Three: Refuse to shop at retailers who are openly hostile to religious beliefs, symbols or expressions – and let them know of your decision! Do it politely, but do it firmly.
Four: Express your concerns with letters, phone calls, emails, and/or faxes to the appropriate corporate leaders, city officials, and others who have the power to make decisions affecting the constant efforts to “secularize” our culture. Wal-Mart’s recent reversal is an example of what can be done, as boycotts by The American Family Association (AFA) and the Catholic League are credited for Wal-Mart’s decision to come to its senses regarding the issue.
The bottom line? People of faith and traditional values can either spend their time and energy whining and complaining that the culture is “going to hell in a hand-basket,” or they can begin to play a bit of informed offense and move the ball down the field and into the end zone against the cultural grinches of the day. The worst way to lose a game is by default – never even showing up on the field. On the other hand, no team has ever won by simply playing impeccable defense!
And for Christians especially, such action isn’t an option. When the Lord said “You are the salt of the earth… You are the light of the world” (Matthew 5:13-14), He intended that we do something, rather than merely whine about evil’s effectiveness in determining our culture’s direction.
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