The Christian Chicken is . . . Chicken?
By now the dust is somewhat settling on Chick-Fil-A’s decision to stop donating to the Salvation Army and Fellowship of Christian Athletes. This was, apparently, due to certain corporate leaders’ desire to pander more to the PC demographic regarding so-called Gay Marriage. This is no longer Truett Cathy’s Chick-Fil-A.
But I assure every Christian in America, this “dust” simply is not going to ever really settle. Not until Jesus returns and makes His enemies His footstool and renews His creation.
It is intriguing to me as a pastor of a local church to watch prominent Christian leaders all start picking sides, drawing lines, making conclusions, and bickering back-and-forth when a large corporation makes a very public decision that is obviously slanted towards the secular / cultural morality and away from biblical morality. To read up on just such a debate, check out this blog:
Now, to be sure, I was very disappointed by Chick-Fil-A’s decision. Disappointed because of who they claimed to be. Because of the values they purported to hold.
Disappointed. But not surprised.
This issue, what has been called the “gay agenda” or the LGBTQ agenda, is a machine that will come knocking on the door of every single organization in North America that claims to be Christian in any sort of way. Dr. Albert Mohler has been warning the evangelical world of this for a decade plus. There simply is no place to hide. A decision will have to be made by every Christian leader, by every church. Will we say what God has said about marriage, about sexual sin, about redemption for sinners who by grace repent and trust Christ alone? Or will we accommodate to the growing power of the LGBTQ lobby. Will we cave to so-called “hate speech” legislation, being too blind to see beyond its cloak of deception? Ask churches in Canada about the real impact of “hate speech” laws. These laws are, ironically, a product of hatred for Jesus Christ and His Holy Word.
Regardless of our decision, it will not come without a cost.
I suspect Chick-Fil-A counted the cost before announcing their shift. Now we wait. We watch. For consequences. Surely some believers will boycott. Some will simply not frequent the Christian chicken as often as before. Some won’t change anything. And others in our society will applaud this newly “enlightened” stance and will go eat a sandwich with waffle fries to salute what they perceive as “courage.”
For me, the verdict is still out. I probably will just stop going to Chick-Fil-A for a while. That chicken may put a bad taste in my mouth, at least until the dust settles. It is almost to the point now where a Christian cannot live in our society without violating his or her conscience at some level. Nearly every single company donates to organizations committed to promoting evil, like Planned Parenthood. We pay taxes. And our government uses our money to do evil, and to export evil around the globe. Corruption has waxed so deep and strong that is can really depress a follower of Christ who is determined not to ever give money to sinful causes. Don’t take my word for it. Let 2nd Vote do the work for you:
O, but don’t despair too long, dear saints. Let’s not hang our heads in defeat. The Christian worldview and the true church of Christ may have lost the “culture war” in America, as Dr. Russell Moore claims in his book Onward. But Jesus wins in the end.
The kingdom of the world has become the kingdom of our Lord and of His Christ, and He shall reign forever and ever (Rev 11:15).
Amen, Come Lord Jesus! (Rev 22:20)