Dan Delzell on Chick-fil-A Could Pivot Back to Their Philosophical and Spiritual Roots With This Statement

Chick-fil-A has been known as a company that is unashamedly committed to a biblical worldview. And as such, they seek to treat everyone with dignity and respect.

Christianity never condones or promotes a judgmental attitude toward anyone. A relationship with Jesus Christ produces love, compassion, tolerance, justice and forgiveness. The Lord graciously meets us where we are at as He calls us into a relationship with Himself through repentance and faith.

Chick-fil-A recently announced their decision to no longer make donations to the Salvation Army or to the Fellowship of Christian Athletes. These two Christian organizations promote a biblical worldview. When you stand up for righteousness in our society today, it can produce some vocal opponents who attempt to paint you as being against gay people simply because you faithfully uphold the biblical sexual ethic of marriage between a man and a woman.

With these hostile and intolerant cultural realities in mind, the management of Chick-fil-A apparently decided they no longer wanted to be seen as wholeheartedly supporting God’s design for marriage. Whether it is Chick-fil-A’s intention or not, this is how many perceive their stunning decision. And for them, perception is reality.

Jesus made it clear that to whom much is given, much is required. (Luke 12:48) Chick-fil-A has been given much from the Lord and from those who hold a biblical worldview, and much is expected. This company has been given a high calling and has faithfully promoted God’s commands over the years. But when you suddenly appear to abandon your stand for a biblical worldview, it is naturally going to concern many of those who have been supporting you and cheering you on for years.

In response to Chick-fil-A’s decision, many Christians will now likely skip their weekly or monthly trip to Chick-fil-A. Instead, they might decide to give their “lunch money” to one of those wonderful Christian organizations that are helping so many people. The decision to redirect these personal funds is similar in a way to Chick-fil-A’s decision to redirect their donations.

Individuals and companies tend to support those causes that enthusiastically line up with their philosophy and spiritual values. This is especially the case with Chick-fil-A because it has perhaps as much “Christian clout” as any company out there today. Chick-fil-A has been “walking the walk” for years, while the critics have been taking swipes at their values in hopes of tarnishing their unblemished spiritual integrity and nudging them into a place of spiritual compromise.

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SOURCE: Christian Post, Dan Delzell

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