Chick-fil-A removed from Indiana U for supporting anti-homosexual group
Students at Indiana University South Bend may have noticed something missing from their lunch menu. Chick-fil-A sandwiches are no longer allowed to be sold on campus.
The university decided to remove Chick-fil-A as a campus vendor after news that a Pennsylvania franchise will be donating food for an event hosted by a known anti-homosexual group.
"Chick-fil-A's already known as a Christian organization,‚ÄĚ said IU South Bend senior Brian Jernigan. ‚ÄúSo, I'm not really surprised that they would donate to an organization that's against homosexual values."...
While Neil continues to run down his rabbit trail further and further from the subject of the article at hand, I think I will run down to Chick-fil-A to give my support in their stand against ungodliness by buying a sandwich. Bon Appetit & Soli Deo Gloria!
Chick-fil-A Back at Indiana University after Suspension By Stephanie Samuel|Christian Post Reporter
Family Group: Gay Blog Gives Misleading Information About Chick-fil-A Co-Sponsorship After reviewing of the company following uproar over its marriage stance, the university is allowing Chick-fil-A to resume serving students and faculty chicken sandwiches. The nearby franchise had been prevented from delivering
"I thought you might be clever enough to figure out what I did mean..."
You presume much. Words mean different things to different people all too often, and is the source of much mischief. Very few, including pastors of my acquaintance, seem to take this dictum seriously: "If you wish to converse with me, you must define your terms." I try not to be one of them.
Observe that "Everything is sacred" (in the non-Christian sense) is actually meaningless, since it categorically rules out any profane or common thing to contrast it with. It's as empty a platitude as "Everyone is special."
But back to your point, sure we should be a Christian everywhere, in keeping Christ's commandments. But how does this work in detail? A Christian businessman cannot treat his employees, even Christian ones, as if they were his fellow church members. The mutual duties are different. Neither can a Christian politician act as if his jurisdiction is a church. Here also, the duties are different.
Neil wrote: "To the Christian nothing is secular, but all is sacred." Since I presume you're not a pantheist, you must have a more specific sense in mind.
How perceptive of you to presume that. I thought you might be clever enough to figure out what I did mean by it, i.e. A true believer does not live a "Christian" life and a "secular" life - he is a Christian everywhere he goes, even his place of business.
I know; that was the motivation for my post, to refute the student's claim.
"the CEO is a professing Christian and his ethos is stamped all over the business"
Well & good; that is his perogative. Nonetheless, even businesses run by Christians are entities organized according to secular civil law (e.g. Uniform Commercial Code, limited liability laws, etc.) and run primarily for the purpose of monetary profit. Insofar as it is conducted IAW Biblical ethics, this is well.
But churches showing due diligence in financial matters is about where their resemblance to business ends. Its purpose is not to turn a profit, but to edify, exhort, etc., the saints. Financial matters seem to be incidental rather than essential. Churches have no warrant to become mini-empires trying to absorb weekly life (childcare, education, recreation, social gatherings, etc.) as medieval Catholicism did, but Reformation churches consciously repudiated.
I wish more churches would be as ethical as my secular employer is.
"To the Christian nothing is secular, but all is sacred."
Since I presume you're not a pantheist, you must have a more specific sense in mind.
Neil wrote: Chick fil-A is no more a Christian organization than American Motors was a Mormon organization when George W. Romney was its CEO.
They don't claim to be a Christian business - that was a description used by the student. However, the CEO is a professing Christian and his ethos is stamped all over the business - as one would/should expect of a Christian businessman. I appreciate the company's stance on the Lord's Day (i.e.not open for business that day)and the way they seem to treat their employees. A Christian should run his business as a Christian ought to, and is commanded to. And churches ought to operate in a business-like fashion, especially where finances are concerned. To the Christian nothing is secular, but all is sacred.
""Chick-fil-A's already known as a Christian organization,‚ÄĚ said IU South Bend senior Brian Jernigan. ‚ÄúSo, I'm not really surprised that they would donate to an organization that's against homosexual values.""
"homosexual values" Get outta here!!!
Looks like its not only the muslims who are trying to take over the world.