So, as I have looked through Facebook the last couple weeks almost every other post I see has something to do with Chic-fil-A and the stand Dan Cathy, CEO for Chic-fil-A, took against same-sex marriage.
The other posts that I also saw by Christians and non-Christians alike are posts that attack the method to which Cathy used to announce his stance on same-sex marriage. But I also see Christians using Twitter, Facebook and other social networking platforms to attack other believers about standing against same-sex marriage.
I want to be careful here because I am not an issues guy. There are things that flare up due to media limelight that are pointless to get involved in because tempers are hot and many are just reacting not truly trying to reach and share their belief.
I want to list a few concerns that have been raised in my eyes when I see a reaction like this among my friends and fellow believers. Here is a quote of what Dan Cathy said:
“We’re inviting God’s judgment on our nation when we shake our fist at him and say we know better than you as to what constitutes a marriage. And I pray God’s mercy on our generation that has such a prideful, arrogant attitude that thinks we have the audacity to redefine what marriage is all about.” ~ Dan Cathy CEO of Chic-fil-A
What Dan Cathy said is very true. This was a pointed answer to a pointed question. So let’s remember this is not a man going on some ant-gay mission. Dan may have said things that were not business savvy but since when has Chic-fil-a really cared about what the world thinks. They are known for their stances in many areas as Christians. They are a company that has beat the status quo even though they still do not open their stores on Sunday’s. The comment that was made was not to attack a certain group within our population. What Dan said is true, especially if we single out his comment on people being prideful and arrogant. Even with all that was said Chic-fil-A is still a company that will serve anyone. It’s their pleasure…
Here is what concerns me the most. I am concerned that some believers, once saved, hide in their churches and begin throwing rocks at anyone who is a sinner. Now, God is a just and Holy God. Meaning He is totally separate from sin. But, as we look at the example of Christ He was a friend of sinners. He was attacked because of the company He kept. While He was opposed to the sin He loved the sinner. My concern is that many of us are more comfortable to throw rocks at the sinner rather then building up relationships with them and showing them Christ.
My challenge is very simple. Take some time to meditate on your life. Are you living it by hiding behind the church doors or behind a Facebook profile just to throw rocks at the unsaved and their sin issues? Let’s remember we were all once slaves to sin (Ephesians 2:1-3) but it was by the grace of God that we were saved from ourselves (Ephesians 2:4-5). God is the one that changes lives and we can either be like Christ and build relationships with others and show them a better way or sit back and allow sinners to walk past our homes and churches without them knowing there is more to this life.
If you have a voice on same-sex marriage feel free to vote on it or call your representative but don’t attack the sinner, love them and show them Christ!
As far as today goes…”eat mor chickin!”