Most of us have probably seen a non-discrimination disclaimer similar to the one below:
I think companies craft such statements for two reasons. First, they don’t want to offend anyone. And second, they’re deathly afraid someone might claim discrimination and file a law suit against the company.We’ve become a litigious society because so many “classes” of people are demanding “rights” and equal treatment under the law.
What do the powers that be consider logical remedy, to insure no one gets offended, pass more laws of inclusion. Bring everybody under one big legal umbrella. And if that doesn’t include anybody and everybody (if they miss a “class” of folks) they’ll pass a law to include it.
Laws don’t stop discrimination. Laws force tolerance. People stop discrimination. Compassion stops discrimination. The love of Jesus stops discrimination. The love of Jesus promotes acceptance of those among our vast diversity of racial, ethnic, political, social and religious backgrounds.
They’ll never pass enough laws to keep from offending someone. Discrimination is born in the hearts of those who don’t enjoy and live out of an intimate, personal, loving relationship with Jesus Christ.