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Here’s What HuffPo Totally Doesn’t Get About Jesus, Chick-Fil-A, and Freedom

The Huffpo writer is completely unaware of his own hypocrisy here, as well as his very disturbing relationship with reality.

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A virtue signaling, self-righteous piece over at the Huffington Post this week is making waves across the internet today as one of the biggest cultural battles of the last decade is revived once again. There’s only one problem–the author is blisfully unaware how similar he is to his ideological enemies.

In a piece insufferably entitled If You Really Love LGBTQ People, You Just Can’t Keep Eating Chick-fil-A by one Noah Michelson in which he equates eating at Chick-Fil-A to literally persecuting gay people.

Michelson says he loved eating at Chick-Fil-A as a kid, but that all changed when he learned of the personal politics of its president, Dan Cathy.

You can imagine how upsetting it was for me when Chick-fil-A’s president, Dan Cathy, proudly came out as a homophobe in 2012 by claiming, “We are inviting God’s judgment on our nation when we shake our fist at Him and say, ‘We know better than you as to what constitutes a marriage,’ and I pray God’s mercy on our generation that has such a prideful, arrogant attitude to think that we have the audacity to define what marriage is about.”

Even worse, the company put its money where Cathy’s vile mouth was by donating millions of dollars each year to anti-LGBTQ organizations via its Winshape nonprofit organization.

As disappointed as I was to learn the chain I had loved as a child was working to make my life and the lives of my fellow queers a living hell, I was heartened by the swift response from the queer community and its supporters. For several years, the only time you’d catch an LGBTQ person or an ally at Chick-fil-A was for a protest.

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He goes on to lament the fact that, unfortunately, over time, the LGBTQ community and their so-called allies went back to eating at Chick-Fil-A after they had begun to single-handedly eradicate all personal religious objection to homosexuality, finally landing on the conclusion that if you don’t want to be an absolutely horrible human being, you should still take the bold stand of opting to eat your fast food from one of the other dozens of fast food establishments in America.

No one likes to hear that they’re doing something wrong ― or that they can’t have something that brings them immense pleasure ― but that’s still exactly what I’m telling you.

It’s time to choose where your loyalties lie ― with your community or with your stomach. I’m hoping you can find another restaurant to satiate your chicken sandwich cravings. If all else fails, there’s always this recipe to make a copycat version of the Chick-fil-A favorite at home. Sure, it won’t be exactly the same but it’s pretty damn close, and I promise it’ll go down a whole lot easier without all of that nasty queerphobia you’ve been ingesting.

Michaelson is completely unaware of his own hypocrisy here, as well as his very disturbing relationship with reality.

Dan Cathy, back in 2012, gave his opinion on gay marriage as a Biblical Christian. Secularists, particularly among the LGBT left, seem to be under the impression that when a Christian says that God is wrathful and we must obey His Word to avoid said wrath, that that’s hateful. It doesn’t matter if you believe the Bible or not, we genuinely believe what the Bible says.

If we hated homosexuals, we’d be perfectly happy to see them continue in their sin knowing we’ll be just fine come Judgement Day, right?

The “anti-LGBT” groups that Cathy donates to such as Family Research Council are actually pro-Christian groups that, again, with a Biblical perspective, believe that God’s view of the family and sexuality are morally positive for society. Yes, these groups have actively opposed gay marriage.

But it’s hyperbolic and difficult to respect when Michaelson jumps from an individual who owns a company and has personal beliefs that he acts upon philanthropically to Cathy “trying to make his life a living hell.” A civil union with your same-sex partner rather than a wedding isn’t exactly making your life a living hell, and it just goes to further highlight how much liberty the LGBT community has no idea that they have.

Like the liberty to spend their money wherever they chose, or write long, guilt-trippy op-eds in Huffington Post with the support of the entire left-wing media establishment.

The only problem is … Michaelson is exactly like Cathy. 

He’s a man with a belief system that doesn’t want to participate in something because it opposes his own personal belief system. He would like to spend his money on causes that reflect these beliefs. He believes these things so strongly that he has no problem telling other people they’re morally wrong for spending their money on things that are inconsistent with his beliefs if they profess to feel the same way.

In a free market system with natural rights, these things normally play out beautifully on their own, and to Michaelson’s dismay, Chick-Fil-A has survived the controversy just fine because they have an awesome product and good principles that help their company function well.

God bless America.

Furthermore, he’s even recommending giving something up that’s very difficult to do so for the sake of one’s principles.

This is something many Christians who experience same-sex attraction have done. This is something many Christians with heterosexual attraction have done, or with addictions, or unhealthy romantic relationships, questionably moral jobs, a party lifestyle, and on and on and on.

The one difference between Michaelson and Cathy, however, is their purpose for expressing their beliefs the way they do. While Cathy is concerned about saving as many people as possible from the judgment of God, Michaelson is putting himself on a pedestal for his impressive ability to resist a favorite fast food chain. The reward is personal pride, while Cathy’s is personal humility.

So you tell me who’s really making the sacrifice.

 

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Abused Woman Finds Herself With a Gun to Head, That’s When Jesus Changes Everything

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One of the most beautiful truths that exists in our reality is that though we are all broken, dead in our trespasses and sins, the love of Jesus Christ and His sacrificial death on the cross to remove the wrath of God hanging over us can rescue us from any horrific situation we might find ourselves in.

A great example of this truth is the story of Lakeisha. When Lakeisha was eight-years-old her parents divorced and her dad moved out of the house. As she grew older, Lakeisha was starving for a man’s love, which led her to seek the love and affection she should’ve had from her father from other boys, leading to a series of bad decisions.

At the age of 17 she had her first child and started co-habitating with the father, a relationship that quickly turned abusive. As the years rolled by, Lakeisha had three more children and participated in a string of bad, violent, abusive relationships.

But then one day, everything changed.

She was truly lost when one day a woman at her children’s daycare reminded her that Jesus loved her, and she was worthy of love. Not long after, Lakeisha’s relationship spiraled out of control and one evening her boyfriend held a gun to her head, threatening to kill her and himself. Lakeisha prayed ot the Lord to help her.

And that’s when a knock at the door from the landlord saved her life and gave her a second chance. Lakeisha finally worked up the courage to take her children and leave the abusive situation. She started living her life for Christ and just look at the difference it has made. I’m so glad she’s sharing this inspiring testimony with the world.

What a beautiful story of redemption, amen?

Our God not only rescues us from the power and penalty of our sins — if we place our faith and trust in Jesus Christ alone for salvation — but he also adopts us into His family. This means we become his children, and He becomes our father.

Many folks, including Lakeisha, don’t have a good earthly father to look up to, to provide them with love, acceptance and security. However, what they failed to provide, God will give in abundance. He is a good Father who never abuses His children or neglects them. We can rest secure in our Heavenly Father’s arms, knowing that He always cares for us.

Source: God Vine

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The Deadliest Place in the World for Christians Goes Ignored By the Mainstream Media

As ISIS has been slowly subdued, a new mass threat is rising against Christians on a different continent, and it is one that global leaders have so far failed to respond to.

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Over the last decade, we’ve watched in horror as ISIS swept across the Middle East, brutally persecuting Christians along their path for dominance in the region.

As ISIS has been slowly subdued, a new mass threat is rising against Christians on a different continent, and it is one that global leaders have so far failed to respond to.

In Nigeria, Fulani herdsmen have been waging an unthinkably evil and violent campaign against Christian farmers, leaving thousands dead as the government turns a blind eye.

Charisma News reports:

A new wave of attacks by Fulani herdsmen against Christians is leading one international human rights advocate to call on the U.S. Congress to appoint a special envoy to investigate.

“Nigeria is now the deadliest place in the world to be a Christian,” explained attorney Emmanuel Ogebe. “What we have is a genocide. They are trying to displace the Christians, they are trying to possess their land and they are trying to impose their religion on the so-called infidels and pagans who they consider Christians to be.”

Two weeks ago, 238 people were killed in a village massacre in north-central Nigeria. Six of Ogebe’s relatives were among the victims.

“From what we have been able to piece together, the husband and his pregnant wife, he tried to take her out of the house to safety and come back for the kids,” recalled Ogebe. “But they ran into the herdsmen along the way and they shot him and his pregnant wife and they went into their home and they killed their 4-year-old son and their 6-year-old daughter who were asleep in their beds.”

He said the Muslim attackers also killed two relatives who were visiting the family during summer break.

Ogebe said he was told that authorities would not allow the corpses of his relatives to be taken away for separate burial. Instead, they were buried in a mass grave with the other victims.

Dr. Michael Brown, author and radio host, says that the Western media is doing very little to bring attention to this crisis.

“While these Nigerian Christians weep, the West remains in the dark,” he says, explaining that the Nigerian government is characterizing the violence as a simple rural rivalry.

He shares this from a Nigerian blog post:

“Christians here are incensed that the Nigerian president is telling the world that the explanation for this brutality is conflict between Fulani herdsman and farmers. As a Nigerian headline put it, ‘Bukhari [the president] says 300 Fulani cows were stolen.’ In other words, the Fulani herdsmen retaliated because their cows were stolen.”

Meanwhile, Brown says, babies are being hacked up, women raped, young and old burned alive.

Please keep the Nigerian Christians in your prayers and share this or Dr. Brown’s articles to bring attention to this horrific crisis.

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Facebook Censors Gospel Music Video, and the Reason Why Is Chilling

How many more stories of ludicrous censorship to we have to hear before is held accountable for these highly suspicious business practices?

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No matter how you slice it, it is clear that Facebook censorship is getting to be very problematic.

In the latest incident of absolutely ridiculous content flagging from Facebook censor bots, a Gospel group found a video they’d shared and paid to have promoted was removed for being “political.”

WND has the story:

The Gospel music group Zion’s Joy! posted its new song “What Would Heaven Look Like,” a purely spiritual Christian praise song, to Facebook, boosting it with a $100 purchase – only to see the song censored for “political content.”

In a statement, a Facebook spokeswoman said that its political ad policy is “new, broad and exists to prevent election interference, so we’re asking people with content that falls under those rules to simply get authorized and show who paid for the ad in order for it to run.”

“Separately, we made an error by deleting the original post,” the statement continued. “As soon as we identified what happened, we restored the post since it does not violate our Community Standards and have apologized to Zion’s Joy.”

This is becoming a pattern from Facebook policies aimed at censorship. Christian or conservative content creators constantly find their posts flagged or removed for the most ridiculous reasons only to have Facebook apologize and say it was a mistake.

Facebook needs to be honest with themselves that they simply can’t continue to try to walk the line between editor and platform. They are trying to both mitigate how ideologically-driven the content Facebook users see is allowed to be as well as continue to convince users their free speech remains intact.

They simply can’t play this game for much longer before they decide to either reserve complete editorial control and see the end to Facebook as we know it, or stop trying to interfere with the free speech of their users.

How many more stories of ludicrous censorship to we have to hear before Facebook is held accountable for these highly suspicious business practices?

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