Here is the petition. As I stated, the couple are a professing Christian and a Reform Jew. "My wife and I are both small business owners, and like many American families, our family enjoys family vacations, going to church and temple, and large cookouts with our extended family, friends and community."
They also need the Gospel. Clearly, they are hostile to it and--at best--misunderstand what Dan Cathy believes and does. "Since 2003, Chick-fil-A has given more than $5 million to organizations that actively work to hurt LGBT Americans. These groups include the Family Research Council, which the Southern Poverty Law Center deems a hate group. Additionally, Chick-fil-A has donated to groups that have gone on record as calling for "criminal sanctions" against gay and lesbian Americans, as well as groups that promote so-called "ex-gay therapy," a practice both debunked and deemed as harmful by nearly every major medical authority in the country."
They do not understand that homosexuality--at best--is a thorn in the flesh with which many homosexuals struggle, and--at worst-- of "a "deprived mind," that marriage equality is "twisted up," and that making marriage equality legal is "inviting God's judgment."" Remember that Sodom and Gomorrah were destroyed for homosexuality, and--even though this is another discussion--even more spared for their homosexuality than some cities will be for merely refusing to believe in Jesus.
Dan Cathy and others are out to help, not hurt, homosexuals and others and to even save them. Therefore, for the sake of the Gospel (which is inherently Jewish) and the Christians like Dan Cathy who believe in the Gospel, go tell Marci and Marlysa Alt what I did: "I agree with Dan Cathy and hope that he can have a dialogue with you about what Evangelical Christians believe and why we believe it."
If you can't tell them as I--a Jewish Evangelical Christian--told them, tell them that you at least believe in Dan Cathy's right to believe and discuss--even if you don't agree with--Evangelical Christian (Messianic Jewish) views. After all, if nothing else, why should Dan Cathy deprive a Jew like Marlysa Alt of the Gospel if he truly believes Romans 1:16 and 10:13-15? Also, why equally deprive a gentile like Marcia Alt of the Gospel that a Jewish man (Jesus, Yeshua) literally died (and rose) to preach to both Jews and gentiles?