A few months ago David Barton declared that because Starbucks takes liberal positions on things like marriage equality, it’s unbiblical to drink their coffee. Now he says that if you do drink Starbucks, you’re palling around with the “enemies of God” and he’ll punish you for it:
I think Barton may be on the Biggby payroll. But as I pointed out years ago, the list of companies that get perfect stores on equality from the Human Rights Campaign’s Corporate Equality Index is huge and it includes most major companies. So if you really want to boycott all the companies that God doesn’t like, you pretty much have to become Amish.
God does draw a distinction, sometimes that’s called holiness or sanctification or whatever theological terms you want to use, but there is right behavior and wrong behavior. And one of the things God makes really clear is you’re not to be helping the bad guys advance their agenda which is against God.
Sometimes we do that without realizing that we do it. We’re kind of really ignorant of sometimes the people we help and what they stand for and so we’ve got a guest on today that’s giving us a really high-tech tool to help us understand whether certain companies or groups or people are absolute enemies of God; now, I’m not talking about people who differ with us theologically on this point or that, I’m talking about the whole value system, people who reject God’s value system across the board and if we go help them, then we’re in trouble with God because we’re helping the enemies. It’d be like an act of treason if this were a military term, but to do that spiritually, you can’t go join the enemies of God and expect God to bless you on all the values and all the things he said was right and wrong.