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My Wise Pastor Reminded Me....

Monday, August 03, 2015

for those who missed it, I suggest reading my previous blog.

Nothing has changed at SparkPeople since I wrote that blog. I posted my feelings on the comment thread with the picture on SparkPeople's FaceBook page. I decided, obviously, that my commitment to my BLC Resolute Renegades meant that I would see this round through. And I e-mailed SparkGuy expressing my extreme displeasure that SP would take ANY KIND OF POLITICAL stand. I made it clear that, while I was indeed personally angered by SP's support of the Supreme Court's decision regarding marriage, I was more disturbed by SP taking a side on any issue that does not have anything to do with its stated purpose of being a support community for people interested in weight loss/maintenance and other aspects of healthy living. I wish I could tell you that he responded and that it would not happen again. Alas, he couldn't deign to reply.

But while all the uproar was going on, Pastor Bowder made a very astute observation. I cannot avoid all corporations/businesses/organi
zations that take a position I cannot accept. So what would I gain by leaving SparkPeople? My reply would have to be: a big fat nothing.

What could I gain and/or accomplish by staying? Obviously, I would keep the support of my BLC teammies and other SparkFriends. I even found a new team that excites me, thanks to a special lady named Melissa (PRINCSCUP1-2FULL). So now I'm also just beginning "100 Days of Weight Loss by Linda Spangler."

That's what I gain; so what can I accomplish? I can keep SparkPeople from having click on ad. Nope, never!!! I never have much, anyway, but I now simply make a note of something that might interest me and then check out the website on my own. And I can refuse to keep my mouth shut if SP ever takes another stand on a non-health issue.

So, for good or ill, my SparkFriends are stuck with me for while longer....

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    Glad you chose to stay!
    2109 days ago
    emoticon I'm happy too!
    2109 days ago
    I, for one, am very happy you stayed!! I think it is great you speak up for what you find unacceptable. I encourage you to continue. I agree. SP should focus only on health and fitness and not shoving liberal views down our throats. Like you, I pick and choose what I will read. Your pastor is right and that, to me, is sad. Sad, but true. Speaking out for what you believe is labeled hateful. That makes me sad because the attacks and being called hateful for supporting your own Christian beliefs is anything but open minded. I'm glad you are hanging around and glad you are with the 100 Days team! Glad you stuck out the BLC too! I'm a Ninja this time and have really enjoyed it! OK, long enough.... Glad you are hanging around!!
    2109 days ago
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