Vote With Your Money

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Scripture speaks of the root of all evil being the love of money, and that is certainly true. As Christians, we definitely trust in the admonitions from divine inspiration. At the same time, money itself is simply a tool, and has beneficial uses. The Apostle Paul encourages the use of finances to help those in need (Read 1 Corinthians 16:1-3 as an example). He also mentions that the “laborer is worthy of his wages” in 1 Timothy 5:18. So we should not misread the verse that speaks to the root of all evil. The focus is not on the money, but upon the “love” of money.
My point there is that we should not eschew money. We should instead use it in Godly ways. Take care of your family. Help the needy. In fact, we had an earlier post that spoke of this very thing.
The other side of that issue is that we should avoid using money for evil purposes. Which leads to some practical ways that we can do that. For example, it has just been reported that Disney is intending to introduce a homosexual character into its new live-action Beauty and the Beast. Hollywood has been pushing this sodomite agenda aggressively in recent years, and this is just another example. Disney has even begun having “Gay Day” at their theme parks. Ummm…no thanks.
So what is a Man of the West to do? Simple. Refuse to go see the film. Do not buy tickets. Withhold your dollars and spend them elsewhere. Now, we at this site enjoy a good movie. If you get us together, you will quickly find us quoting lines from various movies to one another. What you will not find us doing is spending our money on evil nonsense like a homosexual Disney film.
Recently, in conversation, several of us mentioned that we had started watching various television shows, but once the Gay agenda was presented, we stopped viewing the program. For good. There are a couple of shows that I began watching, was enjoying, but stopped and refused to watch again, because of this very issue.
That is what we need to do. Stop giving money to the enemy. Put it to work somewhere else. Honestly, it is getting hard to find good, wholesome mainstream movies out there (or television), and it is a sign of the lack of morality in our society. If you can’t find a good movie, then get a book, or increase your contributions to your local church. Trust me, there are plenty of places that could use the money to do good things. Consider something like St. Jude Children’s Research hospital. Again, there are lots of good options.
Giving it to Disney is not one of them. In fact, as long as Disney keeps pushing the Homosexual immorality, I have decided to avoid any and all of their programs. I will not see another of their shows until they stop. Not only will I avoid this Beauty and the Beast with a gay character, but I will not watch anything else they produce.
If we will all act accordingly, maybe they will get the message. Even if they don’t, we can have the satisfaction of knowing that we refused to participate.
So vote with your money. If enough of us will do that, it can have an impact. Want proof? My wife, for some reason, likes a couple of the bizarre coffee concoctions made by Starbucks. Personally, I have never cared for their stuff, but she does. So each Sunday, on our way home from Church, we would stop and get her one of those drinks. She even had a preferred customer card. When Starbucks recently promised to hire 10,000 refugees, my wife said enough was enough. She stopped drinking their stuff. Apparently, so did lots of other folks. And what has happened? They took a massive hit.  This is the sort of thing we all need to do when these companies try to force a liberal agenda.
Look, Disney needs to make movies. Starbucks needs to make mediocre coffee. Neither needs to be taking sides in a culture war. That is not their purpose. If they want to play that game, then we need to react accordingly, by not supporting them in any way. The same goes for any other organization that behaves this way.
We should simply withhold our money. Vote with those dollars. It will make a difference.

Lead Scheduler at MOTW. Husband, Father, but most importantly, a man of God. Possesses more degrees that most people find useful.

8 Comments

  1. We certainly can have a positive impact by voting with our wallets. Just look at what’s happened to Target. The company decided to implement a tranny bathroom policy last year, and their stock has lost 30% or so. According to Breitbart, “That 30 percent drop has slashed investors’ wealth by roughly $15 billion.”

  2. It was so much easier when businesses were just businesses. They sold a product or service, and you needed one, and it was mostly a fair economic transaction. Not so anymore. So many of them are politically polarized, often against our interests. And more and more companies every day seem to expect ideological purity (on their side, of course) out of their customers.
    I don’t go to Starschmucks at all. Same for Target. I heard they reversed their bathroom policy, but the fact they did it once means it’ll come back again. That’s too bad because I used to like Target. It would be hard to live without Amazon, but other than the Confederate Flag, they are amoral in what they sell. But I’m sure the day is coming when we won’t be able to exchange our money with them either.

  3. Same here – the list of television shows, movies, actors and businesses that I no longer do business with is growing by the day. As much as I don’t agree with Target’s bathroom policy I can almost see why they did it. But it didn’t prevent me from boycotting them. I bet we spent many hundreds of dollars at Target before they implemented that policy. After that, nothing, zero, zip, nada. They would have been much better off just building a third bathroom and changing facility for anyone who didn’t want to use the facility of their physical makeup.
    The stupidity and hypocrisy of the Hollywood elite is what kills me. These are people who make a living by getting as many people as they possibly can to go see their movies, listen to their music etc. When they go out and make total fools of themselves by pushing the agenda of the left all they are doing is alienating half of their fans. Just because they have lots of money and live in fancy houses they seem to think that gives them the right to tell the rest of the country what to do. And sadly there are many sheep who would follow them right off a cliff if need be. They stand up in front of all these people telling them how bad the president is and how he doesn’t care about people etc. But at the end of the day they are all going home to one of their multi-million dollar homes with their fences and hundred thousand dollar security systems, while the people in the crowd are going home to their tiny one bedroom apartment in the crappiest part of town.
    So you’re 100% correct that we need to be aware of the opportunities to spend or donate our money wisely, and buying services or giving money to people pushing a violent leftist attitude is not a good way to do that.

    • Yes, as you and Joshua both pointed out, Target is another of those “no go” places for us. We used to shop there and avoided Walmart, but have not been back even one time since they announced their bathroom policy. And I won’t be going back.

  4. It cannot be enough to just avoid the movie(s). For every one of you, there are one-hundred who are the polar opposite of you who have been programmed that you are a hateful bigot.
    Look at ESPN. It (a subsidiary of the Disney empire along with Hearst Corp – think every trashy women’s magazine, HGTV magazines, Seventeen magazine, etc), is totally political and flamingly liberal.
    Do you stop watching sports on ESPN? I do everything I can to avoid it, but for every one of me, there are literally a thousand stupid men who think Sportscenter is literally the most important information of the day.
    They don’t care if you don’t go see the move, as you are an isolated miniscule minority.
    I recall the incredibly powerful events surrounding Chick-fil-a and gay ‘marriage.’ I stood in a line for 90 minutes to get a chicken sandwich along with hundreds of others, standing quietly, respectfully, but forcefully in support of what is good and decent.
    That spontaneous occurrence, which occurred all over the country spoke silently to the millions of Americans who felt isolated by the widespread blanket of forced acceptance of perversion. Millions saw that they were not alone, that there are still MANY who agree with basic goodness.
    A million people show up in Washington for the March for Life every January in the freezing cold. That is another powerful, affirming witness. A defeat of the viper Hillary Clinton, and a win for Donald Trump; even the Brexit vote are all positive forward steps – movements of action, not reaction.
    We need more action. The reaction of refusing to go see a movie for kids that rams acceptance of same sex attraction down their throats is good. I react that way also, and I stand with you in this.
    I hope that men and women of the West can find, support and begin more actions.

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