Re: DO YOU AGREE WITH TIM THOMAS AND THE CATHY FAMILY?
posted at 7/28/2012 4:22 PM EDT
Cathy and Thomas have a right to their opinion, they are breaking no laws. Cathy serves those with same sex attraction disorder and also employs them.
Since when is it a crime to follow your religious beliefs? Why do people hate Christians so much? Why is it ok for those with same sex attraction disorder or those who agree with them to voice their opinion but those who don't agree with them are vilified?
Christianity teaches that we are to love all God's children, we don't have to like them but we do have to love them and pray that they go to heaven.
We don't have to agree with everything they do but we are not allowed to mistreat them or harm them.
Cathy has every right to voice his opinion and follow his religion. Since when is it a crime to believe that marriage is meant to be between one man and one woman? How is that hateful, how is that evil?
We live in a crazy world. Mayors of certain cities have threatened to keep Chick- Fil-A out of their cities. Why? Because the man is breaking the law? Maybe he is threatening others? Perhaps he won't allow gays in his restaurant or worse yet he won't hire them?
None of the above is true. The man is simply stating his religious beliefs while not hurting anyone.
This is a dangerous road we are going down as a nation. Freedom of religion is one of the most important freedoms we have. If we lose that we will all suffer the consequences in the end.
" The outspoken MVP of the 2011 Stanley Cup Finals has inserted himself into the contentious debate surrounding Chick-fil-A's public stance against gay marriage
From Thomas' Facebook page:
I stand with Chick-fil-A.
Chick-fil-A is privately owned by the Cathy family. The company president, Dan Cathy, drew the wrath of gay rights advocates and supporters when he made recent statements that some have alleged are anti-gay.
Cathy told Baptist Press that the company was unapologetically in favor of traditional marriage.
“Guilty as charged,” he said. “We are very much supportive of the family – the biblical definition of the family unit. We are a family-owned business, a family-led business, and we are married to our first wives. We give God thanks for that.”
In a separate interview on the Ken Coleman Show — Cathy suggested that the nation could face God’s wrath over the redefinition of marriage.
“I think we are inviting God’s judgment on our nation when we shake our fist at him and say, ‘We know better than you as to what constitutes a marriage,’” Cathy said. “I pray God’s mercy on our generation that has such a prideful, arrogant attitude to think that we would have the audacity to try to redefine what marriage is all about.”