Since my move and start of a new position in Houston, I have been busy and have not updated as much as I had before. Thank you to you my faithful readers for sticking with me. Hopefully once things settle down I will get back in the grove. Below is a piece I wrote a while back about Chick-Fil-A ceasing their funding to organizations that are anti same sex marriage.
Thanks again for your support.
In a major announcement, months after the company was embroiled in a public debate, Chick-fil-a according to a LGBT support group has stopped making donations to organizations that are against same-sex marriages. You can read the full article here.
Chick-fil-a in an internal memo stated that the company will treat every “treat every person with honor, dignity and respect-regardless of their beliefs, race, creed, sexual orientation and gender.” How about that… Chick-fil-a finding their Christian roots again. So now what are the throngs of people to do that went out on August 1 to support Chick-Fil-A’s right to “free speech” (read: believe same-sex marriage is a sin.)? Are these God-fearing Christians now going to boycott this institution because they have gone back on what they one stood for and claimed to be Christian? I wonder if now the leaders of Chick-Fil-A will now be allowed to get divorces and have second and even third wives.
The fact of the matter is that this is a step in the right direction. For me, Chick-Fil-A’s original comments and actions were against my understanding of what the gospel is calling the Church and followers of Christ to be and become. In the entire Bible, there are about 6 verses that actually in some way talk about homosexuality… that’s it… six. No long discourses from prophets or even Jesus or even one of the dedicated disciples. These verses are found throughout the Bible in different testaments and writings. There is no unified voice on this. There are more verses about proper eating habits and dietary laws than verses about homosexuality. Where are the protests of the McDonald’s or other fast food restaurants for making people fat and indulging them in guilty, which by the way it is a sin. But no mention of that from people in society. Sadly the some followers of Christ have made the singling out of this small segment of the population their sole focus. No mention of unconditional love, no mention of free grace, nothing just righteous indignation and self-righteousness, the complete opposite of what the gospel calls us to be.
If Christ was of the radical embodiment of God and acted as such, then why aren’t all followers of Christ? Today people focus too much on one particular issue that they believe is at the center and forefront of what is means to be a follower of Christ. In the end, does is matter if someone loves someone else of the same gender?
Chick-Fil-A has the absolute right to run their company the way they want, but the problem that many people had is that they drug all Christians into the mix. It made all Christians look bad and it gave Christianity a bad name.