Saturday, March 13, 2010

Boycotts that backfire ('97)

This letter of mine was published in the Los Angeles Times June 1997:

So the Southern Baptists have decided to boycott Disney. Not just the corporate pieces they're unhappy with, but all of it. Of course, Disney also produces plenty of entertainment that even Baptists could agree is kid- and family-friendly. They're just asking for trouble for their denomination.

Many Catholics ignore the pope's pronouncements on sexual matters. Others, taking dogma more seriously, leave the church altogether.

I suspect the end result of the Southern Baptists' declared boycott may be the same: members ignoring the church leadership, or deciding to leave.

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