They got their 15 minutes of fame by publicly opposing gay marriage on the grounds that it wasn’t ‘Biblical’ (and funding – second-hand – some nasty homophobic groups) in the name of ‘family values’.
Aside: Don’t get me wrong, they are a private company and they are free to present any image they like and spend their profits in any way they choose. All I am doing is pointing out how they live up to the values they themselves profess to live according to.
Well, now they are revealing more about exactly what constitutes these ‘Biblical family values’ that Chick-fil-A promotes: Mother-Son Medieval Date Night!!!
They even promote it on their own website! Here is a screenshot:
So, what exactly are ‘Biblical family values’?
The Society of Christians for the Restoration of Old Testament Morality has taken the time to compile brochures on both the Biblically correct Marriage and Biblical family values – though, they do quote the New Testament as well as the Old one in order to support their points. Do check them out!
We learn from ‘Biblically Correct Family Values’ that Deuteronomy 21:18-21 gives instructions to parents how to go about having a disobedient son stoned to death, Judges 11:30-39 gives instructions how to sacrifice your daughter to God (and no, this time there is no last-moment intervention to stop the sacrifice), and, among other things, tosses in the New Testament Biblical family values as instructed by both Matthew (10:34-36) and Luke (14:26).
From ‘Keeping Marriage Biblically Correct’, we learn from Genesis (16:3) all about Abram and Sarai and how she gave him her maidservant Hagar for a wife and we also learn (32:22) about Jacob and his two wives and his two concubines. The booklet also gives useful tips on rape-crisis counseling (from both Deuteronomy and Leviticus) and how to find a wife (Deuteronomy and Exodus) and other useful bits of advice on how to live according to Biblical values.
However, unless one goes all the way back to wondering whom exactly did the sons of Adam procreate with if the only female in existence was their mother, Eve, there is nothing there about mothers dating their sons (though there is plenty about fathers impregnating their daughters…).
Perhaps Chick-fil-A will enlighten us all…
April 29, 2013 at 18:47
most people haven’t read the bible, at least in full. or if they have, they will distort whatever contrary evidence they receive and manipulate it to match their preconceived opinions.
i can’t wait until the day comes where people can palatably say that the bible is full of violence and hatred and needs to be forgone. i think that’s a generation or two away, to be honest.
Perhaps in the US – it is a pretty mainstream idea in most other Western democracies already.
April 30, 2013 at 06:27
Yes, in many of the European countries (as well as Japan, and maybe Australia) atheism and agnosticism are the norm (which makes me feel like I was born in the wrong place perhaps). I’ve talked to people in Denmark, and this seems to be the case in several other developed countries, that a handful churches exist just for tradition and historical, but most people regard religion as fiction.
April 30, 2013 at 12:06
It’s quite odd that you would criticize them for being homophobic when you routinely celebrate other vicious religious;y-motivated homophobes. Blazing Cat Fur comes to mind first. Does one have to be a rabid anti-Muslim extremist before they are shielded from criticism by you for being anti-gay bigots?
April 30, 2013 at 14:34
Oh, I see. Its easier for you to be a coward and just avoid the inconvenient fact that you routinely promote and celebrate homophobes. I guess I shouldn’t expect any more from a coward and a hypocrit.
April 30, 2013 at 21:31
bIjatlh ‘e’ yImev
May 2, 2013 at 11:02
Yes, you would like me to shut up wouldn’t you? It is very inconvenient for right wing extremist trying to use homophobia in the Muslims world to forment hatred of Muslims when those very extremists are anti-gay bigots themselves.