Thursday, August 2, 2012
Supporting a Cause
Yesterday, Chik-fil-A customers supported the business during a customer appreciation day all across the United States after Senator Huckabee asked for support on Dan Kathy's bold decision take a stand on the Biblical view of marriage.
Now... since the only Chik-fil-A we ever go to is in one direction and 1 1/2 hours away, we went to a different one up in Christiansburg, VA, and met some people from our church there.
Though a little paranoid about the fact that protesters might be there, I was completely THRILLED to see such a crowd! We had to wait at the door, and Christopher, who had arrived I think about an hour earlier with his family, said that the person upfront mentioned that it had been that packed since around 6:30 that morning!
I was so, so, SO happy at the turnout. It seemed so wonderful and exciting - God really worked to create a crowd, whether they realized it or not, to show that there ARE people out there who are willing to stand up and fight.
The best part for me was seeing people I knew there. It comforted me and made me feel safe.
Another highlight was standing in line, knowing that pretty much everyone there was in the building for the same reason you were, and having a guy lean over with his iPhone and show you a picture from facebook of another Chik-fil-A, cars backed up along the roads.
"This is from a Chik-fil-A in Kentucky," he pointed out, obvious excitement in his voice. "This is great!"
And the gays everywhere are screaming "HATERS! HATERS!" ... why? Aren't they supposed to be the tolerant ones?
Tell me, why is is okay for StarBucks to come out and say, "we whole-heartedly support freedom of same-sex marriage," and they're applauded, their traffic picks up, they're praised; but when Chik-fil-A comes out and says, "we whole-heartedly support Biblical marriage", they're threatened with banishment from certain places, cursed at, yelled at, stomped at, and overall... hm. Hated?
Who's hating now?
Support Chik-fil-A and their utter boldness to stand up and say "no" to a world gone haywire. Support Dan Kathy and his faithfulness to God's word in most areas, and go enjoy one of the best chicken sandwiches out there. :)