Bryan Fischer: Chick-Fil-A Has Sold Out Christians

Bryan Fischer writes for the AFA:

Dan Cathy, president and CEO of Chick-fil-A, sold out his Christian brothers and sisters by trading the Chick-fil-A cow, as Babylon Bee satirized, for the Golden Calf. Christians, who not only loved the CFA sandwiches but admired the company’s standard for classic American values like the sanctity of marriage, were hurt, bewildered, and appalled that Chick-fil-A had sold its soul for a mess of pottage.

The worst part of this for me is what has happened without warning to Christians who in good faith purchased a Chick-fil-A franchise. They did so in part because they were proud to be associated with a values-driven enterprise. Although the official franchise fee is a modest $5,000, it requires an eventual investment of $280,000 to $815,000. It won’t be long before they will be forced to participate in activities that violate everything they stand for – e.g., catering LGBT Pride events – or have the franchise taken from them.

Opening on Sundays is going to happen sooner rather than later, you need have no doubt about that. Even the Wall Street Journal counseled Chick-fil-A to “stand up to the bullies.” But it’s probably too late for that. You can’t always put the feathers back in the pillow. The Bible is quite clear that “friendship with the world is enmity with God” (James 4:4). Dan Cathy has chosen his friend and it will prove to be a costly friendship.