Christians gag themselves for good reason...

Chad Griffin, president of the Human Rights Campaign that works for (sodomite) marriage, said Thursday that Chick-fil-A "has finally come clean" after cloaking its positions for years. "While they may have been in neutral, kicking this fight into overdrive now allows fair-minded consumers to make up their own minds whether they want to support an openly discriminatory company," Griffin said in a statement. "As the country moves toward inclusion, Chick-fil-A has staked out a decidedly stuck-in-the-past mentality." (link at bottom of post)

May I give you a hint? If someone refers to your "mentality," it's no compliment. Such men are quite confident their bachelors degree has lifted them to the higher echelons of human existence and they enjoy peering down at the fools. But I'm off subject...

Every thought and action of our lives witnesses to our loving submission to God or our bondage to Satan. We're either slaves of God or slaves of the Devil, as Jesus made clear to the Westminster Standard Presbyterians of His time known as the Pharisees. Thus even while we protest to the world that we have no desire to be the ones to determine whether or not state and national law should pressure citizens into showing their approval for sodomite marriage--and make no mistake, that is the issue--our very statement that such matters are above our pay grade and we have no desire to make a loud statement in favor of our state and national law pressuring citizens into showing their approval for sodomite marriage.

In public battles over God's perfections and law, the neutrality of Christians is a myth. Survey the battle lines and you will find there are only two groups of Christians: those who unapologetically confess their faith in their Heavenly Father and witness by calling sinners to repentance and faith; and those who apologize for the ill-breeding and ignorant mentality of their brothers and sisters in Christ who unapologetically confess their faith in their Heavenly Father and witness by calling sinners to repentance and faith. The first calls sinners to God's mercy; the second hides their light, rids their salt of any savor, and is ashamed of Christ and His Word.

For whoever is ashamed of Me and My words, the Son of Man will be ashamed of him when He comes in His glory, and the glory of the Father and of the holy angels. (Luke 9:26)

Dear brother, if you as a pastor or elder have come up with lots of large words to justify your silence in the face of Sodom and Gomorrah's wickedness, would you please recognize how your silence is conducive to the growth of your own reputation for erudition and how it adds to your street cred? Then ask yourself whether this is what protects the souls of the sheep God has placed under your care? Or whether it warns the lost of the soon-coming Judgment?

No true servant of Christ has ever had street cred except among the gauche and unlettered and calloused and illiterate and double-wideists.

All this to say that I love the witness of Chick-fil-A, and I hope they will not back down in their Gospel-witness.

(Thanks, Patrick)

Tim Bayly

Tim serves Clearnote Church, Bloomington, Indiana. He and Mary Lee have five children and fifteen grandchildren.


Tim, the link labeled "the witness of Chick-fil-A" appears to be broken.

What was that "tolerance" thing that they were talking about again?

On the bright side, isn't it interesting that even though Dan Cathy doesn't say anything directly about the subject, the detractors automatically assumed his position?  One might guess that these men understand the Bible better than I would have assumed.

Or, on the darker side, it could be that they're assuming that anything Dan Cathy says--including "I'd like the breakfast special and a cup of coffee, please."--is evidence of homophobia.

I don't have to agree with every aspect of Chik Fil-A's theology to know that this move took some... well... cojones.  

If/when my family needs to eat a meal out, they already know where we're headed if we're anyway nearby one.

And allegedly Christian institutions should take note: having a spine isn't irreconciliable with "profitable."  Closed on Sundays is just fine if you have a great product, friendly customer service, and marketplace integrity.

We frequent Chick Fila frequently and so when they stopped playing the songs with lyrics, my sons asked management why. They were told that there were complaints about the Christian music so they decided not to play music with anymore lyrics. My family was disappointed that the name of Jesus was silenced in the name of appeasing the people who cannot tolerate His name.

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