Political correctness has reached new heights of absurdity. With the rapidity of a guillotine there is a court of public opinion that is ruling with its reign of power. It is displacing CEOs divesting in Girl Scout cookies and hobby stores , and starving children.
In an American where 1.21 million babies are aborted, cohabiting among unmarried couples is at 48%, and the number of same sex couples has increased by 80% since 2000, there is a new morality. There is a morality that says that a corporation must take the correct stance on same-sex marriage and abortion in order to prosper. They are judged by what legislation they support and by what they invest their pension plans in.
The U.S. tax laws designate corporations as individuals. Apparently, they have been given a soul as well. This soul must be judged and if it is found wanting in its morality, it must be punished by the sanctions of the American people or the threat of sanction. We wage war against those who do not share our morals with the true God of America-the Almighty dollar.
Jesus had a term for this :
New Living Translation (NLT)
23 “What sorrow awaits you teachers of religious law and you Pharisees. Hypocrites! For you are careful to tithe even the tiniest income from your herb gardens, but you ignore the more important aspects of the law—justice, mercy, and faith. You should tithe, yes, but do not neglect the more important things. 24 Blind guides! You strain your water so you won’t accidentally swallow a gnat, but you swallow a camel!
In what some would deem truly justifiable sanctions against a corporation, it is worth considering the divestment of corporations in South Africa during Apartheid. Although a seemingly correct moral stance, those who suffered the most were not the corporate heads or government leaders but the innocent black workers of these corporations.
In judging a company based on its investments one is truly “straining a gnat” considering most stock portfolios consist of many corporations which are made up of even more smaller companies. To find fault with one product produced by one company and demonize it-truly takes political correctness to the absurd.
The fact that thousands of “Christians” protest gay marriage by refusing to financially support poor children is a true perversion of Christianity.
I think Jesus had words for you:
Matthew 23:27 New Living Translation (NLT) 27 “What sorrow awaits you teachers of religious law and you Pharisees. Hypocrites! For you are like whitewashed tombs—beautiful on the outside but filled on the inside with dead people’s bones and all sorts of impurity.”
If proponents of gay marriage are to be true to their stand- they better get off the internet and turn in all their electronic devices, because nearly all of the Silicon Valley companies supported Prop 8-the California anti-gay marriage initiative at least in part.
When it comes to judging corporations I think that the only solution is to accept the reality that just like humans:
All have sinned, and come short of the glory of God.