It was easy
by Mike Benson
It was easy to stand in line at Chick-fil-a. I did it and so did tens of thousands of others. Our presence at restaurants around the nation spoke volumes.
For many of us it said, “We’re tired.”
- We’re tired of having homosexuality and moral perversion thrust before our consciousness.
- We’re tired of the daily barrage of so-called gay ideology pressed upon our hearts and minds through virtually every media outlet.
- We’re tired of swallowing our words and being politically correct.
- We’re tired of bowing our heads in aphonic disgust, grappling with the guilt of not speaking up.
Yes, it was easy to go-because we’re tired.
But a part of what made it so easy, was that we were surrounded by those who were like-minded. We knew there would be crowded parking lots and long lines at the front counter, and we found our security there.
But what if Dan Cathy had not only talked about one man for one woman, what if he had also said something to this effect…?
- “Adultery is wrong.”
- “Greed, wrath, jealousy, envy, drunkenness and pride are evil.”
- “Shacking up with your girlfriend or boyfriend is sinful.”
Would we have all made a beeline for a chicken biscuit or sandwich then?
Would we have stood alone and patronized Chick-fil-a for Dan’s moral courage then? Would we have waited in line and spent our hard-earned cash on lemonade and waffle fries then?
Lest we forget, friends, God condemns any and all sin and not just homosexuality. He hates it all equally. He said in his Word that those who practice such things will not inherit the kingdom (Galatians 5:19ff; 1 Corinthians 6:9-11). Please don’t get mad at me, I didn’t say that, God did.
Two points stand out in my mind. One, we need to stand up for right whether or not people stand beside us. And two, we need to be consistent by loving every sinner, but hating all sin—and not just homosexuality.