I'm not sure what something like this accomplishes.
While I was at the race I posted about yesterday, there were a few of these types of signs.
But, the kicker was a sign that said this: "Hitler supported the killing of innocent people like you are supporting the killing of babies."
Apparently the Susan Komen Assoc. supports Planned Parenthood, which I didn't know, but would have run even if I did know, because it wasn't about that. It was about saving lives. So, we're not supposed to support cancer research? This organization is one of the largest, if not, the largest donors to support finding a cure for breast cancer.
What kind of response are these people expecting to get from the use of these signs?
It just made me angry.
I understand that we should stand up for our beliefs. I get that. I do that. I'm not ashamed of what I believe. I'll tell anyone about Jesus and how He saved me and how He can save them. I think that all Christians should pray for opportunities to share the Gospel with others. I am totally pro-life and am not ashamed to share my views.
But, not like this.
This is a total turn-off.
I was ashamed.
I'm running this race and paid my money to support breast cancer research. My grandmother fought breast cancer twice and lost her battle the second time. I have a friend who also died of breast cancer at 36. It's a serious issue for me and I want a cure.
So, here's some questions for these sign-holders:
Do you use AT & T or shop at KMart or Sears?
Have you ever stayed at a Holiday Inn or eaten Ben & Jerry's ice cream?
Do you get gas at Circle K?
Do you wear Levi's jeans?
Do you drink any Pepsi products?
Do you eat Cheerios, Yoplait yogurt, Cheetos, Doritos, Hostess cupcakes, Lucky Charms cereal, or anything else from General Mills, Pillsbury, or Betty Crocker?
Do you let your kids watch Nickolodeon or Disney channel? Or do you watch ESPN, USA, Showtime, Comedy Central, or Lifetime?
Do you rent movies from Blockbuster or see movies by Paramount, Miramax, Touchstone, or Buena Vista?
Have you ever worn a Band aid or Chapstick? Or taken Dimetapp, Robitussin, or Excedrin?
Have you ever eaten at Olive Garden, Taco Bell, or Burger King?
Then, guess what?
YOU support abortion.
And, I limited this list to just a few. There are many more.
Your judgmental, finger-pointing signs are not going to turn people toward God; they're going to turn people away.
There's another way. It's called love. It's called standing for what you believe in without personal attacks. It's called stating the facts ... the Truth ... sharing your heart ... and prayer. That's how others will come to the Lord ... not by sticking a sign in their face.