Regarding Chick-Fil-A, the elephant in the room is, “Are they discriminating against Rockford, IL?” We can’t even buy a sandwich here. . .
Barnabas Piper thinks Chick-Fil-A Wednesday is a bold mistake. He concludes an article for World Magazine with this paragraph:
So I stand with Dan Cathy in his biblical affirmation of family but I cannot stand with those making a movement out of his beliefs. I do not question the motives of Mike Huckabee or those thousands joining him, but what about the wider effects? How is the Kingdom of God served by this? Is Jesus represented well to the gay community and the politicians pandering to them? Marching on Chick-fil-A tomorrow like an army will produce nothing more than defined battle lines, and the result will be greater contention and fewer softened hearts. On both sides.
Read the rest here.
Piper may be on to something. Should we enjoy Chick-Fil-A sandwiches? By all means. They’re really good. But does the exercise of rallying today at Chick-Fil-A have the potential of breaking down lines of communication with those who reject Christianity. It’s a question worth considering.
Denny Burk has interacted with Piper in a post:
Today countless Americans will heed Mike Huckabee’s call to rally in support of Chick-fil-a. Over 500,000 people have signed up to take part and to show support for a company that has been under fire over the last couple of weeks for its advocacy of traditional marriage. For the most part, conservatives have answered the call. But Barnabas Piper is a notable exception and is calling the show of solidarity with Chick-fil-a a “bold mistake.”
Read more here.
I think there is a possibility that the better approach would be to give Chick-Fil-A steady business rather than making an issue out of a particular day.