Why I’m Not Eating Chik-Fil-A Today

I’m not eating at Chick-Fil-A today.

Is it because I disagree with their stance on gay marriage? Not necessarily. I’d go into more detail, but this post isn’t about gay marriage, it’s about Chick-Fil-A Appreciation Day.

Is it because I think they shouldn’t have the right to publicly share their opinions regarding gay marriage? Absolutely not. This is America, folks, thank you Jesus. We ALL get to have an opinion, and we like it that way.

I’m not eating at Chick-Fil-A today because I don’t think it’s what Jesus would do. When Jesus disagreed with someone’s views, he didn’t encourage large droves of people to express his disagreement by shoving it in their faces. He didn’t tell his followers to congregate in public and alienate the sinful.

On the contrary, Jesus hung out with the prostitutes. He forgave the murderers. He talked with, loved on and nurtured the wayward. He incited change in the hearts of those he met not because he exercised his right to free speech and proved he was right, but because he approached them with love and respect. He was different. He protected the guilty in the faces of their executioners. He DIED for those who sought to kill him.

He died for me. He loves me. ME. The despicable, guilty, hell deserving person than I am. Even with all of my gossip, the lies I’ve told, the people I’ve hurt and the commandments I’ve broken. He loves me.

And guess what? He loves the homosexual community, too. With fiery, deep, overwhelming and powerful love, he loves them. Jesus desires them as much as he desires us straight people. He calls us to love them, too.

So today, I won’t eat Chick-Fil-A. I will exercise my right to vote on this issue when the opportunity arises, and I encourage everyone else to do so as well.

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2 thoughts on “Why I’m Not Eating Chik-Fil-A Today

  1. I was having a hard time pinning down why this whole Chick-fil-A Appreciation day was making me uncomfortable to support and I think you nailed it for me. I definitely believe in freedom of speech, beliefs, religion, etc and don’t think it’s right that food permits should be refused because the owner has his own personal beliefs against gay marriage, but I also don’t want anyone in the gay community to feel even more alienated than they already do. I definitely know that’s not what Jesus would want me to do. Thanks for having the guts to share your thoughts. I would be met by lots of resistance if I said anything on the matter on my blog or fb page and I’m just not in a head place to deal with that right now. LOL!

  2. Am I the only person who ate at Chick Fil A today and didn’t realize it was a special day? Well, actually it was a special day… I ate there because it was close to my aunt’s work place and she doesn’t get to see me or my daughter all that often. And they have a play place. We got there early to beat the lunch rush, but the one we went to didn’t look like all the pictures that have been posted. It just looked like Chick Fil A. In a typical lunch rush.

    I know this doesn’t have much to do with your actual post, but I was completely oblivious to the fact that Chick Fil A has it’s own day until I logged onto Facebook. To be perfectly honest, I was more caught up in that shooting business going on and family matters to really care what was going on with a restaurant… *shrug* But I’m usually oblivious to this kind of stuff… ^_^

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