Biblical Family Values

“We are very much supportive of the family — the biblical definition of the family unit.” — Chick-Fil-A President, Dan Cathy.

That statement leaves me wondering just where in the Bible is the family unit defined. Is it the part where Cain killed his brother Abel? Or the part where Abraham almost sacrificed his son? Is it the part where Lot offered his daughters to be raped by a mob or when his daughters got him drunk and committed incest with him? Or maybe it’s the part where Joseph’s brothers sold him into slavery? How about the part that says one’s daughters can be sold into slavery?

Genesis 38:8-10 and Deuteronomy 25:5-10 tell us that having many wives and concubines is not only acceptable but expected. Apparently, polygamy is part of the biblical definition of the family unit. Why is it not socially acceptable today?

I’m very confused. Clarify this for me. I’m a little unclear on the virtuous family values here.

[Edit (08-01-12)]

He’s entitled to his beliefs and opinions. However, his statement was an open invitation and I responded. Just the same, I will most likely not be a Chick-Fil-A patron again. I don’t agree with his views on gay marriage but I won’t patronize his business because of health reasons. I don’t feel that Chick-Fil-A fare is good for my health. I avoid patronizing McDonalds, Burger King, and other fast food chains for the same reason.

I don’t believe it’s right for a government entity to discriminate against a company because of it’s president’s religious or political beliefs but, as a private citizen and a consumer, I can choose not to do business with a company for any reason whatsoever — business practices, poor service, a bad experience, religious or political views, affiliations, whatever.


Author: Rick

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