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“CHICK-FIL-A DONATED ANOTHER $1.8 MILLION TO ANTI-LGBTQ GROUPS”

“Documents show that Chick-fil-A donated to anti-LGBTQ organizations in 2018, a year after its 2017 donations, which came to light earlier this year.”

                        – Alex Bollinger,  Thursday December 12, 2019

If we agree or don’t agree with Chick-fil-A supporting these organizations, we have the right to support them with our business….or not.    It is my opinion that we are all God’s children.  None of us are without sin, and in God’s eyes, sin is sin.  He doesn’t rate sin on a scale like we humans do.  So I try not to discriminate against people just because their physical appearance is different from my own.    I try not to judge a person solely by what they look like or who they love, but I see them for the kind of human beings they are – loving, kind, decent to their fellow man, etc.    I understand that all people do not share my religious beliefs.    But most have clearly defined moral standards.  Some of us don’t agree how Chick-fil-A supports these anti-LGBTQ causes, but know they have every right to do so. 

We should not be surprised.   We know Chik-fil-A is a Christian-based business.  They are not open for business on their Sabbath day.  Instead of a Suggestion Box, some locations offer a Prayer Request Box.   And we know some Christians are against what the LGBTQ community represents.    Some Christians are against blacks in this country.   But, as long as Chick-fil-A is doing nothing illegal, they can donate to whatever causes they want.  It’s the same with politics.   I have my own political views.   If I know a business that supports a cause or a candidate I don’t approve of, I don’t spend my money there.   I’ve been doing that for many years.    However, there may be changes for Chick-fil-A on the horizon :

“The FCA (Fellowship of Christian Athletes) is an organization founded to spread Christianity through sports that has been accused of encouraging public school coaches to convert athletes.   They have a “sexual purity statement” that leaders are supposed to follow.   The statement says that marriage is “a covenant between one man and one woman,” that “God intends sexual intimacy to occur only between a man and a woman,” and that “each person’s gender is determined by biological sex instead of one’s self-perception.” The FCA’s Statement of Faith also says that marriage is “between one man and one woman as the foundation of the family and the basic structure of human society.”   The Salvation Army has a history of opposing civil rights legislation for LGBTQ people and has “discriminated against transgender people on multiple occasions.”

Here’s where I am going to draw some flack from some people, as I am going to defend Chick-fil-A on this point.   I am a Christian.  I am not here to question anyone’s Christian or other beliefs.  I am aware of what position the Bible has on this and other issues.   I also believe that it is not my job to sit in judgement :

“Judge not, that you be not judged. For with the judgment you pronounce you will be judged, and with the measure you use it will be measured to you.”  – Matthew 7:1-2

I personally just want all people to be treated fairly under the law.  Under the law,  you cannot discriminate against anyone because of race, religion, sexual orientation, etc.   Regardless of your personal feelings, you have to obey the law of the land.  Beyond that, there is only your perceived moral obligation.   You have the right to donate to whatever organization you want to.  You have the right to support whatever cause you want to, as long as it not illegal.   Do I personally, agree with all choices?   No.   And neither should you.  You have the right to exercise your personal choice as well.

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