So, I am a little (okay...ALOT) behind on blog updates... As I stated at the update at the first of the year, I am not just going to use the blog for kiddo updates, but also just to "speak" things on my mind. Over the last few weeks, I have watched, read, and listened to the ordeal regarding the owner of Chick-fil-a and I have spoken to a few friends about it, but I just feel I need to go a little further. You may like what I have to say, you may not. But, that's the great thing about this country...I can say what I want and SHOULD not get "punished" for it. So, let's get this thing started!
First, if I understand correctly, the owner was asked about his beliefs and not just making some speech where this came out of the clear blue. Second, I believe he said he felt the same way about marriage as the bible, meaning he supported marriage was between a man and a woman. He didn't say he didn't like or hated others or make any judgement towards others. He simply stated he supported the bible in regards to marriage. What is so wrong with him stating HIS opinion and what he supports. We all do things in life that other people don't agree with. Whether they say them out loud or not, who cares. It's HIS opinion and HE can say that. Some of the comments I read by others (friends or friends of friends on facebook) just "confused" me! One comment (no, I am not naming names) stated he was greedy. How can this man be greedy for stating how he feels? If anything, he could loose business and loose money because of people choosing not to eat at his establishment anymore. Another comment was that he was irresponsible as the CEO of a company for stating his beliefs. Why is it irresponsible? The bible tells us we should not hide as Christians. We should stand up for our beliefs and what we feel is right and God and our faith will carry us through.
As mentioned before, he did not say he didn't like or hated others, as a matter of fact, the bible teaches us that we should love everyone and it is ultimately His judgement that should matter to us all. In life, people will say and do things we don't like and we will do and say things others don't like. But, who are we to say who is right and wrong and to judge others. It is great to see someone more concerned about their faith and God than the almighty dollar and not wanting to upset anyone because he spoke up. And if you disagree with what he has to say and don't want to support him for doing what he has the constitutional right to do, then don't eat at his establishment.
Okay...I think I am done. I am proud to say that I support Chick-fil-a and their beliefs.