Unless you have been engrossed in the Olympics 24/7 you’ve undoubtedly read something in the news about Chick-fil-A recently. In one corner we have Dan Cathy, CEO of Chick-fil-A, who made it clear during a radio interview that he supports the biblical definition of marriage. In the other corner we have the LBGT (lesbian, bi, gay, transgender) crowd who were appalled by his statements calling them anti-gay and then called for a boycott of his fast food chain. Later they called for a Kiss-in; encouraging LBGT’s to go to their local Chick-fil-A and kiss someone of the same sex. Not some random person who is eating a chicken sandwich just so we’re clear, but their partner. That was countered, by those supporting Dan Cathy’s position on marriage, with the creation of a “Chick-fil-A” appreciation day. The battle was on!
So who won? The battle isn’t over and won’t be any time soon. But sex seems to be more front and center than ever. Can you imagine taking your family to dinner at Chick-fil-A and all of the sudden you’re surrounded by a bunch of women kissing each other on your left and a bunch of men kissing each other on your right? Of course you don’t have to go to Chick-fil-A during a Kiss-in to see that. There are pictures all over the news of it happening. So when your 8 year old daughter asks you, “Why are those two men kissing?”. What do you say?
Parents who believe in the biblical definition of marriage may think that the fact that they are married to the opposite sex is all the modeling they need to do for their kids on this issue. You may want to rethink that. TV shows, movies and the news are all promoting that marriage is the logical step for two people who love each other, even if they’re the same sex. How grounded are your kids in what God’s plan for marriage is really all about? Why did God define marriage as between a man and a woman? If you don’t know the answers to these questions chances are neither do your kids. If you do know the answers don’t assume your kids know and understand them. I bet they have questions and may be confused because of what they’ve seen, heard and watched. Maybe it’s time to take your kids to Chick-fil-A and have the “marriage” talk. Just make sure no Kiss-in’s are scheduled.