Friday, July 27, 2012

Chick-Fil-A




I support Chick-Fil-A, and their recent announcement that they believe marriage is something between one man and one woman.


I believe marriage should be between one man and one woman because this is how the Bible says it should be. Honestly, for me, it's that simple, the Bible says so, so I honor it.
"Genesis 1:27-28 So God created man in his own image, in the image of God he created him; male and female he created them.  And God blessed them. And God said to them, “Be fruitful and multiply and fill the earth and subdue it and have dominion over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the heavens and over every living thing that moves on the earth.” 
1 Corinthians 7:2 But because of the temptation to sexual immorality, each man should have his own wife and each woman her own husband. 
Hebrews 13:4 Let marriage be held in honor among all, and let the marriage bed be undefiled, for God will judge the sexually immoral and adulterous."
There are two things that make me really sad about this whole thing with Chick-Fil-A.

One, that all Christians are getting a bad name because there are some Christians that are mean. People, God does NOT hate gay people. They are simply sinners, LIKE ALL OF US! I sin, you sin, the only person who never sinned was Jesus. So if God hates gay people, he hates all of us... and we KNOW that is not true or He wouldn't have sent his Son to die for our sins so we could spend eternity with Him!

Two, that when other companies announce that they support gays and gay marriage that they get media attention as a good thing. Now just because a company announces they support traditional marriage, they are being chastised? What happened to free speech? When Oreo made a rainbow cookie, one of my Facebook friends said, "Seriously people, it's just a cookie." Well this time I'm saying, "Seriously people, it's just a sandwich."

Chick-Fil-A thank you for standing up for Biblical values, for not being open on Sundays (even though I usually want a chicken sandwich on Sunday...oh, the irony.), for playing Christian music in your restaurants, and thank you for standing up for marriage between one man and one woman. Romans 12:2 says, "Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is —his good, pleasing and perfect will." Thank you for not conforming to the pattern of this world, but for standing up for what you believe is right.