It looks like naughty number five doesn’t want to leave the SBC landscape. Go here to see what I mean.
Along these lines, has anyone considered what the Guidestone invests in regarding the companies in which they are stockholders? That reminded me to check back to what Tad Thompson revealed in a post back in June in which he provided these examples:
Starbucks: I love Starbucks coffee – but they do have a pro-homosexual agenda. BP just did a story on this.
Carnival Cruise Lines: gambling, alcohol, and yes…gay cruises
Cox Communications and Comcast Cable: ########### and other questionable programming
You can go here and glance around in last years financial report of Guidestone. I think if you start on page 47, it will start showing the investments. A couple more I found interesting that are in no way friends of Christian values and convictions include Yahoo (54,700 shares), Time Warner (201,900 shares), and the New York Times (16,900 shares). Now I didn’t mention the clothing stores like The Gap (25,100 shares) and Limited (15,000 shares) which SBC monies are also invested, whose clothing are not conducive to the kind of holiness the Joshua Convergence mentioned in their gathering (along with abstinence from alcohol of course).
Now, you might think that I am just being picky here, but I am trying to prove a point – a point which is a matter of consistency and integrity. If we, as a convention, want to go down the side street of such resolutions of #5, at least be consistent. And if we are going to condemn such peripheral matters as the consumption of alcohol, why don’t we consider the poor that are being exploited in other countries by American businesses or the child slavery market in third world countries in which goods and services have been outsourced? Ironically, I happen to see a few of those companies on the report as well.
But before you start throwing stones or discarding my thoughts as an idealist, I think we should take a moment and consider the type of things Marty brought up yesterday and Tad did several months ago. It would be well worth our time.