Anti-gay activist Scott Lively has
criticized Chick-fil-A CEO Dan Cathy's decision to no longer speak
out against marriage equality.
Last week, Cathy told The Atlanta
Journal-Constitution that he regretted dragging Chick-fil-A into
the marriage debate and that he won't be weighing in on the subject
Dan Cathy regrets gay marriage comments.)
Lively, also a Massachusetts
gubernatorial candidate, blasted Cathy over his decision, saying that
it suggests that the businessman “might be willing” at some point
to take the “Mark of the Beast,” commonly referred to as a sign
of the Antichrist.
“I am convinced that God is using the
homosexual issue as a test of believers all over the world,” Lively
wrote on Matt Barber's BarbWire. “What would it profit Mr.
Cathy to gain the whole world (or a few more restaurants on college
campuses), if his compromise of Biblical truth today makes him less
able to resist the real Mark of the Beast tomorrow?”
“In my mind's eye I used to see the
Mark of the Beast as a black dot on the back of the hand. Now it
looks like a Chick-Fil-A sandwich. I'll never buy another one, and I
hope you won't either,” he concluded.