Friday, July 27, 2012

Chick-Fil-A's Cornerstone

This whole Chick-Fil-A controversy is getting crazy, and I'll dive into all of that soon, but there's something in particular I'd like to respond to. Huffington Post's LGBT Wing (or whatever they call it) called Chick-Fil-A's biblical values into question, spouting off the usual Leviticus and Deuteronomy verses. It angers me whenever liberals try to bash my Bible and my God, but it tickles me to see their self-righteous ignorance. Pull a few verses out of the old testament and cry "The bible only mentions homosexuality six times out of THOUSANDS of verses" and suddenly they get it and know it better than Christians. Word to Huffington Post: God is the ultimate parent and six times is five too many. Then the whole "Jesus never mentioned homosexuality" line, which means she doesn't understand Jesus the Son's relationship with God the Father. Jesus is God in the flesh (John 1:14) and all scripture is God-breathed (2 Timothy 3:16). Enough said. To top off her ignorance she goes on the usual anti-Christian rant and ignorantly suggests Christians don't condemn other sins, which isn't true.

What Juliet Jeske, the writer of this hilarious article, fails to understand is God Himself. From the Fall of Man in the Garden of Eden to the very present, God's number one goal is us. The entire Bible is God preparing a way for us to walk with Him. Contrary to liberal atheist and Christian liberal beliefs, Christianity isn't all about "love" and "social justice". It's about forgiveness, mercy, grace, and the heart of God. It's about ridding us of all that is unholy and bringing us back to Himself because he loves us and he wants us. Christianity is about God fighting for our souls. God has trusted us with the Good News to share with others and that's where Chick-Fil-A comes in.

I've worked at two Chick-Fil-As, the first one was a double drive-thru in Myrtle Beach. On one of my first days there, a guy from corporate came in and helped us stock stuff and he took a few orders. He then decided to tell us about our purpose there. Have you ever wondered why employees say "My Pleasure" whenever you thank them for something? It's not just to look better than McDonald's. The way he explained it to us, and I'm paraphrasing, is "You're Welcome" sounds like you've done them a favor. "My Pleasure" expresses that it's an honor to serve. Chick-Fil-A doesn't just employee people and show them how to work a deep fryer, they teach their employees to have a servant's heart, to go above and beyond and out of the way. Chick-Fil-A teaches their employees to smile when they don't feel like it and to show compassion and empathy when a customer doesn't deserve it. Even in the drive-thru they don't say "How can I help you?" "For even the son of man didn't come to be served, but to serve..." (Mark 10:45). Service is the cornerstone of Chick-Fil-A and it's a thread that weaves through the Bible.

I find it hilarious that Ms. Jeske accuses Dan Cathy of doing exactly what she's doing in this article: picking and choosing. She's picking the verses that seem to support her argument while choosing to ignore what those verses mean in the first place and how they apply to us. She's picking Dan Cathy's words and choosing to mislead her readers and act as if his personal opinion is company policy. She lectures about the dangers of homophobia while failing to recognize her own hatred, contempt, and bigotry. Violence is often incited by ignorance. She should know that. Someone should at least explain to her the difference between the Nation of Israel and the gentiles or the difference between the old and new covenant. That would clear up some of her intentional confusion. At the very least, I would like someone to explain to Ms. Jeske that 1 Corinthians 3:2 isn't literally about milk and meat/solid food, but it's a metaphor about spiritual maturity. I found that out pretty quick. All I had to do was read.

6 comments:

  1. Well said. It is hilarious when secular thinking folks act like they know what the Bible is saying. They haven't prayed on it or studied with a God Loving heart, but somehow they think they know how a Christian is supposed to act.

    God Bless your insight!

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  2. Great post, great rebuttal. It's amazing how a small amount of information in a small mind can result in such great ignorance!

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  3. The best fast food customer service I've gotten has been from Chick-fil-a. So they are doing something right.

    And I love that chikin..

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  4. Hey Savvy,

    Here's a really good apologetic on this subject that I thought you might like. He quotes scripture (in context), has good points, and bibically covers all the bases of this issue.

    http://www.mountainretreatorg.net/apologetics/homosex.shtml

    God Bless,
    CF

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