You can think I'm wrong, I can think you're wrong, and that doesn't mean you're anti-Christian or that I'm anti-gay. It also doesn't mean that we can't be civil or friendly or that I can't love you and deeply care about you and you me.
And yes, I am judging. You are too. And that's okay. People are entitled to their opinions and as long as you have formed yours after a lot of careful consideration I will respect your opinion, even though I may think it's wrong. I am judging that your opinion, and maybe even the way you live your life, is wrong. And you are judging that my opinion and probably the faith that guides my life are wrong.
I know a lot of people who do/believe things that I judge to be wrong:
- my children who think that Dora is a good show
- friends who lived together before they were married
- my dad who doesn't like pie
- married friends who contracept
- loved ones who enjoy listening to techno
- couples who get married outside, especially in the summer (really this should be at the top of my list)
But to the owners and CEOs of companies whose products I enjoy, I don't care what you think! I don't want to know your opinion. Or, as Steve Skojec said,
"As your customer, I want to buy your products or services, NOT your ideology."
Steve's take on the whole Oreo, Chick-Fil-A, Starbucks, Amazon, and whoever else thing is exactly what I think, too. You can read the rest of his article here, if you'd like.