In 2012, Chick-fil-A was the top story on nearly every news outlet, simply because Dan Cathy had the temerity to share his opinion about same-sex marriage.
More to the point, he was vilified — and Chick-fil-A boycotted — for declaring his support for traditional family values. He didn’t bash homosexuals. He wasn’t inflammatory in his remarks. He simply took a stand for what he believes.
The backlash was immediate and extreme.
LGBT activists and their friends in the media tried to make Cathy and Chick-fil-A synonymous with bigotry and hatred.
Why? Because he had the courage to voice his firmly-held convictions?
As the picture to the left illustrates, the boycott backfired. The outpouring of support for Chick-fil-A was demonstrated by long lines all over the country.
I applaud Chick-fil-A for standing by its values and convictions then and now.
Chick-fil-A is normally closed on Sundays, so their employees can spend time with their families and, for those who choose, to attend worship services. They live their values.
Sundays are very profitable for restaurants, yet Chick-fil-A intentionally foregoes profit in support of the traditional values they uphold.
After Omar Mateen, an Islamic Terrorist, killed 50 and injured 53 at a (gay) nightclub in Orlando, several Chick-fil-A locations went to work on Sunday to support their community, and provided free food for those giving blood to aid the victims of the attack.
Where are all the LGBT activists and their media pals today?
Why can’t we agree to disagree on certain matters without being cast as haters or phobic?
I don’t agree with the homosexual lifestyle, but that doesn’t make me a homophobe. It certainly doesn’t mean I hate homosexuals!
I practice abstinence as a single man, because I believe the Bible is very clear that any sex outside of marriage is wrong. If I share my convictions with others, should I be labeled a heterophobe?
Please, let’s all stop the insults and inflammatory rhetoric. The truth of the matter is God loves everyone, but He hates our sin. We all need forgiveness, and it is offered to us freely, but we all need to leave our lives of sin in true repentance if we want to receive it.
That means every sin, even if we don’t want to admit it’s sin. Pride. Hate. Lies. Uncontrolled Anger. Theft. Sex. All of it…
And, we need to be willing to forgive others.