Chick-fil-A

Chick-fil-A to become 3rd largest fast-food chain in US sales amid growing popularity

"Over 50 years after opening the first restaurant in the Atlanta area, Chick-fil-A's sales numbers have risen significantly, bested only by McDonald's and Starbucks, according to food-service consultancy Technomic Inc, as reported by the Wall Street Journal." - Christian Examiner

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Chick-fil-A banned from Buffalo Niagara Int. airport for Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Salvation Army donations

In a statement, New York State Assemblyman Sean Ryan ilmplied that Chick-fil-A does not comply with anti-discrimination laws. "In response to the news, the chicken sandwich company released a statement denouncing the 'inaccurate narrative' being advanced about them." - Christian Post

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Worldviews in Conflict, Part 2

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Resolving the dispute

The entire dispute is one of worldviews. The two views, Secular America and Christianity, are in conflict. Inherent presuppositions mean it is not enough to ask which view is correct. It is also appropriate to consider which one is more rational. Which worldview is more coherent? God has given all men intellect (Gen 2:19-20), and Christianity can be shown to be true by presenting good, persuasive arguments for its central tenants and showing the world makes sense only when viewed through a biblical lens.

Ronald Nash observed that men should choose a worldview system which provides the most coherent picture of the world.1 He went on to explain three worldview tests which this essay will apply to the Chick-Fil-A controversy: reason, experience and practice.

On the basis of reason, experience and practice, it is clear the secular American worldview which condemns the anti-gay stance as “hateful” is completely irrational. Greg Koukl noted something is “irrational” if it violates clear principles of reason or flies in the face of clearly demonstrable evidence.2 A coherent worldview must pass the tests of reason, experience and practice. If a worldview fails any of these three tests, it is illogical and irrational. Secular America does fail each of these tests; therefore the secular American worldview is illogical and irrational.

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