How Can You Apply Your Christian Faith In A World Where Identity Determines Truth?


Faith Driven Consumer

Jun 08, 2016 3:40 PM

Remember Rachel Dolezal—the white woman who self-identifies as black but was forced her to resign from her NAACP post when her charade was exposed? 

That was so 2015.  

Today in 2016—as the “transgender moment" continues to transform culture in ways barely conceivable even a few short years ago—anybody can be anything, with no questions asked.

For example, check out this amazing video—now seen more than 1.6 million times—by our friend Joseph Backholm at the Family Policy Institute of Washington. Here, he challenges the increasingly dominant, postmodern, identity-driven worldview to its logical conclusion with students at the University of Washington: 

While we may collectively face-palm and shake our heads as we watch these students performing mental gymnastics to apply their relativistic worldview to the idea that a 5’-9” white guy like Backholm could be a 6’-5” Chinese woman if he wants to be, the legal and societal implications are huge. 

Like the proverbial opening of Pandora’s box, anything goes when objective reality takes a backseat to subjective fantasy.  Referring to Dolezal, one writer—in the context of the national controversy over H.B. 2, North Carolina’s “transgender bathroom” law—pointed out that if society is going to define sex as a personal choice, how can it deny the claims of those who do not accept the race they were assigned at birth? And if one’s biological sex is a choice, why not one’s age? 

Here, we would add:  Why not one’s faith identity?

If American culture has reached a point where identity determines truth, then why shouldn’t personal faith convictions be held in equal esteem to identities like sexual orientation and gender identity? And if Corporate America—as a leading proponent of “diversity and inclusion”—regularly goes to bat for identity groups based on gender, race, national origin, age, ability, veteran’s status, sexual orientation, gender identity, and even genetic information, why not include those who identify as Faith Driven Consumers and see their Christian faith as central to how they live their lives, including their choices in the economic arena?

One final question:  If each identity group under the sun—and its respective truth claims—is valid, then how much more so for Christians who identify as Faith Driven Consumers?  Of all identity groups, Christians are arguably the most diverse—transcending lines of gender, race, national origin, age, ability, veteran’s status and more. 

If you’re a Christian who seeks to steward well the resources that God has entrusted you in the places you work and shop, join the Faith Driven Consumer movement today by clicking here. By uniting with millions of others who share a primary identity as Christians, we can collectively raise our voices and ask major brands to welcome us into their rainbow of diversity like they do other identity-driven groups.

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