Enough with your hypocritical nonsense! There is no "woke cancel culture!" How can someone stand so close to their own hypocrisy and not see it! The Family Foundation is celebrating Jack Phillips for refusing to service someone because they were gay but in the same breath denounce the gay staff at Metzger's for refusing to service them because they are against gay people. You cannot have your cake and eat it to, particularly at Metzger's Bar and Butchery. By the way, the crime is not your beliefs. Stop trying to make yourselves out to be victims all the time. The perceived crime is in trying to force everyone to live according to your beliefs, a concept I might add - not supported in the bible. If interested, I wrote an extensive devotional on the baker stories called, "Sinners in the Hands of an Angry Baker." Google it if interested.
"The Family Foundation was told on the day of their reservation that the restaurant, Metzger Bar and Butchery, would not be honored. The restaurant, co-owned by celebrity chef Brittanny Anderson who is known for her shows "Top Chef" and "Chopped," released a statement saying they did not want their employees to feel "uncomfortable" or "unsafe." If every restaurant in the world refused customers because some of the waitstaff were "uncomfortable" serving them, there would not be any open restaurants in the world." - James Lasher
Kinda not even close to the point. I am not here to defend the restaurant. They can choose to run their business as they wish. We are here to discuss the prevalence of the church playing chicken little. If they do not get their way, every time, they cry to the heavens that the sky is falling. In doing so they eviscerate the witness for Christ and His gospel. They key verses find Jesus warning His followers what they can expect for following Him. Delivered over to their enemies. Beaten in synagogues. Being denied the Linzer Tarts at the most popular local eating establishments. Wait, that last one doesn't sound right. Seriously, we are to stand before Governors and Kings - not to whine about how badly we are treated, but rather to give glory to His name!
"The restaurant did not elaborate on just how the waitstaff would be "unsafe" serving the group. The truth behind the matter was that bigotry led to the decision, the same ugliness that spawned separate water fountains and bathrooms in previous decades. But Christians who read their Bibles know this type of hatred not only exists, but is specifically targeted toward them. Jesus shared to His disciples that before the world hated them, it hated Him first (John 15:18-19), and this type of encounter is only going to become more prevalent and violent." - James Lasher
Dear Lord are you serious? The world does not hate Jesus because they can't get dinner reservations at Tavern on the Green. They hate Him because they refuse to believe. They hate Him because He is the exclusive only way to the Father. They hate Him because they love their sin more. NAR dominionism always makes the story about themselves instead of Christ. And then to compare this to segregation? What the Family Foundation fails to see is they started the fight! When you stake out the far-right political positions and claim superior morality in doing so, is it any wonder that the people you are railing against push back? And what is the great push back? No one was captured and tortured for two years. You just couldn't hold your desert reception planning how you can overthrow the gay marriage supreme court decision, while being waited on by gay wait staff.
"The proof is already in America, as pro-life pregnancy centers are firebombed, Christian businesses are sued time after time and the gospel message is purposefully distorted to suit society's standards instead of society living up to God's standard. Refusal of service for Christians won't end with restaurants. There are already conservative and Christian groups dealing with cancellation from Big Tech companies like YouTube and Facebook, while banks like Chase have closed conservative bank accounts without giving any reason why." - James Lasher
You Tube and Facebook have terms of service (TOS), which people must agree to in order to be given an account. Those that were closed violated the TOS. In most cases it was due to disinformation about COVID or vaccines. You have the right in this country to believe whatever you want but that does not mean you have the right to a platform for those absurd beliefs. While any act of violence should be firmly rebuked, the writer fails to acknowledge the violence is also carried out the other way, such as murdering abortion doctors. The overarching point remains here. Businesses deciding who to service and not service is not persecution. Not only that, but the decisions made are based upon actions taken, not individual faith.
"But Christians can fight back against this hateful conduct. Jesus declared that the love of God changes lives and Paul exhorted believers to put on the full armor of God to fight the real enemy in the spiritual realm. Even as the left decries the power of prayer in a situation such as a mass shooting, this is a trick of the enemy to deceive people about just how powerful prayers are!
The love of God has the power to overcome the hatred the world is displaying in this day and age, and it is up to Christians worldwide to show that love to the world." - James Lasher