No Tolerance at Airbnb

As I attempted to log in to my Airbnb account yesterday, I was greeted with this message:

Before you continue
Whether it’s your first time using Airbnb or you’re one of our original travelers, please commit to respecting and including everyone in the Airbnb community.

I agree to treat everyone in the Airbnb community—regardless of their race, religion, national origin, ethnicity, disability, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, or age—with respect, and without judgment or bias.

Though I too often fail at it, my goal is to treat everyone with respect. But that doesn’t mean I always agree with them. And sometimes, I even think they are wrong. In other words, I judge them. And I judge whatever situation I’m in with the bias that comes with being a Christian who believes what the Bible says because it is God’s Word. I can’t not look at the world other than the way God describes it. And if there are people who are living out their lives outside of God’s Word, I’m going to see it as wrong–just as I see it is wrong when I sin against God. So I clicked ‘decline’ on Airbnb’s community statement.

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Get Your Swimsuits Out

According to the New York Times, it won’t be long before we will all be swimming to work:

The truth is, how shall we put it, a bit more nuanced.