With the recent “coming out” of Oreo, JC Penney, and other businesses in support of homosexual marriage, the lines are being drawn. (Apparently it hasn’t worked out to well for JC Penney so far.)
Chick-fil-a has addressed the issue publicly also. In a day when being politically incorrect can tank a business, President Dan Cathy, son of founder Truitt Cathy, emphatically aligned his restaurant chain with the conservative view of traditional marriage.
“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,'” Dan Cathy, the company’s president and chief operating officer, said in a recent radio interview. “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.”
In an interview with the Baptist Press published this week, Cathy doubled down on his stance against same-sex unions.
“Guilty as charged,” Cathy said. “We are very much supportive of the family—the biblical definition of the family unit. We are a family-owned business, a family-led business, and we are married to our first wives. We give God thanks for that.”
“We know that it might not be popular with everyone,” he added, “but thank the Lord, we live in a country where we can share our values and operate on biblical principles.”
Find this quoted section in the full article as reported by Yahoo News, HERE.
I have to say, Good Job for standing up for what you believe in! I love how Cathy draws attention to the right in the United States to operate your personal and business lives according to the values you believe in! While the LGBT community champions this right for themselves, it works both ways. Conservative people and business owners have the right to operate according to their own belief systems too.
I honestly wish that this was a non-issue. I wish fast food chains didn’t have to declare a stance on heated moral issues. But these are the days we live in.
Chick-fil-a has communicated with nothing but kindness and respect while standing firm on their beliefs, yet they are recieving a lot of grief because of it. With a quick google search there are already tons of images being adjusted and turned into weapons against Chick-fil-a as the one posted to the right. There is talk of the LGBT community boycotting that golden fried chicken and waffle fries. We will see what impact this has on the bottom line of the company. But I know one thing for sure, my support of and respect for this restaurant will continue as normal, if not be increased.
Thank you Dan Cathy for standing your ground in difficult times.
Your fellow worker in the field, Adam
I sure am glad to see someone taking a stand on this no matter the loss of business.
I’m hoping they don’t lose any business at all! Whether they lose business or not is not the biggest factor, it’s a matter of doing what is right. I’m with ya Will, glad to see others taking a stand.
Great post. Thanks for sharing!
It has always taken courage to stand for Biblical righteousness. Thank God for Chick-fil-a’s stand, I will stand with you in my choice of chicken sandwiches.
You are right Lamar, it always takes courage. I pray we will all develop this kind of courage! They for sure are not losing my business.
Sigh. There will be lame boycotts on both sides, but nothing that will effect any business in a major way. Although I do not agree with Chic Fil A’s stance, they still make a really yummy sandwich. And yes, ALL of these businesses should be run according to their beliefs and participate in free speech, whatever side they fall on.
I hear that sigh. I appreciate your comment.
I feel so happy to know that they stand for biblical values in marriage. Taking my kids to eat there for dinner! 🙂
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I live in the San Francisco Bay Area where plans to build a new Chick-Fil-A are suddenly put on hold for “zoning issues”. Watching the numerous, and very biased interviews on the local news had me frustrated. It’s so interesting that in all of this those who blatantly oppose God’s Word cry out for acceptance and tolerance, but those who stand for the truth are berated and silenced. But God is faithful! There is nothing new under the sun, and while teaching a study on 1 Thessalonians I’m reminded of the words of Paul (v.2:4): “But as we have been approved by God to be entrusted with the gospel, even so we speak, not as pleasing men, but God who tests our hearts.” Amen and amen!