Public interest in Chick-fil-A’s founding ideas intensified in recent days over its chief executive’s plain-spoken approval of husbands and wives and the rejection that view implies of a fashionable conceit, “guy and husband.”

Criticism of homosexuality brings shrieks of indignation and grinding of teeth among our elites and their talking heads, and Christians are right to applaud the chicken restaurant chain’s moral outlook with their words and by taking their families out to eat for chicken sandwiches and Cokes.

But the Cathy family’s respect for the Lord’s Day is as shocking as its acceptance of marriage. If people understood his view of that day and the special claim God makes upon it, the gnashing of teeth might come from from the other side of the aisles — from among Christians who have a low view of the Fourth Commandment regarding the Sabbath, seeing it as an Old Testament ceremonial fulfilled by Christ and laid aside as were many ceremonial rites of old Israel.

As Christians in the next days rise to the company’s defense on marriage, might they be willing to consider Chick-fil-A’s Lord’s Day stand and defend that, as well?

The Cathy views on gays are stated opinion. The family’s biblical views on Sunday are company policy that affect employee schedules, profitability and consumers who can’t eat at Chick-fil-A on the first day of the week.

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