Chick-Fil-A and Real Discrimination

               Chick-Fil-A has taken a lot of heat in the last couple of years because the founder believes that marriage should be between a man and a woman and contributes to a couple of Christian organizations that hold to the same belief.  They’ve been called haters and homophobes as well as a “bastion of bigotry”.  Politicians have criticized them for their support of Christian groups to the point of mayors proclaiming that they didn’t want Chick-Fil-A in their city.  Even college campuses deny them access and try to banish the locations that were on campuses already.
                Despite the fact, that no one has ever said Chick-Fil-A has discriminated against them in hiring practices because they were in the LGBTQ+ community or denied service or mistreated them because of their lifestyle choices, they are accused again and again of discrimination.  All because the founder believes the Bible. That just blows my mind.  Never did I ever dream that our culture would react that way to kind and generous people of the Christian faith.
                A young lady (evidently gay) even posted a picture of herself standing in front of a Chick-Fil-A holding a chicken sandwich and drink she purchased there and smiling broadly.  Her message said:  “They don’t know they took gay money”.  She, as well as so many of that generation, have no clue what real discrimination is. If she went back inside and told them she was gay they would gladly sell her another chicken sandwich…and it would be ‘their pleasure’.
                Real discrimination is refusing to let someone open a business in your city because they are Christians or running them off campus because you disagree with their beliefs. Real discrimination is mocking people and publicly calling them names. It is amazingly ironic that they do exactly what they accuse others of doing.

As Christians I think we can take a page form Chick-Fil-A’s handbook about responding to those who so violently disagree with our faith:  Love everyone, serve all people, and keep on keeping on with our love of and obedience to the Lord.

Say good things about your Savior and His Church on the Bluff.

Bro. Tony