By imjohnnykelley, August 1, 2012

If you don’t know what has been going on with Chick-Fil-A in the last couple weeks, first crawl out from under your rock, second open a new window and google it, thirdly come back here and read the rest of this post.

Today is Chick-Fil-A appreciation day. I am in a weird place of torn right now. I love their food. And I agree with their belief on marriage. But we need to remember something. Perception defines reality. What perception are you creating in the gay community with your response to this situation? I am all for supporting the company that took a stand. But you need to remember that you are the only Jesus people get to see. And the Jesus I serve is not being exhibited by many that are supporting those tasty chicken sandwiches with the perfect pickle in the middle. I saw a pic yesterday that made me giggle for a minute, but then I quickly realized how horrible it was. It was a fake Chick-Fil-A ad that showed the cows holding signs that looked just like the Westboro Baptist church signs. I realized that this fake ad was most likely made by someone that is pro gay marriage. I then realized…..that person thinks I believe those things. I then came to the final conclusion…..that person thinks Jesus believes those things.

Jesus DOESN’T believe those things

For God so loved the WORLD that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. John 3:16

It’s the first verse we all learned in the bible. It says He loves the world. And some of the things and responses I have seen online have not been showing love.


We need to let them know that this is wrong in the sight of God. 

Do you really think they don’t know we believe that already? Have we not made that abundantly clear for the last 2,000 years? Let me ask you another question….if you don’t see a McDonalds commercial today are you going to assume they went out of business? Nope. And if Christians don’t have a giant anger response daily to homosexuality they will still know we believe it is wrong. Why don’t you just stop responding to the anger in kind, then maybe you will see a difference made.

I am not saying we can’t unite behind Chick-Fil-A. I am not saying we shouldn’t let it be known that Jesus has a problem with homosexuality. But I am saying that if you don’t first tell them about Jesus love….then maybe you need to read the bible and find out what was really important to Jesus. Jesus always had sinners come as they were…..THEN he cleansed their sin. We need to stop yelling at people about sin….and start reaching out to their souls. Don’t ignore the sin. Don’t say they are okay. Tell people they are wrong, but that should never be their only exposure to Jesus…..telling them they are wrong. If it is then we are portraying a myopic depiction of our Savior.

And remember, when you are busy fighting for your “rights”……if you are a Christian, you gave up those rights the day you made Jesus more important than you. We are supposed to die every day to the things we hold dear and only hold on to the things that Jesus deems worthy.

Then Jesus said to his disciples, “Whoever wants to be my disciple must deny themselves and take up their cross and follow me. Matthew 16:24

Please hear my heart….I am not saying that we shouldn’t support Chick-Fil-A. I am not saying that homosexuality is cool with God. I am just saying that before we respond….remember that we are Jesus to the people that are gonna read what you write and hear what you say. Don’t be someone that we have to work in spite of to reach out to people. Be someone that we work with.

peace – love – recycle

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