Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Is it about a tree or the color of a cup?

I find myself wanting to respond to several Facebook posts regarding some corporate changes for the holiday season. First was the Simon Co choice to remove traditional Christmas elements from their Santa photo areas in favor of plastic pods meant to resemble icebergs. Then Starbucks' choice to remove traditional holiday elements from their cups in favor plain red cups. One company backed down with the influx of complaints, the other refuses to do so. Now presidential candidate Donald Trump is getting slammed for his suggestion to boycott business that don't operate to our preference. Why is it that one group gets applauded for speaking out against company practices that don't suit them while another gets attacked for doing the same? Presidential Candidate Donald Trump is being slammed for the suggestion of boycotting business who practices we don't like. I really don't understand. People were all on board to boycott Hobby Lobby and Chik Fil A for their pro-Christian choices, but the same people now are disgusted at the suggestion that Christians boycott business they feel are exclusionary. I really don't get it. On the other hand, we as Christians need to put pull up our panties and quit making fools of ourselves for fighting battles that really don't matter. Malls, Santa, Christmas Trees, snowflakes and bells have NOTHING to do with the birth of Jesus. If we want to be respected, we need to act like we deserve it, not like whiny toddlers who aren't secure enough in our worlds to accept change. Especially change that is supposed to make others feel more loved and valued.

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