When they kept on questioning him (Jesus), he straightened up and said to them, “Let any one of you who is without sin be the first to throw a stone at her.” John 8:7 (NIV) * And it also states that GOD FORGIVES. If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness. 1 John 1:9 (NIV)
STAND FOR WHAT YOU BELIEVE IN ... even if it means STANDING ALONE!!
By now, most of you have heard that the mayor of Boston wants to boycott Chick-fil-A. And according to more recent news, so does the mayor of Chicago. Why?? Because according to these mayors, a statement made by the CEO of Chick-fil-A, Dan Cathy, claims to be anti-gay. WHAT??
This is the actual statement made by Mr. Cathy, "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."
I don't personally see anywhere in this statement that says "anti-gay". He simply states that he BELIEVES in a biblical definition of family. SIMPLE.
STOP READING BETWEEN the LINES ... Read the actual statement, not what some other person has decided was said. If you don't like cigarette smoke, does that mean you don't like people who do smoke?
Who is really passing JUDGEMENT here - Chick-fil-A or the other people? I know a lot of family-owned businesses ... are we going to boycott them all? The last time I read the newspaper or any statistics, we NEED jobs. We NEED business. Chick-fil-A is simply in the chicken business. They aren't asking you to support their views. They're simply expressing their right to "freedom of speech".
What ever happened to the FIRST AMENDMENT?? FREEDOM of SPEECH?? Did we forget about the CONSTITUTION of the UNITED STATES of AMERICA?? What's next?
Maybe I don't really want to know ....
Country FarmHouse Blessings,
~*~ Lori ~*~
♥ Purdy Mama ♥