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What God says about turning our back upon Him AND a few human beings say about our concern regarding trying to live in Christ and under  the principles He gave us to keep us from sin, self and societal destruction.

 

Listen to our one minute contrast between J.C. Penney and Chick-fil-A

First a few verses from God’s Word:

 

Jeremiah 12.17

But if any nation will not listen, then I will utterly pluck it up and destroy it, declares the LORD.”   [My comment:  As you will see, the godless deny His Word and rational thinking as their hearts become hardened to truth.]

Jeremiah 6.16

Thus says the LORD: “Stand by the roads, and look, and ask for the ancient paths, where the good way is; and walk in it, and find rest for your souls. But they said, ‘We will not walk in it.’

 

Jeremiah 9:23,24

Thus says the LORD: “Let not the wise man boast in his wisdom, let not the mighty man boast in his might, let not the rich man boast in his riches, but let him who boasts boast in this, that he understands and knows me, that I am the LORD who practices steadfast love, justice, and righteousness in the earth. For in these things I delight, declares the LORD.”

Here’s what a few humans said about our concern regarding:  J.C. Penney CEO reassurances don’t ring true

Email #1:

There are gay people deal with it. Thanks for letting me know where to shop. JC Penney here I come.

Email #2:

Oh Bill, believe it not, not everyone cares about your phony Christian beliefs. To most rational, grownup people there is no problem with homosexuals, even though you are obviously hung up on them. Many of us are sick to death of your constant stream of lies. You are told the truth but you deny it.

R.M. Virginia Beach VA

Email #3:

Howdy. It appears that someone who thinks they’re clever has signed me up for your anti-GLBT newsletter against my will. I’m largely uninterested in protecting an artificial ideal of “traditional family” that only existed on fictional 50’s TV (the 50s, for real people, was a lot less idyllic). However, I won’t waste both our times shooting holes in your argument (largely because you won’t listen and I don’t know you well enough to take the effort).

Please remove me from your list. And let’s keep it polite and dignified. I won’t call you a frothing bigot, you won’t call me a socialist facist (which would be silly because they’re complete opposites), we both just accept that I was fraudulently signed up for this and that mistake needs correcting.

Have a better one.

– ~~No trees were destroyed in the sending of this message. However, a large number of electrons were terribly inconvenienced

Email #4:

Poor stupid fool. J.C.Penney does not have any need of racist,bigoted or homophobic customers.You and others of your ilk should go elsewhere. Hell springs to mind.

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In recent months we brought to your attention a myriad of examples that demonstrated that J.C. Penney is no longer the family-oriented store so many of us grew up with.  From regularly sponsoring some of the worst programming on network television to thumbing its nose at traditional families and aligning with homosexuality, JC Penney has emerged as a corporation that is pushing an agenda that undermines the values of millions of Americans.  Most recently, JC Penney has pointedly embraced the LGBT agenda by using their Mother’s Day ad to showcase a lesbian couple raising children and doing the same with their Father’s Day ad – featuring two homosexual men with children.

Click here to send a message to JC Penney.

In response, Penney’s has lost countless numbers of formerly loyal customers.  Just the other day I took a phone call from one of our supporters who let us know she had cut up her Penney’s credit card, sending it to the Penney Corporation with a letter expressing her concerns.  This is just one of thousands who have taken similar action.

Just days after Mother’s Day, Forbes reported on May 16, 2012: J.C. Penney Plunge Marks Greatest Single-Day Loss In 40 Years.”Other recent headlines have read:  J. C. Penney Posts Big Loss as 3 Retailers Gain;”  “Sears returns to profit, J.C. Penney bombs in record stock slide;”  “JC Penney Profits Freefalling;”  “J.C. Penney Earnings 1Q 2012: Retailer Has Huge Loss After Strategy Shift.”

Now Ron Johnson, the CEO of JC Penney, is trying to assure customers that the corporation is worthy of pro-family support – giving lip service only to the values JCPenney was founded upon.

A recent letter emailed to “valued customers” by Ron Johnson states: “You’ve probably heard about recent changes at jcpenney.   … While you will see many changes, you can rest assured that we’ll never lose sight of our founder’s values.  When James Cash Penney built his first retail stores over a century ago, he called them, “The Golden Rule,” because treating customers with respect was his highest priority. … ”

Even in that statement Penney’s CEO Ron Johnson gets it wrong.  James Cash Penney’s highest priority was Christ.  He often said,“I would rather be known as a Christian than a merchant.”

The audacity of Penney’s CEO to claim that the chain hasn’t lost sight of their founder’s values all the while they’ve purposefully aligned with the homosexual agenda!

James Cash Penney’s parents grounded him in the Christian faith (his father was a Baptist pastor) and those faith-filled principles guided him throughout his life and career.  Penney built an empire on those principles, leaving a vast chain of 1,660 stores at his death at the age of 95 in 1971.  He was known to frequently share his favorite Bible verse:  “I have trusted in the Lord without wavering. Prove me, O Lord, and try me. Test my heart and my mind. For your steadfast love is before my eyes, and I will walk in faithfulness to you” (Psalms 26:1-2).

While James Cash Penney strived to “walk in faithfulness,” the corporation that bears his name has not only betrayed that faith and tainted the values he strived to promote, but has purposefully and actively sided with an opposing ideology that seeks to corrupt those values.

Express your concern to JC Penneys, urging them to truly return to support the traditional family values Penneys was built upon.

Action points:

1. Click here to send a message to JC Penney.

2. Inform your friends and family about this concern, urging them to stand with us.

3. If you have a JC Penney credit card, consider cancelling the account.  A cut up credit card and letter explaining why you are cancelling your account will speak volumes!

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Last week we urged you to email J.C. Penney.  You remember don’t you?  It was entitled:  Seriously? J.C. Penneys Father’s Day homosexual ad

Our email read (in part):

Yes, seriously.  The once trusted J.C. Penney has turned its back upon their core consumers:  people who believe that adultery and homosexuality and same sex marriage go against the Creator God –  the God of the Bible.

J.C. Penney thinks people like you don’t care about God’s loving and holy standards of the Bible.

As we sent this out I wondered,  isn’t there someone there at Penney’s headquarters that yet has a conscience – a concern for what God thinks about such evil, such blatant wickedness?

I was therefore shocked when our staff showed me an article stating: J.C. Penney President Francis resigns – effective immediately. It was unexpected.  He had only been with JC Penney since October. He was hired to turn the faltering company around. Now he’s suddenly gone.

We wish no ill will toward him or any individual.   We also hope and will pray that he experienced a deep regret at the appalling direction the once great J.C. Penney corporation has gone.

Make no mistake.  Their chief executive (whom you emailed to last week) was also hired as a turn-around wizard.   He is not oblivious to J.C. Penney’s Father’s Day homosexual ad campaign.  That’s for sure.

Click here to express concern to Chief Executive Ron Johnson as these egregious issues continue at J.C. Penney.

Here’s the article referenced above:

After just eight months, JC Penney (JCP: 21.94, -2.39, -9.82%) said its president, Michael Francis, will be leaving the company, effective immediately.

 

Chief executive Ron Johnson will assume direct responsibility and oversight of the company’s marketing and merchandising functions.

The retailer, which has been undergoing a major overhaul, did not say why Francis suddenly resigned, and it did not immediately respond to FOXbusiness.com for a comment.

 

“We thank Michael for his hard work at JC Penney and wish him the best in his future endeavors,” Johnson said in a brief statement released late on Monday.

 

JC Penney nabbed (Francis) from Target (TGT: 58.27, -0.20, -0.34%) in October, where he was a 21-year veteran and last served as the retail chain’s chief marketing officer. He was lured to JC Penney to help revamp the third-largest U.S. department-store chain shortly after Johnson was appointed as CEO.

 

Shares of Plano, Texas-based JC Penney were down more than 5% to $23.09 after hours. They had closed the session down 2.25% to $24.33.

 

So far, the retailer’s highly-anticipated overhaul has largely been viewed as a flop. Last month, JC Penney reported an 18.9% drop in same-store sales. Read more: http://www.foxbusiness.com/industries/2012/06/18/jc-penney-michael-francis-stepping-down/#ixzz1yFlFl2qV

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