Published 10:24 am Monday, August 27, 2012
To the Editor:
I commend Chick-fil-A for its family-oriented, Christian principles which govern its corporate business decisions. The remark that Dan Cathy offered that has caused some trouble for some was simply, “Well, guilty as charged,” when responding to the statement that some have opposed Chick-fil-A because of its support of the traditional family.
For those of us who support the definition of traditional marriage as between one man and one woman does not mean that we are mean-spirited or hatemongers. We simply choose to support the biblical understanding of marriage, as God ordained and established. I might remind you that in a recent vote by citizens of North Carolina, 61 percent of the voters supported the traditional, biblical view of marriage.
In Thadd White’s column, he mentioned that Jesus spoke and acted in love. When the woman who was caught in the very act of adultery was brought before Jesus, He wrote on the ground. Shortly thereafter, her accusers walked away. Jesus said to her, “Neither do I condemn thee: go, and sin no more.” Lovingly, he commanded her not to continue in her present lifestyle.
Which would be considered more loving – to warn someone of impending danger or to take care of them after they had hurt or injured themselves? Of course, the more loving of the two would be to warn someone. God does that in His word. He knows that certain things will lead to harm and troubles unless they are avoided. He lovingly warns of those dangers in His word.
Mr. Cathy and Chick-fil-A are right to govern the business using biblical principles. I am delighted to support Chick-fil-A. I only wish that Ahoskie had a Chick-fil-A that I could support.