Dear Mr. Cathy

Dear Mr. Cathy,

I ain’t mad at ya. Really, I’m not. However, did you ever hear about the man who lived in a border state during the American Civil War?

Seems he was an understanding fellow. Because he understood how the Southern Confederates felt and understood how the Northern Union felt the way they did, he decided to effect a compromise. He decided since living on a border state between the Confederates and the Union, he would show his understanding by wearing a pair of Confederate pants and a Union shirt.

You can guess what happened. The Confederates shot him in the chest and the Union army shot him in the leg. No win situation.

I’m of the opinion you got thrust into this homosexual debacle without intent. You have a right to support who you please. I’m still of the opinion you are pro-family, pro-biblical, and pro-christian standards. That means you are not against any particular person but that you are against whatever is anti-family, bible, and christian.

So the debate has continued to live due to mis-information broadcasted through the media. Some outlets report changes in Chic-fi-la’s giving (ie. USA Today) while others maintain there has been no change in stance/giving (ie. BaptistPress).

Every media has a bias, a bent or perspective. I’m of the opinion that this one business was singled-out, attacked and the battle still rages. I do not believe the “stance” has changed since before the recent uprising, during or even now. I do suspect funding has changed. Regardless, I am a supporter.

Society talks about supporting businesses which support their particular views. Let’s get real. That is next to impossible. I will continue to patronize Chic-fi-la whenever I want a chicken sandwich.

I eat at restaurants where beer and wine is sold. I do not partake. I buy groceries where these are sold but no not buy. I read Jesus was attended a function where wine was served. There is no indication He partook. [Not interested in debating fermentation] I believe in being a witness for God.

Mr. Cathy, you are in a situation that reminds me, “You can please some of the people some some of the time but not all the people all the time.” So what is the answer?

Therefore, being always of good courage, and knowing that while we are at home in the body we are absent from the Lord- for we walk by faith, not by sight- we are of good courage, I say, and prefer rather to be absent from the body and to be at home with the Lord. Therefore we also have as our ambition, whether at home or absent, to be pleasing to Him. For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ, so that each one may be recompensed for his deeds in the body, according to what he has done, whether good or bad. (2 Corinthians 5:6-10 NASB)

For this reason also, since the day we heard of it, we have not ceased to pray for you and to ask that you may be filled with the knowledge of His will in all spiritual wisdom and understanding, so that you will walk in a manner worthy of the Lord, to please Him in all respects, bearing fruit in every good work and increasing in the knowledge of God; strengthened with all power, according to His glorious might, for the attaining of all steadfastness and patience; joyously giving thanks to the Father, who has qualified us to share in the inheritance of the saints in Light. (Colossians 1:9-12 NASB)

Until next time,

Hoss

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About Hoss

Married w/ 1 daughter & 3 step-children . Ordained minister. I do supply preaching every opportunity I get. Currently employed in a state prison system. Wife & I own a flower shop in a nearby city. I am approaching my late 50's, although I certainly don't look like it.
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