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Chick-Fil-A Doubles Down on Gay Marriage Stance

Chick-Fil-A, the fast food chain of famously loyal customers, has long been known for being more outspoken about its corporate stance on various moral issues than the average chicken sandwich joint. The restaurant's president, Dan Cathy, made waves yesterday when he said that his franchise was "guilty as charged," regarding its support of traditional marriage and opposition to the legalization of same-sex marriage. On The Ken Coleman Show, Mr. Cathy said that, "I think we are inviting God's judgment on our nation when we shake our fist at Him and say 'we know better than you as to what constitutes a marriage' and I pray God's mercy on our generation that has such a prideful, arrogant attitude to think that we have the audacity to define what marriage is about."

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John gay Christian commented…

While Mr. Cathy has a right to determine the policy of the company, if the policy is to supportorganisationswhich by definition oppose homosexuality and equal rights for lgbt people, it is hardly surprising if lgbt people and their supporters will choose to not contribute to that funding by boycotting that company. There is no doubt that Mr. Cathy feels strongly on this and he has every right to make his feelings known, but we live in a secular world that for the most part is capitalistic. He must be prepared to bear the cost of principles and realise that in this case, the cost will be negative publicity for his company and very likely, reduced profits, or even losses, as a result of people taking their business elsewhere. In the current state of the economy where people are tightening their belts, he is taking a brave stance on this. Not knowing the set up with the company - in terms of its ownership, can't really comment. I'm guessing that Mr. D. Cathy is directly related (probably son) of the founder of the company, Mr. T. Kathy. So Mr. Cathy's job is probably safe - unless of course the company goes into receivership. If there are shareholders, they can fire Mr. Cathy, not because of his personal views, but because his policies are affecting what they are interested in, profits. Is Mr. Cathy prepared to lose his job because of his principles I wonder? I do think they should amend their statement to omit reference to Sexual Orientation because the public statement on marriage is NOT WELCOMING to people of the lgbt community. Please, Mr. Cathy, do not complain about being discriminated against because of your views. People are only exercising the same right as you are, by supporting lgbt community and choosing to spend their money with organisations that do not go against lgbt communities.

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Anonymous commented…

I think Dan Cathy is entitled to his opinion it should not be part of company policy especially since it could violate equal employment laws.
I'm of the opinion there is a difference between legal marriage status and Christian marriage. I think heterosexual couples have set a poor example of what marriage is, divorce, abuse, dysfunction legally. If the state wants to let the LGBT have legal marriage rights, it does not change how we as Christians define marriage.I think pastors should be more concerned about who they marry and how they set up a couple for a successful relationship reflecting Christ rather than arguing about legal status. Legal status does not make a Christian marriage, Christ does.

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Anonymous commented…

Comparing someone who may experience unwanted same sex attractions to a person standing on a train track reveals your ignorance on the issue of same sex attractions. It also reveals your ignorance towards the GLBT community as a whole. How has the churchveered gays and lesbians off this dangerous train track when statistics show less than 2 percent of gays and lesbians leave the lifestyle to follow Christ. It appears that whatever the church has done in the past and s currently doing to "reach gays" isn't working that well at all. Let's embrace the lost and broken and trust that his kindness leads man to repentance. Christ's love will set the captives free.

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Anonymous commented…

My thoughts and comments are that perhaps experiencing same sex attractions isn't on the same level as a pornography addiction or lust problem. I do appreciate the tone you used in posing your question. It's a deep and sensitive issue and anytime anyone begins to discuss the issue it needs to be done out of love and respect for the GLBT community. As a missionary I've met people all over the world from many different backgrounds and religions. People no matter who they are respond the the conquering love of Jesus Christ. Why have so few gays and lesbians been reached and transformed by Christ? Perhaps it's because Christ's Church and followers haven't embraced and loved the homosexual community like they should. The banner of love is the one that needs to be held the highest. In my opinion there needs to be a lot of repentance over the issue of homosexuality most of which needs to happen among the heterosexual church community. The church has a long history of abuse and mistreatment of gays and lesbians often times not reaching out like we should. His love sets captives free and God wants to use every willing person to be his hands and feet to reach out and love the gay community to his embrace.

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BooRadley commented…

I couldn't agree with you more. Oh, and I also agree with you that pornography isn't on the same level as same sex attraction. I wrote that later in my conversation with skuzinsk but it's on the next page of posts. I don't blame you for not seeing it but I just wanted to throw that in there.

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