I already take from this thread
that a company just in some way promoting sin is not a problem.
But in the case i have in mind, its more a “in your face” approach.
I am into roleplaying games (RPG), for people not aware, RPG is about playing a character taking part in adventures happening in a normally imagined world.E.g. 3 people sit together one decides to be a guy called Frodo, the other to be a guy called Sam, both are Hobbits and the third is game master and says: “You havegotastrange ring from your uncle, it turns you invisible and there is this Wizard Gandalf, who is worried about that ring and told you to keep it secret; he wrote some letter that he will visit you again, but he has not arrived; … what do you do?” Frodo “We pack our things and head west, avoiding main roads, cause i fear somebody might be out to get us. Uh, i also check whether i have some sword or other weapon to take along.” GM:“You do not have a weapon at home, shire is peaceful, no need for it; so you head east right through the fields; you do not see any sign of pursuers …” That would be RPG (Of course this would be a boring adventure as all would know the storyline).
What the company provides are rules (mostly regarding die roles resolving issues for example whether one spots pursuers who try to hide), adventure storylines and world settings, so one has a known “playfield” for the game.
Most often, the storylines resolve around fighting or stopping some evil (as in the Lord of the Rings storyline, stop Sauron from conquering the world). Hence, in providing a stroyline and world setting, there is usually an indication whats good and evil in this world (usually its the normal stuff, slaughtering innocents = evil, sacrifice to save innocent = good).
I now realized that the company i am buying such products from is actively promoting what they call “equality”, deliberately including LGBT characters (and of course marriage among them in any possible combination) in their storyline with also the worded purpose in mind that it lessens anti-LGBT tendencies in the people using their products, is positive on anybody calling someone with different opinion “bigot” and last designed their world in such way, that anyone against gay marriage is on the evil side in their world (or more precisely all good “gods” of their world are pro-anything LGBT, while all anti-LGBT “gods” are non-good or even evil).
I think this is different from what most other companies do, directly telling customers with the product, that anti-LGBT is evil. (and evil in that imaginary world is usually of the slaughtering innocent type, which is normally to be dealt with accordingly, so not some moral relativistic “Uh, we cannot know what evil is” stuff)
Would continuing to buy such products be morally problematic?
Personally, i probably wont buy anymore of their products, because i guess they do not want “bigot” customers and i dislike if a product tries to educate me about something in a way thats anyway bound to fail (their arguments are so lousy, they are not even convincing on a purely secular base), especially if that has nothing to do with the reasons i bought the product. But i am interested, whether it might be sinful.
And of course there is no serious need for me to buy their products.