Huffington Post Mangles Bible to Bash Chick-fil-A
The media crusade against Christian company Chick-fil-A for upholding Christian values and support companies favoring traditional marriage has reached new depths of insanity. In a satire piece blasting Chick-fil-A, Huffington Post contributor Domenick Scudera used his biblical ignorance to bash the Christian restaurant.
Scudera lambasted the Christian firm in a July 19 article snidely titled “Did Jesus Eat Chick-fil-A at the Last Supper?” His beef with Chick-fil-A: that the owner, Dan Cathy, stated that his “restaurant is based on biblical principles.”
Scudera began his piece by mockingly proclaiming: “There is no reason to go to church anymore. I can get my dose of religion and values by driving through my local Chick-fil-A!” He then targeted the company for daring to profess its Christianity: “The next time I order myself up a Spicy Chicken Sandwich Deluxe and those yummy Waffle Potato Fries, I hope my server will share some biblical wisdom with me. I'll have a side order of Deuteronomy, please!”
Scudera ignored the fact that Christianity is not merely doctrine – it is a way of life. Christian owners will not force their religion on their workers and customers, but they will express Christian values in their company policies.
But such niceties were lost on Scudera, who instead turned his guns on traditional marriage: “When Mr. Cathy says that Chick-fil-A is very supportive of the "biblical definition of the family unit," to which definition is he referring? I have found several in the Bible. Abraham, David, Jacob and Solomon all had multiple wives. Is this what he means? There are also examples of husbands with concubines in the Bible.”
That is true – but Biblical figures who took on more than one wife suffered as a result of their polygamy. After Abraham took a concubine (at his wife’s urging), God did not visit him for 13 years. Jacob’s two wives fought over him constantly and bitterly, creating marital discord. The Bible explicitly stated of Solomon that “his wives turned away his heart.” (1 Kings 11:3) Evidence of marital strife wrought by polygamy was hardly a ringing endorsement for the institution.
Scudera continued to emphasize his biblical ignorance: “In another interview, Mr. Cathy said that ‘we are inviting God's judgment on our nation’ when it comes to gay marriage. My question here is: are gay people allowed to eat Chick-fil-A? The company gave millions to anti-gay causes last year, so do they want these heathens buying their sandwiches?” Scudera continued the lazy and false assertion that opposition to gay marriage is equivalent to hatred of gay people.
Scudera then mockingly cited Levitical dietary laws: “Since Mr. Cathy is an expert on the Bible and on food, I hope he can also explain how to deal with the fact that some of Chick-fil-A's offerings do not seem to follow biblical dietary laws. For instance, in Leviticus 11:7 it says, ‘And the swine, though he divide the hoof, and be clovenfooted, yet he cheweth not the cud; he is unclean to you.’ But at Chick-fil-A, I can order up a Bacon, Egg and Cheese Biscuit. Swine is forbidden, but bacon is OK, is that right?”
Again, Scudera’s biblical ignorance was evident. In Acts 10:15, St. Peter was commanded to eat animals forbidden by the Jewish dietary law in a dream. With the coming of Christianity, the old dietary restrictions setting apart the Jews as the Chosen People did not apply; the Gospel of Jesus Christ was extended to everyone, Jew and Gentile alike.
Scudera closed his rant with a self-oblivious broadside: “And I thank the Lord that I live in a country where fast food is a place of judgment and where chicken sandwiches bring me closer to the Almighty God.” Fast food has indeed become a place of judgment – Scudera and his cohorts have been judging Chick-fil-A for daring to follow a Christian lifestyle.
For Scudera and his cohorts, any corporate opposition to gay marriage is tantamount to heresy which must be quashed at any cost. Even if they have to display stunning biblical ignorance in order to do so.