Pastor's Corner

20 Nov
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Mid-Week Challenge

If you follow any news outlet it has been impossible to ignore the outrage and shock of loyal fans and equal distain of hardened critics to Chick-fil-A’s decision to withdraw its financial support of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes and Salvation Army.  Monday’s announcement marked the end to a long term partnership with the chicken sandwich maker and the two groups, along with a few others, that expressed Christian beliefs in its mission.  As has been reported, the new COO and President of Chick-fil-A, Tim Tassopoulosi, said in a statement, "Our goal is to donate to the most effective organizations in the areas of education, homelessness and hunger.... Faith-based or non-faith-based, no organization will be excluded from future consideration."  The statement has left those at the Salvation Army confused because the three areas mentioned by Tassopoulosi are the areas they mainly serve.  Tassopoulosi did not mention a reason for the decission leaving people to speculate that the move had to do with the pressure Chick-fil-A has been under by the liberal community.  In 2012 the liberal community attempted to organize a boycott of the sandwich company due to founder Truitt Cathy’s personal beliefs on marriage.  The boycott was met with a response from the Christian community, led by Mike Huckabee, that some believe was the catalyst to Chick-fil-A rapid growth since that time.

Perhaps the best commentary and response to all that has happened since Monday, and the potential blowback from the decision, is found in the words of Tony Perkins, President of Family Research Council. Perkins does an excellent job of telling the history behind the story and possible outcomes of having new leadership that does not share the same convictions of the founder.  His best assessments are pointing out the damage done to the organizations that Chick-fil-A dropped and equally the damage Chick-fil-A has done to itself because the same people who supported them for taking a stand could now abandon them for dropping their stance.  (Please follow the link above for a better understanding of the whole story). 

In my assessment the fact that needs greater attention is that the left is never going to be satisfied until Chick-fil-A is bankrupt.  This “peace offering” has done nothing more than incite liberal minded thinkers as it brings credibility to their complaints.  The left will never be satisfied in coexisting.  Their mission is total destruction of anything remotely involved with Christianity. If you don’t believe me read what freelance writer Richard Morgan had to say about the move.  Then read the true stories of those who have been targeted and attacked by the left.

Like it or not those who are opposed to the Gospel view this as a war and they will not be satisfied until all forms of Christian expression are eliminated.  We can no longer ignore the enemy’s advancements. 

 This is why you must take up the full armor of God, so that you may be able to resist in the evil day, and having prepared everything, to take your stand. Ephesians 6:13

Serving the Savior

 Bro. Jonathan



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