Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Cisco Systems Act of ‘Tolerance’

Dr. Frank Turek is an alumnus of the seminary where I received my Master’s degree, Southern Theological Seminary. Frank has authored many Christian books, including one of my all time favorites I Don’t Have Enough Faith to be an Atheist, with Dr. Norman Geisler.

In addition to running a successful ministry, Frank also has a secular career that involves corporate motivational speaking and training. Cisco Systems employed Frank in such a capacity up until a short time ago when they fired him for holding a belief that homosexuality is a sin and writing about it in public.

That’s right, Frank wasn’t fired from Cisco because of poor job performance or because he openly talked about his beliefs on homosexuality at work, but he was fired for holding a private belief that homosexuality is morally wrong and daring to express that view in public. You can read the account in his own words and also read a series of articles written by Mike Adams.

Christian apologist Ravi Zacharias has talked many times about the fact that America has swiftly moved from a predominantly Christian culture to one that has become pluralized with many different worldviews. Pluralism short-circuited people’s ability to use logic and courage to determine that one belief is right and another wrong, and so the next step became secularization, where religious beliefs were heavily marginalized in the public square. And now we have moved to privatization where you cannot express your religious viewpoints anywhere in public without possible retribution occurring.

Frank’s experience is (sadly) hardly unique. I have wondered for a long time if the number one persecutor of the Christian Church is not the hardened atheist, but the homosexual movement. Cloaking their agenda with ‘tolerance and diversity’ claims, they use their platform to practice intolerance and swift vengeance on anyone who dares to disagree with their moral behavior. As G. K. Chesterton said, “Those with a double standard normally have a single hidden agenda.”

Why does the homosexual movement act in the way they do? J. Budziszewski, writing in his book The Revenge of Conscience, provides a succinct answer: “those who rationalize their sins find it to be so much work that they require other people to support them in it.”

Take the time to send an email/letter to Cisco telling them about their hypocritical stance and pray for our nation whose moral fiber is, as one preacher recently put it, “unraveling like an old sweater.”

Mr. John Chambers

Office of the President

Cisco Systems, Inc.

Mail Stop SJC10/5/4

300 East Tasman Drive

San Jose, California 95134

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