and ask for a public boycott against the offending business. Those pastors will use their church bulletin, newspaper, websites, social media, and their pulpit to encourage others to participate. Even the dullest of business leaders should get the message: Don’t mess with Christians.
Thankfully, Cracker Barrel publically repented in sack cloth and ashes so I will still eat their Old Fashioned breakfast although I am a little offended at the use of “cracker” in Cracker Barrel!
Hopefully, STOP will help stop the persecution against Christians by nudging others to get involved.
Dr. Don Boys is a former member of the Indiana House of Representatives; ran a large Christian school in Indianapolis, wrote columns for USA Today
for eight years; authored 15 books and hundreds of columns and articles for Internet and print media publications; defended his beliefs on hundreds of talk shows. These columns go to newspapers, magazines, television, and radio stations and may be used without change from title through the end tag. His web sites are www.cstnews.com
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