July 31, 2012 by brianlhughes
I have much respect for Dan Cathy, President of the multi-billion dollar food chain, Chick-Fil-A for his bold public stance on marriage being between a man and a woman. Over the past week, I have been watching from afar the coverage of liberal politicians’ and the mainstream media’s attacks on Chick-Fil-A.
I am pleased to see Mike Huckabee, Rick Santorum, Billy Graham and Sarah Palin step up to the plate and publicly support Dan Cathy and Chick-Fil-A, and for their (obviously) not-so-popular stand against the legalization of gay marriage.
But I have to say something; I’m very disappointing by the lack of support coming from Corporate America. I know that there must be more Corporate Executives out there who believe as Dan Cathy does. We’re strong in numbers, and as the Bible puts it, “And if one can overpower him who is alone, two can resist him. A cord of three strands is not quickly torn apart.” Ecclesiastes 4:12.
So where are our troops, where is the support? Where is the burden to stand for the Truth, to stand up for God and for His precepts that we are called to meditate on day and night. Are we not called to stay alert and to stand firm as men (1 Corinthians 16:13)? Are we not set free by Christ and called to stand firm so that we don’t allow ourselves to be subject to a yoke of slavery (Galatians 5:1)? What slavery, you ask? The slavery to self, and to fear.
As we speak, there are hundreds (if not thousands) of good Christian and Conservative Corporate Executives and Business Owners who are not standing up for the heart of God, not standing up for the good fight, not speaking out against the lies of the enemy, with loving and prayerful actions.
This coming week, our fellow Christians and Conservatives have called on all of us to stand up for what is good and what is pure. If you are a Corporate Executive or Business Owner and you believe as Dan Cathy and so many others do, I invite you to consider publicly supporting Chick-Fil-A and the institution of marriage.
This is the time to suit up and to put on the Full Armor of God.
“Finally, be strong in the Lord and in the strength of His might. 11 Put on the full armor of God, so that you will be able to stand firm against the schemes of the devil. 12 For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the powers, against the world forces of this darkness, against the spiritual forces of wickedness in the heavenly places. 13 Therefore, take up the full armor of God, so that you will be able to resist in the evil day, and having done everything, to stand firm.14 Stand firm therefore, having girded your loins with truth, and having put on the breastplate of righteousness, 15 and having shod your feet with the preparation of the gospel of peace; 16 in addition to all, taking up the shield of faith with which you will be able to extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one. 17 And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God.
18 With all prayer and petition pray at all times in the Spirit, and with this in view, be on the alert with all perseverance and petition for all the saints, 19 and pray on my behalf, that utterance may be given to me in the opening of my mouth, to make known with boldness the mystery of the gospel,20 for which I am an ambassador in chains; that in proclaiming it I may speak boldly, as I ought to speak.” Ephesians 6:10-20
I pray that the LORD be glorified in all of this and for the salvation of souls. I pray for our good Christian leaders, Executives, Business Owners, Pastors, Ministers, Politicians, Celebrities and Military to have the strength, wisdom and love to stand firm in the Truth, which is the righteousness of Christ Jesus.