The following is a radio spot done for WRAF radio. I do a weekly two minute segment talking about current events. You can listen to WRAF on the internet at toccoafallsradio.org.
It seems lately that we have been bombarded with the homosexual agenda being pushed on companies across America. Earlier this month, it was the Boy Scouts of America who made national headlines when they reaffirmed their policy of excluding homosexuals in scouting and leadership ranks.
Recently, Dan Cathy affirmed his view of the biblical definition of marriage as one man and one woman. By affirming his view, Chick-fil-A has met resistance from many city officials including those from Philadelphia, San Francisco, Chicago and Boston.
CNN reported this week that Philadelphia City Councilman James Kenney sent a letter to Cathy telling him to “take a hike and take your intolerance with you.” Then the councilman vowed to introduce a resolution at the next city council meeting condemning the company.
CNN also reported that San Francisco mayor Edwin Lee tweeted: “Closest chick-fil-a to San Francisco is 40 miles away and I strongly recommend that they not try to come any closer.”
I could go on about similar disparaging comments from other city leaders but I will stop here. Did you ever imagine that government officials would attempt to stop commerce because of the beliefs of a company’s CEO?
We are living in an era where a variety of organizations are screaming for Christians to be tolerant of the beliefs of others. But when Christians take a stand for their beliefs, suddenly those who are demanding tolerance become intolerant of Christian beliefs.
You see, Chick-fil-A did nothing wrong. Their CEO simply affirmed his Christian beliefs. Dan Cathy and Chick-fil-A still remain gracious offering service in their restaurants to all people regardless of their beliefs. He is not banning anyone or any group from his restaurants. He simply publicly affirmed his Christian beliefs…nothing more, nothing less.
Good for you Boy Scouts of America and good for you Dan Cathy and Chick-fil-A. We at Toccoa Falls College support biblical principles and the right to voice those beliefs.