Finally posting about Walmart

[img align=right]http://i73.photobucket.com/albums/i234/halos_glow/Blog/Money_Jesus.jpg[/img]I have been praying about whether or not to post a message on this but I feel it would be better to upset a few people than to just sit idle while our country continues in its current state of moral decline.

I am posting this because it is something that my dh and I have been convicted of for quite awhile: if a large company actively and corporately sponsors the Homosexual Movement with funds, then we choose not to support that business with our money.

Now, with that being said, I am posting a “Pass Along” sheet that I received from the American Family Association. Please read it and share it with your husband. My husband and I decided about 3 weeks ago that we would no longer be shopping at Walmart.

I know that this may be hard for some of you. It is hard for us. This has already meant that we have to drive an extra 10-25 minutes to get to a similar store (for a total drive time of 30-45 minutes). It has also meant that we have ordered more things online (at a slightly higher price) so that we are not doing business with Walmart. For us, it is worth the expense.

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AFA Pass Along Sheet

Make Copies of this sheet and pass along to your family and friends.

Wal-Mart Sponsors Diversity Week,
Includes How To Defeat A Constitutional Ban On Homosexual Marriage

Wal-Mart has given its full endorsement to the homosexual agenda and homosexual marriage. Boise State University in Boise, Idaho, will observe LGBT Diversity Week October 9–13. One of the sponsors for the Diversity Week is Wal-Mart.

Wal-Mart is joining the Pleasure Boutique (an adult bookstore which bills itself as “Idaho’s largest selection of adult movies and DVDs and largest adult toy selection in Idaho”) and other groups in sponsoring the week. Diversity Week is a week of celebrating homosexuality and promoting the homosexual agenda and homosexual marriage.

Among the events being sponsored by Wal-Mart is Idaho Votes No Campaign Update and Information Workshop. Voters in Idaho will be voting on a constitutional amendment banning same sex marriage in November. This Wal-Mart sponsored event will inform voters how to oppose the amendment and how to get others to do so. Wal-Mart is putting their money behind the effort to legalize homosexual marriage.

Other events being sponsored by Wal-Mart: Gay History of Idaho, Diversity in the Workplace, Women’s/Lesbian Issues, Hate Based Crimes, Heterosexism, Homosexuality and Disabilities, LGBT Youth in Trouble, MCC-Faith and LGBT, and a youth dance for those age 24 and under.

We earlier reported on Wal-Mart throwing their clout and cash behind the homosexual marriage effort.

TAKE ACTION

1. To make sure your voice is heard, please call Wal-Mart’s home office headquarters and ask for President Lee Scott at 479-273-4000. Also, call your local Wal-Mart manager and express your concerns. Please, be polite when you call!

2. Send an email to Wal-Mart President Lee Scott by visiting http://www.afa.net.

3. Print out and distribute this Pass Along Sheet.

.American Family Association – Tupelo, MS 38803

http://www.afa.net

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Please Note: I DO NOT want this post to turn into a heated discussion about boycotts – we choose to put our money where our convictions are and everyone else is free to choose for themselves in this area. If any comments are left that are meant to stir up a heated discussion, please be advised that I will delete them (not because I don’t want anyone to disagree with me – but because it doesn’t accomplish anything to get angry and leave flaming comments). I do welcome comments as long as they are kept civil and Christ-like :0)

I am simply posting this to inform those who are not yet aware of how Walmart is choosing to invest their earnings.

* If you would like for me to forward you a copy of the email I received from the AMA, please either leave a comment below or email me. Thank You

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20 thoughts on “Finally posting about Walmart

  1. I seriously don’t understand your mentality. If you are going to investigate what a person does with your dollar after your purchase and approve of their purchases, how on earth will be able to buy anything? The gas station attendant buys porn with YOUR money. The teller at the supper market just purchased a gun last week with YOUR money and has plans to kill his wife and kids. The phone company gives millions of dollars to Planned Parenthood, some of those dollars are YOURS.

    So if you are going to approve of what people do with your dollars once you spend them, be consistent. Don’t just withhold money from Walmart, do it for every establishment you frequent. Next time you eat at a restaurant, ask to speak with the owner. Ask him how intends to spend the money you paid for the meal. And if he is honest and tells you he’s going to donate it to the GAY PRIDE march that’s taking place in front of his restaurant next week; spit on the food, flail your arms about and walk out in a huff! That should shine the light of Christ don’t you think? In fact, I think the more we Christians boycott, the more people will be drawn to the light in us. After all, what’s more attractive than a picket sign toting boycotting Christian?

    Have a God day! 😀
    Mike M

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  2. Hi Mike,
    Obviously, you really don’t understand my mentality and that is okay :0).

    I am not talking about employees of these companies (like the gas staion attendant or teller) but the company themselves. When they choose to give MILLIONS of dollars to such immoral organizations, then my choice is to NOT support this company. I don’t walk around with picket signs – I just quietly speak with my pocketbook. I am not some loud and obnoxious person that is looking for problems in everything and everyone but I do try to do as Jesus would do. If Jesus were living in this day and time, would He choose to support these organizations? I personally don’t think that he would.

    I don’t expect everyone to agree with me but I am just simply sharing how we choose to spend our money in the way that we *think* is the most honoring to our Lord.

    BTW – I saw your woodworking blog (sorry, I can’t remember the name) awhile back – and you do AMAZING work!!! I was very impressed! Are you a carpenter by trade or hobby?

    Have a blessed day,
    Dana

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  3. The following is a copy of a comment I left on another blog that discussed the same topic.

    It’s not just WalMart any more. As reported by the ever-vigilant Baptist Press, the following businesses received “perfect scores” from the Human Rights Campaign this year for being “gay friendly.” Ironically, WalMart’s didn’t make the cut, so keep shopping, for now at least:

    Adobe Systems Inc. San Jose Calif.; Aetna Inc. Hartford Conn.; Agere Systems Inc., Allentown, Pa.; Agilent Technologies Inc., Palo Alto, Calif.; Allianz Life Insurance Co. of North America, Minneapolis, Minn.; Alston & Bird LLP, Atlanta, Ga.; American Express Co., New York, N.Y.; AMR Corp., Fort Worth, Texas; Anheuser-Busch Companies Inc., St. Louis, Mo.; Apple Computer Inc., Cupertino, Calif.; Arnold & Porter, Washington, D.C.; AT&T Inc., San Antonio, Texas; Avaya Inc., Basking Ridge, N.J.; Bain & Company Inc., Boston, Mass.; Bank of America Corp., Charlotte, N.C.; Bausch & Lomb Inc., Rochester, N.Y.; BellSouth Corp., Atlanta, Ga.; Best Buy Co. Inc., Richfield, Minn.; Boeing Co. Chicago, Ill.; BP America, Warrenville, Ill.; Bright Horizons Family Solutions Inc., Watertown, Mass.; Bristol-Myers Squibb Co., New York, N.Y.;

    California State Automobile Association, San Francisco, Calif.; Capital One Financial Corp., McLean, Va.; Cargill Inc., Wayzata, Minn.; Carlson Companies Inc., Minnetonka, Minn.; Charles Schwab Corp., San Francisco, Calif.; Chevron Corp., San Ramon, Calif.; ChoicePoint Inc., Alpharetta, Ga.; Chubb Corp., Warren, N.J.; CIGNA Corp., Philadelphia, Pa.; Cisco Systems Inc., San Jose, Calif.; Citigroup Inc., New York, N.Y.; Clear Channel Communications Inc., San Antonio, Texas; Clorox Company, Oakland, Calif.; CMP Media LLC, Manhasset, N.Y.; CNA Insurance, Chicago, Ill.; Coca-Cola Company, Atlanta, Ga.; Consolidated Edison Co., New York, N.Y.; Coors Brewing Company, Golden, Colo.; Corning Inc., Corning, N.Y.; Credit Suisse Securities(USA) LLC, New York, N.Y.; Cummins Inc., Columbus, Ind.;

    DaimlerChrysler Corp., Auburn Hills, Mich.; Dell Inc., Round Rock, Texas; Deloitte & Touche USA LLP, New York, N.Y.; Deutsche Bank, New York, N.Y.: Dorsey & Whitney, Minneapolis, Minn.; Dow Chemical Co., Midland, Mich.; DuPont (E. I. du Pont de Nemours), Wilmington, Del.; Eastman Kodak Co., Rochester, N.Y.; Eli Lilly & Co., Indianapolis, Ind.; Ernst & Young LLP, New York, N.Y.; Estée Lauder Companies, New York, N.Y.; Faegre & Benson, Minneapolis, Minn.; Fannie Mae, Washington, D.C.; Ford Motor Co., Dearborn, Mich.; Freescale Semiconductor Inc., Austin, Texas;

    Gap Inc., San Francisco, Calif.; General Mills Inc., Minneapolis, Minn.; General Motors Corp., Detroit, Mich.; GlaxoSmithKline PLC, Philadelphia, Pa.; Global Hyatt Corp., Chicago, Ill.; Goldman Sachs Group Inc., New York, N.Y.; Google Inc., Mountain View, Calif.; Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Inc.; Wellesley, Mass.; Heller Ehrman LLP, San Francisco, Calif.; Hewitt Associates. Lincolnshire, Ill.; Hewlett-Packard Co., Palo Alto, Calif; Honeywell International Inc., Morristown, N.J.; Hospira Inc., Lake Forest, Ill.; ING North America Insurance Corp., Atlanta, Ga.; Intel Corp., Santa Clara, Calif.; International Business Machines Corp., Armonk, N.Y.; Intuit Inc., Mountain View, Calif.; J.P. Morgan Chase & Co., New York N.Y.; Jenner & Block LLP, Chicago, Ill.; Johnson & Johnson, New Brunswick, N.J.;

    Kaiser Permanente, Oakland, Calif.; Keyspan Corp, Brooklyn, N.Y.; Kimpton Hotel & Restaurant Group Inc., San Francisco, Calif.; KPMG LLP, New York, N.Y.; Kraft Foods Inc., Northfield, Ill.; Lehman Brothers Holdings, New York, N.Y.; Levi Strauss & Co., San Francisco, Calif.; Lexmark International Inc., Lexington, Ky.; Liz Claiborne Inc., North Bergen, N.J.; Lucent Technologies Inc., Murray Hill, N.J.; McDermott Will & Emery LLP, Chicago, Ill.; McKinsey & Co. Inc., New York N.Y.; Mellon Financial Corp., Pittsburgh, Pa.; Merck & Co. Inc., Whitehouse Station, N.J.; Merrill Lynch & Co., New York, N.Y.; MetLife Inc., New York, N.Y.; Microsoft Corp., Redmond, Wash.; Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams, Taylorsville, N.C.; T Morgan Stanley, New York N.Y.; Morrison & Foerster LLP, San Francisco, Calif.; Motorola Inc., Schaumburg, Ill.;

    Nationwide, Columbus, Ohio; NCR Corp., Dayton, Ohio; New York Times Co., New York N.Y.; Nike Inc., Beaverton, Ore.; Nixon Peabody LLP, Rochester, N.Y.; Nordstrom Inc., Seattle, Wash.; Northrop Grumman Corp., Los Angeles, Calif; Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe, San Francisco, Calif.; Owens Corning, Toledo, Ohio; PepsiCo Inc., Purchase N.Y.; Pfizer Inc., New York, N.Y.; PG&E Corp., San Francisco, Calif.; Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP, San Francisco, Calif.; Powell Goldstein LLP, Atlanta, Ga.; PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP, New York, N.Y.; Prudential Financial Inc., Newark, N.J.; Raytheon Co. Waltham, Mass.; Replacements Ltd., McLeansville, N.C.; S.C. Johnson & Son Inc., Racine, Wis.;

    Schering-Plough Corp., Kenilworth, N.J.; Sears Holdings Corporation, Hoffman Estates, Ill.; Sempra Energy, San Diego, Calif.; Sprint Nextel Corp., Reston, Va.; Starcom MediaVest Group, Chicago, Ill.; Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, White Plains, N.Y.; State Street Corp., Boston, Mass.; Sun Microsystems Inc., Santa Clara, Calif.; SunTrust Banks Inc., Atlanta, Ga.; Tech Data Corp., Clearwater, Fla.; The Olivia Companies LLC, San Francisco, Calif.; US Airways Group Inc., Phoenix, Ariz.; Viacom Inc. New York, N.Y.; Visa International, Foster City, Calif.; Volkswagen of America Inc., Auburn Hills, Mich.; Wachovia Corp., Charlotte N.C.; Walgreens Co., Deerfield, Ill.; Wells Fargo & Co., San Francisco, Calif.; Whirlpool Corp., Benton Harbor, Mich.; Xerox Corp. Stamford Conn.

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  4. It’s hard for us, because, we literally have no where else in this area, where there’s nothing but Wal-mart. If we drive 35 minutes from here, we have Oh, what? Another Wal-mart. We would have to drive about an hour and a half to get to a Meijer or Target or anything other than Wal-mart. And now we’re back to Mike M.’s gas station attendants because we’re spending so much money to get somewhere. I hate that they’re doing this, but what can we do? It sounds like a lot of companies are doing this. And on the above comment, it shows Aetna as one of these companies as doing this-this is where our health insurance comes from. That means we couldn’t have health insurance anymore. I think it’s great that you guys are doing this, but I think it’s unrealistic to think that people can just stop using any of these companies’ products. They are essential to survival. i do not want to have a debate, I just needed to say that I see what you are saying, and what Mike and Lisa are saying. There is really nothing we can do. 😦

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  5. Speaking quietly with your pocket book? Is that Christianity? Walmart is chalk full of people that need compassion and now you won’t go there because of some corporate donation? So just when you thought Wlamart couldn’t get any worse, now there will be no Christians found shopping in it’s isles.

    Jesus prayed:
    “My prayer is not that you take them out of the world but that you protect them from the evil one. “

    I think your mentality is exactly what Christ was addressing here, the hermit mentality. The hermit distances himself from anyone who gives the appearance of evil. But is that what Jesus did? Or was Jesus labeled a drunk because of the kinds of people He associated Himself with?

    There are people inside Wlamarts who need to see godly families like yours. If all Christians banded together and boycotted Walmart, where is the light? Who’s going to shine their light inside Walmart where it is needed?

    And yes I do understand your mentality, and you are being selective and inconsistent how you apply your alleged convictions. If you have a problem with Walmart granting civil rights to homosexuals, you should also have a problem with the gas attendant who buys gay porn with his paycheck that you contributed to. Aren’t both uses of your money supporting the gay lifestyle in some way?

    It’s America, and you can do whatever you’d like. But from a brother to a sister, I would encourage you to take your family into Walmart and shine your light for Christ in there. What if a particular cashier notices your family every week and how well behaved your kids are. What if you were to smile at her and genuinely ask her how she’s doing? And what if finally she asks you guys, “What’s different about you?” And what if you were then able to tell her why you have joy and peace in your heart?

    Or you could continue what you are doing and “speak quietly with your pocket book.” But I don’t think you’ll be proud of that decision in heaven on judgment day.

    Thanks for the compliment on my woodwork. Yes I do it for a living, and there are guys much more talented than I am. You should see some of their stuff!

    Have a God day!
    Mike M

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  6. Ah but Lisa, this is not about the list you’ve quoted above. It’s about Don Wildmon and his “re”action alert. We believers are all about being reactive rather than proactive or inactive, don’t you know? 🙄

    Dana, you have a right to post your views, and I respect that, but when you post that “Action Alert” you’re encouraging all of your readers to take similar action.

    I wish we’d think this over. My wife has worked for Wal-Mart for over 15 years. She likes her job and is paid well. When she was hired there, we saw it as a blessing from God. She has many occasions through word and deed to witness while working there. She works with several other Christians at our local store.

    Does she agree with every decision that comes out of corporate headquarters? NO.

    Would we be negatively impacted were she laid off due to boycotts. YES

    Sure, you might say that she and other Christians working there should quit for the same reasons you’re boycotting, but then what happens? Wal-Mart’s slow decent into darkness increases exponentially because all the light has left that community. Is that what we should do? Retreat further into our own Christian enclaves? Do we need a Christ-Mart that only supports approved causes and sells all the things “good” homes need? I jest, but at this same time some believers are advocating all Christians move to the same state and “take it over for God.”

    I enjoyed your thoughts up until the “action letter” encouraged everyone to do similarly. Do what you must about your local store and even at a corporate level, but please don’t generalize in such a way that someone in my area might consider endangering my wife’s livelihood.

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  7. Well, should someone like Mike refuse to make a set of cabinets for a homosexual couple?

    Also boycotting based on these distinctions seems rather arbitrary. I mean, I have been retained by Christians to perform work. (I am a lawyer and not a Christian.) Though I am not gay (married with child) I am very confident that some or several aspects of my secular lifestyle is equally objectionable to believers. Should I be boycotted because, for example, I certainly support gay rights or some other cause that Christian American finds objectionable? Where does it stop? What does that type of message send nonbelievers anyway and does it matter?

    PS: Clint, your comment was funny.

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  8. Lisa asked:
    “Well, should someone like Mike refuse to make a set of cabinets for a homosexual couple?”

    It’s funny you should ask that Lisa. Two years ago I had two homosexual couples for clients. Let me just say that they were the nicest, most reliable customers I’ve had. And boy oh boy, you should see how they decorated their houses! The stereotype is true! They were awesome interior decorators! Anyway, I did work for one couple and they recommended me to another gay couple.

    After I did about 4k worth of work for the second couple, one of the guys wanted me to build a display case for a family heirloom; a Bible from the 1700’s. I told them that I would have a personal interest in such a project because of what the Bible means to me personally. I was able to tell them about how I studied it in Bible College and what my faith meant to me. They were even more excited about the project once I told them the above. See, so if I were judgmental I would not have been able to share those things.

    As a side note, that gay couple recommended the attorney I needed during my divorce. John left his wife for Mark. John said, “If you want a good attorney, you should get my ex-wife’s attorney, cause he killed me!” So I said, “What’s his name?” And he was right, that attorney is a very good one!

    Did I tell you of the time I danced on stage at a gay bar? Oh sorry…. that’s changing the subject too much. Sorry! 😀

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  9. This is a comment I posted on another blog here at LwC about the Wal Mart subject matter~while I still believe in what I said…I would like to also add, that we each have to surrender to what God is asking of us…if He is asking you to abstain from Wal Mart, then absolutely!! But that doesnt necessarily mean that everyone who is a true consciencious Christian should Boycott Wal Mart either. I think of people like Clints wife…by shopping at Wal Mart we could look at it another way entirely…we are supporting ‘missions’. Or, we could look at it how Mike painted the picture…we are indeed lights, and we MUST bring our lights into the world….even Wal Mart. God bless you on your endeavors as I can see very plainly that it is your desire to seek His face in all that you do.

    “Since when did ‘banning’ or boycotting anything ever really work anyway. I remember when our country tried to ban alcohol…that worked like a charm huh?

    God works one heart at a time. The world is gross with many unthinkable things going on in it all the time…many abominal things in God’s eyes are happening and that not part of His design…

    But then the same sorts of things go on in all of our hearts each and every day huh?

    Ouch.

    When people cant change the interior dynamics, they try to change the exterior ones. God doesnt work that way, and neither should we. Wanna know the way to truly have the biggest affect for God’s glory on your circumfrance-in your community?

    By being obedient to two key commandments The Lord Himself set out before us.

    “Love the Lord you God with all your heart”
    “Love your neighbor as yourself”

    pretty simple.”

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  10. I agree with Mike M-Homosexuals need to be prayed for, not boycotted. Our brother in law is a homosexual and we pray for him everyday. He is not hurting us, he is hurting himself, and i am not going to boycott every store that he would happen to go into because Jesus also called us to love everyone. The more I think of this whole issue, the more I’m not agreeing with it. God has also called us not to judge, so should we stop going into every store that Christians go into, since some Christians do judge other people?
    Just some food for thought.
    have a great night,
    mel

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  11. oh Mike…what would we do w/o your knack for capturing a feeling or tone by insertion of a picture?

    This one made me laugh, unlike the Sadaam one…which I still don’t get btw. 😉

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  12. i agree with the poster that endorsed listening to God and doing what he says – which for dana’s family means the walmart thing. good on ya.

    I thought this comment ws a bit harsh… I cant remember who made it (and too lazy to scroll up now!) “Or you could continue what you are doing and “speak quietly with your pocket book.” But I don’t think you’ll be proud of that decision in heaven on judgment day.” They will be proud for obeying God, whatever that command is. Its the obedience that counts, and the heart.

    INteresting that such a company has such a vested interstsed in gay rightsand events…

    anyway bless u, i pray that your shopping is fruitful and that the travel times are fun times with the family and that you contuine to hear nd obey God :o)

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  13. I found an article that articulates my feelings better than I can with my won words. Boycotting has never made sense to me and [url=http://beopenandreadbyall.blogspot.com/2006/09/boycott-boycotting.html]this explains why[/url].

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  14. As we move close and closer to the end times we must be prepared for to see more of this. The Bible says that satan desires comes to kill, steal and destroy;but Jesus has come to give life and life more fully. Satan wants the souls of our children,our parents,our neighbors etc. satan also wants to put blinders on the “churches” He wants us to become more like the world and less like Jesus christ. Hold fast to your faith . Jesus Christ is King of Kings and Lord of Lords and his return is soon.

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  15. After we had been home for about an hour I started feeling really sick! I don’t know if it was something that I ate or if I caught some kind of virus but I was really sick!

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