In a past article, Tuning out rather than moving out, I make the following suggestion:
3) Frequent only Christian doctors, professionals, and businesses.
Go out of your way to do this, even if you have to pay a higher price. Favor Christians when hiring and firing, and try to give them “the hook up” whenever possible. If you’re looking for a plumber, check the back of your weekly church newsletter for advertisements. If you run a business, give a “friendly discount” to your fellow church members. (Christians are currently THE ONLY GROUP that doesn’t do this, out of a false sense of fairness.)
I already try to do this, and I read something recently that reminded me of it:
The Oregon attorney general’s office is investigating a Christian baker who declined to make a wedding cake for a same-sex couple…
His business, which he co-owns with his wife, could face as much as $50,000 in fines if found guilty of violating the Oregon Equality Act. The law forbids businesses from denying “full and equal accommodations” for customers on the basis of sexual orientation and other protected categories.
Same-sex “marriage” is not recognized in the state, though domestic partnerships are.
I hope this baker ends up flooded with orders.