Creating Two New Novels. Writing One Chapter Weekly. Podcasting As I Go. Welcome to The Experiment.
I came across this photo on Facebook just now:
Up until now, I only had two problems with Chick-fil-A: 1) They weren’t located in Chicago. (Fixed!) 2) They are closed on Sundays. (I’ve given up hope on this one changing.)
After all of the ruckus they’ve been making, I have absolutely no problems with them. In case you don’t know all the details, I don’t really either other than the summary:
Some founder of the restaurant openly states he is against same-sex marriage. He supports organizations who are also against same-sex marriage. Good for him/them!
Have you ever heard the saying: “If you don’t stand for something, you’ll fall for anything”?
I personally commend someone for being able to go against popular belief and the idea that “tolerance” means you can’t have a negative view of an issue. I rejoice when people don’t feel they have to remain silent because the world may look down upon them as judgmental.
With that said, I think there is a difference between voicing your beliefs and forcing them upon other people.
A) I don’t believe in same-sex marriages. – I can respect that.
B) I don’t believe in same-sex marriages and therefore, I am making them illegal. – I can’t respect that. I personally believe in God. And if God, creator of heaven and earth and everything in it does not force people to obey him, who on this earth has that right? Make your thoughts known if you must, but let people decide for themselves. As a “Christian” organization, they are among the first to know that the Bible is full of commandments and full of stories of people who chose to follow those commandments and those who did not. The point is, some did not. If God gives people the right to free will, who are we to take it away?