I was out at a restaurant which I go to on occasion. This particular place is family style dining complete with homemade pie.
Once I sat at the table after ordering, I noticed on the wall next to me was a post card from a patron. The card was rating the place. Surprisingly, the patron excoriated the place for having a picture of Katy Perry hanging above it. Their claim was it was offensive, and it should be taken down.
Folks, I saw nothing offensive about it as a patron or an artist so what they were talking about I had no clue.
If you are like me, you talk to multiple people daily. Some are simply curmudgeons and are lost.
Something triggered this person who did not put his or her name on it. I can only guess that it has something to do with her stance on LGBT issues. They run askance of the Christian “be like Jesus” bubble and therefore some might find her picture offensive.
Firstly as Christians, we are called to love the sinner, not the sin. That in and of itself should absolve the issue of her picture being offensive.
Secondly, on this issue, God knew exactly what she was going to do when he formed her, and did it anyway. Since he has a habit of turning good from not so good, I would think placing their trust in him should be enough.
If I had to guess, I would suppose that was the trigger for the comment.
Ignorance on their part does not constitute a boycott of the restaurant, and for that reason, I will go there more often and make a point to get on Yelp and say nice things about them. Their food is great, and the people are really super friendly folks.
If you find yourself in the Dallas, Texas area, look up Mammas Daughters Diner and give them a try.
Save your fork as you will want some pie!
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Started work on my 26th novel today.
Much Love -TW