Thursday, August 28, 2008

McDonald's: From "I'm Lovin' It" to "I'm Promoting the Homosexual Agenda While Alienating My Largest Customer Base"

For those of us who are not familiar with McDonald's most recent assault on family values, the company has donated $20,000 to the anti-family activist group The National Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce. This is not the first time McDonald's has acted inappropriately, but it should be their last. With the donation, a senior executive (Richard Ellis, VP of Communications) from McDonald's USA has been placed on the board of directors. Following in the pattern of previous anti-family actions such as sponsorship of the sexually-explicit San Francisco Gay Pride Parade, sponsoring training from Out & Equal™ Workplace Advocates for homosexuals on how to aggressively promote homosexuality within the company they work for, and utilizing McDonald's spokesman Bill Whitman to suggest to the Washington Post that those who oppose same-sex marriage are motivated by hate, it is no surprise that the company continues to find new means of promoting the homosexual agenda on a national avenue. Companies such as McDonald's which have become American icons of family values over the decades have seemingly lost touch with their largest customer base to adopt a new vision
of immorality which is contributing to the destruction of the moral fabric of society. It is time to put an end to the "super-sizing" of wickedness. Please join me in boycotting McDonald's (click here) until they understand that our money is not for those who hate and seek to destroy traditional families and traditional values.

Saturday, August 23, 2008

The Coke and Crescent?

It looks like Coca-Cola has jumped on the bandwagon of Allah! For Ramadan this year (September 2008), it seems Coke will be releasing a can design with the internationally known symbol of Islam: The Star and Crescent. Adorning the national flags of at least 11 Islamic countries, these symbols have become part of Coca-Cola's marketing scheme to appeal to Muslims, but not any other faith group. Granted, Jews can drink "Kosher" Coke, but where is the Star of David during Chanukah? What about the Cross of Christ during Christmas? Although I think this kind of commercialization of Christendom would be both tacky and inappropriate, it still causes one to question why preference is given to Islam, particularly during the anniversary of the 9/11 attacks on the United States. Looking back to the question of Christmas, it is true that Santa Claus has been a common marketing ploy for Coca-Cola cans and bottles throughout the years. In fact, the modern-day image of Santa (particularly red and white) was popularized by Coca-Cola in the 1930's (although they did not create him nor were they the first to depict him in such a manner). These details aside, the depiction of a fat, old elf taking on the attributes of God (omniscience, omnipresence, immortality [as eternality], etc.) are no consolation to the Christian community, but rather an offense to the message of the Gospel. Sadly, none of this matters to Coca-Cola who is only out to make a buck. If you don't think this is the case, you'll have to take my word as I have worked for the company twice and held 3 different positions (in either sales or distribution). As a final point, can Muslims even drink Classic Coke? As far as I can tell, the only flavors considered Halal are Vanilla Coke, Diet Vanilla Coke, and Cherry Coke.

Sunday, August 10, 2008

Gay from Birth?

The question of the debate over homosexuality between the secular and Christian world is not a question of whether or not homosexuality is genetic. We can both agree that heterosexuals have a natural inclination to be attracted to members of the opposite sex; however, this inclination does not justify the sins of fornication or adultery. This is a question of our response to a Holy God Who has communicated through both general (in nature) and special (the Bible) revelation that homosexuality is an abomination. This does not make the fornicator or the adulterer any less guilty in the eyes of God, but it does call into question our response to God. Whether an individual desires sex prior to an appropriate marriage covenant, sex in addition to an appropriate marriage covenant, sex with animals, or sex with members of the same sex, all of these have been classified as sinful attitudes/behaviors by Scripture and necessitate the need for fallen men and women to repent in obedience to their Creator. While I believe the research that has been presented thus far to be found quite wanting, even if there was an apparent "gay gene" (which I find to be incredibly unlikely considering that God created man and woman "very good"), this in no way relinquishes the responsibility of apparent homosexuals to live a life of celibacy. This raises the question of marriage itself; but again, our response to a Holy God is paramount and we find the parameters of the covenant of marriage defined and established by the Word of God. This means that marriage is reserved for one man and one woman for the duration of the life of either party. In the midst of a sinful, fallen world, God's standards seem much too high for us. The fact of the matter is, they are too high for any human being to meet. This is only a reminder of the completeness of our depraved sinfulness and the necessity for a perfect Savior in Christ Jesus.