I’m seeing a trend, with all this news about Chick fil A and people boycotting them because of their Christian values, I’m seeing a huge trend/double standard in our society. It’s called bigotry.
The main views of many of the people I have discussed this with is that they are upset with Chick-Fil-A for stating their beliefs on marriage and they think that having the belief that marriage should be defined as a union between one man and one woman is ridiculous, and that because of that Christians are Bigots.
Dictionary.com defines bigotry as “stubborn and complete intolerance of any creed, belief, or opinion that differs from one’s own”
Based on that definition, the intolerance of Christian beliefs and anger towards those making those statements is bigotry at it’s finest.
The main problem people seem to have with Christianity is it’s exclusivity, the idea that there is only one way, that it’s the only religion with enough “Chutzpah” to say that Jesus is the only way to heaven.
The bible tells us this about making our way to eternal life in heaven. Matthew 7:13-14 says “Enter through the narrow gate. For wide is the gate and broad is the road that leads to destruction, and many enter through it. 14 But small is the gate and narrow the road that leads to life, and only a few find it.”
John 14:6 “Jesus answered, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.”
If other people don’t believe what I believe, that’s okay, they have the right to be wrong.
Responding in anger only shows that I’m not completely sure about what I am saying so I have to convince you instead of letting the truth of the bible speak for itself.
So how should we respond?
John 13:35 “By this all men will know that you are My disciples, if you have love for one another.”
And how should we define love?
1 Cor. 13:4-8 ” Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. 5 It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. 6 Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. 7 It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres. 8 Love never fails. But where there are prophecies, they will cease; where there are tongues, they will be stilled; where there is knowledge, it will pass away”
Love Never Fails.