Defend the cause of the weak and fatherless; maintain the rights of the poor and oppressed. Psalm 82:3

What if there are children who will suffer somehow because I failed to obey God?
What if my cowardice costs even one child somewhere in the world his or her life?
(excerpt from The Hole in Our Gospel)

Thursday, November 17, 2011

What have WE come to?

Company "A" reported net sales of over $22 BILLION this year. There are 41,000 employees at company "A" who worked hard to make the company financially successful. There are NO adoption benefits of any kind for any of the 41,000 employees because "That's just not something we want to provide at this time." Who is "we" ?

Conclusion #1: Company "A" doesn't want to help one single family pursuing adoption despite the fact that they would receive a significant tax break from the federal government for doing so.

Conclusion #2: A $22 BILLION income is more important than the life of a child.

Conclusion #3: A very small portion of a $22 BILLION income shouldn't be shared with an employee pursuing adoption, despite his/her role in contributing to the $22 BILLION sales figure.

What have WE come to? I'm ashamed to be an American some days - this is one of those days...

Welcome to Corporate America:

Special note to Adoption Friendly Companies: Thank you for helping your employees grow their families in a most miraculous way. Thank you for taking time to fill out the forms so your employees can receive the financial support they need. Thank you for realizing that children who need a mom and dad are more important than the bottom line. And thank you for caring about the people you hire and for seeing them as men, women, mothers and fathers. The Lord will surely bless you, as you have blessed your employees.

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