The first vote I cast in a presidential election was for Ronald Reagan in 1980. Back then I was part of a group that would drop off voter’s guides at churches to help educate Christians on the stances their local politicians took on issues like abortion.
I hope that we weren’t just aiding in the decision on how to fill out the ballots but also giving Christians the tools to start discussions with their elected officials. At the time, I think Christians were doing a good job engaging in the American political system – Reagan won in a landslide.
Today, Christians still have a voice in political discourse. In corporate boardrooms, however, we’re not even a whisper, and our role as shareholders may hold more power than our role as citizens. When a company you’re invested in publicly supports stances and legislation that many of us find objectionable, where do you even start?