In protest of their annual promotion of LGBT month, Timothy Noffsinger—an employee at the North Lakewood branch of The Home Depot (THD) in Denver, Colorado—wrote an open letter asking what would happen if their CEO arrived at work in transgender/gay attire.
In a 3-part letter directed to Home Depot’s board of directors, the employee, who is a member of a Denver church, declared that “Christians are ostracized by LGBT promotions.” He further addressed religion, politics, wisdom and conclusions over what he described as “blatant hypocrisy” on the part of Home Depot over their dress code.
Noffsinger posed this question to the board: “What would happen if Craig Menear, Chairman and CEO of The Home Depot, were to appear at the next board meeting in lipstick, a wig wearing, a skirt and pantyhose?” He further inquired whether they would be able to “function as though there were nothing wrong and work effectively?”
Noting that his scenario is similar to the one which he and his colleagues are forced to work under, Noffsinger continues, “That same kind of discord would take hostage any workplace.” He adds, “Certainly, it harms the professional image of the North Lakewood Home Depot store where I work.”
Noffsinger’s open letter accuses Home Depot of defining religion for their employees, because they seek to redefine morality. He adds that it is obvious that what the LGBT community practices and promotes is a perverse “denial of God’s order of creation, working against nature and human success.”
“Promoting LGBT lifestyles as ‘Inclusion’ demonstrates s*xual confusion,” wrote the employee. He added while the idea of inclusion might be attractive to those who receive it, socially conservative Christians in the company, himself included, do not enjoy such considerations.
Home Depot’s support of homos*xual practices “amounts to preaching a message against God that requires employees to accept deviant behavior as normal and good,” wrote Noffsinger. He followed up by citing biblical passages which support his position and urged those with similar convictions to treat the LGBT community with love, but not with support or validation of their lifestyle.
Noffsinger believes that Christians should warn the LGBT community that God will not tolerate those who blatantly destroy His order of creation. He adds, “Because He loves us, the Lord says ‘I will punish those who do evil.’ Truly, LGBT are destroying themselves and other people around them.”
Believing it to be his duty to speak out, Noffsinger writes that while Home Depot is doing a good thing by helping people build houses, what good will it bring them if they are at the same time helping those who inhabit them on a path to destruction? He adds “As a Christian, it is my God-given duty and pleasure to fight against evil by speaking the truth. And as far as Federal Law protects me as a citizen to be a Christian and live accordingly, I expect THD to honor that.”
Advising Home Depot managers and directors to “stand against bullying for social change” and “stop preaching evil,” Noffsinger gives the alternatives now open to his employers in the form of bullet points.
Asking if Home Depot will now press him for thought control, Noffsinger writes in conclusion, “I live the Christian life, not ‘The Orange Life.'”
Agreeing with Noffsinger’s sentiments, Denver Bible Church Pastor Bob Enyart said, “In the godless worldview of Home Depot, they withhold treating some employees with their claimed corporate values.” He continues, “To this home improvement retailer, diversity, respect, and tolerance do not apply to Bible-believing Christian employees. Timothy is right that THD is ‘preaching religion to its employees’ and that ‘Christians are ostracized by LGBT promotion.'”