A Chick-Fil-A Roundup

Just about anyone interested in evangelical Christianity or LGBT rights, or like us, both, has been talking about Chick-Fil-A lately in response to comments made by president Dan Cathy. The controversy isn’t exactly new, but it has become a prominent fixture on the news and Facebook walls in recent days. Rather than adding to the running commentary we thought it would be beneficial to point you to some of the more insightful articles we have encountered.

Rachel Held Evans offers words, in her typical humility, candor, and insight, for Christians on both sides of the Chick-Fil-A War.

Conor Gaughan reminds us that real people are involved in these discussions, and real people are affected by comments on both sides.

Jonathan Merritt makes a case for eating at Chick-Fil-A.

Jeremy Marshall critiques Chick-Fil-A Appreciation Day, and offers some constructive thoughts to the LGBTQ community about how to win Christians over.

Elizabeth Scalia writes about being able to express one’s opinions without being considered hateful.

And finally, we all need a little humor in our lives. So, check out Tripp York’s satirical take on the whole debate, Chick-Fil-A Refuses to Serve Gay… Chickens.

There are many more articles out there for sure, so if you have one you think folks ought to read, then please post it in the comments. Also, we would love to hear your feedback about the whole controversy and these links in particular.

(It probably should go without saying, but we are not necessarily endorsing any particular view presented. Rather, we are trying to offer a variety of viewpoints in hopes that a better, more civil dialogue will be possible.)

3 thoughts on “A Chick-Fil-A Roundup

  1. One of the things I noted a need for in my follow-up to my thoughts on Chick-Fil-A Appreciation Day is for Christians to be possessed of a certain sense of humor. Tripp York’s piece on Chick-Fil-A refusing to serve gay chickens exemplifies the sort of humor I meant.

  2. Thanks Jeremy! I enjoyed reading your post – some great ‘food’ for thought. 🙂 One of my favorite lines from your commentary on the whole debacle – “The cost of discipleship is not the cost of a chicken strip combo.” Amen, brother.

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