So, here's your Chick-fil-A controversy recap: Dan Cathy, president of the fast-food chain, was interviewed by the Baptist Press, wherein he stated:
Some have opposed the company's support of the traditional family. "Well, guilty as charged," said Cathy when asked about the company's position.
"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.
Last I checked, Chick-fil-A served all paying customers. In fact, they stated this clearly on their Facebook page. Dan Cathy does not even proclaim his restaurant chain to be a "Christian" company, but rather one that operates on biblical principles.
"We don't claim to be a Christian business," Cathy told the Biblical Recorder in a recent visit to North Carolina. He attended a business leadership conference many years ago where he heard Christian businessman Fred Roach say, "There is no such thing as a Christian business."
"That got my attention," Cathy said. Roach went on to say, "Christ never died for a corporation. He died for you and me."
mayor of Boston (by the way, is anyone else amused that he's now backing off?), and to the Chicago mayor and alderman: Get over it. Get in your car, drive to the nearest Chick-fil-A, order some chicken nuggets and a peach shake and just enjoy it. I don't think you'll regret the decision.
"In that spirit ... [Christianity] is about a personal relationship. Companies are not lost or saved, but certainly individuals are," Cathy added.
Okay, so that takes care of my stroll into politics for the next decade. Now that your mouth is watering for some Chick-fil-A goodness, enjoy your baked, not fried, week in review (kind of):
- What happens to babies who die? Jesse Johnson offers his answers to this question from both the Old Testament and the New Testament.
- A young Muslim woman explains why she finds wearing the hijab liberating.
- Rob Bell is gay affirming. Yeah, I know, no big shock. But, like his universalism, this is one of those things that he rarely stated outright. Until now.
- Megachurch pastor Dino Rizzo has been asked by his "spirituality board" to take a sabbatical.
- Ray Comfort explains why mass murder is considered normal in this world...it's because we reject God.
- I think William Tapley might be voting for Mitt Romney.
- If the Olympics are your thing, you can watch every event via live stream here.
- Speaking of the Olympics, will you please join me in praying for my friend, Justin Edwards of airō, as he and others travel to London to evangelize and share the Gospel?
- Steve Lawson rightly states that "the evangelical church is largely a whitewashed tomb."
- Phil Johnson on the blasphemy of the Holy Spirit: