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Chick-fil-a is a companion of gluttony and a disgrace to God (you to Dan Cathy)

Chick-fil-a is a companion of gluttony and a disgrace to God (you to Dan Cathy)

A bit late to the game, I can’t help but write a little note about the Chick-fil-a debacle and Christianity.  I want to begin by saying that I have never understood how so many conservative Christians think they can pick and choose what to follow in the Bible and what to ignore.  This is a comment that many people have discussed, but it is very true.  Many Christians live by the Bible when it’s convenient to their prejudices and judgmental thoughts and ignore things the bible dictates that are inconvenient to them.

This is why I find Dan Cathy’s comments so ironic.  If you live under a rock let me give you a brief recap of the recent debacle.  Dan Cathy, CEO of Chick-fil-a, recently said:

“We are very much supportive of the family — the biblical definition of the family unit,”

and

“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.”

He, like many fools, is choosing to interpret the Bible in a way that conveniently supports his prejudice and homophobic views toward the LGBT community.  He wants to live by the Bible as to not “shake his fist” at God.

Ummmmmm Dan, let’s talk for a minute.

You are the head of a fast food chain that specializes in fried chicken sandwiches.  If I remember correctly, and I do realize it’s been a while since I’ve bothered to crack open a Bible, the Bible suggests that God isn’t a fan of gluttony.  For instance, in Proverbs 23:20 – 21 warns the reader by saying:

Do not join those who drink too much wine or gorge themselves on meat, for drunkards and gluttons become poor, and drowsiness clothes them in rags.

And Proverbs 28:7 goes on to say:

He who keeps the law is a discerning son, but a companion of gluttons disgraces his father.

Dan, if you are so concerned with the need to not shake your fist in Gods face then you need to make some rules for your restaurants to make sure you aren’t shaking your fist in Gods face every time you allow your restaurant doors to open. You state clearly that no one should think they know better than God so you really shouldn’t associate or be a companion of gluttons.  Here are a few suggestions to help you out:

  1. Make sure that the serving sizes of the meals your restaurants serves don’t exceed about 600 calories.  We don’t want you supporting a greedy eater thereby supporting gluttons.
  2. You really shouldn’t allow anyone who is overweight (particularly individuals who are obese) into your restaurants at all.
  3. You should make sure your colleagues, all those employed by you, are healthy eaters.  Otherwise you are a companion of gluttons and a disgrace to God.
  4. Just shut your doors.

My guess is simply that a majority of your patrons, companions and colleagues succumb to the sin of gluttony (we’ve all seen the pictures of your supporters lining up outside and inside your restaurants and many are pretty wide… All signs point to these people being sinners).

If you are going to live by everything in the Bible, assuming you view the Bible as the word of God, then your restaurant will go out of business.  And if you want to live your life with the view that you don’t know better than God and should do as he teaches then you should really follow my suggestions above.  I just don’t want you to be a hypocrite.  A good businessman knows that being a hypocrite is not a good way of operating.  I have your best interest in mind here Dan.

Better yet, forget all that.  Why don’t you just step back and realize you are ignorant.  You are a homophobic fool opposed to equality.  In a few years you will feel like a fool looking back as you rallied against LGBT equality like so many bigots look back at how they sat on the wrong side of the Civil Rights Movement.  It’s the same story a different day.

Song of the Day – Sea of Faces by Kutless

Song of the Day – Sea of Faces by Kutless

Today’s song of the day, well technically this is the second song of the day, is Sea of Faces by Kutless.  This is a bit out of the norm for me because it’s a Christian Rock song.  A little known fact about me is that I use to be religious.  I lost touch with my faith about 5 years ago.

None-the-less the music can still make me feel uplifted.  I remove the religious aspect from the music and think of it more as spiritual which is more my style.

To me this song is simply about feeling lost or even just feeling sad, but then realizing there is something bigger out there watching out for me.

South Korea protesters deem Lady Gaga ‘too homosexual and pornographic’

South Korea protesters deem Lady Gaga ‘too homosexual and pornographic’

When I read this article I thought many things, but before I get into what I think you should read the article by either clicking the title of this posting which will direct you to MSNBC or reading the quoted text below:

South Korea protesters deem Lady Gaga ‘too homosexual and pornographic’ By Rebecca Macatee, E! Online

Seoul’s underage Little Monsters were out of luck earlier this week when Lady Gaga’s “Born This Way Ball” concert became an adults-only event. According to the, a small group of Christians staged a rally outside the South Korean capitol’s Olympic Stadium ahead of the performance.  Activists inSeoul had been protesting the concert for a week, calling the 26-year-old’s music and performances “obscene,” with the potential to “taint” young people. One group calling itself the Civilians Network against the Lady Gaga Concert said her show was “too homosexual and pornographic.” Rev. Yoon Jung-hoon, who organized the group, told Reuters the Christian Council of Korea “will take all measures such as boycotting Hyundai Card [a sponsor of Gaga’s tour] to root out this kind of obscene culture.” Joon attended the concert to “monitor” the performance for homosexual content.Gaga is an advocate for gay rights and empowering people of all sexual orientations. “I can hear you, Korea,” the pop star tweeted Thursday night.  “I’m shaking.”

First of all, if you think Lady Gaga’s performance is too homosexual for your Christian beliefs, then by all means don’t go to her concerts or listen to her music.  You have every right to think that she is too homophobic and inappropriate, but you don’t have a right to force others to live by your religious beliefs.  We worry about other people too much in this world and should focus on ourselves. Second, this Rev. Hoon attended the concert to monitor it for homosexual content.  Can I just make a guess, but I am seeing a bit of repetitiveness here… Could this end up being the South Korean Ted Haggard? Someone who preaches Christian beliefs and anti-homosexual sermons but is a big homo himself? Why does homosexual content at a concert he would otherwise not be at have any effect on him?  If he doesn’t want his children going to it, then don’t let them, but if other parents don’t have an issue with their children seeing it then that’s their choice. Not to mention that Lady Gaga, while like all humans isn’t perfect, is an advocate for human dignity and equality for all. I’m pretty sure Rev. Hoon’s God would be supportive of that.