They fund gay reparative Exodus International programs and now former Alaska governor Sarah Palin is showing the world her support of Chick-fil-A’s anti-gay politics.
Palin tweeted on Friday, “Stopped by Chick-fil-A in The Woodlands to support a great business.” The controversial Palin attached a photo of their pitstop.
In a new interview with Baptist Press, Cathy said, “We don’t claim to be a Christian business. There is no such thing as a Christian business.” He continued, “Christ never died for a corporation. He died for you and me. In that spirit … [Christianity] is about a personal relationship. Companies are not lost or saved, but certainly individuals are.”
Cathy added, “But as an organization we can operate on biblical principles. So that is what we claim to be. [We are] based on biblical principles, asking God and pleading with God to give us wisdom on decisions we make about people and the programs and partnerships we have. And He has blessed us.”
“All throughout the New Testament there is an evangelism strategy related to our performance in the workplace…Our work should be an act of worship. Our work should be our mission field. As long as we are stateside, let’s don’t think we have to go on mission trips by getting a passport…If you’re obedient to God you are going to be evangelistic in the quality of the work you do, using that as a portal to share [Christ],” he said in the interview.
Regarding the “traditional family” and Chick-fil-A’s support of anti-gay legislature, Cathy expressed, “Well, guilty as charged. We are very much supportive of the family – the biblical definition of the family unit. We are a family-owned business, a family-led business, and we are married to our first wives. We give God thanks for that.”
Palin’s daughter Bristol deflected her son Tripp’s anti-gay slur in a new interview. The teenage mom just signed a contract to compete on Dancing with the Stars: All Stars and told Zap2it, “There’s controversy all the time no matter what. People take things out of context. This is the type of show, though, where politics, they’re not an issue. They’re not going to get you the whole way on this show. It’s just going to be fun. It’s all about a good, positive competition.”