Friday, July 27, 2012
Dan Cathy....Supportive of the Family
In a recent interview with the Baptist Press, Dan Cathy was asked about the opposition of some have opposed the company's support of the traditional family.
Dan Cathy said:
“Well, guilty as charged. We are very much supportive of the family – the biblical definition of the family unit. We are a family-owned business, a family-led business, and we are married to our first wives. We give God thanks for that. We operate as a family business ... our restaurants are typically led by families – some are single. We want to do anything we possibly can to strengthen families. We are very much committed to that ... We intend to stay the course. We know that it might not be popular with everyone, but thank the Lord, we live in a country where we can share our values and operate on biblical principles.”
This statement has caused such an issue for Chick-fil-a that some cities have even made statements about not allowing them to move in or trying to get them out. Many are stating that his remarks make him Anti-gay and that the company therefore is Anti-gay and that makes the company intolerant to certain people. Honestly, when I read what he said, and read the rest of his interview, I in no way take away that He is anti-gay. I see that he supports traditional marriage between a man and a woman, but that doesn't make him anti-anything.
I can see where some might be confused. Satan is a master of confusion. He likes to spread lies and half truths. That is who he is. Cathy stating that he supports the biblical definition of the family could be twisted to mean anti-gay, but that's the same perversion we use to say sex outside of marriage is OK....which it's not.
This is when I am reminded of Ephesians 6:12. 12 For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the powers, against the world forces of this darkness, against the spiritual forces of wickedness in the heavenly places. Ephesians 6:12 NASB
I know I don't need to worry about arguing any point with anyone here on Earth, because it will do no good. They either choose to believe the lies or the choose to believe the truth. I battle is not with the person, but really a battle with Satan. We each have our own battles with him and like I said before he is a master of lying and perversion. God didn't ask us to shove the truth down someones throat, rather show them the truth in love.
This is hard to do. It is hard for me. I want to argue. I want to prove my point. That does nothing. Trying to win an argument will do absolutely nothing. The heart of the person will remain unchanged. You haven't given them a reason to change....you haven't shown them the change in you.
Several places in the Bible it illustrates where when the church is persecuted, the true story of the gospel begins to spread, contrary to what people want to be believe. Cathy has single handedly caused many believers and non-believers to run to the Bible and do their own research.
Want an example: Many non-believers are saying that Christ never taught against homosexuality so it is OK now. Dig for it. Look for it. Be able to understand why you believe what you believe. I know I do.
Pray also for me, that whenever I speak, words may be given me so that I will fearlessly make known the mystery of the gospel, for which I am an ambassador in chains. Pray that I may declare it fearlessly, as I should. Ephesians 6:19-20 NIV