The Chick-fil-a saga continues, and some would argue has gotten ridiculous. Here’s a timeline, a play by play if you will, of how we ended up where we are. The story has been picked up by national media, who of course are reporting many facts wrongly.
- Dan Cathy is interviewed by Ken Coleman, a radio talk show host in Atlanta. The link I had to the interview is longer valid, but Cathy did remark that America is inviting God’s judgement. That broadcast was over a month ago, and there was no social media attention nor public outrage in the weeks that followed.
- Last week this interview was published by the Baptist Press. Cathy says in the interview there is no such thing as a Christian company. A company cannot be lost or saved but individuals are. A company can however be run according to Christian principles. Continue reading
Thousands of conservatives protested JC Penny when they announced that Ellen DeGeneres would be their new spokesperson. (If you recall, I cited the ridiculousness of such a boycott). In light of Christians calling on others in their ranks to boycott Disney, JC Penny, or (retailer of the week) for supporting gay marriage we should not be surprised that gay and lesbian groups are calling for organized boycotts against Chick-fil-A for their public stance on supporting the family.
Please read this article, published by Denny Burk, titled Chick-fil-A and the Irony of the Tolerance Policy. I will offer a couple of excerpts but strongly encourage reading the original piece. Continue reading
One Million Moms (40,000 members strong) is putting pressure on JC Penny to drop Ellen DeGeneres as their spokesperson. They claim customers with “traditional values” will be turned away. DeGeneres responded by saying “Here are the values I stand for. I stand for honesty, equality, kindness, compassion, treating people the way you’d want to be treated and helping those in need. To me, those are traditional values.” Continue reading