Famed preacher Franklin Graham, known for his steadfast refusal to play nice with liberals, is asking Christians to withdraw their monetary support of businesses that lobby for gay marriage.
“Have you ever asked yourself – how can we fight the tide of moral decay that is being crammed down our throats by big business, the media, and the gay & lesbian community? Every day it is something else;” Franklin wrote on Facebook. “Tiffany’s started advertising wedding rings for gay couples. Wells Fargo bank is using a same-sex couple in their advertising. And there are more.”
According to Franklin, Christians can fight this cultural evil with their wallets. He is encouraging believers to push back against companies that support the homosexual agenda by taking their business elsewhere. “Guess what,” he wrote. “We don’t have to shop at Tiffany & Co., there are plenty of other jewelry stores. This is one way we as Christians can speak out—we have the power of choice. Let’s just stop doing business with those who promote sin and stand against Almighty God’s laws and His standards. Maybe if enough of us do this, it will get their attention.”
This is an avenue of protest that has been ignored by conservatives for too long. If the fight over religious freedom this year taught us anything, it’s that big corporations have a great deal of influence when it comes to state policy. In both Indiana and Arkansas, companies like Wal-Mart, Angie’s List, and Apple put pressure on lawmakers to add LGBT exemptions to their freedom bills. In both cases, Republicans cowered before the almighty dollar.
That should tell us all we need to know about where the power lies. And despite what the media may have you believe about the decline of American Christianity, people of faith still make up the vast majority of the population. The news may not have much interest in putting these people on TV, but to hell with the news. To hell with the media, and to hell with LGBT/feminists/liberals. We don’t need their permission to preserve this country. Remember the old saying, put your money where your mouth is? It’s time.
Shopping with your beliefs takes effort. It takes sacrifice. But if you really feel in your heart that the LGBT agenda is taking this country down a dangerous path, this may be the only way to stop them.