Culture / Evangelism / July 31, 2012

Chick-fil-A Appreciation Day: A Bold Mistake


Mike Huckabee, the  conservative former governor of Arkansas and one-time presidential candidate, started a group on Facebook recently to declare Aug. 1 “Chick-fil-A Appreciation Day.” It is an effort to support the popular but currently beleaguered fast food chain in the face of the vitriolic criticism after public statements by Dan Cathy, the company’s president, regarding same sex marriage. So far more than 452,000 people have committed to attend. (Some have called this a movement in support of free speech, but that isn’t what Huckabee writes on his own page.)

I agree whole-heartedly with Dan Cathy’s comments (see here and here). I believe in the biblical definition of marriage. I think Christians in prominent positions speaking in a reasonable and level-headed way about their convictions is a good thing. On top of that I am a borderline addict of Chick-fil-A’s sandwiches, waffle fries, and sweet tea. But I will not be attending “Chick-fil-A Appreciation Day” on Wednesday. Here’s why.

Read the full article HERE.


Jul 31, 2012

This definition of “the biblical definition of marriage”?

    Jul 31, 2012

    I’m a bit flustered by that. That’s a little different than what I had in mind.

Jul 31, 2012

Good Article. Our reponse to the Gay agenda must be Love. Like when we walk down the street and see a hooker…do we hate her? Or do we feel compassion? Her/his prostitution will not change my relationship with God….if it did…the relationship was not with God. Just sayin’

    Aug 03, 2012

    I can’t help but cringe at your comment, Bart… You’re not flat wrong, just incomplete. What was David’s response to evildoers? “Do I not hate those who hate you, O LORD? And do I not loathe those who rise up against you? I hate them with complete hatred; I count them my enemies.” (Psa 139:21-22) We are to have a righteous hatred of evil (evil is not a disembodied force, but a personal motive for deeds) and the best way to revenge the offense that sin gives to God’s name is to praise Him through the Gospel presented to the prostitute.

      Mar 09, 2016

      Well yes, the Scriptures are clear regarding evil doers. However, the person who is in sin that happens upon our lives needs to see hope and love, not judgement. See 1 Cor 5-6 about this. I am speaking about the lost; those wandering about with no hope. It is not my job to judge them or treat them unfairly. I do not see non-believers as evil doers who are hopeless and condemned therefore I should have no dealings with them. Rather, we possess the hope of glory in us, that is if the Spirit of God is truly in us. Which means, we have an obligation to share the hope that is within us with fear and trembling… 1 Tim.

Aug 01, 2012

I can see your side of the argument Mr. Piper, i humbly disagree with it. <--- This statement, in my pinion, is what the whole support Chik-f-la day is trying to be about. Being followers of Christ and biblical principals we will always be seen as " dividers" or "insensitive" because we stand up for the Bible and what it teaches. Jesus said it best {paraphrasing}, "If the world hates me, how much more will it hate you, my followers?" In a world filled with evil and covered with darkness... it will always lash out at the ones that shine the light of the Gospel on them. Thats my two cents. Thanks again for the different insight Mr. Piper. God Bless.

Aug 01, 2012

“Marching on Chick-fil-A tomorrow like an army will produce nothing more than defined battle lines, and the result will be greater contention and fewer softened hearts. On both sides.”

“The LORD is a man of war, the LORD is His name.” -Ex 15:3 The battle is the Lord’s but the Lord also needs His people to act. Christ came with a sword, to pit families against each other. He did not come for peace. We are in a war with Satan, the Lord’s enemy. How can we sit and let God’s Holy name be trampled on and spit on?

The peaceful protests of the civil rights era brought about change even though they were shot straight on with fire hoses; people patronizing Chick-fil-A today is a peaceful protest of the radical agenda of the homosexual community.

Also, Christ was left alone by His followers at the cross; I feel the same situation can be applied here as Dan Cathy spoke out for Christ (Christian values), and he is also being spit on and trampled on for it by those who side with Christ’s enemy. Supporting Dan Cathy today at Chick-fil-A also supports Christian values. I believe that for the most part, that is what this is about.

Aug 02, 2012

I agree with Piper on this one. I could write 1500 words on it but, why?

Aug 02, 2012

Thank you for writing this, Mr. Piper. I completely agree.

Aug 04, 2012

The homosexual community does NOT have a radical agenda !!
To suggest that GOD hates homosexuals is blasphemy, since GOD
made homosexuals as well as heterosexuals, and GOD DOES NOT
MAKE MISTAKES !!! Family values are not limited to heterosexuals !
A gay couple is also a family, and since they cannot “make” children,
they often adopt them, and can raise them with values derived from
GOD ! And GOD does value a warm ,loving relationship of gay couples !
And for those ready to conclude that I am gay, I am not ! I have beautiful children, and beautiful grandchildren. But I refuse to be
narrow-minded and judgemental !

Aug 04, 2012

Jesus put the religious leaders in the day in there place as well. Called them vipers, snakes, ect. Jesus wasn’t a wimp! Now here is the problem the Mayor threatened to close down the establishment if they did back homosexuality in their work place. There is a time to fight and this is the time! Christian who believe that we are suppose to just lay down and take it while this evil culture walks all over us are wrong, and THE DEVIL IS A LIAR I STAND WITH CHICK FIL-A! IF WE AS THE CHURCH DON’T TAKE A STAND THE DEVIL AND THIS CULTURE WILL STAND ALL OVER US! LOVE DOESN’T SPELL OUT WIMPS EITHER. The early church took a bold stand and some lost there lives because of it!

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