Chick-fil-a and Traditional Marriage

Chick- Fil- A is one of the most popular fast food chains in the country. Now it’s at the center of a controversy over marriage. The president of the company said he was in favor of traditional marriage last week and that led Americans on both sides to speak out.

“I think 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” says Dan Cathy.

Dan Cathy has never made it a secret that his company, Chick-Fil-A, is based on biblical values. The popular fast food chain closes its stores every Sunday.  But that comment put Chick-Fil-A at the center of a public debate and battle lines are being drawn.

Public officials in both Boston and Chicago say new Chick-Fil-A stores are not welcome in their cities.

Rahm Emmanuel/Chicago mayor:  ” Chick-Fil-A‘s values are not Chicago values. They’re not respectful of our residents neighbors and family members and if you’re going to be part of the Chicago community you should reflect the Chicago values.”

Thomas Menino/ Boston mayor: “I don’t believe a company that speaks out against gay rights in our country today should have the opportunity to operate in the city of Boston.”

Other city leaders disagree with keeping a company out simply because of its owner’s religious beliefs.

Alderman Michael chandler | 24th ward/ Chicago: “yes, if it produced jobs.  And then if there was another business that they believe in gay marriage and wanted to locate in my ward, I’d put ‘em right next door to ‘em.”

Chick-Fil-A customers are more interested in rewarding their taste buds than punishing Chick-Fil-A.

*Chicago radio station, WBEZ 91.5 recently asked its listeners how Cathy’s comments would affect their eating habits. One listener said, “everybody is entitled to their opinion and my opinion is: I like Chick-Fil-A food. Now whatever…he wants to do with his life amd how he wants to feel, that’s on him. But I do appreciate him coming up with chicken.”

In a statement to ABC News Chick-Fil-A said it treats “every person with honor, dignity and respect-regardless of their belief, race, creed, sexual orientation or gender.”

Conservative politicians like Mike Huckabee and Rick Santorum are backing Chick-Fil-A through social media. Both recently affirmed their support for the company on Facebook and Twitter and calling for people to eat a Chick-Fil-A next Wednesday, August 1st.

“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.” Dan Cathy

Scripture: Revelation 13:16-17 (NKJV)

“He causes all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and slave, to receive a mark on their right hand or on their foreheads, and that no one may buy or sell except one who has the mark or the name of the beast, or the number of his name.”

36 thoughts on “Chick-fil-a and Traditional Marriage

  1. We cannot help That the bible is against Gay. I will not apologize For standing up for what the bible says. I am an american And I have the right To say. And to believe What I wan. I stand within beehind chick fillet100% the problem is not chick fillet.ppl have a problem with. Gods Decision With the gays..gina ristick of NJ

  2. I support this strongly, I am outraged that The Muppets would do this. So I can overlook the fact that the people in charge of the muppets have mocked fox news and have a liberal agenda to enjoy there movie. I did, I overlooked there beliefs and enjoyed there movie, but they can’t do the same for our beliefs? They’ll probably say there’s a difference between watching something made by someone you disagree with and working with them as some some throwaway line to defend what they’ve done. I really enjoyed the new Muppets movie, but in light of these events I don’t think I could enjoy it anymore and I won’t be seeing there sequel next year. I didn’t even know the mayor was getting involved until this video. I don’t see the mayor taking a stand against the many things that demean us.

  3. You like to say again. I stand behind chick filet restaurants. the real problem is. people do not want to egknowledge that it is there a god the 1 in the bible who does not recognize gays or permit their lifestyle. it’s america he has rights too

  4. I would like SOMEONE please to tell me if this is legal? How can it be legal for a mayor to stop commerce because someone has a different thinking??? Can a mayor deny a license or whatever is needed to open because he does not like someone’s thinking?! How can they have the nerve to say this?
    Where are the lawyers?
    My husband is a manager at Chick Fil A. He is Muslim, (married him when I was fallen back from the Lord many years ago.) they do not discriminate. He had a gay man working for him. They are respectful of all people. I am happy at least the ACLU is on the right side for a change.

  5. Gimme the chicken!!!! I am so sick and tired of this and I believe that we are really in the ‘end times’. Would we have been debating this 10 years ago?? Its so sad. I live in NY and I don’t know if there is a Chick-Fil-A here, but I would go eat there everyday this weekend just to prostest this.

  6. we christians love everyone, we might not agree with some of people’s life style, but we are not here to bash anybody. Jesus invite us to repent from our wicked ways and sinful life and be free from any bondage that the enemy tries to enslave us with. Accept Jesus as your Lord and Savior and see how liberating it is.

  7. I am SO excited to finally(it seems) to see a Godly business owner, or anyone, to boldly, without fear, speak out just about how they feel or believe about something and especially this topic. We have been too silent too long. I have been praying so much for God to open peoples eyes and ears and that WE do our part and stand firm for Him. We as Christians know what God’s word says about this and I am glad to say we do pray for those in that kind of bondage, even though they don’t realize that. We know God will bless so mighty those that honor Him and stand with Him and give Him the praise He deserves and not fear those that come against us. He led those early settlers here to a land to be free from condemnation against Him and He WILL always be there for us. We just have to do our part. God is so exciting to see work and and see how satan trembles when we take a stand for God and not bow down to him just to please others. I love it that God’s people know a peace and unconditional love and that we pray for others that don’t know that kind of peace. . We need to stand strong and firm and not keep quiet but keep loving them because for many a time will come that we can be there for them when they realize they are missing that peace and where it comes from and they will need to know it is our wonderful Father.

  8. I WILL MAKE A POINT TO PATRONIZE CHICK FILA, THEIR FOOD IS GOOD AND IT HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH BELIEFS. THANK GOD WE STILL HAVE PEOPLE WHO STAND UP FOR WHAT THEY BELIEVE IN. WHY ISN’T CHICK FIL A ALLOWED TO EXPRESS THEIR OPINION?
    FREE SPEECH. REMEMBER???

  9. Thank you, Gordon, for upholding the Biblical standards for marriage and in support of Mr. Cathy’s statement. How wonderful that his father began the company by honoring the fourth Commandment to Honor the Sabbath Day! My heart is warmed to hear of the strong moral standards of Chick-fil-A.

  10. What we thought was a little way off, is here. let the redeemed of the Lord, stand up and say so, as our brother in Christ has done. And let us consider one another to provoke unto love and to good works. To the glory of our Lord and Savior.

  11. It is sad how followers of Jesus have to be quite because the world is against us. It is time for us to preach the word and not water it. In the book of Genesis God made Adam and Eve. If people have a problem with that fact read the bible and ask God. Jesus said out of the abundance of the heart the mouth will speak. I hope that you will not wave your believes. What good is it for a man to win the world and loose his soul. I pray that God will give you the strength to keep going and I will ask all Christians to stand together as one body. Jesus came to forgive sinner but we have to have true repentance.Marriage is between A man and a woman. If they do not believe in God why is it so important for them to get married? It is a commitment between God,man and woman because God said so. If not read a story about Sadam and Gomorrah. That is a story that doesn’t need translation is loud and clear.

  12. Children of the MOST HIGH GOD, this is the hour where we, who are the representatives of truth are going to have to stand up for what’s right according to the Word of God. These are the last days and we are going to have to cry loud and spare not. Stand I tell you, stand. And don’t be intimidated by the wiles of the enemy. STUDY, PRAY, MEDITATE to hear God’s voice and PRAY, PRAY!!!

  13. I really appreciate & thank GOD for Don Cathys stand on traditional marriage…Our country was built on biblical standards & need more Christian & God Fearing business men to speak out like Don Cathy.
    As typical the new media being very biased slants the truth & blows things out of propotion…I just pray this will be an example for pastors & ministers as well as other influential buinesses & their owners to speak out more than what they do…Praise God for men like Don Cathy PS I am really ashamed to say I am from Massachusetts because of the comments from the mayor of Boston

  14. I find it hypocritical at best that anyone with anti-Christian opinions is free to opine publicly without censor or controversy but that there is an intolerancy for Christians…based on our supposed intolerance!

  15. Free speech in America (thank the LORD God) is still a right and privilege of each American citizen. There was nothing inappropriate (in my personal and humble opinion) with the President of Chick-Fil-A exercising his right of free speech. Also, when he made the statement it was in a proper setting/”arena” . I have similar concerns that adverse judgment is coming against America for the gross sins and immorality that has become common place in our society and nation. When a nation is judged by Almighty God for the abovementioned, the people of that nation may suffer judgment for not taking a stand for what is right in the sight of Almighty God.

    This nation was founded as a Christian nation and our laws based on Godly principals. Those who are unwilling to support the essence of the laws of our land established by our founding fathers really need to find another place to reside other than in America!

    The mayor of Chicago and Boston are totally OUT OF ORDER and breaking the Laws of this land which they swore to uphold. If any reprecussions are to be made they should be against them for making assertion to cause injury to someone exercising his right of free speech.

    The LORD God willing I will be at Chick-Fil-A for a meal and perhaps several future meals in support their president’s courage to speak the truth and his good judgment regarding the sanctity of marriage.

    As for the mayor of Chicago and Boston and any other public official who cannot and/or will not support the Laws of America, they need to get some other job to do!!

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  17. I AM FOR TRADITIONAL MARRIAGE! AND ANYONE WHO HAS A PROBLEM WITH THAT. CAN DEAL WITH THAT! Take your place in line homosexuals. You get no special previlege above anyone else. Your not special. Get over yourselves! ENOUGH ALREADY!

  18. WE ARE IN THE LAST DAYS. THOSE THAT DON’T READ THE BIBLE SHOULD AT LEAST TAKE TIME TO READ THE BOOK OF LEVITICUS ESPECIALLY 20: 13 AND THESSALONIANS 3:14. WE AS CHRISTIAN LOVE ALL AND DO NOT JUDGE ONE LEAST WE BE JUDGED. TAKE NOTE WE AS VOTERS SHOULD EXAMINE ALL WHO RUN FOR OFFIICE TO MAKE SURE THEY ADHERE TO THE LAWS THAT WERE SET YEARS AGO BY OUR FOREFATHER THAT WENT BY THE BIBLE. ******* MAJOR ITEM TO KNOW ***** SINCE THE LAWS OF TODAY HAVE TAKEN GOD FROM OUR LAND WE WILL SUFFER THE WRATH OF GOD WHICH WE ARE IN NOW ***** DO READ DEUTERONOMY 28-29. THIS IS WHERE WE ARE NOW REPENT AND GOD WILL HEAL OUR LAND ***

  19. God bless chick fil A and America . If God is with us who can against us. Thank God for Chick fil . You stand for the the truth and we stand with you. We pray for you.

  20. Dear CBN!

    I think also that the anti-christ social tendency going to arrive. We need pray for it to stop of this trouble still the number of God’s choices people will be gathered.We need pray for longer era of mercy!God bless CBN for this news!
    (Karpule from Hungary)

  21. I’ve eaten at CFA a couple times and really don’t care for the food. It’s probably 4th or 5th behind Burger King, McDonalds, Wendys. That being said, I’m going to go 35 miles out of my way this Wednesday to the nearest CFA and order something there. I admire a guy who will stand up for what’s right!

  22. I support Chick-fil-a and if we had a Chick-fil-a in the Portland OR area I would love it.I love their food.I stand with you.God Bless you.

  23. The Chick-Fil-A quote that it treats, “every person with honor, dignity and respect-regardless of their belief, race, creed, sexual orientation or gender,” isn’t really accurate is it? Spending $2 million on anti-gay groups over the course of 2010 proves Chick-Fil-A is quite aggressively against Civil Rights for homosexuals. This is a civil issue, not religious, please stop hurting our communities by proliferating homophobia.

    -Straight man for peace on earth

  24. These issues are not isolated to CFA. Christianity is under attack by liberals in general, including by a President who claims to be a Chrsitian, but contradicts himself by failing to defend the rights of religious organizations who do not want to provide birth control because the practice stands contrary to their faith (Obamacare). The United States government is drunk on power, and wants to be a “god-head” to it’s people. It has been, and is still working to turn our constitution on it’s head. This issue with CFA is just more of the same, is only about circling the wagons, and is only just another part of the desire among many influential people who would like to eliminate Christianity from the United States. It will never happen.

  25. Woe to Chicago, Illinois and America. Repentance is the only way to escape the wrath of God. What we have in the oval office and in Chicago one must wonder about the drought conditions in Illinois.

  26. This issue is not about gay rights it is about civil rights. Would it be different if this company said they are against certain race of people, age group or religious group. Only God can truly judge so go and turn your nose up on the gay community because in the end you will have to answer for it. They will never get my money.
    Gay,proud and blessed.

  27. Yes, he does have a right to say, and he does have a right to open. HOWEVER, stop implying that this is “just about marriage”. The groups to which CFA has donated have advocated making homosexuality a crime (which it was, technically, until 2003). Some of those groups have inspired the “kill the gays” bill in Uganda. However, it WOULD be “just his opinion” if the donations came out of his own pocket. But by doing it as a company, they make every customer a party to their activism. Well, not this customer.

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