[Jesus preached love, not hate. Hate the sin, not the sinner.]
This whole Chick-Fil-A thing is a total circus of ridiculousness, but I couldn't resist sharing this poignant reminder of how hypocritical and selectively-Christian these supporters are. As my friend said, "I'm no expert on mythology, but I'm pretty sure the answer to 'WWJD?' is not: Stand in line for 2 hours to eat processed chicken as a symbolic statement to hate strangers. But what do I know?..."Edited to add: This issue is not just about supporting free speech.
If it were, then the supporters of Chick-Fil-A wouldn't be up in arms about opposers exercising their
right to free speech by expressing discontent over the president's comments, and subsequently choosing to not support a company that funnels money into anti-gate hate groups. (More on that below.)
And no, he didn't just say he supports "traditional" marriage. (Which is already ridiculous, because today's marriage is not how marriage traditionally was. If he supports "traditional" marriage, that means he supports polygamy, captive virgins, and sex slaves: http://www.alternet.org/story/154721/captive_virgins%2C_polygamy%2C_sex_slaves%3A_what_marriage_would_look_like_if_we_actually_followed_the_bible
) He has made hateful statements about homosexuality, and is a very generous ($5M) supporter of anti-gay hate groups. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/david-badash/chick-fil-a-5-reasons-it-isnt-what-you-think_b_1725237.html?utm_hp_ref=fb&src=sp&comm_ref=false
And yes, we don't know that all of these people are Christians, but the only justification people can find to be against homosexuality/gay marriage is that "the bible tells us so," so we can safely assume that most, if not all, of these people are Christians.
Also, yes, of course not all Christians share these views. The message is directed at those who do.
Additionally, for the record, I don't think homosexuality is a sin, nor do I think hate should ever
enter into the equation, period. I'm just echoing the words of those whole follow the Bible, which tells you to hate the sin, not the sinner.#ChickFilA #gayrights