But, too often, public boycotts aren’t about shining a light on companies doing things some people don’t like. They’re about people grabbing the spotlight and turning it on themselves. The boycott is simply a megaphone.
The problem with these pop-culture boycotts (besides being ineffective), is that they operate under the notion that certain people’s ideas are so superior to anyone else’s, that the others don’t even deserve to exist. Even if you believe your values and faith represent the truth, squashing out all other beliefs isn’t an effective way to enter into meaningful dialogue.
The Apostle Paul demonstrates a different way of interacting with ideas and values we may not always agree with in culture. Instead of just suppressing them, we should know how to engage with them.