Saturday, July 05, 2008

Big Mac Attack

I am not the biggest fan of McDonald's but I do enjoy their big breakfast deal from time to time, and a quick stop in the morning on the way to work for a southern style chicken biscuit can't be beat and the fast service here in my town is second to none. But... I know it's terrible to hear that McDonald's is supporting the Homosexual agenda along with Ford, Disney World, Oprah and a whole slew of other corporations, but does that really shock you? If you answer yes then that shocks me, because Jeremiah 13:23 says "Can the Ethiopian change his skin Or the leopard his spots?" Of course they can't, so then how do you really expect fallen sinful man to behave like born-again regenerate Christians? They are lost and need a savior, they need to be made a "new creature" as Paul says or be "born again" as the Lord said.

So just because McDonald's is supporting the Homosexual agenda am I as a Christian now required to stop eating at the golden arches? Well the
AFA seems to think so, a boycott of McDonald's may make some superficial dent in the promotion of a sinful lifestyle but will it have the power to change the eternal destiny of even one Homosexual? Has anyone else noticed how the AFA seems to be very selective as to the sins it attacks? So many Christians are quick to get on board any agenda that tries to stamp out REALLY BAD SINS, but I have never noticed any movement from the AFA to boycott the sins of materialism, divorce, greed, pride, adultery, fornication, etc. which are all worthy of eternal punishment, and which equally damage our society. Protesting the bad is not what we Christians are called to do, proclaim the Gospel is our call, for have you forgotten that we are all bad? Romans 3:10-12 "As it is written, There is none righteous, no, not one: There is none that understandeth, there is none that seeketh after God. They are all gone out of the way, they are together become unprofitable; there is none that doeth good, no, not one." Do we not all fail to see our own sinfulness in our attempts to be good?

Now let's say that every Homosexual in this country stoped their lewd behavior because of the onslaught of boycotts by Christians and became good moral citizens, but still reject Jesus Christ as Lord what good would this boycott accomplish? This type of open attack on the Homosexual agenda and it's supporters make them out to be the enemy instead of the very mission field for whom we are sent as "ambassadors for Christ, as though God were making an appeal through us;" begging them "on behalf of Christ," that they should "be reconciled to God." 2 Corinthians 5:20

So dear brother and sister I would say use your own judgement as to weather you should stop eating at McDonald's just because the AFA says so, and pray "that God will grant them repentance leading them to a knowledge of the truth" 2 Timothy 2:25 so that they may "see the light of the gospel of the glory of Christ, who is the image of God." 2 Corinthians 4:4! Amen


Joey said...

Amen, amen, AMEN!! I'm so tired of Christians picking on certain "gross" sins but failing to address other sins (such as fornication, idolatry, etc.) that run rampant in our own churches, not to mention the rest of the world. We can't expect holiness from a sinful world.

Joey said...

(By the way, John Piper is my pastor and we often refer to him as "Johnny Pipes", so your screen name struck a chord with me.)

Joseph A. said...

Wow, I actually had no idea these companies were supporting any sort of agenda like that...

Anonymous said...


I read this just this morning, "While political action may be necessary to protect families and religious liberty, the effort by the Religious Right to change the culture through political means has been an abject failure." (Touchstone, July/August 2008, 15)

Regardless of whether AFA boycotts every sin you mentioned here's the real issue: If we boycott places or organizations because they 'support' sin, or those who do, then we are pretty much gonna have to move into a cave and drink the water that drips off the ceiling. Seriously, the AFA's constant calls for boycott are absurd at best and embarassing at worst.

Perhaps it is time for Christians to find other ways to impact the culture and bring about God's rule on earth as it is in heaven.

Thanks for the post.

Coram Deo said...

Sadly in my view the AFA is simply a tool through which the outwardly religious are able to exercise and vent their self-righteous zeal.