Gay Pride Month has ended, but it leaves a sour taste behind.
One such example surfaced in Manhattan at the end of Pride Month when a spirited parade left a local Chick-fil-A restaurant vandalized.
It’s a sad example of the outright hate for Christ and Christians, and it runs rampant today.
So-called “Pride Month” occurs every year in June, bringing with it a host of parades and events that are intended to celebrate and embrace the homosexual lifestyle and behaviors.
People who identify as “members” of the homosexual community flock to major cities to show support for each other and publicly “identify” themselves.
But Pride Parades often become avenues for expressing hatred and violence as well.
One such parade in Manhattan resulted in the vandalism of a Chick-fil-A restaurant. Images of the restaurant show pink duct tape and profanity marking the windows.
Additionally, a rainbow-festooned sign reading “LOVE is a terrible thing to waste” blocked the restaurant’s door.
Fortunately there was no direct property damage to the restaurant, but this gesture is only one in a growing string of hateful acts toward Chick-fil-A and its company values.
Photos from the parade posted on Twitter show revelers gesturing obscenely at the restaurant’s facade.
Other Twitter comments display a shocking level of hatred for Chick-fil-A’s leadership and values.
The restaurant has come under fire ever since company president Dan Cathy publicly expressed his views on marriage.
“We are very much supportive of the family—the biblical definition of the family unit,” Cathy said.
“We know that it might not be popular with everyone, but thank the Lord, we live in a country where we can share our values and operate on biblical principles.”
Cathy’s strong support of Christian principles and ideals has attracted violent hatred from left-wing activists across the country.
Many liberal groups have called for a boycott on Chick-fil-A, arguing that no one should support a restaurant whose leadership operates on such conservative and traditional values.
Some colleges and airports have banned Chick-fil-A restaurants from being built in response to complaints and lawsuits specifically related to Cathy’s views on marriage and the family.
“We want to do anything we possibly can to strengthen families,” Cathy asserts.
Given the crumbling family structure in America, you’d think this mission would be applauded by everyone.
But hate groups still call for boycotts and demonstrations against the franchise.
When Chick-fil-A started development of its Manhattan location, protests abounded. One newspaper even called it an “infiltration” of New York City.
Several other inflammatory articles have circulated online recently, including one claiming, “If you care about queer people…you have absolutely no business eating at Chick-fil-A.”
Staying calm in the face of such strong words is hard, but it’s refreshing to see that Chick-fil-A continues to handle protests like this with grace and dignity.
Dan Cathy says, “I pray God’s mercy on our generation that has such a prideful, arrogant attitude.” He calls for other Christians to join him in this movement.
His example is admirable, especially in response to such acts as vandalism.
There is no news on whether the restaurant will file a complaint with the police or attempt to prosecute suspects.
The restaurant doesn’t fight back on social media, despite many provoking biting comments and arguments.
And even with the calls for boycotts and protests, the franchise is still thriving and selling as many chicken sandwiches as ever!
Even though Chick-fil-A remains closed on Sunday out of respect for the Lord’s Day, it has swiftly become the third biggest fast-food chain in the United States.
The restaurant chain’s bold stand for Christian values is a good example for all of us.
We can’t be afraid to stand up for what we believe in, even as the culture around us pressures us to accept behaviors and attitudes against God’s law.
And we can’t forget to pray!
Let’s follow Cathy’s example and pray for our generation’s attitude toward God.
Instead of being angry at those who vandalized the restaurant, pray for them and ask God to reveal Himself to them.
And finally, encourage Chick-fil-A in its efforts to move God’s work forward. Hey, you get to eat delicious chicken sandwiches and help families at the same time!