Interview with Rachel from Chick-fil-a

Fox News snagged an interview with the Chick-fil-a worker named Rachel who was berated by a drive-thru customer last Wednesday. In the accompanying article, Rachel explains why she responded so magnanimously: “I’m Christian and God tells us to love thy neighbor.” Watch the interview above. (HT: Danny Akin)

6 Responses to Interview with Rachel from Chick-fil-a

  1. Joe Carter August 8, 2012 at 1:43 am #

    Thanks for posting this video, Denny.

    But shame on Fox News. She asks them not to reveal her last name . . . and then they reveal her last name in the chiron at the bottom of the screen.

    • Denny Burk August 8, 2012 at 6:17 am #

      I didn’t even notice that. That’s really bad.

    • Stephen Beck August 8, 2012 at 3:35 pm #

      Actually I bet that’s her middle name. Her fiance inadvertently revealed both their names in a link posted elsewhere that I saw, and it wasn’t Elizabeth.

      I love how the video ends “It’s our pleasure!” Classic. I’m glad she took the opportunity to be on national TV to issue a simple offer of forgiveness and not follow up by berating Adam Smith or people with similar beliefs. Her simple and gracious speech is a big testimony for the confidence she has in her beliefs; unfortunately for Adam, his apology video sounded sincere enough but by the end of the video it all rang hollow with his inability to stop talking.

  2. Don Johnson August 8, 2012 at 8:48 am #

    The guy in the car was prepared for what he was going to do, she was not, except by her training.

    2Ti 4:1 I charge you in the presence of God and of Christ Jesus, who is to judge the living and the dead, and by his appearing and his kingdom:
    2Ti 4:2 preach the word; be ready in season and out of season; reprove, rebuke, and exhort, with complete patience and teaching.

    She was ready to be a witness “out of season” because she had prepared and trained and knew her place was secure in Christ.

  3. Nathan Cesal August 9, 2012 at 1:24 pm #

    The media wants a juicy story. Some Christians want validation and they see persecution, however slight, as validation. Mike Huckabee wants a hero.

    The guy at the drive thru was a jerk. She responded amicably. I don’t see a juicy story, validation or a hero here. Maybe if the guy blew the paper wrapper from his straw at her there would be these things.

    I dare you to put this supposed persecution next the real persecution LGBT endure. She’s still alive –she wasn’t murdered or ridiculed to the point of suicide. There aren’t any bruises on her face –just a surprised look. There are no lines miles long to keep her out of society. She can’t be fired for being Christian. She won’t be denied housing. She’s not kicked out on the street by her family. She soon will be married and have extra support from a secular government to make the most of her life in the way that is satisfying to her.

    Hello! If you are against persecution, aren’t these things better candidates to get riled up about?

  4. Steve Hayes August 9, 2012 at 10:58 pm #

    Nathan,

    For what it’s worth, I want to say that I’m sorry. Homosexuals have been treated terribly at times by Christians. There’s no excuse for it. I hold to a traditional view of marriage, but I am sick over the fact that many homosexuals have been treated terribly over the years. It’s one thing to see this differently, but it’s another to treat people with disdain instead of kindness. Many Christians have treated homosexuals with disdain, and it’s shameful.

    I will always hold to what I believe is the plain truth of the Bible, but I hope to hold this view with kindness and love. I’m not sorry that I view the practice of homosexuality as a sin, but I’m very sorry that homosexuals have been hurt so badly by people who have treated them as less than human. It’s inexcusable.

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