Hmmm… Peckin’ Around the Chick-Fil-A Flap

Yesterday was “Chick-Fil-A Appreciation Day” as declared by Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee. With many flapping thoughts and opinions, planned boycotts and acts of support following the remarks made by the company president regarding same-sex marriage, my thoughts scratch around the connection between being politically correct, hate speech, and truth. Before my thoughts peck further, I feel it necessary to research the “official definitions” of each word/phrase.

Dictionary.com defines politically correct as

demonstrating progressive ideals, esp by avoiding vocabulary that is considered offensive, discriminatory, or judgmental, esp concerning race and gender

Law & Legal Definition says hate speech is

a communication that carries no meaning other than the expression of hatred for some group, especially in circumstances in which the communication is likely to provoke violence. It is an incitement to hatred primarily against a group of persons defined in terms of race, ethnicity, national origin, gender, religion, sexual orientation, and the like. Hate speech can be any form of expression regarded as offensive to racial, ethnic, and religious groups and other discrete minorities or to women.

And, truth as defined by Dicitionary.com as

1. the true or actual state of a matter

2. conformity with fact or reality; verity: the truth of a statement.

3. a verified or indisputable fact, proposition, principle, or the like: mathematical truths.

4. the state or character of being true.

5. actuality or actual existence.

In reading the first two definitions, one can interpret their meanings as relative to one’s own circumstance. Speaking truth instead of political correctness is hate speech to some. Withholding truth from someone, even if it hurts, can be offensive to one but to another an act of kindness. However, truth is not relative; it is absolute. If we must avoid language that might cause offense, the spoken word, texting, handwriting, and typing will soon become nonexistent; but truth remains. (John 14:6, John 1:14, 2 Timothy 3:16, Hebrews 13:8, John 1:1)

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10 thoughts on “Hmmm… Peckin’ Around the Chick-Fil-A Flap

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  2. I just read a post by a young “progressive” Christian. His take was that Christians should back off the homosexual issue when there is so much other injustice and sin among Christians to address.

    My reply was that instead of backing off homosexuality, we should bring all sin to the forefront and call it all exactly what it is: sin.

    We don’t want to offend people, but “offenses will come.” Truth – even when spoken in love – hits the brick wall of sin’s resistance. Truth is still truth, whether a person accepts it as such or not.

    Keep the faith! Keep the truth! 🙂

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  3. Hi Sis, we have talked about this together a few times now and yes there is only one Truth and that is God’s and regardless of man’s fleshy understanding of it, The Holy Spirit does not say one thing to one person and something differant to someone else that contradicts.

    It is not Love to watch someone on their way to hell and not try to warn them, that is why the Scriptures tell it as it is, yes to some of us they bring inner Joy but to some judgement, we have nothing to fear if we are faithful to God’s guidelines and no one can condemn us even if they seek to do so with their own agenda.

    As for Gay Marriage which is a very hot topic right now and please if needed forgive God for not being politically correct but although He Loves them, He hates what they do because it leads to spiritual death ( see below ) and it is not His will that anyone perishes… No God does not take away their free will or anyone else’s but they like all who sin will reap what they sow and this is the same as those who don’t have God’s Love for Him and for others and their actions will show if they do…. Love is an Action!

    Romans 1:26-27 For this cause God gave them up unto vile affections: for even their women did change the natural use into that which is against nature: And likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust one toward another; men with men working that which is unseemly, and receiving in themselves that recompence of their error which was meet.

    When man promotes that it is alright to sin because they are forgiven, that is of course according to what God calls sin, not man’s fleshy legalistic understanding, which often is about weaknesses and shortcomings, not sin, then they are very deceived and are rejecting many Scriptures.

    1 John 3:9 No one who is Born of God will continue to sin, because God’s seed remains in him; he cannot go on sinning, because he has been Born of God.

    1 John 5:18-20 We know that no one who is Born of God sins; but He who was Born of God keeps him, and the evil one does not touch him. We know that we are of God, and that the whole world lies in the power of the evil one. And we know that the Son of God has come, and has given us understanding so that we may know Him who is true; and we are in Him who is true, in His Son Jesus Christ. This is the true God and eternal life.

    Thanks Karin – Christian Love from both of us – Anne

    Walk in Love.

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    • Thanks for the input, Anne. As you say, this is a hot topic right now. However, no matter how hot it gets believers must decide whether to stand up in defense of truth.
      Keept he Faith!

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  4. Very thorough and revealing work, good friend. This is a tough, tough and awesome opportunity for the Christian community to sound out… but will we bring the truth, or more seemingly bitter words of hate towards sinners who need to know our Lord. Good stuff here! Thanks and many blessings.

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    • Thanks for the encouraging words, my friend. There are many trains of thought we can ride with this one making it hard to stay on track. However, no matter what train we choose to ride, our reactions/responses will make the difference in the ability of others to see Christ. Thanks for your input. I’m sure more will be said and heard until the next controversy demands attention.
      Keep the Faith!

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