Dan Cathy, admits that his goal is to, "To glorify God by being a faithful steward of all that is entrusted to us. To have a positive influence on all who come in contact with Chick-fil-A." He blatantly states that he is a Christian man and has Christian values.
However, in interviews this week he was asked on his view on marriage, and specifically gay marriage. He holds his stance as a Christian man stating that he believes that we are asking for God to judge us by what we are allowing marriage to be (http://news.yahoo.com/chick-fil-sandwiches-become-political-symbol-203947966--finance.html).
After thinking on this topic all day today, I went back and forth as to what I believe in this. And I finally come to a conclusion of "Bravo". As Christians in America we are allowing our belief's and integrity be stomped all over. As Casting Crowns says in their song "Slow fade", our Christian stances are becoming more and more "gray". (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QASREBVDsLk)
Cathy is a Christian man and instead of leaning one way to get more profits he stands up for what he believes in and lives by the Bible. I think that Christians and Cathy are in a lose/lose situation on this topic (and other hot topics) because if we state what we believe and what the Bible says then we are "shoving our religion on others" and being "rude". However, if we sit back and don't say anything, then we are hypocrites or compromising our position for money (or whatever it may be).
I am not a regular Chick-Fil-A customer, but that is just because I am not a huge fan of fast food chicken. However, based on the recent news, and the upcoming "Chick-Fil-A Appreciation Day" . I will choose to support the establishment more often, and encourage others to do the same.
I love to hear from you. What do you think of Dan Cathy's stance? Will you continue to support Chick-Fil-A?