Godly Christians: Don’t stop at World Vision! Keep going!

Dear Warriors for Christ:

Yesterday it was disclosed that 10,000 God-fearing Christians abandoned their sponsored children when World Vision USA made the abominable choice to allow for the hiring of married gay employees.

Congratulations, brothers and sisters! By withdrawing your financial support of children in need, you have shown the world what the sacrificial love of Jesus Christ really looks like! Yes, it hurts not to give. But sometimes that is the price we must pay.

Speaking of  how we spend our money, let’s keep the pressure on! Our unswerving Godly convictions demand that we continue to boycott all companies and organizations that support gay marriage. Such companies include: Starbucks, General Mills, Costco, Kraft, Levi’s, Nike, Gap, Target, Campbell’s, Pepsi, Coke, Oreo, Ben & Jerry’s, Nordstrom, Sears, J.C. Penney, Macy’s, Chevron, Shell, BP, 3M, Chrysler, Ford, GM, Nissan, Toyota, Volkswagen, Comcast, Sony, Walt Disney, Time Warner, Viacom, Hallmark, Kellogg’s, Land O’Lakes, Safeway, Hershey, Mattel, Johnson & Johnson, Procter & Gamble, DuPont, GE, Whirlpool, Home Depot, Best Buy, Barnes & Noble, Staples, Office Depot, Walgreens, OfficeMax, Crate and Barrel, Kodak, Lexmark, and Xerox.

Refraining from spending with these companies should not prove too difficult for you, for surely you own no credit card issued by Visa, MasterCard, Discover, or American Express. (Nor, of course, do you have any money in or with Citigroup, J.P. Morgan, Chase, Morgan Stanley, Goldman Sachs, UBS, HSBC, TD Bank, Wells Fargo, US Bank, Prudential, or Bank of America.)

And keep remembering to never log on to Amazon, eBay, Yahoo, Google or Facebook. Which shouldn’t be too challenging, since you are no doubt already boycotting Apple, Microsoft, Dell, HP, Intel, and Cisco.

And don’t forget: no using cell phones from Verizon, AT&T, T-Mobile, or Sprint!

The (wretched) Human Rights Campaign has a handy Buyer’s Guide that lets you know many other major companies that true Christians must avoid.

We have made inspiring progress, friends. But this is no time to rest! We cannot allow our glorious snowball of righteousness to stop rolling now. We must keep on pushing it, until we unleash a mighty avalanche of God’s wrath that buries all the sodomite sinfulness of our culture beneath a blanket of wondrously shining whiteness!

Hand in hand with you, we await that blessed day.


Written by Dan Wilkinson and John Shore.

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  • theworthingtonpost

    Ahahahaha – yes!!! Boycott all the things!!!

  • Paul Julian Gould

    They’re going to have to find a reputable school that doesn’t have a non-discrimination policy to learn how to build a computer themselves, use only a distro of linux that’s been purified by a “Christian” developer, and stay the eff off Facebook, because… y’know… teh gheys are all over there… and all the other challenges that will follow… ’cause, y’know… sacrificial living and all, as long as it doesn’t cost…

    What happens when a purist attitude smacks into reality…

  • 2TrakMind

    I wish I could convey the tone of arrogance and self righteousness that I hear when I type this, but I think this is essentially how these people would respond to this…

    “Oh, but we’re justified, because the Bible says very plainly “but whoever causes one of these little ones who believe in me to sin, it would be better for him to have a great millstone fastened around his neck and to be drowned in the depth of the sea.” We are protecting these impoverished little children from a twisted understanding of love and marriage and from those sexual deviants that molest little children. We’re doing the children a favor by ensuring the purity of the gospel and protecting them from the fires of hell as a result of being lured into such an abominable lifestyle!”

    Never mind that if they starve to death, none of it will matter. Now go enjoy your nice fat steak dinner.

    • Paul Julian Gould

      It’s a matter of “being right” trumping doing right…

      And to one such as myself, appears to be nothing better than a pedestrian insisting on having the right-of-way in a crosswalk…

      The most legally correct corpse in the boneyard… yet for them, the term should be “legalistically.”

      “If a brother or sister is poorly clothed and lacking in daily food, and one of you says to them, ‘Go in peace, be warmed and filled.’ without giving them the things needed for the body, what good is that? So also faith by itself, if it does not have works, is dead.”
      — James 3:15-17, ESV

      If I as one that would not be considered a Christian by most who insist on labeling, can get this, how is it so difficult to see?

  • David Cavanagh

    While I decry the response of many conservative Christians to the WV announcement, I think this listing rather misses the point. Conservatives were outraged by World Vision because it is a Christian – even broadly evangelical organisation, and their statement was therefore considered a betrayal. Starbucks et al make no such claim, and that’s arguably a significant difference

    • http://patheos.com/blogs/unfundamentalistchristians/ Dan Wilkinson

      This is precisely why I eat 100% of my meals at Chic-fil-A and do all my other shopping at Hobby Lobby…I’m not gonna have non-Christian companies benefiting from my money!

      • Paul Julian Gould

        Appropriate golf applause for some necessary snark…

        These folks do make one weary, on occasions, yes?

        (the subject, not the commenters… just felt I had to say that….)

        • http://patheos.com/blogs/unfundamentalistchristians/ Dan Wilkinson

          I grow weary of many things, but speaking out against injustice, hate and oppression isn’t one of them.

          • Paul Julian Gould

            Indeed, bless you and I agree… but it makes it no less tiring that the same battles keep having to be fought.

            I’ll fight ’em, as that’s what I do… but I’ll make no pretense that such doesn’t just make this old fart need a rest now and again… /*smile*/

      • Jill

        Can only imagine what you wear and how you buy toothpaste. Boy, it’s sure hard to be a good Christian.

    • nadineharris

      And we aren’t? And dropping support for 10,000 children because you’ve got your knickers in a twist over something that a large number of sincere theists in this country font agree with you about? How holy is that? Answer: it was appalling. Real Jesus-like behavior, y’all.

  • Matt

    Man, John and Dan are really good writers and they still couldn’t quite match the tone of these letters. Good thing, too. That level of creepy, insufferable self-righteousness is probably bad for one’s cholesterol.

  • James Walker

    of course, those “True Christians”(tm) will also avoid any contact at all with Patheos, since they permit several gay-affirmative blogs to post on their site…

  • Bill Steffenhagen

    Shared on my facebook.

  • http://patheos.com/blogs/unfundamentalistchristians/ Dan Wilkinson

    To address the handful of complaints I’ve seen here and on FB regarding World Vision being a “Christian” organization and therefore in a different category than all the companies listed above — exactly what principle are you espousing? Are you saying that:

    It’s ok for a Christian to support sin unless that Christian is supporting another Christian who is supporting sin, in which case that Christian should stop supporting the Christian who’s supporting sin and go back to just supporting sin.

    Is that the sort of convoluted logic you want to stand behind?

    • Dolly Dee

      If I could give this more than one Vote Up, I’d give it 10.

      • http://patheos.com/blogs/unfundamentalistchristians/ Dan Wilkinson

        In lieu of upvotes, I accept cash.

        • Jill

          Upvotes are cheaper.

    • http://www.fordswords.net/ Ford1968

      I’m actually jealous of the unrelenting clarity of your thinking.

      • James Walker

        Dan reserves his unclear thinking for when he’s sitting in the coffee shop, musing on caffeination and/or carbo-loading. 😉

        • http://johnshore.com/ John Shore

          Oh, God, if only that were true.

          • http://johnshore.com/ John Shore

            *SNERK!!*

        • http://patheos.com/blogs/unfundamentalistchristians/ Dan Wilkinson

          Are you stalking me?

  • http://www.fordswords.net/ Ford1968

    Did anyone else grow up with Christian “rock” from the 80s? I’m reminded of the Steve Taylor song “Guilty By Assosciation”.

    • Jill

      SO ridiculously happy I missed that boat. Amazingly I was able to get my hands on all sorts of devil dance music– Duran Duran, a-ha, Depeche Mode. It was inevitable I’d go down the path of hell.

      • http://www.fordswords.net/ Ford1968

        Thank your lucky stars, Jill. Although, you haven’t really lived untill you’ve seen an altar call at a Stryper concert. Big hair and spandex are, evidently, next to godliness.

        http://blogs.dallasobserver.com/dc9/stryper-club-nokia.jpg

        • http://allegro63.wordpress.com/ allegro63

          OMG. They look like demented bumblebees!

        • Jill

          Oh just wow. I have no rejoinder.

    • http://allegro63.wordpress.com/ allegro63

      I didn’t “discover” Christian Rock until the late 90’s early 2000’s. At first I liked it, but after awhile I became disillusioned with the insipid lyrics. Then I happened upon a South Park episode where Cartman decides the Christian Rock game is the ticket to fame and fortune. I was cured, and now cant abide the stuff.

      Currently Tom Jones is playing on my Spotify account. His music is joined by the tunes of J. Giles Band, Aerosmith, Patty Labelle, Black Eyed Peas and Justin Timberlake.

      • Jill

        I think that may have been the only SP episode I watched all the way through.

      • http://www.fordswords.net/ Ford1968

        Awesome playlist, SDP! I’ve been doing a deep dive into folk divas over the last few days…Edie Brickell, Maria McKee, Dar Williams, and Cat Stevens…

  • http://www.fordswords.net/ Ford1968

    I don’t like this article. I’m pretty sure all major computer manufacturers include sexual orientation in their non-discrimination policies. That means conservative Christians would need to give up their computers. That would mean no trolls on my favorite blogs.

    What’s the fun in that? What kind of world would that be?

    • http://patheos.com/blogs/unfundamentalistchristians/ Dan Wilkinson

      Ford, I included Apple, Microsoft, Dell, HP, Intel, and Cisco in companies to be avoided if you don’t want to support gay marriage. There are some computer/tech companies that haven’t made their policies/positions public regarding these issues and a few that don’t have a good track records on these topics.

      • http://www.fordswords.net/ Ford1968

        Ok. That’s my very last attempt at humor. It’s good for one to know ones limitations.

        • http://johnshore.com/ John Shore

          Don’t feel bad, Ford. I got your joke. Dan tries to do humor, but … you know: he’s an IT guy. Enough said.

          • http://johnshore.com/ John Shore

            (*the RETURN OF THE SNERK!!!*)

        • http://patheos.com/blogs/unfundamentalistchristians/ Dan Wilkinson

          I don’t know what’s funny or not anymore. Except that from a distance, John’s profile pic makes him look like he has a freakishly large forehead.

          • Jill

            It’d be because of the really big brain inside.

    • Ancestral Cromagnon

      Why would anyone call these people Christians, unless it is only a typo mistake… Khristians is more accurate for them (KKKhristians)..

  • cemaginnis

    Well, they CAN use the Firefox browser… oh wait, he resigned his job and way of supporting his own family by putting is principals before others. Now they can’t use that either.

  • cemaginnis

    WWMTD? What Would Mother Teresa DO? WWPFD? What Would Pope Francis Do? WWTDLD? What Would The Dalai Lama Do?

  • Scott Crombie
    • http://patheos.com/blogs/unfundamentalistchristians/ Dan Wilkinson

      World Vision President Richard Stearns has now said they lost about 10,000 sponsors.

      • Scott Crombie

        Sad that World Vision have backed out of their decision now.

        Fundamentalist Christians: 1
        Hope for Mankind: Nil

  • JackSkellington

    Ridiculous and your retaliation is NOT AT ALL CHRISTIAN!!! You allow children to suffer because you don’t agree with a company’s practices?! I am pretty sure Christ did not say he would die for my sins, but not those of you bigots and hypocrites.

    • http://patheos.com/blogs/unfundamentalistchristians/ Dan Wilkinson

      how could standing up for truth not be Christian?

  • http://Www.theirishatheist.wordpress.com/ The Irish Atheist

    Yesterday as I went to the local bakery, I noticed that they were selling a cake described as ‘sinfully chocolate.’

    Someone should let the Evangelicals know that there’s another business promoting sin they need to boycott.

    • http://patheos.com/blogs/unfundamentalistchristians/ Dan Wilkinson

      Jesus never ate cake.

      • Paul Julian Gould

        Yeah, but maybe a bowl of matzoh ball soup with a nice glass tea now and then…