I love Chick-Fil-A. I am also for the defense of the sacredness of marriage. Ok, now that I’m clear on that…it’s time for me to rant.
It’s a sad day when most Christians take a “stand” to buy a chicken sandwich. This makes absolutely no sense to me. This drives me bonkers. Does it not sicken you that “Christians” are more enraged about the attack on Chick-Fil-A than the attack of human rights around the world? Is there more justice in buying a chicken sandwich for yourself?
Why is there no outrage on FaceBook about the 1 billion people in the world who have no access to clean drinking water? Why is there no outrage on FaceBook to help support women who are abused? How about the orphans that have been neglegted and forgotten in Haiti? Where is the same focus and determination to help the hungry in our own cities?? Why is it that we have no issues, stuffing our own bellies, to support something we believe in?? How about giving that food away? For free!
“In the same way, let your light shine before others, so that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father who is in heaven.” Matthew 5:16 (ESV)
If you really want to support Chick-Fil-A, and make a difference, go give away a chicken sandwhich and fries to a homosexual couple. Where is the same passion and love to preach the gospel to the ends of the earth? How will this support of this organization lead to God being Glorified?
A friend of mine from college is leading a charge in his state to defend marriage and Chick-Fil-A. They have no restaurants in his state to send people to go buy and support this cause. So he is leading a charge to bring in Chick-Fil-A to his state by “special order”. He is giving people an oppurtunity to support Chick-Fil-A by ordering truckloads of food. Although, I love my friend, and highly respect him, I could not disagree more with this strategy.
You may argue that we are supporting “Biblical Values”. That’s great. However, God has not called us to make America more “Christian”. God has called us to preach the gospel so that through the foolishness of preaching “some may be saved”. God has called us to make more disciples. Trying to make America more “Christian” won’t work. We can’t transform this country. Only the saving message of the Gospel will save. Only God’s Grace, through the finished work, and wrath absorbing death of Jesus on the cross…saves!
You are not supporting marriage. Not one $1 you spend or 1 calorie you consume will go to defend marriage. It will only go to supporting an organization that makes chicken sandwiches. And one that does a pretty good job at that! So go support Chick-Fil-A. But ask yourself this question…..”What else is the gospel compelling me to do?”