27 July 2012

This 'n' That

I love Chick-fil-A. Yes, I am guilty as charged. I loved their chicken nuggets before it was cool to love their chicken nuggets. Take that, relevance!

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.
The mainstream media took this and, employing a masterful spin as only the mainstream media can, suddenly declared that the Chick-Fil-A corporation is "anti-gay". Call me crazy, but when I read that article, I see nothing even remotely close to this.

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." 

"In that spirit ... [Christianity] is about a personal relationship. Companies are not lost or saved, but certainly individuals are," Cathy added.
So, here's my advice to the Chick-Fil-A "haters," to the 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.

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):
  • 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.
  • If the Olympics are your thing, you can watch every event via live stream here.
  • Phil Johnson on the blasphemy of the Holy Spirit:


  1. Rob Bell officially went the way of the Dodo bird for those who would still have any doubts...

    1. You're right Rob Bell is fully and conspicuously Hindu.

  2. Always love the Friday This 'n That and look forward to the posts each week.

    Some time ago you posted a trailer for a No Compromise Radio video of Carl Trueman, Phil Johnson, and James White commenting on The Elephant Room. I believe the full video was supposed to be available in July. Do you know if it is posted and where? Have been looking but can't find it.


    1. Talking about Carl Trueman... The man is truly brilliant and full of insight. Have you read his book "Fools Rush in Where Monkeys Fear to Tread: Taking Aim at Everyone" ? A collection of insightful and funny essays on the visible church and the culture in general. Highly recommend it to you and everyone else. Available here: http://amzn.to/MrdzQW


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