A quick word to explain why I started this blog:

I want to use this method to share my faith and let those who are interested know what I am doing and thinking right now. Sometimes it will be about things I enjoy doing and talking about. Other times it will be seriosly sharing scripture verses that are helping me and that I think will help others. Sometimes I may give encouragement, and sometimes I may include prayer requests. I hope to ALWAYS glorify God in all I do or say. If, along the way, I improve my writing skills and thought processes, that will be a bonus. Thanks for being my laboratory and audience.

One of my heroes is Dan Cathy, of Chick-Fil-A. I admire and applaud him for standing up for his Christian convictions and beliefs. As a Christian I understand the atmosphere whereby he stated his belief in the Bible’s standards for Christian living. To have stated otherwise would have been denying his Lord. For him to state his beliefs in a positive way and then have his words distorted, twisted and lied about is against all human decency. Even more heinous are the actions of those people (in office and not) who believe he should be “punished” i.e. boycotted, closed down, vilified, etc. This is a harsh reminder of the double standard our society is practicing. On one hand are the minorities demanding their rights and not considering the rights of others. If those homosexuals and others do not agree with a Christian’s beliefs and statements, what gives them the right to demand that we have to agree with theirs at the cost of watering down our beliefs, betraying our faith and compromising our convictions?

While I strongly lament the hate campaign leveled against Mr. Cathy and the Chick-fil-A organization, to respond in kind would be wrong and anti-Christian. However, I hope that speaking out will be an encouragement to others that we do still have religious liberty in America, and we are free to speak about our belief in the Bible. I’m afraid, and this situation is a prime example, that standing up for our faith will continue to get harder and harder to do. Many are already concerned about “stepping on others’ toes” or “seeming like a fanatic” or being shunned for being “too religious.” Add to that the fact that even though on paper we still have freedom of speech, it is being quickly eroded by those among us who would like to silence those who are against the anti-godly, anti-family practices which are becoming too prevalent in our society.

Friends, do not be deceived by the “god of this world (who) has blinded the minds of unbelievers so that they cannot see the light of the gospel of the glory of Christ, who is the image of God” 2 Corinthians 4:4 … but remember, “Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord, the people he chose for their inheritance.” Psalm 33:12