Did you take any lessons from the Chic-Fil-A controversy? There were some important ones.
If you are a liberal-progressive-communist (they are all the same, so pick your preferred label), please refrain from calling anyone a fascist. When you ideological groups line up, the first thing you want to do is suppress any view that happens to oppose yours. That is the core of fascism. You attack sponsors of media personalities that do not agree with you while attempting to silence those voices. The cowardly run over to your side. You attack companies like Chic-Fil-A only because it is a Christian owned business. If Biblical teaching and values disagrees with yours, you label it hate speech and organizations like the ACLU try to help you remove from our country all things Christian. You clamor for equality, but what you really want is total dominance. You want stifled any view that does not agree with yours. There is barely a scintilla of difference between your conduct and that of the radical Islamists. When you remove Christianity from America, which group will you want removed next? Someone will need to be in charge of the Utopian State of Anarchy.
What you should have learned from your attempt to put Chic-Fil-A out of business is that most Americans do not support your attempts to squelch free speech and freedom of religion. Most of us still understand the meaning of freedom. You are emboldened because the Whitehouse, much of Hollywood, most of the media and some wealthy liberal-progressive-communists do support you. This is the “one percent” of Americans that are trying to actually destroy the freedom that allows you to live as you want and to speak your mind.
The other lesson that you need to take away is that it is because of America’s Judeo-Christian underpinning that you are free to make your sexual orientation the center of your life. You are free to choose a religion or to choose no religion. You are free to choose or reject any belief. You are free to pursue life, liberty and happiness. You are not free to impose your will on others which by the way is what you have spent much of your existence insisting that others are trying to do to you. “Why do you wear your Christianity on your sleeve?” Does that expression sound familiar to you? Why do you want to destroy those who do not believe as you do?
There were also powerful lessons for Christians there last week. I expected, well sort of hoped, that my Pastor would zero in on that this week. I believe that if our country is to be saved, it will start in the same place as did the American Revolution – the pulpit. But, since he did not, I will just offer up my thoughts on it.
Scripture in multiple places promises us that we will be persecuted for what we believe. We have seen it happen in Islamic countries where people are murdered and Churches burned. The response of our national leadership is to cozy up with the Muslim Brotherhood while they call for our destruction and build gargantuan mosques all over the country – because they are free to do that in America.
Is not what happened to Chic-Fil-A indeed persecution? It was an attempt by one group of people to destroy another group because of their beliefs – beliefs that harm no one. That, however, is not the most important lesson. The most important lesson was the miracle – the massive showing of support for Chic-Fil-A. The huge turnout of people wherever there was a Chic-Fil-A restaurant proved another Biblical teaching. A most powerful and important one, “Never will I forsake you.”
There are two forces at work in the world. Good and evil. They have battled since man first ate from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil. It is not a culture war that is taking place in America. It is the ultimate spiritual battle between good and evil for the soul of a people. What Chic-Fil-A taught us is that we will be persecuted, but if we stand strong in our faith, He will not forsake us.
If America stands strong with God, He will not forsake America.