Stand Tall and Strong (and Pseudonymously) for What You Believe
Dropbox is one of my favorite tech tools. I rely on it extremely heavily, and it pretty much never lets me down. So when the Dropbox blog, to which I subscribe, announced Dropbox’s official support of a gay pride event, I felt—as a faithful, paying customer who has referred many other users to the service—that I had to speak.
But we live in a nasty world. Without claiming at all that any individual liberal wishes to commit physical violence against me personally, am I unreasonable to feel afraid to speak on this topic in that forum with my real name attached in the current climate?
So I stood tall and strong and spoke out—with a pseudonym. I got one affirming reply (note the date stamps) and then one nasty one. That’s it. I’m really interested in the theological and prudential questions surrounding Christian voices in the American public square, and I wanted to see what if any effect a modified natural law approach—one appealing both to nature and to nature’s God—might have. I think the secularist side has so completely won the right to determine debating rules that literally nothing I say can persuade someone who accepts those rules.
What would you have said differently? I’m very open to my readers’ wisdom.