Thursday, August 2, 2012

My Thoughts on Chicken Sandwiches

Christians are used to getting beat around by the media...misquoted...demonized...misrepresented. We are called, "hateful" "bigots" "hypocrites" and worse....every single day. If someone is looking for a religion to be a part of that makes you feel like rainbows and unicorns and requires little to no commitments, I do not recommend Christianity. If you want the world to love you, I do not recommend Christianity. Christians have been beaten, burned, dismembered, crucified, drug through the streets, and boiled since Christ himself walked on the earth. If you want a religion that is safe, I do not recommend Christianity.

Christianity requires you to take up your cross and wear it every day. 
Wimps need not apply. 
For a week now, I've had to turn on my computer and see things like this:

Oh. Hilarious. 

It was only after my husband posted his last two statuses on Facebook that I felt the need to say anything about this at all. This is not a political statement, but a social one about the faith that I hold dear, and it perfectly demonstrates the double-standard that exists in our "free" country.

Is THIS the quote that has the world up in arms at the moment?

“I believe that marriage is the union between a man and a woman. Now, for me as a Christian — for me — for me as a Christian, it is also a sacred union. God’s in the mix.”


That's what Barack Obama said on April 17, 2008 as he was campaigning for President.

THIS is what Dan Cathy, President of Chik-fil-a said:

“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 know that it might not be popular with everyone, but thank the Lord we live in a country where we can share our values and operate on biblical principles.”

As Eric said: Remember when everyone boycotted the Obama campaign?
Oh, you don't either?

I hope a lot of people are proud of themselves today for wasting a lot of energy making fun of an entire people group for their beliefs. How they don't see the hate and hypocrisy in THAT is beyond me.

For the record, Christians don't hate gay people. We don't agree with their lifestyle, but we are called to love EVERYONE. I hold no malice toward anyone because of their sexual orientation. None. And it doesn't sound like Dan Cathy does, either.

I don't expect this post to get a lot of comments. 

I understand when I talk about things like this, it makes people squirm.

Just stick to blogging about your kids.

The thing is, this is the kind of junk my children will have to endure their entire lives, so long as they are followers of Christ. This is the world that they were born into. And it's just as much a part of their lives as it has been for mine these past 26 years. I couldn't NOT say something. 

This wasn't the post I was going to write today, but man did it feel good. :)
I hope you have a great day!
And please, feel free to:


Katie said...

Amen. I couldn't have said it better myself. I try to love everyone equally, yet I'm the close minded one. This world is definitely broken and just makes me more excited for Jesus to return!

Ashley N. said...

Ahh! I completely agree! I am ready to quit talking to alot of intolerant people on facebook over MY intolerance! We are called to hate the sin but love the sinner....I don't see how supporting traditional marriage is hating anyone.

Adrien said...

Yep, sadly the other side will never see their own hypocrisy. God has called us to love...but that doesn't mean we'll be loved back. :(

Melissa said...

You go Adrien!!

Well said!


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