- Why do the Gentiles rage, and the peoples plot in vain? The kings of the earth set themselves, and the rulers were gathered together, against the Lord and against his Anointed, saying, “Let us break their chains” (Psalm 2:1-3)
From out of the chaos of the Bud Light campaign fiasco, I have now begun to wonder, like you perhaps, how a major distiller, with the magnitude of a company like Anheuser Bush, (parent company AB InBev) make such a decision as they did to employ someone like Dylan Mulvaney to promote their product.
The truth, we will now discover, is very interesting.
“There is a score called the Corporate Equality Index. (CEI) It’s published by the Human Rights Campaign which used to be an allegedly gay civil rights advocacy group. It started to receive a lot of money from the Open Society Foundation in the late 2000s. It started to receive large, like, $25 million dollar plus [grants]. Their focus is almost entirely just trans stuff; now under the umbrella of LGBTQ+. [They] have this scoring index that they’ve been using since 2002 called the Corporate Equality Index, and you get scored as a corporation. There’s also one that’s called the Municipal Equality Index that scores public utilities, and even city councils and things like that. But, you have to sign up to be a part of it. Some… 1,500 corporations in the United States have signed up for the Human Rights Campaign CEI scoring scheme. [It’s] scored out of 100 points and they [give up] to 40 points for having …workplace policies that are… non-discriminatory, etc., against [LGBTQ].”
If you are wondering why you haven’t heard of this score before now, that may be due to the possibility they don’t want you to know about it. But you should. This much we know: there are more than 840 major corporations that maintain a perfect score of 100. These companies don’t just represent a portion, or a cross section of corporate America, they are corporate America. A link to the list can be found here. Finding American corporations with the worst score is much more difficult. I’m not sure why that is. Are you?
There is something very familiar with this schema. The Apostle James, the half-brother of Jesus, makes clear that favoritism is not simply disrespectful of people; it is sin against God. “If… you show favoritism, you commit sin” (James. 2:9). It is considered sin because it is contrary to the character and command of God. Because favoritism is sin, there is no place for it in the hearts of God’s people, and certainly no place for it in the church. Historically, people we would have called decent, eschewed favoritism. Never openly. But when favoritism is practiced by infidels, it becomes a form of insidious evil.
For example, Lindsay (pictured) described one grift routinely employed,
“American [Airlines] is very proud of its 100 score. All the way back to 2002, it got a 100 in the first year and it’s maintained it every year. I heard from an insider last year that to maintain their 100s, the airlines had to give away free tickets to gay activists to fly to Pride events so that the pride events could be bigger. [So] we are talking [about] millions of dollars of free airline tickets being given away, or at reduced price, fly activists around a pride events. These are the kinds of tactics that the Human Rights Campaign… says these are the things you have to do in order to raise your score.”
Who knew? Well, that’s the point.
We’re not supposed to.
This entire CEI juggernaut first began in earnest in 2002, with the advocacy group, Human Rights Campaign, and some companies just couldn’t wait to jump on because it was sold as a way to not just grow their profits, but to gain access to the political clout needed to get favored status with government agencies and their largess. There’s a lot of largess to go around since,
“The Human Rights Campaign (HRC) is the nation’s largest LGBT-interest activist organization and a prominent force in left-of-center politics. Together with the affiliated Human Rights Campaign Foundation charitable arm and super PAC, HRC has built relationships with powerful mostly Democratic Party politicians and major corporations, and has taken a leading role in Democratic Party politics and left-leaning activism. The group has faced criticism from the left over the years for insufficient zeal in securing its social-liberal agenda.” (Influence Watch)
It makes you wonder who’s holding the leash, and who’s on the end of it… the DNC or the HRC?
Here is the list from the 100-point Corporate Equality Index Score:
- Workforce Protections (5 points possible): No discrimination for employment for sexual orientation
- Inclusive Benefits (50 points possible): Criteria includes providing health care for same-sex couples
- Supporting an inclusive culture (25 points possible): “including gender-neutral dress codes” and “trans-inclusive restroom/facilities policy.”
- Corporate social responsibility (20 points possible): “Marketing or advertising to LGBTQ consumers,” which would include transgender spokespersons.
- Responsible Citizenship (-25 points): Points are deducted if a company gives money to “organizations whose primary mission includes advocacy against LGBTQ equality. This would of course include Christian organizations of any kind.” (List taken from The New York Post)
The last point is all you need to know to answer the question of “Why.” This latest assault on civilized culture is both supernatural in origin and in practice. It should be obvious to anyone, and certainly so to the practicing Christian, the born-again, the faithful—any believer who has spent any time at all in the scriptures, in prayer, and in fellowship with other believers.
Now it’s my belief that even this mess is no match at all for the God of the faithful, because He will be our refuge on the day of trouble. He will be our shelter in the storm. He’ll be our strong tower on the day of great sorrow; our fortress in the time of war.
This is war, in case you need me to remind you. It’s a war on The Church, which means it’s a war on you, your family, your marriage—and certainly your children! It’s a war on your peace, your freedom, and your liberty. With prayer and fasting, we should allow The Comforter to lead us to ways we must operate in the battle for the souls that are the wounded, by bringing the Gospel to those who suffer. Yes, and even to pray for the souls that are held captive by the evil one. In these times, we can no longer and just sit and watch. Just remember this: you have good reason to be happier than your enemies, as this study reveals. We can be happy warriors. That has a good sound to it.
- “But you, O LORD, are a shield about me, my glory, and the lifter of my head. I cried aloud to the LORD, and he answered me from his holy hill.” (Psalm 3:3-4)