Chicken chain espouses Christian values.
Homosexual activists are targeting the Chick-Fil-A restaurant chain for comments its president, Dan Cathy, made about traditional marriage. Cathy, like his father Truett, are Christians who believe in the biblical view that marriage is between one man and one woman. The activists have also taken exception with Chick-Fil-A’s WinShape Foundation which supports marriage and has made donations to Focus on the Family, the Family Research Council and Exodus International, groups that also stand for biblical marriage.
To Glorify God
Truett Cathy founded Chick-Fil-A in 1967 with a purpose to glorify God. Restaurants are closed on Sundays to allow workers to attend church and are also closed on Thanksgiving and for Christmas. It isn’t, however, a “Christian business.”
The younger Cathy recently reiterated to the Baptist Press what Christian businessman Fred Roach has said, “that there is no such thing as a Christian business.” Cathy went on to say that “Christ never died for a corporation. He died for you and me.”
What Cathy’s father started and the chain’s family members continue to espouse is an organization that is based on biblical principles. Cathy believes that God has given the family wisdom on decisions that they make about people, the programs they support and the partnerships that the company has made. With that perspective, God has blessed this family-owned business.
What isn’t sitting well with homosexual activists is the company’s very public Christian stance about marriage. Activists have taken to social media to denounce Chick-Fil-A and have called on people to boycott the chicken chain. Last week, the Jim Henson Company announced that it would no longer partner with Chick-Fil-A “on any future endeavors.” At present, Jim Henson’s Creature Shop toys are included with CFA’s kids meals, with Henson now promising to donate the payments it receives to GLAAD, a homosexual activist group.
Appreciation Day Set
Former Arkansas governor and one-time Republican presidential candidate, Mike Huckabee, has come to the defense of Chick-Fil-A, sending an email to his supporters on Monday noting the “vitriolic assaults” on the company. Huckabee announced that August 1 is “Chick-Fil-A Appreciation Day,” and has asked people to show up and eat at a CFA on that day.
Said Huckabee, “There’s no need for anyone to be angry or engage in a verbal battle. Simply affirm appreciation for a company run by Christian principles by showing up on Wednesday, August 1 or by participating online – tweeting your support or sending a message on Facebook. No need to make signs, honk horns, or have rallies. Just show up August 1, eat, and/or affirm support for a business that stands for something.”
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