I do not like boycotts. In fact, the only thing I boycott is boycotts. Why? Because to me it seems that boycotts violate the very call to take the gospel to all men. I just cannot wrap my head or heart around the image of seeing Jesus, or Paul for that matter, leading a picket line or social demonstration to force morality upon others. I can sum up my problems with boycotts with 10 simple questions.
1) Isn’t the Gospel for all?
2) How can we reach people by boycotting them?
3) How can we love people when we are standing aloof and boycotting their business?
4) How can we communicate their need for Christ while refusing to enter their work space?
5) Why offend with boycotting the very people I’m called to reach?
6) How can I reach them and demonstrate the gospel if I fail to enter their everyday life?
7) Why make social mores or public laws the dividing line for who gets respect and who does not? Continue reading “Why I Boycott Boycotts”