Well, everyone seems to have something to say about what is going on at Chik fil a so I thought that I would get my say in as well. Many people right now are saying it is just a sandwich that your personal beliefs and how you demonstrate them at a restaurant doesn't matter. That a sandwich is just a sandwich. That waffle fries, lemonade, and chicken strips and nuggets are just food. Why do big corporations views matter anyway?? The thing is it isn't about the food or even about the corporation itself it is a movement that stresses an idea. I was at Chik fil a on Wednesday, but does that make me a "hater"? NO!!! I do not hate anyone! I am a Christian (which most of you should know by now) and I do not think that gay marriage is right in God's sight, but I also know that my sin is not right in God's eyes either. We all sin in different ways, and I am not trying to condone any sin of any sort!!!! The point I am trying to make is simply I do wrong and you do wrong, and I am not going to say that it is okay, or reason out that somehow it is alright, but what I am trying to say is that people are ready for a change in America. I believe that God has got big plans for this country. Supporting Chik fil a was not reasoned in my mind as a way to say that I am holier than though or that I hate others for their lifestyles and beliefs, it was however a way for me to show support for a community that is standing up for what the Bible says is true. This may seem like the same thing perhaps, but it is not! There is a big difference between support and protest! :) Way to often I see people back down (and sadly I have as well) for what they believe in their hearts to be true. They know, but they are to afraid to stand up.
I saw a story just a little bit ago on a news program that showed a man who went through the Chik fil a drive through and got a free water (he said so that he could take away at least a little bit of the money chik fil a was making). He then proceeded to harass the woman who was at the window about how she shouldn't be able to live with herself because the company she works for is so hateful and is not accepting or anything. She said in so many words that they serve anyone and they do not show discrimination against anyone, and she told him to have a nice day, but he continued to badger her. Now I realize that I am biased, but is it just me that perceives that that man had more hateful intentions than the lady at the window had?? He spent time, energy, and gas money to tell someone that they are wrong, that they shouldn't be able to live with themselves. He tried to bring her low and make her feel terrible about herself, and yet she is the hateful one??? Maybe I am missing something, but this is the way I see it.
As far as I know no one in charge at any Chik fil a has said anything hateful against gay's or any other people, but they are facing a protest? Again, this is a movement. Not for chicken, but for God. People are sick of having to constantly see and deal with ungodliness. Men who suppress the truth in unrighteousness. Constantly being barraged by sin, and if buying a sandwich supports a place that is willing to uphold its Biblical belief's then I am having a chicken sandwich.
My prayer in this is that God will bless Chik fil a. That He will use them to bring people to God. That no one would get hurt in the protests that are to ensue, and that maybe some peace can be found in the midst of this. I also pray that God would bring this nation back to Him, so that when I say the pledge of allegiance I can truly say "One Nation Under God, Indivisible with Liberty and Justice for All." By the way notice the FOR ALL part!! Not just Christians, chicken sandwiches for all....
I hope I made my points clear, but if you have any questions or comments please feel free to leave them.