Thursday, July 26, 2012

Chow Down at Chick-Fil-A

There as been a recent uproar against the popular food chain Chick-fil-a because the President expressed his opinion on gay marriage. Let me begin by stating that this restaurant is a fairly well known restaurant that takes a radical stance to have their establishment closed on Sundays (I know Christian bookstores that won't even take this stance). They throw profits out the window as a stance as what they believe in. The president of Chick-Fil-A, 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 (

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". (

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?


Jennifer Moore Fryman said...

Every person has their own beliefs but I feel that christians especially should stand for what they believe because we are supposed to set an example for others and if we don't stand for what we believe then we aren't setting a good example.In a way,it's hypocrytical.We are supposed to be honest and truthful.
The only other thing I can say is that it is not our right to judge people.That is in God's hands and we are all to be treated equally.

Kari Hache said...

Jennifer, I think it is important to note that he did not say anything judgmental (in my opinion). He simply said, God defined marriage and how are we to tell God he is wrong. He never said that Gay people are not allowed in his establishment, nor that he would or wouldn't hire a homosexual. I think its perfectly in the most nonjudgmental way he could have done it. Thanks for your comment. I thrive to not be a hypocrite, and glad to have others there with me. :)

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John said...

The Bible is also pro-slavery, should we go back to those days? The Good Book also suggests women should be subservient to we go back to those times, too?

Some day, we will look at the present-day treatment of gay people in the same light.

Kari Hache said...

Ash, thanks, i will be getting to that soon. this weekend i hope. I am so honored :).

John, we, as Christians believe that when Christ came he died on the cross so we did not have to follow "the law" perfectly, we know that we are sinners and that with Christ's help we can now get into heaven. That being said, I think that the pro-slavery thing is about as "supported" by the bible as the pro-divorce aspect. It is not really promoted but the people's hearts were hard. I don't recall anywhere where God says "Having slaves is a good thing". As for the women being "subservient" to men, I totally agree with this today. I believe that my husband is the head of the household, and that men should lead my home, my church and should just lead. I see no problem with that at all. The bible states in the new testament that God that homosexuality is a sin, and God does not approve. However, it must also be mentioned that ALL sin is equal, and I sin daily. Therefore God will not banish you to hell if you are gay. But I do believe that God calls us to be righteous as he is righteous. If you know your action is a sin then activiely try to correct it. John, I would love to continue this discussion either here, on my fb page, or feel free to email me at God bless

The Wifely Person said...

I just find it hard to tell G-d that G-d made a bunch of people intentionally imperfect. I figure if there are gay peeps all around, who am I to tell the Holy One that she was wrong?

I am sure some people who have never seen a giraffe or an elephant before might stare and think "oh, how strange and impractical a thing that is!" Yet G-d gave us a world of great diversity; maybe that was so we could appreciate the myriad of wonders which surround us.

Christ Rebel said...

The Wifely Person,

I wouldn't say that God made any of us imperfect, and the two verses I would use to back that up are:
He has made everything beautiful in its time. (Ecc 3:11)
...You knit me together in my mother's womb. I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made.(Psalm 139:13-14)
Now did God make us a certain way for a purpose, most definitely.
Jeremiah 1:5 ESV
“Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, and before you were born I consecrated you...”
As far as Gay or lesbian
The LORD God said, "It is not good for the man to be alone. I will make a helper suitable for him."(Gen 2:18)
Then the LORD God made a woman from the rib he had taken out of the man, and he brought her to the man.
(Gen 2:22)
God's wisdom was not for a man to lay with a man, that does not lead to the oneness that came from the woman being part and the man being part. Homosexual tendencies do not derive from a God plan. We are however, called to love one another as Jesus said was the most important commandment. Not that we should judge others but show them instead, the fruit of our path. The eternal salvation and happiness that comes from following God's plan for us. As far as Giraffe and elephants, I believe they have a purpose, and anyone who tries to know exactly what it is in whole should try to find that answer in themselves first to discover it is for God that all was created. Even you, Even me :)