One Million Moms launches boycott of Whole Foods over Drag Queen Story Hour
The Christian conservative advocacy group One Million Moms is calling on parents to boycott popular grocery store chain Whole Foods Market over the organization's sponsorship of a "Drag Queen Story Hour" event in Atlanta.
One Million Moms, which is known to launch boycotts against organizations that promote LGBT lifestyles, published a new campaign on Wednesday targetting "America's healthiest grocery store."
The boycott comes after the city of Atlanta tweeted about how the retailer was among the sponsors for its recent Drag Queen Story Hour event with Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms at city hall. Drag queen events feature men who dress up in women's clothing who read to children. An event held in Seattle in July included a raffle for a breast binder, and featured a drag queen performing a strip-tease and another who got on his knees and howled during his performance....
Christopher000 wrote: We have a voice, and we're strong in number, but remain silent as they steamroll over us, and this planet. I'm guilty myself.
You and me both Christopher. There are some products and stores that I am boycotting right now. I decided that it doesn't matter anymore if no one else joins me; it shouldn't because I don't answer to them. I answer to My Lord and my conscience. My bowels, my bowels! I am pained at my very heart; my heart maketh a noise in me; I cannot hold my peace, because thou hast heard, O my soul, the sound of the trumpet, the alarm of war. (Jer 4:19)
The irony is Amazon is the lesbian of myth and fantasy. The company has her tendrils in practically every aspect of the consumers' lives. She is like the end time Babylon the Great.
Good morning Carl, I didn't even have boycotting on my mind while commenting, but I agree that it can be used as a tool, and there should be more of it for the right causes. I think the church has always been very passive, and that is precisely why the Godless have been able to steamroll right over us, and bring all of their agendas to fruition. 1,000,000 man march? How about a 10,000,000 born again Christian march? When a born again street preacher is being harassed, and/or, arrested, how about a mass-social media blast, calling for 1,000,000 Christians to meet on the preachers street corner in support, or protest outside the station where he's locked up? When a Christian business owner is being harassed by sodomites and their buddies, or is in court pleading their cases, how about 5,000,000 Christians surrounding their business, or protesting the injustice in front of the courthouse? When the liberal politicians, at the State or Federal level, politicians who work for us, are wanting to ease abortion restrictions, or allow 9yr old kids to take hormone blockers, how about 20,000,000 Christians in front of the Capital building protesting?
We have a voice, and we're strong in number, but remain silent as they steamroll over us, and this planet. I'm guilty myself.
Au contraire mon frere! Boycotts have gotten many a conservative fired or banned. The problem is Christians with no convictions. Whatever form Revelation's "Beasts" take in reality believers better boycott and not take the mark. The apostate church is a queen that will drag you down to the pit. How much she hath glorified herself, and lived deliciously, so much torment and sorrow give her: for she saith in her heart, I sit a queen, and am no widow, and shall see no sorrow. (Rev 18:7)
Atlanta should be boycotted also. These principalities, states, and big corporations (like Apple, Twitter, FaceBook, and Google) put a ban on the saints and Truth all the time. Money talks.
Everyone has differing points of view on this sort of topic. The way I see it is that we should do our due diligence with the obvious, blatant, and, in your face, companys who make it clear they support all things immoral, such as Starbucks, and the like. Aside from that, it's a purely personal judgement call, based upon matters of conscience.
I've taken that position, because we'd drive ourselves to the edge of insanity trying to vet every product we use, where we pump our gas, who we buy our insurances from, utility companys, hotels, where we go out to eat, and right on down to who manufactures our toothbrush, and the carriers they use to ship their product to market, etc , etc. The list is endless, and the point is that if we were to dig deep enough, we'd find something we don't condone, as far as who someone supports, financially or otherwise, what they do or don't believe in, whatever. Our options would end up being so limited, or we may very well not even have any options for things that we absolutely need if we were to exhaustively vet everyone and every little thing.
I arrived at this, and am perfectly fine with it: once my cash becomes their cash, what they choose to do with it becomes between them and God. We can only do our best, in good conscience.
That certainly is the usual alternative. My family doesn't go to Whole Foods as much as we used to, but when we did there we were given many witnessing opportunities with the employees on account of the size of our family and the fact that we just stood out. To our knowledge no one was saved but God used us (particularly my parents) to plant gospel seeds. Communities and societies will be changed for the better by working from the bottom up. The hope is that it will reach the corporate office. It certainly isn't beyond God!
While you have a valid point, BDF, the usual alternative is to do nothing. Probably the best alternative is to go into Whiole Foods and witness to them. But that doesn't impact the corporate level.
Whole Foods was recently purchased by Amazon. So Amazon is really the entity supporting drag queen story hour. And the reason it was held at city hall in Atlanta is because the event was chased out of the library system. So what's really happening is the liberals in the capitals are aligned with the big money liberals out West.
In that case I suppose we'll have to boycott almost every retail or online store, every restaurant, every foreign made good, every service and only eat at Chick-fil-A and shop at Hobby lobby. Then again, they probably purchase their products from pagan companies. Boycotts are generally a waste of time. I'm doubtful the apostle Paul only sold his tents to the righteous.