Engaging Weekend is a collection of articles from the weekend you might have missed. But we thought they were important and wanted to make sure you had a chance to read them.
LGBT Leader Reveals Friendship With Dan Cathy of Chick-fil-A
Shane Windmeyer is a prominent LGBT activist and co-founder of the activist group Campus Pride. This week he revealed to the world that he has developed a friendship with Dan Cathy of Chik-Fil-A. This would not be news if it weren’t for the fact that Windmeyer and Cathy are on opposite ends of the spectrum in their beliefs about marriage. Windmeyer aggressively campaigned against Chick-Fil-A after comments made by Cathy on his marriage position. But after spending some time talking and texting with Cathy, the two developed a friendship. Of their conversation Windmeyer said: “It was awkward at times but always genuine and kind…It is not often that people with deeply held and completely opposing viewpoints actually risk sitting down and listening to one another. We see this failure to listen and learn in our government, in our communities and in our own families. Dan Cathy and I would, together, try to do better than each of us had experienced before.” It may seem strange to Windmeyer, but the reality is that many Christians and others with a deeply held traditional marriage conviction are willing to sit and talk about their position in a civil way. I certainly am. It’s called tolerance. Not the new, liberal definition of accepting and affirming every politically correct opinion. I mean the actually definition, respecting the right of others to hold divergent opinions and respectfully agreeing to disagree. Kudos to both men! Click here for original article.
About Nathan Cherry
Nathan Cherry is the chief editor and blogger for the Engage Family Minute blog, the official blog of the FPCWV. He serves also as the Regional Development Coordinator as a liaison to the pastor's of West Virginia. He is a pro-life, pro-traditional marriage, pro-religious freedom conservative. He is also a husband, father, pastor, author, musician, and follower of Jesus Christ.