Because Chick-fil-A president and CEO Dan Cathy believes what everybody believed about marriage for thousands of years, a Denver City Council committee does not want the fast-food restaurant serving customers in the Denver International Airport. From the Daily Signal:
Denver council member Paul Lopez “called opposition to the chain at DIA ‘really, truly a moral issue,'” according to the Denver Post, while council member Robin Kniech is alarmed about Chick-fil-A’s “corporate profits used to fund and fuel discrimination.”
“Ten of the 13 [Denver city council] members attended Tuesday’s meeting, and none rose to defend Chick-fil-A, although some didn’t weigh in,” reported the Post.
Chick-fil-A’s crime? Well, back in 2012—when 48 percent of Americans opposed gay marriage, according to Gallup—Chick-fil-A CEO Dan Cathy spoke out about his opposition to gay marriage, setting off a firestorm. The fact that the CEO of a company so committed to Christian values that it’s not even open on Sundays opposed gay marriage was somehow shocking.
In 2012, Cathy said that by redefining marriage to include two people of the same sex, “we are inviting God’s judgment on our nation when we shake our fist at Him and say, ‘We know better than you as to what constitutes a marriage.’ I pray God’s mercy on our generation that has such a prideful, arrogant attitude to think that we have the audacity to define what marriage is about.”
That is what the Bible teaches, and that is what Christians believe. Could anyone imagine that one day the government would be debating whether to allow a business to set up shop in an airport based on the owner’s faith? But this is how mainstreamed perversion has become. Total compliance, or else.
What other controversial things did Cathy say?
“We are very much supportive of the family — the biblical definition of the family unit. We are a family-owned business, a family-led business, and we are married to our first wives. We give God thanks for that … We want to do anything we possibly can to strengthen families. We are very much committed to that.”
Marriage is the union between one man and one woman, a God-ordained institution that parallels Christ’s relationship to His church. Marriage is not only the foundation of any functional society, it is the ideal unit for the procreation and rearing of children.
Christians, this country is under God’s judgment. The homosexual lobby wants more than silenced dissent; it wants your verbal assent. They want Christians to deny their faith and declare what God called an abomination good. Of course, we won’t do it.
And the battle rages on.