Why I Don’t Use the Safety Pin

The safety pin started popping up on the shirts and social media sites of Christians who presumably supported Hillary Clinton to invite people from an opposing political or biblical viewpoint to have a safe place to go. Like anything on social media that is connected to any political viewpoint or party, it becomes a political movement and act of division rather than an act of compassion. It suggests that other Christians who didn’t vote or act like them are any less concerned about people who don’t believe in Jesus or are not living biblically.

I don’t wear a safety pin, and I don’t need to, as people will know me by my actions. It doesn’t matter who I voted for; it matters how I am living and how this expresses my love of the God of the Bible.

If you are already working on friendships with people who don’t share your worldview through intentional engagement then you don’t need a safety pin either. If you haven’t done so yet, don’t start wearing a safety pin. This suggests a fad. Fads don’t last and aren’t fair to the people God entrusts you with. It also isn’t honoring to those who have been loving others, because your safety pin says anyone else that voted for the other person isn’t loving enough. Is that fair? Is that helpful for building the body of Christ?

Let’s work together. I  love the video below because it expresses my heart for the Body of Christ. We can work together. And if you can’t, I will pray for you. God will help you.

And if you don’t know Christ, this division is a good thing if you come from a Mormon background. The control from the main church ensures unity as well as the story they build. The Christian church isn’t controlled by anyone. Understand that getting a group of people together at any time with such diverse thoughts can lead to misunderstanding, but sometimes it can lead to some pretty great movements in Christ. Church splits, for instance, create new churches.