Tuesday, February 01, 2011

Chick-Fil-A Caving?

Like many businesses owned and operated by Christians, Chick-Fil-A has been under growing pressure from homosexual activists to shut up about marriage and family issues. According to this Christian Post article, the CEO of the fast-food chain seems to be pledging not to "champion" the cause of standing for traditional marriage and Christian values.

This ought to be of concern to us. No doubt, there are discrimination laws to factor in, but I have a hard time applying those to people who engage in a sexual behavior rather than to racial or ethnic groups as the whole concept of "non-discrimination" was intended to apply. I don't think it's been held yet by the Supreme Court that sexual orientation cannot be factored, especially when someone's religious beliefs are concerned.

One could argue that Chick-Fil-A is a secular business, and therefore lies under a different standard. That might be true to some extent. But just wait and see. Gay activists won't settle for that. They will soon go after Christian non-profits, churches and other religious organizations that take a stand against homosexuality for moral reasons. Then they will have a choice. Do they obey God or do they obey man and perceived public pressure?

And keep this in mind. Homosexuals represent only 5 percent of the population, if even that. They are a tiny, tiny minority -- a minority based on a sexual behavior. Yet because of media complicity and liberal educators, they wield far more clout than they should. I think Chick-Fil-A should stand their ground.

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