Guilty as a Fox in a Chicken Coop
Wow, did I ever blow it!
During the Chick-fil-A bruhaha, I was invited to do several radio interviews re. the Aurora shooting. Inevitably the conversation turned to the Chick imbroglio. While I said nothing wrong, I don’t think I said nearly enough. Some of my choicest comments were:
>Hey Rahm Immanuel, did your former two bosses, Bill Clinton and Barak Obama, not possess Chicago values? They were opposed to gay marriage too!
>If you take out your liberal map, you will notice that Tolerance is a one way street.
>Since when is it ok to be intolerant of intolerance?
Everything I lamented was true:
>Freedom of speech is being attacked.
>Freedom of religion is under assault.
>The Bill of Rights is now considered wrong.
But I have to confess, I didn’t take a moment to consider the issue in Gospel terms. Shame on me. Not once did I stop and ask the question, “Why do they HATE us?”
Yes, Jesus promised they would hate us because they hate Him (John 10:16-22). At the same time, Peter warns us, “Live such good lives among the pagans that, though they accuse you of doing wrong, they may see your good deeds and glorify God on the day he visits us (I Peter 2:12).
Will the ungodly hate us? Yes, because they hate Jesus. But should that stop us from asking the question, “Do they hate us for the wrong reason?” I didn’t ask that question, did you?
While slurping my Cookies and Cream Shake, I didn’t stop to consider, “What can I do to show homosexuals that I don’t hate them?” Did you?
While wolfing down my waffle fries, did I ever ponder, “What can I do to share the Gospel with them?” Did you?
Do I think it was wrong to participate in Chick-fil-A Appreciation Day? No. But I can’t help but wonder if my thinking is trained more by Fox News, Mike Huckabee and patriotism than it is by the Gospel. Chick-fil-A Appreciation Day did not fail. I did.