When the donations of owner of Chick-fil-A started to go to places that among other things had official stances against gay marriage the public became suspect of the faith based fast food chain. When the owner was asked about gay marriage he stated that he believed in a Bible based marriage that recognizes solely the joining of a man and a woman, all suspicions were confirmed and now Chick-fil-A has become a nothing short of modern Nazi régime.
But let us wait a minute here. The owner of Chick-fil-A never said he supports the illegalization of gay marriage. The owner never said that if someone is homosexual they are terrible people. In fact there are homosexual employed at Chick-fil-A. He was asked a question (no doubt to stir up controversy) and he answered honestly.
There are now protests and articles, and blogs attesting at what an evil corporation Chick-fil-A is, have we all lost our minds?
The CEOs and owners of Wal-Mart are one of the largest employers in our country, yet their employees have no health care and fall under the poverty line because they fail to pay adequate wages, where are the protests? Apple has been accused of atrocious crimes of starving, overworking, and putting their employees in dangers environments to make a cheap popular phone. Apple does not give money to charities and they force workers to sleep on factory floors, yet we dare not protest one of America's most favorite products. In fact, the former deceased owner Steve Jobs has been lifted up as on iconic hero of marketing and technologies. Companies that employe children in dangerous factories and sweatshops dehumanize workers making them nothing more than slaves are our favorite brands that escape the scathing eyes of justice.
Chick-fil-A has donated millions to charitable organization and gives their employees a day off to be with their family on Sunday, yet we have made them our modern society's villain.
Are we truly so blind? Are we so focused on specks that we fail to notice the logs in people's eyes? If you believe Chick-fil-A's ideology is wrong that is one thing, but to put their actions above the atrocities of Syria, Apple, Wal-Mart and other power hungry companies enslaving people overseas in unhealthy work environments is a sign we have truly lost our moral compass here in the United States.
We have become such disoriented wanderers in the pursuit of our sexuality that we have lost our eye on justice, mercy, compassion, and love. Can we not open our eyes and ears and put first things first, can we not recognize good and evil? Don't get me wrong, I am against all kinds of hate, but I do believe the words spoken by Chick-fil-A may not be words we all agree with, but they were not words of hate.
We are a lost nation, and either the voices of modern prophets will turn us around into the direction of love and compassion, or we will wonder as shepherdess sheep right of the cliff of selfish obsession. Let us become a people concerned with true justice, true mercy, and let us not become distracted any longer by the perception of noble causes.