Why Chick-fil-A is NOT anti-gay

Oct 22, 2019 by

by Tom Creedy, Premier Christianity:

The Christian owned Chick-fil-A restaurant is set to close, following a backlash over its owner’s stance on gay marriage. Tom Creedy explains why he believes the chain is not “anti gay”

As a chicken fan, I was sad to miss the opening of the UK’s first Chick-fil-A earlier this month. But it seems the people of Reading won’t have long to sample the American chain’s tasty delights, as its been announced the restaurant will soon close.

This is directly due to political pressure from Reading Pride. They’ve claimed that “Chick-fil-A is anti gay”. While this rhymes superbly, I don’t think it is true.

Firstly, how can a company that employs and serves anyone and everyone regardless of their sexual orientation be ‘anti-gay’?

The wrap, if you’ll pardon the pun, comes when when we dig into what Reading Pride said, and discover that the issue isn’t actually with the company at all, but with the views of its CEO. He happens to hold the same view of marriage held by the majority of churches in the UK (not to mention the vast majority of Muslims).

If Chick-Fil-A really were “anti-gay” they wouldn’t have donated food to the victims, blood donors and first responders of the shocking and evil Pulse Nightclub shooting. It’s notable how the chain not only reached out to the gay community in this way (Pulse was a gay nightclub) but how they chose to open on a Sunday in order to do so. Under normal circumstances, Chick-Fil-A closes on Sundays, due to its founder’s Christian convictions.

In launching this campaign, Reading Pride has set themselves up in opposition to anyone who has a different opinion on marriage (although they don’t seem to be boycotting the numerous takeaways in Reading which serve Halal food and are no doubt owned by Muslims who also have traditional views on marriage). Reading Pride has even taken issue with how Chick-Fil-A have donated some of their profits to the Salvation Army! The same Salvation Army who have an incredible reputation for their humanitarian work around the world. Does Reading Pride want to put Salvation Army out of business, just because they too hold a traditional Christian ethic on sexuality?

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Christian Concern say:

We are grateful to these passionate Christians who went to the Christian owned Chick-fil-A restaurant in Reading last night to peacefully protest its closure which happened due to its owner’s stance on gay marriage.

You can voice your own disagreement by ringing or emailing here: 0118 965 9000; COMMENTS@THEORACLE.COM


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