You know, folks, this whole Chick-Fil-A flap is beginning to sadden me. A lot. If you've been watching the news or reading the papers/blogs, you know what I'm talking about.
Chick-Fil-A is owned by the Cathy family—dedicated, Bible-believing Christians by all accounts. Mr. Cathy stated boldly and publicly that he—in accordance with his faith in Christ and Scriptural authority—believes in and supports the traditional family and believes homosexuality is sin. The nationwide uproar fanned by Hollywood and the media ensued shortly afterward, and now you have cities showing their tolerance for diversity in opinion by wanting to run Chick-fil-A out of their towns (Boston and Chicago, can you hear me?) The Chicago situation is particularly funny and outrageous. Mayor Rahm Emanuel is quoted as saying that Chick-Fil-A's values "are not Chicago values." I would be very reticent before I would make a statement like that, considering the legendary political and moral corruption that has gone on among Chicago pols for a century or more.
Arguments over public accommodation/discrimination aside, I really believe that this is ultimately an attack on the church, and not just a Christian businessman or business owned by a Christian family. Let's get this straight. Disagreement based on moral/religious principles is NOT hate or bigotry. Sexual sin is just one of many sins, and sin is something we're ALL guilty of. The wonderful message of Christianity is that we have a Savior who came to set us free from our sins, and through Him, we can have forgiveness and restored fellowship with Him. But the very foundational (and confrontational) proposition that we ARE sinners who sin is enough to send people into paroxysms of rage.
One other thing we need to remember. God, as Creator, is sovereign over His creation and has the absolute right to determine the rules for His creation, including defining right and wrong. He is the ultimate definer. Yet much of mankind persists in rebellion, and for that rebellion, there will be a severe consequence. But there is still time to repent. How much time? I don't know. I wouldn't risk waiting very long. For some of us, eternity might well begin tonight or tomorrow.