The recent flap over Chick-Fil-A's president Dan Cathy's outspoken opinion on marriage and the fact that he supports "traditional marriage" as being between a man and a woman has thrown Christian salt on the open wound of unrepentant gays and their supporters nationwide.
A recent blog post from a Washington Post reporter named Sally Quinn suggests some ways for gays to retaliate against the record setting success of the Mike Huckabee suggested "Chick-Fil-A appreciation day" held nationwide on August 1st. The word is that most locations ran out of food by the end of the day!
Quinn's post, entitled "Chick-fil-A day: Don't boycott. Infiltrate" suggests that gays start applying for jobs at Chick-fil-A, that they become managers, and take over the stores. She suggests that they should patronize the stores and make them the gay hangouts of the community. Next, that gay partners and same sex couples should take their children there, have birthday parties, and gay pride events at the locations. Finally, they could have gay weddings, all in the face of Chick-fil-A patrons.
As a Christian, I say bring it on! We would like nothing better than to have the opportunity to witness to gays and lesbians about their sinful and immoral lifestyles in a comfortable and safe environment, instead of having to corner them in some debuachery filled "gay pride" parade or some other event. Getting gays into the store would save a whole lot of hassle for our witnessing plans. We could just plan to have lunch or supper on certain days, bring our bibles and make plans to help them to repent of their immorality, and help free them from their bondage of homosexuality.
Ms. Quinn apparently gets her theological teaching from a gay Bishop named Gene Robinson who obviously would not know Jesus Christ if he sat down in the front pew of his church and showed him his nail scarred hands!
"Bishop" Robinson says "according to the accounts of the life of Jesus as recorded by the Gospels, Jesus never said anything about sexually intimate relationship(s) between people of the same gender. Nor did he comment on the sexual behavior between people of the same gender. Period."
Wow! Theological genius at work here! Jesus never said anything about sexually intimate relationships between people and parakeets either, but I'm quite certain he would consider it sinful.
A little lesson for the Bishop: Jesus was a Jew who was born and raised under the old Mosaic and Levitical Law. That law was clear about the fate of homosexuals. He came to fullfill that law as the only human being who could obey it to the letter. Without his successful fulfillment of the entire law and his atoning sacrifice on the cross for all mankind, including gays, all of those gays who hate him so much would still be getting "stoned to death" for their sin today.
Because of Jesus, all they need to do now is repent and accept him as the Lord of their life and they will be changed. A whole lot better than being stoned, don't you think? Instead, what gays want to do is try to destroy the messenger, the person who wants to stand up for their Lord and his laws.
Mr. Cathy's testimony on traditional marriage did not hurt anyone, gays and lesbians weren't actually hurt by what he said, they were convicted by the Holy Spirit, they were reminded again that the lifestyle they chose is abnormal an immoral and that they are in bondage to a community and lifestyle that they want to be free from, but cannot leave. They refuse to face the truth in their heart because of pride and fear.
It does not help the situation when idiot mayors like Rahm Emanuel (Chicago) and Thomas Menino (Boston) begin a policy of disallowing Christian supporting businesses to set up shop in their city. That's OK Rahm, try to imagine what your city would be like if every true christian decided to vacate Chicago and move somewhere more suitable to religious freedom. You don't have enough cops to cover the chaos, but I'm sure you would find some crooked way to benefit!
Ms. Quinn also asks the question, "what are biblical principles?" Let me take the time to answer that question for her and her theological muse Bishop Robinson.
The Apostle Paul was a Roman persecutor of Jews and new Christians. He oversaw the Stoning death of the first Christian Martyr Stephen. He became an Apostle after his personal conversion by Jesus Christ himself. In his Epistle to the Romans 1:21-32, Paul says this:
"Because that, when they knew God, they glorified him not as God, neither were thankful; but became vain in their imaginations, and their foollish heart was darkened. Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools, And changed the glory of the uncorruptible God into an image made like to corruptible man, and to birds, and four footed beasts, and creeping things.
Wherefore God also gave them up to uncleanness through the lust of their own hearts, to dishonour their own bodies between themselves: Who changed the truth of God into a lie, and worshipped and served the creature more than the creator, who is blessed forever. Amen.
For this cause God gave them up unto vile affections: for even their women did change the natural use into that which is against nature: and likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust one toward another; men with men working that which is unseemly and receiving in themselves that recompence of their error which was meet. And even as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge, God gave them over to a reprobate mind, to do those things which are not convenient.
Being filled with all unrighteousness, fornication, wickedness, covetousness, mailiciousness; full of envy, murder, debate, deceit, malignity; whisperers, Backbiters, haters of God, despiteful, proud, boasters, inventors of evil things, disobedient to parents, without understanding, covenant breakers, without natural affection, implacable, unmerciful: Who knowing the judgement of God, that they which commit such things are worthy of death, not only do the same, but have pleasure in them who do them."
Please take heed to which side you are on in this debate. Myself, I want to be as far as I can get from Bishop Robinson when the Lord Jesus Christ comes back. Ms. Quinn is just misinformed and misled; I pray that she will have her eyes and heart opened.
If you are a Christian, you should do your part to support Chick-fil-A in the future and consider purchasing products and services provided by christian believing companies as well as stopping purchases from companies who support anti-Christian beliefs.
FYI, the CEO of Amazon, Jeff Bezos, has just recently donated $2.5 million to help pass a same sex marriage referendum in Washington state. In the past, I have spent a lot of money on Amazon.com. It won't happen in the future, sorry JB, you chose your side!
God bless Chick-fil-A, and God bless you,