I have tried to bite my tounge on the great Chick-Fil-A controversy for as long as I could, but I am so frustrated but the hate and discrimination people have been showing each other this week just can’t hold it in any longer. I apologise in advance for the massive amount of typo’s and grammatical errors that will probably definitely happen.
I read this very well worded article yesterday and it really just made me sad. why are we so narrow-minded? http://www.owldolatrous.com/?p=288
First of all, why does Mr.Carey feel the need to, as someone in a position to have his thoughts and ideals shared throughout the nation, express his personal views on such a controversial topic knowing full well the backlash that was going to errupt? The fight for equality and same-sex marrage is nothing new, he could not have thought this was going to go away quietly. I understand that he has his right to free speech but that’s not what I am getting at here. We do not see In-N-Out or Forever 21 (both Christian based companies) crying out against other religions or people of different sexual orientations because they do not agree with them. No, their owners know how to properly run a business and keep their personal and business lives separate. End of story.
Now I know the first argument coming from every Christian protester out there is that the bible tells us the homosexuality is a sin and all people practicing that lifestyle are going to Hell. No, 1 Corinithians 6:9-10 states “Do you not know that wrongdoers will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived! Fornicators, idolaters, adulterers, arsenokoitēs, thieves, the greedy, drunkards, revilers, robbers, none of these will inherit the kingdom of God.”
Arsenokoitēs. This word, which has challenged schollars for centuries, is roughly translated from Greek to mean ‘male prostitute’. Not ‘man who lies with another man’ or ‘woman who lies with another woman’. Yet mainstream interpretation has caused this word to evolve into sodomites, abusers of themselves with mankind and homosexual. And of course every one is ready to hop on that bus because it gives them a “solid, faith-based” excuse to spew hate and condemn people to Hell because they don’t agree with their lifestyle.
If you continue reading 1 Corinthians, the next verse (6:11) states “And this is what some of you used to be. But you were washed, you were sanctified, you were justified in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ and in the Spirit of our God.” You can be forgiven. homosexuality is not a one-way, do not pass go, do not collect $200 dollars tickets to Hell. Just as every other sin can can be forgiven. Every sin, in the eyes of God, is equal. So why are people judged so harshly for being gay but there is no judgment for premarital sex, drinking, gossiping, cutting/braiding your hair, wearing mixed fabrics, saying the word ’piss’. In the bible these are all things to be considered a sin. So who decides when that rule becomes outdated and is no longer wrong in the eyes of God? 1 Timothy 2:9 “Likewise also that women should adorn themselves in respectable apparel, with modesty and self-control, not with braided hair and gold or pearls or costly attire” That one is pretty straightforward, no challenging, outdated words. Nothing that needs to be translated. But one day someone decided that they were going to ignore this sin and it was just going to be OK. Who gets to choose which sins are now acceptable? Should I be put to death because I have tattoos and piercings?
And finally on to the hypocrisy aspect of this who thing (my favorite). Genesis 1:29 And God said, “Behold, I have given you every plant yielding seed that is on the face of all the earth, and every tree with seed in its fruit. You shall have them for food.” Ok, so that makes sense. God has given us everything on this planet that we need to sustain life. Corinthians 3:16 “Do you not know that you are God’s temple and that God’s Spirit dwells in you? If anyone destroys God’s temple, God will destroy him. For God’s temple is holy, and you are that temple.” So, we shouldn’t poison Gods temple. And he has given us everything we need on earth to live, is it safe to say the MSG and processed foods are considered to be poisons? And isn’t MSG named THREE times as an ingredient in Chick Fil A chicken? So, for all of you Christian protesters to go eat unholy chicken in Gods name because God hates the gays just a liiiiiiittle bit hypocritical? If you really want to get down too it we can pick this apart all day. http://www.naturalnews.com/036653_Chick-fil-A_anti-boycott_ingredients.html
And as an added bonus, for all you ‘MERICANS out there who think that all of the Fags are going to Hell, I thought I would help you out by giving you the names of a few companies that SUPPORT the LGBT community so that you can keep clear of us hippy dippy liberals who think that everyone should have the same freedoms and rights no matter what our race, religion or sexual orientation is:Microsoft,Starbucks(no more coffee, bummer), Amazon, General Mills(Betty Crocker, Cheerios, Pillsbury ect.), Oreo, JC Penny’s, Macy’s, Levi, Apple (so your basically screwed on the technologies front), Google, Home Depot, P&G (Tide, Pampers, Crest basically every household product), Old Navy/Gap/Banana Republic, PepsiCo (Gatorade), Safeway/ Vons, Ford, Chevy, Toyota, Walgreens, and my personal favorite….TARGET.
With all of that being said I could really careless what your views are on the topic, whether you’re for Equality or for Carey’s statements, it doesn’t matter. We are lucky enough to live in a country where we can choose those sides. I just don’t understand why these people are stirring up trouble for NO reason. Did the gay community attack you personally to make you feel then need to make a public stance against them? No, so go home and keep your HATEFUL views to yourself.