You Should Be Angry At Chick For those who missed it, it has apparently come to Chick fil A’s attention that the Salvation Army, despite tangibly aiding numerous impoverished and homeless gay people and loudly advertising its non discriminatory agatha bague argent hiring practices, still exists while not having conceded every possible inch of square ground that could be conceded to the gay lobby. coque iphone 6 pas cher Their bague argent anneaux entrelacés official policy language dictates that people who hold “leadership roles” should adhere to “Salvation Army beliefs,” which includes not engaging in same sex relationships. Their clergy don’t perform same sex weddings, although the organization does rent out their meeting rooms for same sex wedding bague argent oxyde receptions. Officers can even affirm and participate as guests at same sex weddings as long as they aren’t in uniform. Nevertheless, because some shred of actual Methodism still remains somewhere in the official structure of bracelet argent et corail the organization if you peer hard enough with bracelet argent triskell a magnifying glass, apparently all this is still not enough to wash away that damned spot. coque iphone 6 According to Chick bague argent et ceramique fil A President Tim Tassopoulos, cutting off financial aid to “anti LGBTQ organizations” like the Salvation Army is a necessary bague argent et pierre business step after “taking it on the chin” from hostile regions where the chain hoped to expand. (The irony that this support bague argent 925 should coincide with their exciting new charitable commitment to alleviating poverty and homelessness has not been lost.) He also says it’s necessary in order to clarify “who bracelet argent jean delatour we are.” Whatever Mr. bague argent noir et blanc Tassopoulos’s other goals may be, suffice it to say he has succeeded in that one. In a recent blog post, the SBC’s Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission president Russell Moore asks the rhetorical question, “Should You Be Angry At Chick fil A” The post lives up to its title with the sort of vaguely chiding sanctimony that is Moore’s wont. coque samsung bague argent opale Christians’ anger is “understandable,” he soothes, but perhaps we should wait and reserve judgement until it’s a bit clearer what’s really going on here. “I’m not sure what direction Chick fil A is going with this,” he repeats twice with furrowed brow. But, he says, let us make the leap over seventy thousand fathoms and just suppose “for the sake of the argument” that bracelet argent gravable Chick fil A is in fact kicking their friends in the back to appease the mob. His first suggestion is not to boycott, since boycotts tend to be little more than symbolic gestures. coque iphone coque samsung j5 (I have no dog in bracelet argent artisanaux this particular fight, being the sort of consumer who wants both my chicken sandwich and my Starbucks coffee now rather than later, and also being the sort bague argent artisanale of consumer who doesn like to punish decent people down the food chain of a food chain for the cowardice of their superiors.) Moving on, he offers this reflection: There’s a place for Christians to engage with the company, to ask questions, and to bague argent emeraude pas cher provide input on to what they are saying with their withholding of funds in the future. We should be engaged, but we shouldn’t feel betrayed and defeated. coque samsung Whatever the cultural markers of “Christian chicken” that we half way joke about it, the Bible and the gospel do not need corporate sponsorship, of any kind. Perhaps I’m nave, but I still have a fondness for the idea of expecting something of people, including the individual people who make up corporate Christian entities. I still like the idea that when someone who claims to represent Christ in the public square does something egregiously immoral, or shameful, or craven, people who used to admire them react with “Well, that’s a damn shame.” Moore finally concludes, “Jesus is never made frantic, neither by those who oppose him, nor by his disciples when they go a bit wobbly. He is here to feed us with food we know not of, food we ignore because we are too consumed talking about how to feed our stomachs (Mk 8:14 21).” Where we would all be without Dr. Moore to remind us that we should put our trust in Jesus rather than fast food corporations, I dare not think. coque iphone 5 As Hans Fiene bitingly puts it, “The real reason we upset about Chick fil A is because we have bague argent biker gotten confused and concluded that a chicken sandwich restaurant is the Church. Such fools we are!” Perhaps it’s ironic that I should find a young, unapologetically active gay classicist to be a clearer and more insightful voice on Chick fil A vs. The World than the president of the ERLC. But here I go, bague argent perle de culture quoting Spencer Klavan (yes,ap Andrew) at the American Mind: Christians are invested in Chick fil A’s decisions not because they are obsessed with fried chicken, but because they understand the stakes bague argent gothique of the confrontation playing out in front of them. coque huawei In the language of brand warfare, radical gay activists have made their message to the Church quite explicit: nothing but your annihilation will be enough. As Klavan incisively writes, for leftists this is a zero sum combat to the death. They bague argent pierre rose agitate not out of any genuine care or concern for gay people, but out of pure spite that somewhere there should exist even one business whose owners disagree with them. coque iphone While I’m quoting gay men who distinguish themselves from some evangelicals by having something fresh and interesting to say, Douglas Murray offers his British perspective on Chick fil A’s abortive attempt to open in Reading here. coque iphone 6 He highlights something else that should worry not just conservative Christians but any individual who values his free expression: the terrifying vulnerability that is exposed when bullies have their way with bague argent onyx noir femme a corporation. For another example, Murray considers the case of Equinox Fitness gyms, whose celebrity clients decided “they could not possibly push weights or fall off a yoga ball” in a gym whose parent company had a chairman discovered to be fundraising for Donald Trump. A flurry of apologetic e mails swiftly followed, in which Chairman Ross was thrown under the nearest bus, and a million nazar boncuk bracelet argent dollar donation to the ‘House Ballroom Community comprised of sexual bague argent et perle and gender minority people of color (LGBTQ and gender non conforming)’ was offered as tribute. “You’ll recognize that sound,” writes Murray, sticking the shiv in the ribs. “It is the sound of a modern corporate begging for its life.” It also emerges in Murray’s article that Chick fil A has in fact been dabbling in LGBT related donations for a while. While it’s never donated to a minority transgendered ethnic dance community, that we know of, it threw cash with limp wristed wistfulness at some gay film festivals and an Iowa Pride picnic. coque huawei Murray turns the knife: “It didn’t exactly beg for its corporate life, but it did suggest that it would be nice if it could have one.” And now here we are, and here’s the Salvation Army, holding their red kettle and ringing their little bell and feeling just slightly confused. And yes, you bet I’m a little bit angry about it all. Angry, and also alarmed, because if the Salvation Army can be made to pay today, what about the little guy who sticks up for the Salvation Army on his FaceBook page tomorrow But at bague argent 925 femme least there’s a happy ending for one person out of all this: Tim Tassopoulos. For my part, I can only think of Thomas More’s words to Richard Rich in A Man for All Seasons, when Rich betrays bague argent onyx him in exchange for being made attorney general of Wales. Why, Mr. coque iphone Tassopoulos, it profits a man nothing to give his soul for the whole world.