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Chick-fil-A Board Bows the Knee to LGBT

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Chick-fil-A Board Bows the Knee to LGBT

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November 22, 2019 7:00 pm

Since 2012 when then-president of Chick-fil-A Dan Cathy dared speak up for biblical marriage, homosexual groups and a complicit media have made sure Chick-fil-A is relentlessly tagged as an “anti-LGBTQ” company.

The smears didn’t seem to effect customers, as Chick-fil-A is the third most profitable fast food chain in America after McDonald’s and Starbucks.

But in a surprise this week for the company that is known for being closed on the Lord’s Day, Chick-fil-A’s president announced it would no longer be donating to organizations like Fellowship of Christian Athletes, which require biblical morality amongst their leadership.

This weekend on The Christian Worldview, Tim Wildmon, president of American Family Association and American Family Radio, another organization deemed “anti-LGBTQ” and a “hate group” by the leftist Southern Poverty Law Center, will join us to explain what it’s like to be in the LGBTQ’s totalitarian crosshairs and how to stand strong with biblical convictions.


Board bow his knee to LGBT is a topic we discussed today, right here in the Christian world you radio program with the mission is to sharpen the biblical worldview of Christians and to share the good news that all people can be reconciled to God through faith in Jesus Christ and David with the host and our website is the Christian world

Thank you for joining us today here in the Christian will be radio program. As we discussed Chick-fil-A board, bowing the knee to the LGBT now since 2012 when then president of Chick-fil-A, Dan Cathy dared speak up for biblical marriage, homosexual groups and a complicit media assuring media have made sure Chick-fil-A is relentlessly tagged as an anti-LGBT Q company when the smears didn't seem to affect customers. However, as Chick-fil-A is the third most profitable fast food chain in America after McDonald's and Starbucks, but in a surprise to many this week for the company that is known for being closed on the Lord's day. Chick-fil-A's president announced it would no longer be donating donating to organizations like Fellowship of Christian athletes which require biblical morality amongst their leadership and so today in the Christian world view Tim Wildman, president of American family Association and American family radio. Another organization deemed anti-LGBT Q" in a quote hate group by someone like an organization like the Southern poverty Law Center is going to join us in the third segment to explain what it's like to be in the LGBT cues, totalitarian crosshairs and how to stand strong in them with biblical convictions.

Before Tim comes on the program today want to read a number of news reports about this story that I think shock is certainly shocked me when I heard this report come out earlier this week that Chick-fil-A board I want to be specific about that. This is not necessarily having to do with each of the Chick-fil-A franchise in your hometown.

This is a decision from there board and charitable wing of the company so that implication of every single person within Chick-fil-A, but the board made this decision.

I'm going to read some articles about this from sort of the very superficial, like there's nothing to see here type perspective to a much deeper perspective on who Chick-fil-A is actually been donating to.

So the first article comes from relevance magazine. This is a quote unquote Christian magazine in the title of their story on this topic is here's what's actually going on with the Chick-fil-A charitable giving, and, importantly, put controversy."

Like it really shouldn't be a controversy again relevant magazine of reported Christian magazine startup by saying on Monday. Red sirens went out across the Internet when it was reported that America's favorite dispenser of fried chicken, Chick-fil-A would no longer be donating money to the Salvation Army or the Fellowship of Christian athletes.

These two groups who rakes in millions of Chick-fil-A over the years. You can see the loaded terms raked in as I was like kind of a negative spin thereto it have internal policies that rankled members of the LGBT community and their allies.

Activists have long called for Chick-fil-A to donate money elsewhere, while others have praised the fast food chain for sticking to its guns. The latter felt betrayed Christians in weren't shy about saying so.

Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee accused Chick-fil-A of quote betrayal and conservative, Nick commenter Rod Dreher unleash the full fury of his blog dumb saying the company was guilty of quote nothing but gutless surrender unquote telling readers that this was a reminder that quote the LGBT lobby in their progressive allies will never ever leave you alone never unquote awfully strong words. The article says remove that once you get past the headlines doesn't seem like nearly as big of a shift as it's made being made out to be the organization itself denies any such accusations of caving and insist that faith-based charities aren't being excluded from donations will find out more about that later as Chick-fil-A president and chief operating officer Tim Tessa Poulos told biz now which was the company the online media outlet that actually broke the story, the company had initiated multiyear charitable giving contracts with the FCA and Salvation Army a number years ago.

Those contracts expire this year.

Meeting Chick-fil-A was not contractually obligated to donate money to either organization. For the first time in years.

Chick-fil-A use this opportunity to restructure their charitable giving model instead focusing on local nonprofits and individual communities moving away from multiyear commitments starting next year Chick-fil-A intensive donate $9 million to Junior achievement USA which supports local education and covenant House international to combat homelessness. He leaves out what kind covenant House is about will get into that later. In addition, Chick-fil-A will donate $25,000 will local food bank.

Every time it opens a new location and then the article closes like this is definitely possible that Chick-fil-A chose to shift its donations in part because of pressure from LGBT groups and their allies. But money is still flowing to causes and potentially being channeled even more effectively at the local level.

As long as that's the case, cries of betrayal seem a bit unfounded. That is, from relevant magazine and they're basically saying that there's nothing for you to see here.

Just keep moving along.

Don't get so uptight about these culture war issues. There's there's may be kind of a myth here that Christians get so up in arms when they see a company they thought had Christian values are caving into the LGBT demands. So just kinda move along.

Don't read this and just as an aside, relevant magazine describes itself as the leading platform reaching Christian 20 and 30 somethings covering faith, culture, and intentional living stories we tell her at the intersection where a Christ centered life is really lived. We try to publish ideas that break stereotypes challenge the status quo and spur generation to know God more and change the world while they're at it. We believe God is alive and speaking both inside and outside the four walls of the church and discussed Gonda said there focused on social justice and giving voice to what God is doing through our our generation that's relevant magazine's take on the Chick-fil-A thing now the second level down was Franklin Graham. Of course, of Samaritan purse. The son of Billy Graham well-known Christian in our society today. He wrote a Facebook post this week on this issue of a Chick-fil-A. He said some are saying they've Chick-fil-A's rolled over that they've conceded to the LGBT Q protest because they released a statement about their charitable giving. I pick up the phone.

This is on his Facebook a page and call Dan Cathy, the president of all that the chairman the board skews me of Chick-fil-A.

Dan was very clear that they have not bowed to anyone's demands, including the LGBT Q community. They will continue to support whoever they want to support. They haven't changed who they are or what they believe Chick-fil-A remains committed to Christian values. Dan Cathy assured me that this isn't going to change. I hope all those who jumped to the wrong conclusion about Chick-fil-A read this is so there's relevant magazine. There is Franklin Graham was go down to the next report because this is been layer after layer of Revelation, so to speak of what has taken place behind this decision by check flight now is get back to the original news report. This is by media outlet called biz now and they had an exclusive report on November 18 saying Chick-fil-A to stop donations to charities with anti-LGBT views and won't read this whole woman read some of the quotes of the COO, the present, the current president, Tim Tasso Poulos (housing the right. He said there's no question we know that this is a quote there's no question we know that as we go into new markets. We need to be clear about who we are. He said in an interview with biz now quote there are lots of articles and newscasts about Chick-fil-A and we thought we needed to be clear about our message unquote story goes on to say the new initiative will no longer include donating to organizations like the Salvation Army, the Fellowship of Christian athletes of the Paul Anderson youth home Chick-fil-A says, all of which sparked criticism in the past from the LGBT community to the organizations. Those organization stances on homosexuality. The move comes after several US airports rejected Chick-fil-A from concessions deals earlier this year. More recently, the landlord of the first Chick-fil-A in the UK announced eight days into his lease of the pop up then you would not be welcome to extend all because of the company's perceived anti-LGBT stance companies also months from opening its first location in Boston were the late Mayor Thomas Menino pledged to ban the company from opening within city limits. After Chick-fil-A CEO Dan Cathy voiced his opposition to gay marriage in 2012, Tasso Poulos, the current president and chief operating officer said quote. This provides more focus and more clarity. We think education, hunger and homelessness are critical issues in communities where we do business in the US while the philanthropic shift is an acknowledgment that pass giving has hurt the company's brand.

It certainly hasn't negatively impacted sales note just read that sentence again. While the philanthropic shift is an acknowledgment that pass giving has hurt the company's brand mother is the perception of Chick-fil-A is a company.

It hasn't negatively impacted sales Chick-fil-A surpassed 1 billion in sales in 2001 and clipped the 5 billion mark in 2013 the year following Dan Cathy statement on gay marriage. The chicken chain became the third largest US fast food chain this year with 10.5 billion in sales. According to Nation's restaurant news data only McDonald's and Starbucks bring in more revenue among fast food chains. But after years of quote unquote taking it on the chin as a Chick-fil-A executive told biz.

Now the latest rounds of headlines was impossible to ignore.

This time it was impeding the company's growth. Skipping to the end of the article here from biz. Now the Chick-fil-A foundation. This is the charitable arm of Chick-fil-A donated $115,000 to the Salvation Army in 1.65 million to the FCA in 2018. You think they're feeling the pinch. After not getting that contract renewed from Chick-fil-A.

According to a tax form filed with the IRS, the LGBT community took issue with the organizations in the past due to FCA's employment purity statement okay which speaks out against same-sex marriage and homosexual acts. The Salvation Army has been accused of LGBT discrimination in the past. So basically like for the Fellowship of Christian athletes to work for them because it's a Christian organization you can't be violating biblical standards of morality. You can't be you are committing adultery.

You can't be living. I'm sure was someone outside of marriage and you can't be in a so-called same-sex quote unquote marriage that's typical for Christian ministries to do after all they are Christian. Looking ahead, the article concludes Chick-fil-A leaders told biz. Now that the mission of the company to serve all members of its communities, but the company also recognizes that changes are needed, especially if some communities don't want to see a Chick-fil-A sign go up in their backyard quote last last quote by the current president and chief operating officer when there is a tension. He says you want to make sure were being clear. We think this is going to be helpful is just the right thing to do. To be clear, caring and supportive and do it in the community still think that there's nothing to see here.

Just keep moving along like relevant magazine said or something going wrong on the board of Chick-fil-A will come back and talk more for this first break of the day of the Christian review. I'm David Wheaton David Wheaton here to tell you about my boys then story of love, loss and grace then was a yellow lab and inseparable companion stage of my life when I was single, competing in the professional tennis to.

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It's very shocking stride.

No one someone email me about this romantic that no no way Chick-fil-A is been stalwart in our culture standing up for you not being open on Sundays and biblical values and marriage remember what former Pres. Dan Cathy said he's now the chairman of the board and as we read in the first column by relevant magazine them of a Christian magazine for millennial's are saying it is nothing really to this. This is people shouldn't feel betrayed. This is nothing really to see here is keep walking along, you know, don't the focus on something else and then we heard from Franklin Graham thing here that you spoken to Dan Cathy, the current current chair of the Borden Franklin assured us that there was really dance till there's nothing changing within our company at all that. So were were still going to give to who we want to give to really read the actual company. There are some media live biz now who actually reported this first report of the story that they were stopping donations to the Fellowship of Christian athletes in the salvation army and then they had quotes in there from the current president and COO.

With this typical doublespeak which really we can interpret that very easily to mean that where it had enough of this pressure and this is we feel like this is going to hurt business in the future, and so were going to not give to companies or organizations, charities anymore that causes problems and so now this get a little deeper, a couple more reports.

I think she had a lot more light on what is really going on with Chick-fil-A board behind the scenes.

This is from Matt Stever.

He is the director of the Liberty Council and he wrote a column this week about this and he says in response to Franklin Graham's post on Facebook. Matt Stabler says Franklin you have done a huge disservice by not doing more investigation and if 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. Notice want to pause there and as I can say that's very important what he just said when you or I am looking into an issue we need to not look at people's interpretation of what's going on when you act need to ask you look at their statements, and even more importantly, look at their actions because that's really the bottom line. One of the statements that's most of the way there, because people can say one thing and do another. But what other actions and he says mass savers as they tell a different story. The president and chief operating officer, Chick-fil-A, Tim Tasso pool loose continues to serve as an advisor to the Atlanta Boy Scouts. This alone should raise a red flag considering the Boy Scouts have also capitulated to the LGBT agenda in 2014 stabilized Chick-fil-A decide to stop funding the Paul Anderson youth home because it was accused of being quote anti-LGBT, but it still had funding commitments with the Salvation Army and the FCA both of which are also falsely accused of being anti-LGBT because they have biblical policies on marriage and sex outside of marriage. Instead, Tasso pool loose the current president states Chick-fil-A will now fund covenant House international, which is much smaller than the Salvation Army's only and 31's cities and covenant houses also listen to this and LGBT Q activist Tessa Poulos. Speaking of funding covenant how states this provides more focus and more clarity.

At least he is correct in this clarity reveals the betrayal, the founder of covenant houses new charity that that is going to be funded by Chick-fil-A and 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 probably promotes LGBT Q on its website. I went there I stop myself referring to quote LGBT Q inclusion initiatives" and even doing quote and inclusion assessment at every one of its facilities covenant House. This new beneficiary of Chick-fil-A's charitable foundation also probably supports the New York City Gay pride parade with its own float banners, T-shirts and hashtag Cove unity covenant houses also recognized as a national font funder of LGBT Q causes Chick-fil-A, Matt Stabler goes on to write, dumps the Salvation Army because it wants to expand into new markets and now shuns organizations start shuns organizations.

The LTG LGBT actors falsely call anti-LGBT members. You can't turn that around some day and say their anti-biblical morality are anti-God or something. Why are we always being the recipients of the the false labels and covenant house does not stop LGBT Q activism. It also takes girls to abortion clinics. This is covenant house the new beneficiary of Chick-fil-A's boards of charitable foundation to save its own corporate skin mats debris Liberty Council rights Chick-fil-A has thrown good biblical organizations under the bus and legitimize the false narrative of the LGBT activists 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 is causing great incredible damage to the greater Christian community. That's for mats, debris, the founder and chairman of Liberty Council and chairman of liberty Council actions now are getting a much deeper picture of what is taking place here amongst the board and the charitable foundation of Chick-fil-A. There is obviously been a change of worldview on this board. They obviously don't want all the negative press they they feel like you're missing opportunities to expand. They don't want the negative publicity and they've chosen to go on a completely different way with who they donate their money to buy the way there free to donate whoever they want, they're not obligated to email us or the church itself. This is Nicole." Christian organization, but it is a big change from the way the organization used to be led by their founder, Truett Cathy, who Tim Wellman's not talk about just a few minutes on the program and what Dan Cathy, its former president current chairman of the board said back in 2012 a big shift has taken place, or it is on deniable that we just have a a few minutes here before next break some appeal again this whole FrontPage Magazine take on the situation where they actually go into the charitable giving of big corporations in this country, including Chick-fil-A and where they actually go there.

She wouldn't jump.

I'm guessing the IRS forms for Chick-fil-A and saw the where the donations actually went all just get into a few minutes of it and will bring Tim Wellman maybe have a chance of the end the program to get more to this but this is really truly sharp troubling how not just Chick-fil-A and and their leadership where their money is going, but where all the major corporations. It's basically a pipeline, a fundraising pipeline to leftist causes amongst the corporate America today probably could've guessed this when you hear things you know from things like corporations like Target and Amazon and Apple. Other places is not too surprising but would Chick-fil-A it is surprising because there was a perception out there that, Chick-fil-A was standing up for some of the convictions that the Christian community held in this country so FrontPage Magazine writes that the donations that Chick-fil-A was making were coming out of the Chick-fil-A foundation. Again, these there is a corporate office and then within that these corporations typically have a foundation, a nonprofit from which they try to give charitably in their communities across the country, the executive director of the Chick-fil-A foundation. His name is Rodney Bullard he's a former White House fellow and assistant US attorney. Some may have mistaken him for a conservative because he was a fellow in the George Bush administration, but he was an Obama donor and more recently had donated to Hillary Clinton's campaign while at Chick-fil-A, so the person on that person who's in charge of Chick-fil-A's charitable foundation is in Obama and Hillary Clinton donor. Like many corporations, Chick-fil-A brand, it is charitable giving is a form of social responsibility.

Bullard, the head of it, became its VP of corporate social responsibility. Unlike charity corporate social responsibility is a leftist endeavor to transform corporations into the political arms of radical causes like other formally conservative corporations Chick-fil-A have made the fundamental error of adopting the language in the infrastructure of its leftist peers in corporate America and that made what is happened here at Chick-fil-A entirely inevitable. The Chick-fil-A fund foundation, the Christian groups it supported were so entangled that Bullard again that the head of the foundation for Chick-fil-A serves on the Salvation Army's national advisory board and was on the national Board of Trustees of the Fellowship of Christian athletes of this guy running the Chick-fil-A foundation is also on the advisory board for the Salvation Army and on the national Board of Trustees for the Fellowship of Christian athletes but Bullard's vision was not that of charity, but of corporate social responsibility and those two things are fundamentally different hopefully have time to get more into how those were different coming up later in the program but next Tim Wildman, the president of American family Association American American family radio joins us talk about this Chick-fil-A decision was like to be under this Rooney be sure to take advantage of two free resources that will keep you informed and sharpen your world. The first is the Christian world weekly email which comes to your inbox each Friday.

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He built building his company eloquently more nearly regularly are needed now think this is Chick-fil-A trying to get away from that image to fire the public image they have the mom of the LGBT community as many envelopes you said that Dan Cathy was at that time he made the statements up with you as president and CEO the organization I was the chairman of the board so obviously this was a board decision. So, do you know anything about. Was it him changing his convictions, or did he just get outvoted on the board. There's a new CEO. I have his name somewhere in my very favorite word using you a really okay I have a resident. The one that the interview with a business news site the other day that his name is Tim toss up a loose toss of close is my best data on getting away from the light.

I used to do what I've always giving a bit. And there are crazy now that he was well aware of their image problem and they need to be clear on who they are touched out of an ambiguous statement about the cyan what I've said what else. I say that's a preliminary you know. They decided to couple new charities that they were going to give to want to miss it, that house, which is the organization of the young people and a lot of runaways and drug addict and things like that.

I'm sure he could do some some outstanding work but are not explicitly Christian organization and also they are LGBT farming organization so trickle by Mangum as one of their benefactors. One other recipient shook answer and then talk about that their relationship with the Salvation Army and actually closer to Christian athletes is done as of 2018.

They fulfill their commitments so it's clear what they're doing here we are moving away from any Christian ministry that don't embrace homosexuality, Dan Cathy, the chairman my limited name earlier so the founder told Michael Graham which I congratulated about that. They want moving away from her biblical principles what they've always had a bank character use light for the president of the company is right and the action side of the pros of the company is right in the Dan Cathy use.

I don't know who I wanted to use denial is in denial. All are either he doesn't want to admit the problem. Harold and that this is something that they're doing public world to know that they were doing this, making this change.

Obviously Dan Cathy is a Christian brother at all.

Call him a liar, but but at the same time. What are you saying is just not show Tim Wildman again with us today in the Christian will be the president of American family Association and American family radio before I start talking about what it's like for an organization like yours to be under this relentless pressure from the homosexual lobby what you think the ramifications for Chick-fil-A for this decision will be the built up a tremendous amount of goodwill amongst the Christian community for the stands have taken this the way they do their business with excellence and so forth, where the ramifications you think going forward for them as well. You franchise owners, AAA recruiter, caught in the middle here. I did microstructure should not talk to one. One of them woke today) but they don't make the ultimate decisions on what the foundation and a lot of these directors, owners do a lot of great work in their own communities just for Mike. Sure prayer on the whole issue will have a prognosticator future wholesale, think temporarily, at least for a few months or maybe longer. There will be a lot of people who've been loyal AAA customers reduce will go because they're just so disappointed unless Chick-fil-A clears a shop in the next few days there still time to do that would call for them to reverse her decision to make some kind of public statements for the Salvation Army and the Fellowship of Christian athletes will see if that happens or not. Right now AAA corporate and there there being silent on this issue up Victor hoping the storm will pass. There's probably no more motion, more difficult to get over than pictorial light. We all know Human beings cannot think there is a sense of betrayal on the part of millions of Christians who stood by Chick-fil-A when they were attacked by the layout of the homosexual groups and mail AAA decided to go over to the other side play for the pain. You don't cyan and that's that's a lot of people that can be hard to overcome releases of faith temporarily. Tim Wildman with us today here in the Christian really talking about the Chick-fil-A situation so Tim with American family Association you your organization. You lead has been deemed anti-LGBT Q the Southern poverty Law Center, which is mentioned with such respect in the news outlets so forth as is that there is a father.

The foundation for truth now calls you a quote unquote hate group just give people an idea because Chick-fil-A is there an under this assault, so has the American family Association. What is it like maybe some examples to to be the target of the of the LGBT Q lobby boat crew. Particularly would be for example. However, yeah, we've been no labeled hate group by the property law center which is discredited by the way, in many ways we could do a whole show on that maybe you have not many of us left on the field arrived and I'm talking about. Even in the Christian community about the hero I'm in the hill that we stand on the Scripture that said that homosexuality is a fan of the Bible says it's a magical, immoral and unhealthy and against God. But there's a lot of other chance mentioned in the Bible to any conflict or activity marriage between one man one woman is, but nobody have the lobby out there for adulterers). Fornicators are people who you know are involved in sexual addiction of things that nature which God can forgive, and you can restore people from those problems, but you can't look at the Bible and read it and say anything other than what the church is set for 2000 years. That is, that homosexuality is incompatible with Christian teaching. That's where we stand there position all all the been unacceptable and the popular culture today and not just for LGBT activist groups, but the whole entertainment industry. The news media society at large will do what we do and promoting that we promote bigotry against LGBT people. Just because he felt no doubt we don't hate anybody Christian organization cannot promote hate and being a Christian organization. We don't promote hate of anybody we call everybody payments like the Bible, 7%, which is the French Sandra's family the Bible does and that's unacceptable to talk to her society. Popular culture today. Here, most Christian churches and pastors do not want talk about this issue. Even if I agree that it in the Bible nor preach on it. They want to teach are they only speak owners want to draw criticism from people in the congregation, or outside groups and ritual to their churches with pickets or something like that so they don't want to get into any kind of controversy. Certainly Christian celebrities don't go to call Melissa relationship and we can listing like Ken Kirsten celebrities that everybody would know holding on this issue when they were what was happening. But even if you don't stand up, really Christian community is for you. Don't go looking for a flight on this issue, but it will come to you and when it comes to you if you came back down, promote the Scripture teaches what Scripture says you're compromising the Bible very strong and very accurate statements.

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Of course, for salvation to those who are nonbelievers who are unsaved also sharpen or deepen the biblical worldview of Christians to look into issues like what's going on with Chick-fil-A. The board right now and bowing the knee to LGBT and not take the view of relevant magazine that we started out with today saying your title is, here's what's actually going on with the Chick-fil-A charitable giving quote unquote controversy as they call it totally either misunderstand what's going on.

Didn't look into it or don't want to know or ask you are in agreement with it think the the social justice causes of where Chick-fil-A foundation gives her money is actually a good thing, though, doesn't matter if it's an LGBT affirming organization or its is no gospel in the in the chair Out of it is just local causes though it's a good thing. So appreciate your support of the Christian world view. So let's get back to the final few minutes of Tim Wildman, the president of American family Association was to affect the final few minutes from him. They will have some follow-up comments after that. You don't go light on.

But it will come to you and when it comes back down promote the Scripture teaches what Scripture said you're compromising the Bible we have to stand on this issue. We are losing the battle in many ways now where we maintain religious liberty by Jack Phillips.

Supreme Court decisions were Christian businesses and Christian individuals have a right to not engage in same-sex marriages. For example, we so far we've held out of that in many ways say that's a big Supreme Court decision coming up from that they're here right now Michigan you may have heard about that work funeral home on the Christian businessman they had a guy command work today or Monday morning to dress an overwhelming 53 changed as an employee said he was a woman wanted to wear a dress and so forth. My should know he can represent our company this way. And so that's going to Supreme Court the city religious freedom to the throne standard with regard to their business and so that's that's a big court decision that will be made next year. Other quality act is another thing we have to watch out for each file so far in the state Congress House of Representatives but could pass with their Democrats, but the Senate would block it. Basically to criminalize Christianity.

That's the sad thing is when we share Christian brothers and sisters all old homeless issue don't understand that this is leading to outlawing speech versus what is it alright if I can Canada fellow Christian ministry for programs that Air Canada because of the Canadian government will not allow speech regarding homosexuality.

Think critical of it. That's where were headed for you if things don't change and we just we got we got spam problem is you mentioned the phrase several times and Nancy said we need to stand firm in first Corinthians 16 1314 says be on the alert stand firm in the face act like men. Another is not like children brought a strong let all that you do be done in love and Tim.

We appreciate your coming on the Christian Realty you today, but even more the organization you lead. That is clearly standing on the truth, the foundation of Scripture and I where else can we go back to that into the Lord. So thank you and may God's grace and strength be with you as you lead this organization to continue to have that voice in our culture today.

Thank you again okay is Tim Wildman of American family Association American family radio and now you can find out more at about them at their website, and Anyway, very strong and good comments by Tim Wildman today here on the program and still not have time to get into that front-page magazine article, but I encourage you just to go to appease a guesstimate specifics of where the Chick-fil-A foundation is donating their money under the leadership of their executive director of the Chick-fil-A foundation, Rodney Bullard, he wore. He worked in the White House for Melinda President Bush. But he was then Obama donor in a Hillary Clinton campaign donor a while at Chick-fil-A and he said in this article. The front-page magazine and Bullard's vision was not that of charity, but of corporate social responsibility. The two things are fundamentally different. Is this charity helps people corporate social responsibility is virtue signaling by S to anti-capitalists. Unlike charity corporate social responsibility isn't about helping people but ticking off ideological and identity politics boxes like diversity in the environment. If people accidentally get help in the process of helping your corporation signal its membership in the politically correct creed that can't be helped. And then he goes on to say all the different leftist just to bad organizations that that the foundation of the Chick-fil-A foundation supports.

I just encourage you to read the article for yourself. Front-page magazine Chick-fil-A is the title that the articles Chick-fil-A putting Obama and Hillary supporter in charge but dumped Christians us from front-page magazines Concluding thoughts in this no matter how one tries to spin this going back to the very beginning at relevant magazine or what Franklin Graham and respect, Franklin Graham, of course, try to say this is a major policy change that maybe didn't just take place this week. I soon became public, but something's been going on with the leadership again. Not the local Chick-fil-A franchise with the man who runs it a go to your church. Don't blame him for this. This is a right the top policy change from Chick-fil-A and it contradicts by the way what Dan Cathy said to Franklin Graham and what you want said about biblical marriage back in 2012 B can see, you need to get your news from multiple sources and you have to like Matt Stabler saying only read people statements but look into their actions, not just someone else's interpretations of their actions that relevant magazine try to spin in this article on this new story we can pretty much conclude, I believe that Chick-fil-A leadership is going the way of the current politically correct social justice path.

But you know what doing that kind of charity without the gospel is to help some people physically but that car charity is merely human good and has no eternal value. It is good to help people who are homeless and so forth, but is not good to affirm them in their sin, and certainly doesn't have any eternal value if it doesn't include the gospel the leadership of AAA once took a stand and something clearly has changed and that doesn't bode well they might do better financially. Because of this, they're going to a broader road but I think there leadership has lost her self (they can change course and get different people in charge of that corporation. We need Chick-fil-A. The church is the institution that the Lord promises to bless not corporations, but certainly is a better thing.

A good thing in society when we have allies who are speaking the same things that biblical Christians are changing and challenging world that's for sure. But there is one thing above all that we can count on and trust is not a corporation. Jesus Christ and his work. They are the same yesterday today and forever. So next time think biblically and live accordingly. We hope today's broadcast turned your heart toward God's word and his son to order a CD copy of today's program or sign up for our free weekly email or to find out how you can be reconciled to God through Jesus Christ go to our website the Christian world us toll-free at one AAA 646-2233. Christian worldview is a weekly one-hour radio program that is furnished by the overcoming foundation is supporting my listeners and sponsors request one of our current resources with your donation of any amount go to a Christian worldview daughter will call us toll-free at one AAA 8646 2233.2 Ascent Box 401, Excelsior, MN 55331 that's Box 401, Excelsior, MN 55331. Thanks for listening to the Christian world. Until next time think biblically and live according

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