Nov
27
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Cowardice and Capitulation: The Shocking Things Chick-fil-A Funds

There’s a lot of talk about Chick-fil-A. Most of it is generated by the #fakenews establishment that wants nothing more than to demonize an organization that, historically, has publicly professed its Christian faith that is inseparable from its business practices.

“[We are] based on biblical principles, asking God and pleading with God to give us wisdom on decisions we make about people and the programs and partnerships we have. And He has blessed us.”

Those were the words of Chick-fil-A’s CEO, Dan Cathy, to the Baptist Press back in 2012 as he confirmed his biblical belief that marriage is between one man and one woman.

Days later, a disgruntled activist violently took out his disagreement with Chick-fil-A by trying to kill as many people as possible inside of Family Research Council’s (FRC) D.C. headquarters. According to the FBI interrogation, Floyd Lee Corkins chose FRC as a target because “Southern Poverty Law [Center] lists anti-gay groups. I found them online.” So, Corkins stormed inside FRC’s building, armed with a backpack full of Chick-fil-A sandwiches and 50 rounds of ammunition to “kill as many as possible and smear the Chick-Fil-A sandwiches in victims’ faces, and kill the guard.”

His heinous attack was stopped by FRC’s security guard, Leo Johnson—a hero who was shot while stopping the terrorist attack. In 2012, Corkins was sentenced to prison for 25 years.

In 2017 Chick-fil-A donated money to the same corrupt SPLC that still outrageously lists FRC as a “hate group.”

The Chick-fil-A Foundation’s recent announcement about its future funding again reaffirmed its redirection and capitulation. It just so happens that the same three groups targeted for years by LGBT organizations as anti-LGBT “hate groups” just happened to be the same ones that would no longer be funded: The Salvation Army, Paul Anderson Youth Home and Fellowship of Christian Athletes. Chick-fil-A’s press release acknowledges that these groups were “characterized as anti-LGBT groups” but never dispels that. They give excuses, basically, as to why they had funded these three remarkable organizations but would no longer continue to do so.

For those defending Chick-fil-A and pretending we haven’t witnessed their progression of capitulation, the Salvation Army sees it for what it is, stating in a press release: “We’re saddened to learn that a corporate partner has felt it necessary to divert funding to other hunger, education and homelessness organizations.” The Salvation Army does all three on a massive scale. But they don’t espouse an LGBT ideology.

In explaining Chick-fil-A’s funding decisions, Rodney Bullard, VP of Corporate Responsibility and Executive Director of the Chick-fil-A Foundation said: “We don’t want our intent and our work to be encumbered by someone else’s politics or cultural war. If something gets in the way of our mission, that is something that we are mindful of and cognizant of.”

Has their mission drifted way to the Left? Out with organizations that do not espouse a pro-homosexuality ideology and in with those who do, like Covenant House. Don’t let the Catholic association fool you, though. Covenant House, a homeless shelter for youth, takes pride in its promotion of all things LGBTQ. They even marched in the New York “Gay Pride” parade to show their inclusivity cred. Guess the Salvation Army (which admittedly has an issue with partially supporting abortion in cases of rape, incest and “life and health” of the mother) should’ve flown some co-opted rainbow colors to keep their hundreds of thousands in funding. Whoops. Looks like Covenant is the new Salvation.

Chick-fil-A funds the deeply political YWCA, a radically pro-abortion and pro-LGBTQ organization that repeatedly partners with Planned Parenthood.

Chick-fil-A also funds the DC-based New Leaders Council that identifies as a “hub of progressive millennial thought leadership” which exists to “support one another along their individual path to a more progressive political and cultural landscape.”

Chick-fil-A has given a sizable donation ($50k) to The Pace Center for Girls, yet another pro-abortion organization. The education and advocacy group featured radical pro-abortion feminist Gloria Steinem (the “I Had An Abortion” activist who declared that birthing children is the “fundamental cause of climate change”) as their keynote speaker for their most recent girls’ Summit.

Or, how about Usher’s New Look, R&B star Usher Raymond IV’s liberal non-profit? The group’s Disruptivator Summit is all about progressive community organizing on pivotal social issues, and Chick-fil-A funds it ($38,700 in 2017).

Chick-fil-A also gives tens of thousands to Chris 180 ($27,500 in 2017, $25k in 2019), a pro-LGBT behavioral health and child welfare service agency. The organization boasts of being awarded the “Leader in Supporting and Serving LGBT Families and Youth from the Human Rights Campaign Foundation (HRC).” Nothing promotes human degradation quite like the pro-abortion HRC—the multi-million dollar LGBT powerhouse that recently pushed for the legalization of prostitution in D.C.

You can always love and serve the broken without affirming the brokenness.

And then there’s Junior Achievement (JA), which inarguably does some phenomenal work with education and entrepreneurship. They’re the recipients of hundreds of thousands a year from Chick-fil-A. In 2016, though, JA joined a coalition (Georgia Prospers) of pro-LGBT organizations in their “Too Busy to Hate” campaign to politically oppose religious liberty legislation (specifically the First Amendment Defense Act) from passing in Georgia.

So much for “not being encumbered by someone else’s politics or cultural war.” These groups, and many more funded by Chick-fil-A, are clearly political on the Left. Of course Chick-fil-A funds a lot of great initiatives, but they’re being publicly dishonest about their corporate evolution. And the millions of families who’ve supported them over the years, because of the fast food chain’s principled stand, deserve to know the COWardice that the company has shown in the face of LGBT activism.

(An opinion column by Ryan Bomberger |Posted: Nov 26, 2019 8:44 AM)

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Nov
27
2019
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PRAY FOR BUDDY BREWER

I learned yesterday that Miss Vinnie Brewer’s son, Buddy, has been diagnosed with cancer.  He will soon have a port put in place and will then begin chemotherapy treatments on December 12.  Pray for Buddy and his family during this time.  (I wanted to get permission before putting this online and Miss Vinnie granted me that permission today as she desires prayer support)

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Nov
27
2019
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WEDNESDAY, 11/27/19

“Thy word have I hid in mine heart, that I might not sin against thee.” (Psalm 119:11)

The members of the Friendship family need to be aware of several things this morning.  First, there will be no activities, services, classes, et cetera on our campus this morning or evening.

Second, the church office will close at noon today and will be closed tomorrow as well.  It will reopen on Monday, 12/2, at 8:00AM.  There will be a skeleton crew of one in the office this morning from 8:00AM until noon.  I am not giving that one the option of being off this morning but the others are enjoying the entire day off.

Third, there will be no letter from the pastor or news & notes sent/mailed this week.  How will you survive?  Easy, there will be a blog entry each day!

Fourth, we are asking each person attending our services this week to bring at least one can of food that will be given to Pastor Mark Williams and the Faith by Works ministry located on Douglas Road in Grand Bay.  Just place the cans (out of the bags) on the steps in front of the platform.  We will pray over these cans asking God to bless those who will receive them.

Fifth our deacons will meet this Sunday afternoon at 4:00PM.

Sixth, please make a note that Pastor Mack Morris will be our guest speaker on Sunday, December 8, in both of our morning services.  Please pray and attend.

Finally, you will soon be hearing about a “white Christmas” at Friendship.  Bro. Abel will be sharing the details.

Miss Maxine Dupont will be discharged from the rehab facility this weekend.  That is good news.  Pray for Maxine.

Keep praying for Myrtle Bowden!

It is a long story but word came yesterday that my dad will have a port placed on Monday morning and then receive a chemo treatment on Tuesday.  Wait, I thought you said your dad could not take chemo?  You are correct in your thought process.  However, the doctor said the new treatment was not the answer and that this chemo is supposed to work.  We shall see.  Thank you for your prayers.

Deidra and I left early yesterday morning and met a family in Hattiesburg, MS.  That was a long meeting and then we headed to Richton where we went to the cemetery and then visited two of Lisa’s maternal aunts and their husbands.  From there it was lunch at Trudie’s in Beaumont, MS.  You have never been to Trudie’s?  Your loss.  (It is a deacons’ haven as they allow smoking!) We then drove to McLain, MS and visited with Lisa’s oldest maternal aunt – Aunt Cleo.  She will be one hundred years old this Saturday, 11/30.  She still lives alone, attends church and loves the Lord.  Deidra and I walked away from there very blessed!  What a woman of God!

By the way, pray for the couple considering moving to the mission field.  They need direction.  Anyone want to buy a farm with four chicken houses?

Have I mentioned that I do not think Alabama will beat Auburn this Saturday?  I will have no problem if they prove me wrong and you say “you were so wrong!”  Of course, folks like Ross Hatcher, my siblings, and others will be thrilled for me to be right on this one – LOL!

I pray that you will have a great Wednesday with Jesus.

 

 

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Nov
26
2019
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TUESDAY, 11/26/19

“Thy word have I hid in mine heart, that I might not sin against thee.” (Psalm 119:11)

Lisa & Deidra visited with Miss Maxine Dupont late yesterday afternoon but I did not get a chance to ask them how she was doing.  My slothfulness.  I will find out today.  Keep praying.

Myrtle is in her down week having received her treatment last week.  Keep praying for Myrtle.

My dad will have a fairly extensive test on his heart today to determine if he can take the treatment the oncologist is thinking will work for him.  Thank you for your prayers for dad.

Visited with a family last night that had a really neat story of God’s healing grace in regard to cancer.  Encouraging!  Praise the Lord!

We need each person attending our services this Sunday, 12/1, to bring at least one canned food item to be given to the Faith By Works ministry here in Grand Bay.

Speaking of Sunday, 12/1, our deacons will meet at 4:00PM.  Brothers, please remember this meeting.

As it stands right now, I am finished with Chick-fil-A because of their unwillingness to just be forthcoming as to one of the organizations they are supporting.  In my opinion, Franklin Graham needs to step back up the microphone and give a clarification of his position now.  One of the organizations is being supported by Chick-fil-A is openly supportive of the homosexual agenda.  Read my second entry yesterday.  Sad to me.  Please note that I am not asking anyone else to do anything.  I am just doing what I personally feel led to do at this time.

No services, classes, activities on our campus tomorrow morning or evening.  The church office will be closed from noon tomorrow until 8:00AM on Monday, 12/2.

Let me go on record again saying that I do not think Alabama will beat Auburn this Saturday.  Do I hope they will?  Sure, I am an Alabama fan.  I just do not see it happening.  News flash – I have been wrong before!

Deidra and I are traveling to Hattiesburg, MS early this morning to meet with a family who feel God is calling them to the mission field.  They have put their entire place up for sale.  They are seeking information on what to do, how to do, where to go, et cetera.  I do not know this family but look forward to hearing their story.  We have plans to make a couple of other visits on the way home.  My ears will be tired from listening to Deidra talk all the way up there and all the way home!  Just saying!

I pray that you will have a great Tuesday with Jesus.

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Nov
25
2019
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Mat Staver responds to Franklin Graham: Chick-fil-A is now funding pro-LGBT group

Franklin, you have done a huge disservice by not doing more investigation into Chick-fil-A’s betrayal and capitulation to the LGBT agenda. While Dan Cathy may say the company has the same values, the company’s statements and actions tell a different story. The President and Chief Operating Officer, Tim Tassopoulos continues to serve as an advisor to the Atlanta Boy Scouts. This alone should raise a red flag considering the Boy Scouts also capitulated to the LGBT agenda. He stated: “There’s no question we know that, as we go into new markets, we need to be clear about who we are.” “There are lots of articles and newscasts about Chick-fil-A, and we thought we needed to be clear about our message.”

In 2014, Chick-fil-A decided to stop funding the Paul Anderson Youth Home because it was accused of being “anti-LGBT.” But it still had funding commitments with the Salvation Army and the Fellowship of Christian Athletes, both of which are also falsely accused of being “anti-LGBT” because they have biblical policies on marriage and sex outside of marriage. Now that the funding commitment has expired, Chick-fil-A says it will no longer fund the Salvation Army and FCA, even though the Salvation Army fits within its giving priority of funding organizations that provide housing and food banks, and FCA provides education. Instead, Tassopoulos states Chick-fil-A will now fund Covenant House International, which is much smaller than the Salvation Army (in only 31 cities) and an LGBTQ activist.

Tassopoulos, speaking of funding Covenant House, states: “This provides more focus and more clarity.” At least he is correct, and this clarity reveals the betrayal.

The founder of Covenant House, a Catholic priest pedophile, was sued for allegedly sexually abusing the youth who were seeking shelter and food. Covenant House proudly promotes LGBTQ on its website, referring to “LGBTQ Inclusion Initiatives,” and even doing an “inclusion assessment” at every one of its facilities.

Covenant House also proudly supports the New York City Gay Pride parade with its own float, banners, t-shirts, and hastag #CovUnity. Covenant House is recognized as a national funder of LGBTQ causes.

Chick-fil-A dumps the Salvation Army because it wants to expand into new markets and now shuns originations the LGBT activists falsely call “anti-LGBT,” and then turns 180 degrees to announce that it will now fund Covenant House, a radical LGBTQ activist organization that celebrates homosexuality, transgenderism, and the entire LGBTQ agenda.

And Covenant House does not stop at LGBTQ activism; it also takes girls to abortion clinics.

To save its own corporate skin, Chick-fil-A has thrown good, biblical, organizations under the bus and legitimized the false narrative of the LGBT activists. I attended a meeting yesterday in Washington, D.C., with national leaders, and although the meeting was not about Chick-fil-A, the leaders expressed outrage and betrayal over Chick-fil-A’s betrayal.

But Chick-fil-A’s betrayal of the Christian community will not satisfy the LGBT activists. These groups are calling for more, including employment benefits.

Chick-fil-A voluntarily surrendered to gain entrance into more liberal communities. In doing so, the company has caused incredible damage to the greater Christian community.

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Nov
25
2019
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MONDAY, 11/25/19

“Thy word have I hid in mine heart, that I might not sin against thee.” (Psalm 119:11)

Happy 10th birthday to our oldest grandchild, Titus.  I hope his day is the best ever for him.  Seems like he was born yesterday and now he has reached double digits.  We love Titus!

We had a really good day in our morning services yesterday.  The Lord blessed and we bless Him for doing so.  Thank you to all who helped with the food boxes and the Thanksgiving meal.  Good ministry.

It was great seeing John Milton Ladnier in our second service yesterday morning.  He has done great in his recovery from heart surgery.

I owe a huge “thank you” to a really good number of the Friendship family for taking part in the community service last night.  We were well represented in the choir and the congregation.  I am biased but I felt it was a good service.  I think God was glorified.

One of the things that came out of last night’s service was the call for a “canned goods drive” this Sunday, December 1.  All local churches are being asked to join in this effort and then all of the cans will go to Pastor Mark Williams and the Faith By Works Ministry in Grand Bay.  Churches are asked to take them to the Grand Bay Community Church on Monday, 12/2.  If they are not there then just leave them next door at the State Farm office.  I know the agent!

Soy, Deidra and the girls had a great day yesterday too.  They were at Grace Point Baptist Church near Decatur yesterday morning.  This is where Dr. Jack Bailey serves as pastor.  Deidra had the whole Sunday School hour to share with the entire church.  It was a good morning.

Then last night they were at Danville Baptist Church where Joe David Bailey serves as pastor.  Danville Baptist has been more than kind to Shining Light Abroad Ministries and also to GRACE Ministries.

There will be no activities on our campus this Wednesday, 11/27.  The church office will close at noon on Wednesday and remain closed until Monday, 12/2.  We will be on a regular schedule this Sunday, 12/1 – morning and evening.

I pray that you will have a great Monday with Jesus.

 

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Nov
23
2019
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SATURDAY, 11/23/19

“Thy word have I hid in mine heart, that I might not sin against thee.” (Psalm 119:11)

No updates this morning.  Sorry about that.

A Thanksgiving box packing party takes place this morning at 8:00AM in the Preschool Building.  The food boxes will be distributed following our 10:30AM service tomorrow.

Sunday School teachers/workers meeting this morning at 9:00AM.  Bro. Jerry says it will be brief.

Thanksgiving meal for children and parents tomorrow immediately following our 10:30AM worship service.  Takes place in the CAB.

Community Thanksgiving service tomorrow night beginning at 6:00PM at the Grand Bay Church of God.  Community choir rehearsal at 4:30PM also at GBCOG.  I am in hopes that the Friendship family will be very well represented in the choir and in the congregation.  Will you join me there?  Remember, nothing on our campus tomorrow afternoon/evening.

By the way, nothing on our campus this coming Wednesday, 11/27, either.  Church office will be closed Wednesday afternoon and Thursday.  If things go as planned, our family will be traveling to Hartselle on Friday for the Turrentine Thanksgiving/Christmas combo.

Lord willing, I will be traveling to Tuscaloosa today for Alabama’s final home game of the 2019 season.  All of the Hutto family, all of the Taylor family, Gina, Dana & Jayden will be attending too.  So, we hope to have a good family time.  I do like the 11:00AM start times for the home games so I get home at a much more decent hour.

Regular schedule on our campus tomorrow morning.  Let’s fill the house!  Remember, Pastor Mack Morris will be our special guest speaker on Sunday morning, December 8.

By the way, my thoughts on the Chick-fil-A situation have not changed.  I still feel they have caved in to the liberal left.  I signed the petition on afa.net.

I pray that you will have a great Saturday with Jesus.

 

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Nov
22
2019
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FRIDAY, 11/23/19

“Thy word have I hid in mine heart, that I might not sin against thee.” (Psalm 119:11)

Miss Maxine Dupont was moved into a rehab facility yesterday.  Visitation times are limited so I would perhaps suggest sending cards instead of visiting?  Just a thought.

Michael Liles serves as the pastor of Cloverdale Baptist in Grand Bay.  He told me yesterday that his mother suffered a stroke a few days ago and is in the hospital.  Pray for Pastor Michael’s mother, the family, and the medical folks making decisions regarding her case.

So many folks have been so very kind to ask about my dad’s condition/situation.  I am humbled by these many acts of concern.  We were in hopes that we would receive a plan of action from the oncologist yesterday.  However, that did not happen.  He is still trying to decide the proper course of action.  He told my brother to have dad come to his office on December 2 and he will either have a another consultation or a treatment.  In the initial consultation, the oncologist described this as a “super aggressive” cancer and said time was of the essence in battling it.  It will be a little over three weeks from that initial meeting before any treatment is done and that is not a given.  I am concerned about it all but really do not have any other course of action except to wait on the oncologist to make a decision.  Thank you for your prayers.

Our annual senior adults Thanksgiving meal was a huge success yesterday.  We had around two hundred and ten senior adults present.  I am being conservative in reporting that number.  We had two hundred and sixty plus in the building.  Our folks and others did an outstanding job of serving and ministering.  Again, Katelyn Johnson & Sherry Howell receive a huge “A+” for the job they did leading this ministry opportunity.  Pastor Terry Ragsdale and his wife, Tammy, did a superb job of leading the group in worship.  The weather was perfect!  Katelyn, Sherry & I met briefly yesterday afternoon to discuss the good and the not so good as to be better prepared next year.  I can tell you that the good far outweighed any not so good.  There is always room for improvement.

Franklin Graham has come out in support of Chick-fil-a and says folks have jumped to wrong conclusions.  As much as I appreciate Franklin, I think he is wrong on this one.  (I would love for him to be right and for me to be wrong)  In my opinion, Dan Cathy needs to make a very public statement expressing Chick-fil-a’s position.  I called the Chick-fil-a cares toll free number yesterday only to receive a recording.  I wanted to speak to someone live.  So, I signed the online petition at afa.net.  I am now one of 90,877 who have signed that petition.  If you agree with me, I encourage you to go online and sign it too.  Plus, pass the word as we need many, many folks to let their voice be heard through this petition.  In the meanwhile, I plan to personally boycott Chick-fil-a.  I will be going to the store on Dauphin Street to explain to one of their employees who has become a good friend why I will not be coming in the store for the time being.  Pray for the Lord to turn this thing to bring Him glory!

I am asking all thirteen of our readers to attend the community Thanksgiving service at the Grand Bay Church of God this Sunday night, 11/24, beginning at 6:00PM.  We had less than a handful of our choir members attend the community choir rehearsal last night.  I hope that changes this Sunday afternoon at 4:30PM.  I would be blessed to see the Friendship family have two hundred or more in attendance for this Sunday evening’s service.  That is very possible!

FYI, Dr. Mack Morris will be our guest preacher on Sunday morning, December 8, for both services i.e. 8:00AM & 10:30AM.  Please mark this on your calendar and make plans to attend.  Bring a friend or two with you as well!

It has been delightful having Lizzi, Sydney & Audrey in our house.  However, last night we had those three, the four Hutto grandchildren, Jayden, three Edwards children and one Hatcher child.  I about had all of the “delight” I could stand in a very short period of time.  I used a Miss June Bailey saying, “let’s play mouse and everyone go to their own house!”  It did not work!  LOL!

UMS, Mobile Christian & Resurrection all host playoff games tonight.  UMS & Mobile Christian are facing undefeated teams.  I think UMS will win it all again this year.  Mobile Christian is primed to pull the upset tonight.  Resurrection will win tonight.

I pray that you will have a great Friday with Jesus.

 

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Nov
21
2019
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A Christian appeal to Chick-fil-A

By Michael Brown, Christian Post Op-Ed Contributor:

As a leader in the Church, and speaking on behalf of many followers of Jesus, I am submitting this appeal to the ownership and management of Chick-fil-A.

Please do not cave in to LGBT activists and their allies. Please do not capitulate to the pressure of the radical left. Please do not throw the Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA) and the Salvation Army under the bus. Please reverse your decision to no longer fund these important Christian organizations.

Do you remember when millions of Christians stood with you when the radical left called for a boycott of your fine company? Do you remember when they turned the boycott into a “buycott”?

These same Christians are scratching their heads today. They are wondering why the company they love so much now feels the need to satisfy the demands of people who despise many of the common values we hold dear.

Why cater to the haters? Do you think they will hate you less? Do you think they will now welcome you into their cities and onto their campuses? And even if they do, is that the price you’re willing to pay for more profits?

Hasn’t God blessed your decision to close on Sundays in honor of your historic convictions? Isn’t your company growing by the year? This is despite the efforts of the activists and the haters. And with the help of your loyal customers and the outstanding efforts of your workforce, you continue to grow and thrive.

Why, then, alienate the very people who helped make you great? Kanye West even wrote a song about you in his new, off-the-charts, “Jesus Is King” album. You should be leaning into your Christian customer base, not turning it away.

Even former Governor Mike Huckabee, the very man who organized the nationwide “buycott” in 2012, is expressing his public dismay. He tweeted, “In Aug 2012, I coordinated a national @ChickfilA Appreciation Day after they were being bullied by militant hate groups. Millions showed up. Today, @ChickfilA betrayed loyal customers for $$. I regret believing they would stay true to convictions of founder Truett Cathey. Sad.”

Do you see the radical left caring about the opinions of tens of millions of conservative Christians? Do you see them stepping back from their support of abortion or transgender activism? Not a chance. Yet Chick-fil-A feels the need to step back from supporting fine Christian organizations because you are falsely branded as “anti-gay”?

These Christian organizations simply hold to biblical teaching on marriage and family – the same teaching the Church has held sacred for almost 2,000 years. And neither one of them even emphasizes LGBT issues, let alone focuses on turning homosexuals into heterosexuals.

The Salvation Army devotes its efforts to meeting humanitarian needs and simply holds to biblical standards. And the FCA focuses on bringing Christian athletes together for fellowship, discipleship, and evangelism.

Yet you now cut off support from them because of the protests of Bible-mocking activists? You throw them under the bus because it’s too politically incorrect?

You choose to stand with those who celebrate two-women “marrying” and against those who say that kids deserve a mom and a dad?

You stand with those who advocate for males who identify as females competing in women’s sports and against those who care about women’s rights?

You stand with those who block you from opening new restaurants on college campuses and stand against those who have enjoyed your food and services for decades?

I read the words of Rodney Bullard, the head of the Chick-fil-A Foundation, who “told Business Insider earlier this year that the company worked with the Salvation Army and the Fellowship of Christian Athletes because the programs were ‘relevant and impactful in the community.’”

He continued, “For us, that’s a much higher calling than any political or cultural war that’s being waged.”

But the Salvation Army and the FCA continue to be “relevant and impactful in the community,” and by supporting these fine Christian organizations, you are simply doing what is right and being true to your Christian roots.

As for the political and cultural wars being raised, the fact that you’re closed on Sundays already sends a message.

As for the “anti-LGBT charges,” they are completely manufactured and unrelated to reality. They are tools used to bludgeon faithful followers of Jesus, either as individuals or as companies. And by caving in to the culture wars, you have now made a louder statement than ever before.

I urge, you, then to listen to your constituents and to reverse your decision.

We will all honor you for doing what is right and will forgive your wrong decision.

Reverse yourself today, and you’ll be blessed tomorrow.

Reverse yourself today, and the good feelings will remain. (As for haters, they will continue to hate.)

Stay with your wrong decision, and you’ll leave a bad taste in your constituents’ mouths.

Is that what you really desire?

Dr. Michael Brown (www.askdrbrown.org) is the host of the nationally syndicated Line of Fire radio program. His latest book is Jezebel’s War With America: The Plot to Destroy Our Country and What We Can Do to Turn the Tide. Connect with him on Facebook, Twitter, or YouTube.

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Nov
21
2019
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THURSDAY, 11/21/19

“Thy word have I hid in mine heart, that I might not sin against thee.” (Psalm 119:11)

Miss Maxine Dupont will be moved to a rehab facility although I do not know when that will take place.  Keep praying for Maxine.

Today is a big day for the Friendship family and for the senior adults of Grand Bay.  Our annual Thanksgiving meal for the senior adults of our community begins at 10:00AM and will conclude by noon.  Katelyn Johnson & Sherry Howell have been the ladies on the point for this year’s meal and they have done an excellent job.  Many others have helped and will help today.  I am very grateful to each person who has helped in any way.  The weather is supposed to be good and we are looking for a really nice day.  Pastor Terry Ragsdale will be the featured speaker.  I am in hopes that other pastors will join us for this wonderful event.  If you know a senior adult who is not planning on attending today, please contact them and encourage them to attend.

We will have our children and their parents Thanksgiving meal this Sunday, 11/24, immediately following our second morning worship service.  That is always a nice time too.

Bro. Jerry is asking folks to gather at the church this Saturday morning, 11/23, at 8:00AM to assemble the Thanksgiving boxes.  He is then hosting a Sunday School teachers/workers meeting at 9:00AM which he said will be brief.

We will have no activities on our campus this Sunday evening, 11/24, as we will gather at the Grand Bay Church of God for the annual community Thanksgiving service which will begin at 6:00PM.  In reality, it should be a standing room crowd only but it never is which is a shame.  The joint choir will rehearse tonight, 11/21, beginning at 6:30PM at the GBCOG and then again this Sunday at 4:30PM.  I am asking our choir members to join this community choir.  The Friendship family should have the strongest number present for this special service.

If you have a shoebox for Samaritan’s Purse then it needs to be brought back to the church no later than this Sunday morning, 11/24.  Please do not forget!

Does Chick-fil-A think the liberals who have been so opposed to them will now come alongside and support them?  Read the following that I cut and pasted from The Christian Post:

Other critics of Chick-fil-A maintained that nothing will ever satisfy the demands of LGBT ideologues.

Drew Anderson, director of campaigns for the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation, released a statement in response to Chick-fil-A’s redirecting of funding, saying that the chicken sandwich shop, despite the action, remained “anti-LGBTQ.”

“In addition to refraining from financially supporting anti-LGBTQ organizations, Chick-Fil-A still lacks policies to ensure safe workplaces for LGBTQ employees and should unequivocally speak out against the anti-LGBTQ reputation that their brand represents,” he said.

Personally, I am leaning toward personally boycotting Chick-fil-A.  If the church as a whole will stop supporting Chick-fil-A then they will change their position real quickly as I believe it is the Christians who have helped them, humanly speaking, get to where they are today.

This is what former Arkansas governor, Mike Huckabee, tweeted: “In Aug 2012, I coordinated a national @ChickfilA Appreciation Day after they were being bullied by militant hate groups. Millions showed up. Today, @ChickfilA betrayed loyal customers for $$. I regret believing they would stay true to convictions of founder Truett Cathey. Sad.”

Soy, Deidra and the girls arrived safe and sound at the Mobile airport just after 11:30PM last night.  I picked them up and we were home shortly before 12:30AM.  They had a long day of travel with a five hour layover in Atlanta.  We are glad that Deidra and the girls are home!

I pray that you will have a great Thursday with Jesus.

 

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