Three “Creepy” Christian Principles We Can Learn from Chick-fil-A
by J Warner Wallace
A recent article at the New Yorker lamented the opening of the largest Chick-fil-A in the world, a twelve thousand square foot storefront located on Fulton Street in New York City. The author of the article, Dan Piepenbring, described the arrival of Chick-fil-A as a “creepy infiltration of New York City” and urged readers to reject the restaurant chain altogether. Why? Because it is founded by Christians who hold Christian values.
According to Piepenbring, the growth of Chick-fil-A in New York “feels like an infiltration, in no small part because of its pervasive Christian traditionalism. Its headquarters, in Atlanta, are adorned with Bible verses and a statue of Jesus washing a disciple’s feet. Its stores close on Sundays.” Worse yet, wrties Piepenbring, Chick-fil-A’s CEO, Dan Cathy, affirms the moral teaching of Jesus – opposing same sex marriage – even though the company has “reaffirmed its intention to ‘treat every person with honor, dignity and respect’.” This view about marriage appears to be the primary reason why readers are being asked to boycott the restaurant chain.
Christians can learn something important from Chick-fil-A’s thriving New York restaurant franchises. In the face of opposition, Chick-fil-A is committed to three important Biblical principles…
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