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WSJ: Chick-fil-A Revises Giving Policy After Antigay Outcry

Has Chick-fil-A caved? Some are saying they’ve rolled over, that they’ve conceded to the LGBTQ protests because they…

Posted by Franklin Graham on Thursday, November 21, 2019
Franklin Graham gets assurance from Dan Cathy that Chick-Fil-A hasn’t changed who they are.

Robert P. George on Chick-Fil-A

Robert P. George is McCormick Professor of Jurisprudence and Director of the James Madison Program in American Ideals and Institutions at Princeton University. He is also frequently a Visiting Professor at Harvard Law School.

Let’s review the bidding.

1. The founder of Chick-fil-A publicly stated his view that marriage is the conjugal union of husband and wife and that he and his family and their business stood by that Biblical teaching.

2. Folks on the left declared him to be a ‘bigot’ and called on people to boycott his business. Wherever possible, they applied pressure, including political pressure, to prevent Chick-fil-A from opening stores.

3. The Cathy family encouraged the Christian community to stand with them and support them, which conservative Christians and other socially conservative people did–en masse.

4. Chick-fil-A’s business flourished financially, despite the efforts of the LGBT lobby and the left to destroy the company.

5. Chick-fil-A included among the beneficiaries of its philanthropy Christian organizations, such as the Salvation Army and the Fellowship of Christian Athletes, who upheld Biblical moral standards.

6. Then, suddenly, the company announced that it would no longer fund organizations like the Salvation Army and the Fellowship of Christian athletes. It said that in assessing its philanthropic work, it would only support organizations that ‘align with its values’—clearly implying that those organizations did not.

7. There is no explanation for this development apart from the fact that the Salvation Army and the Fellowship of Christian Athletes uphold Biblical standards of marriage and sexual morality.

8. If there is some other explanation, Chick-fil-A has not provided it, despite requests to do so.

9. Chick-fil-A has announced that it will support Covenant House, which publicly embraces ‘gay pride’ activism and has been praised for it by the pro-LBGT “New Ways Ministry.”

10. This makes clear that Chick-fil-A has established a litmus test for its philanthropy. If an organization holds to Biblical standards of marriage and sexual morality, it will not be funded. By notable contrast, if an organization publicly rejects such standards it is nevertheless eligible for funding.

11. Thus, Chick-fil-A, which asked for and received the support of countless Christians and other social conservatives when it came under attack as a result of its founder’s statements, is effectively validating the black-listing strategy employed by the LBGT lobby–which means that it is also made itself complicity in promoting the idea that to uphold Biblical standards of marriage and sexual morality is a form of ‘bigotry,’ which therefore warrants a company’s (or a person’s) being stigmatized and black-listed.

Gavin Ortlund on Theological Retrieval for Evangelicals

Dr. Gavin Ortlund

Listen to Paul’s conversation with Gavin Ortlund about his just released book, Theological Retrieval for Evangelicals: Why We Need Our Past to Have a Future (Crossway, 2019).

Paul talks with Gavin Ortlund

On the Monday, November 18th program, Paul spoke with Dr. Gavin Orlund about the allure of ancient traditions whereby some evangelicals have converted to Eastern Orthodoxy or Roman Catholicism. Is this an alarming trend? What can evangelicals learn from the post-apostolic and medieval church which might help our churches to be more focused on the transcendent?

In his just released Theological Retrieval For Evangelicals: Why We Need Our Past to Have a Future (Crossway), Gavin Ortlund observes: “Particularly among the younger generation today, there seems to be a deep thirst for historical rootedness that evidently isn’t being met in many evangelical contexts.

“Those of who go by the name “evangelical” should give careful attention to this phenomenon. We have much to learn from the testimonies of those leaving our ranks. Many of their criticisms are valid. All too often, evangelical habits of worship and spirituality have been driven by the latest passing fads, with little concern for the historic practices of the church.

“And what connection we do have to church history is often limited to our own denominational heritage, with little interest in the broader catholicity of the church.”

GUEST: Gavin Ortlund (PhD, Fuller Theological Seminary) is a husband, father, pastor, and writer. He serves as senior pastor of First Baptist Church of Ojai in Ojai, California. Gavin blogs regularly at Soliloquium. He is the author of Theological Retrieval for Evangelicals: Why We Need Our Past to Have a Future (Crossway, 2019) and Finding the Right Hills to Die on: The Case for Theological Triage (Crossway/TGC, forthcoming). You can follow him on Twitter.


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Is Kayne West a Christian?

Listen as Paul dissects Kanye West’s “testimony” at Lakewood Church on Sunday, November 17, 2019.

Kanye West Monologue Part One
Kanye West Monologue Part Two

Kanye West’s Sunday Service Comes to Joel Osteen’s Lakewood Church

Is Kayne’s conversion to Christianity legitimate? Is he proclaiming the true gospel? Today on radio we’ll listen to several things Kayne said at Lakewood Church in an attempt to discern the veracity of his testimony.

Joel Osteen interviews Kayne West on Sunday, November 17, 2019

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Evangelicals and the Allure of the Ancient Faith


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In his just released Theological Retrieval For Evangelicals: Why We Need Our Past to Have a Future (Crossway), Gavin Ortlund observes: “Particularly among the younger generation today, there seems to be a deep thirst for historical rootedness that evidently isn’t being met in many evangelical contexts.

“Those of who go by the name “evangelical” should give careful attention to this phenomenon. We have much to learn from the testimonies of those leaving our ranks. Many of their criticisms are valid. All too often, evangelical habits of worship and spirituality have been driven by the latest passing fads, with little concern for the historic practices of the church.

“And what connection we do have to church history is often limited to our own denominational heritage, with little interest in the broader catholicity of the church.”

Dr. Gavin Ortlund

GUEST: Gavin Ortlund (PhD, Fuller Theological Seminary) is a husband, father, pastor, and writer. He serves as senior pastor of First Baptist Church of Ojai in Ojai, California. Gavin blogs regularly at Soliloquium. He is the author of Theological Retrieval for Evangelicals: Why We Need Our Past to Have a Future (Crossway, 2019) and Finding the Right Hills to Die on: The Case for Theological Triage (Crossway/TGC, forthcoming). You can follow him on Twitter.


Kanye West’s Sunday Service Comes to Joel Osteen’s Lakewood Church

Is Kayne’s conversion to Christianity legitimate? Is he proclaiming the true gospel? Today on radio we’ll listen to several things Kayne said at Lakewood Church in an attempt to discern the veracity of his testimony.

Joel Osteen interviews Kayne West on Sunday, November 17, 2019

A discerning perspective on Kayne West:

When Kanye West began speaking a few months ago about getting saved and becoming a Christian, I was cautiously…

Posted by Nate Pickowicz on Monday, November 18, 2019