uscbandfan wrote:I don't think this the place to have a philosophical debate. But, Chick-fil-A has gone on record to say that they are not a Christian company. Just because someone believes in biblical principals doesn't make them a christian. Just look at all of those cults out there that believe in biblical principals. At any rate, I've read the materials to which you refer.
This is an example of the “No True Scotsman” fallacy. Chick Fil-A supposedly not being a Christian company is a bit odd considering that they’re closed on Sundays (Thou shall not work on the sabbath), and the fact that Mr. Cathy has gone on record as stating that “I see no conflict whatsoever between Christianity and good business practices. People say you can’t mix business with religion. I say there’s no other way.”
Now that’s not to paint Christians in a bad light. Ultimately Christians are an extremely diverse group, and you can’t paint them as a monolith because they’re complex just like any other person. But the idea that a Christian with different ideas than you is not a “true Christian” needs to stop. It’s an excuse that sweeps the problem under the rug and suggests that it doesn’t need to be addressed, rather than accepting the fact that Christians are human beings and prone to fault.
I'm not convinced they are homophobic. I know I am not. I also know a gay person that works at Chick-fil-A. Wy wife has too. So, I am familiar with the company.
As of 2012, they’ve supposedly stopped supporting anti-gay/political groups
, so you’re not wrong. Knowing one employee who’s gay doesn’t really have any significance to this, so I don’t know why you brought it up.
Even if they are homophobic, who am I to judge? Have you read Matthew 7?
Tell me, if someone says or does something that offends you personally, would you think they are not worthy of judgment and criticism? For example, if someone made a distasteful statement about Christianity and Christians, would you simply abstain from criticizing them because of Matthew 7?
Not trying to attack you here, I just disagreed with some of the things you said.