Posts Tagged ‘protest’
The Supreme Court’s decision in the Hobby Lobby case has brought Christian cultural engagement back into the limelight. There have been some wild blog posts and other responses in light of the announcement – a shocking number completely hysterical. But we need to remember that while the Supreme Court sided with Hobby Lobby, the wider culture is moving in a different direction. As Ed Stetzer reported after the ruling, “A LifeWay Research study conducted in November of 2012, shows most Americans support mandatory contraception coverage through ObamaCare. In other words, Read the full article »
Karen Covell, Director of the Hollywood Prayer Network had an interesting conversation with an employee of a major ministry regarding their position on boycotting the entertainment industry. Karen, (like most of us Christians in the entertainment business) prefer to think of boycotts as a completely last resort. It raises plenty of money for fundraising campaigns, but as a strategy to change the culture, it simply rarely works.
But Karen responded to this ministry with such a clear and direct explanation of her position, I thought it worth posting. With Karen’s permission, here’s her letter: Read the full article »
I was in Greensboro, North Carolina recently and visited the International Civil Rights Center and Museum. Located in an old F.W. Woolworth retail store, it’s the original site where in 1960, four African-American college freshman sat down at the store’s “whites only” lunch counter. I was in first grade in nearby Charlotte when it happened. While it wasn’t the first “sit in,” it was remarkable for sparking similar nonviolent protests that spread like wildfire throughout the South. As more and more sit-ins happened, people started boycotting stores with whites-only lunch counters. Sales in those stores dropped by a third, prompting the entire Read the full article »
I fell compelled to write one more post as a result of all the responses to my pointing out the Miracle Theater’s full page ad in USA Today. My biggest disappointment is how quickly a discussion like this disintegrates into personal attacks, gossip, and strife. Honestly, I was a little amazed at how much some people got off topic, and raced into areas that mattered very little to the issue at hand. You want my opinion in a single post? Here it is:
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We had a really interesting question by a blog reader recently, responding to Karen Covell’s post on boycotting:
When groups like the Parents Television Council and the American Family Association stage a boycott, they often provide people with a template for an email that you can send to network. Do the networks really take the same email from a million different people seriously? I don’t think so.
I responded with:
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