I avoided eating at Chick-fil-A yesterday because of the crowds and I didn’t want to be associated with a movement. Truth be told, no one would ever be able to purchase any goods or services and stand on moral ground if one were to dig deep enough into any company.
I did drive past our Chick-fil-A on the way to a store yesterday and it was pretty packed, and I noticed a few peaceful protesters outside. Well, I assume they were peaceful as they were just standing in silence holding non-offensive pro-homosexual messages on poster board as they were being yelled at by people with ichthuses on their cars. But one could only tell so much while waiting for a stop light to change to green.
WifeGeeding pointed this American Jesus blog post out to me, and I think it best sums up my feelings about the whole Chick-fil-A story. I have a feeling most of you won’t take the time to read the entire post, but here’s the heart of it:
For me, “shoving it in their face”just doesn’t seem like the response of the Jesus who said “turn the other cheek.” Even if you disagree vehemently with homosexuality and gay marriage, the response Jesus expects from you towards them and those that would decry your position is clear: love them. Frankly, Chick-Fil-A Appreciation Day just doesn’t seem very loving to me. It seems a lot more like a battle to prove who’s right and who’s wrong.