FUNNY HOW . . . a company that is known for its chicken, office supplies, lawn furniture or housing supplies finds themselves interviewed about their stance on a controversial subject like whether they support ‘gay’ marriage.
Evidently, Dan Cathy the son of Truett Cathy, founder of Chick-fil-A restaurant confirmed the company’s commitment to ‘traditional’ values – the biblical definition of traditional marriage between a man and a woman. Everyone is well aware that the Chick-fil-A restaurant is NOT open on Sundays honoring this day as the ‘Sabbath’ Day. And in spite of its competition, they continue to gross profits, open up new stores across the nation and are loved by most.
It is NO SURPRISE to me and neither should it be to anyone to hear their position on Gay Marriages. However, because they have openly made this stance, the Internet has gone viral in vehement speech against the company and its position. Many people, in particular, gay activist have threatened to boycott the restaurant in an effort to either get them to change their minds or to force them out of business. Chick-fil-A has now been labeled “Gay Haters.”
Chick-fil-A has had to deal with outrage over their biblical stances before yet it had not deterred them from standing for truth as they see it. Regarding them hating gays, Don Perry, spokesman for Chick-fil-A states that their tradition is to treat every person with honor, dignity and respect — regardless of belief, creed and sexual orientation. Perry also states, “We will continue this tradition in the over 1,600 restaurants run by independent Owner/Operators. Going forward, our intent is to leave the policy debate over same-sex marriage to the government and political arena.”
MY 2-CENTS. Gay marriages and the homosexual lifestyle has certainly been one of our most heated debates. Although, I know there are professing Christians who are strongly against this life style, are rude, non tolerant, abusive, offensive, arrogant, and even hateful, I don’t believe that is the stance of most Christians and I don’t believe that is the stance of Chick-fil-A. I believe we can agree to disagree with a certain lifestyle, and certain privilege in accordance to what we believe is the Bible’s stance on the subject without having to assume the title of a “Gay Hater.”
Although there are certainly more scriptures on the topic, two scriptures that leave me wondering about basic truths and how they can be redefined include the following:
1 Corinthians 6:9-10 – “Do you not know that the wicked will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived: Neither the sexually immoral nor idolaters nor adulterers nor male prostitutes nor homosexual offenders nor thieves nor the greedy nor drunkards nor slanderers nor swindlers will inherit the kingdom of God.”
Romans 1:26-27 – “Because of this, God gave them over to shameful lusts. Even their women exchanged natural relations for unnatural ones. In the same way the men also abandoned natural relations with women and were inflamed with lust for one another. Men committed indecent acts with other men, and received in themselves the due penalty for their perversion.”
QUESTIONS: How do you reconcile these two scriptures? Should one really be called a ‘hater’ in standing up for what they believe truth to be? In terms of supporters . . . What if they are wrong??? Hmmm…….