Walmart senior vice president of benefits Sally Welborn
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Walmart senior vice president of benefits Sally Welborn

Walmart caves to homosexual lobby


Walmart, the company with a “family-friendly” visitor center, has caved to the homosexual lobby, as other businesses will likely do in the weeks and months ahead. Beginning next year, the retail behemoth will offer health coverage to whomever an employee happens to be sharing living quarters with, gay or straight.

Why did Walmart jump on the cultural-decline bandwagon and join in on the weakening of traditional values? Sally Welborn, Walmart’s senior vice president of benefits, said marriage-not-required health coverage is a “business decision, not a moral or political decision. We operate in 50 states, hundreds of municipalities and Puerto Rico, and as clarified under the Supreme Court’s decision to strike down section 3 of the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), each of these states are developing different definitions of marriage, domestic partner, civil union, etc. By developing a single definition for all Walmart associates in the U.S. and Puerto Rico, we are able to ensure consistency for associates across our markets.”

Nothing immoral to concern ourselves with here, folks. It’s just business and consistency across the markets. Does anyone believe that if the ubiquitous company upheld traditional values and offered coverage only to wives, husbands, and their children, it would lose sales or want for qualified job applicants?

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Walmart is a privately owned company and can offer health coverage to whomever it likes based on whatever criteria it chooses, but the new policy is a sign of things to come. Marriage has lost all meaning in secular culture, and I predict Walmart’s decision will result in a cascade of such changes. Regardless, marriage between one man and one woman will always be the foundation of a well-ordered society. It will always be the best family structure for children. It will always be superior to mere cohabitation. And most important, marriage will always be a God-ordained union between one man and one woman.

Diminishing the importance and special nature of marriage is harmful to society generally and children specifically. As more companies and institutions capitulate to the homosexual agenda, it will become more difficult to teach children that homosexuality is a sinful, deviant, and a perversion of normal sexual relations. With every court decision that normalizes homosexuality, it becomes more challenging to maintain and to pass on traditional values, to separate what’s right and good from what’s wrong and bad. And that is the point, isn’t it?

In the face of these changes, we can become discouraged. We are like salmon swimming against the current. We might be tempted to stop openly opposing debauchery and confine our efforts to praying. But as the apostle Paul told Timothy (emphasis added):

… for God gave us a spirit not of fear but of power and love and self-control. Therefore do not be ashamed of the testimony about our Lord, nor of me his prisoner, but share in suffering for the gospel by the power of God …”

La Shawn Barber
La Shawn Barber

La Shawn writes about culture, faith, and politics. Her work has appeared in the Christian Research Journal, Christianity Today, the Washington Examiner, and other publications


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