Friday, July 20, 2012

Eat Mor Chikin

Over the past few days, the leaders of the Chick-fil-A restaurant chain affirmed their stance on traditional marriage.  The reaction was no surprise.  The gay movement is up in arms calling for boycotts and protests.  I do hope that Chick-fil-A stands its ground and I do hope that we, as Christians, support them.  We need to stand by each other in the face of persecution even if that means going out for chicken. 
Blessed [are] those who are persecuted for righteousness' sake, For theirs is the kingdom of heaven.  Matthew 5:10 NKJV
I followed one thread on Facebook yesterday about this very subject.  Someone posted something in support of Chick-fil-A and brought the fire of persecution down upon herself.  I wonder if those people see the utter hypocrisy of their actions.  They preach tolerance yet show hatred.  In fact, they are filled with hatred towards anyone who disagrees with their position, all the while accusing them of hate.  They preach tolerance but practice violent intolerance.  They persecute, insult, threaten violence, boycott, libel, and attack anyone who disagrees with their position on gay rights.  The Christian position may be that we are against homosexual marriage being allowed, but they do not even want our position to be allowed in discourse.  They are the truly intolerant ones.  They also preach equal rights, but what they really mean is more equal for them.  They want to be able to spread their position and lies with impunity while viciously attacking anyone who holds an opposing viewpoint.  If you do not agree with them, in their mind, you have no right to hold that opinion, speak that opinion, or defend that opinion.  They are truly the epitome of hypocrisy. 

There are two reasons they behave in such a manner.  The first is that they have no argument to defend their position.  They have to shout as loud as they can lest any facts get in the way of their empty argument.  They say equal rights, but they have equal rights.  The nebulous idea of being allowed to marry whomever they love is an impossible idea.  Marriage is now and always has been regulated.  You can not marry a close relative.  An adult can not marry a child.  There is no longer any legal idea of forced marriage.  The idea of "love" is not a legal reason for marriage.  Love is not even definable in a legal way and so it really has no place in the debate of what constitutes a legal marriage.  Marriage is about family and bringing in the next generation.  It is how we continue as a society. I know that some heterosexual couples can not or choose not to have children, but that is of no real issue.  Infertility is generally not even diagnosed until a couple tries to have children (and even then it is generally treatable) so it really can have no place as qualifier for marriage.  And considering you can not force someone to bear children, it would be impossible to make it a requirement of marriage.  Their argument really comes down to one point: "We want to be able to so we should have it."  Their response to disagreement is just as childish as their argument.  Like a child, they shout and throw a fit hoping that someone will give them what they want.

The other reason is that they hate God.  This was rather evident in the comments I saw yesterday.  They call Christians brainwashed and hurl insults at Jesus.  They insult the church, the Bible, our beliefs, and even our Lord.  They may say they do not believe in God, but they do.  They would not have such hatred for something they consider to be imaginary.  They claim they are the ones with logic and reason on their side, yet they throw temper tantrums about a being they claim is no more real than the tooth fairy.  Seriously, I do not believe in ghosts, but I do not go around hurling insults at them.  That would be silly.  It is also illogical to claim some idea of right and wrong when there is no superseding authority over and above humanity.  It is also illogical to promote homosexual rights when they work against evolutionary development of the species (which is the highest ideal in an atheistic universe).  The reality is that they hate God.  Sadly, lest they repent, they will realize that no how far their hatred had gone all could have been forgiven just by receiving the Lord they once rejected.  Of course, for the most part and just like above, they have no real argument.  They parrot some things they hear on the internet that supposedly refutes the existence of Jesus.  Do a little real research and shine some truth on their lies.  Just like yesterday, they will scatter like cockroaches unable to stand in the light of truth. 

So make sure you stand up for Chicl-fil-A.  Take your family and enjoy a delicious dinner and fine and friendly service (I mean it, too.  They are really unusually friendly).  You will have a cheap night out and a great meal while supporting a company that stood for righteousness.  Let the real haters eat their inferior chicken sandwiches at McDonalds, Burger King, or even the other chicken places.  As for me and my house, we will be served a wonderful meal by the friendly and efficient staff at Chick-fil-A. 
Therefore comfort each other and edify one another, just as you also are doing.  1 Thessalonians 5:11 NKJV

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