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Science Kids-Planet Earth by Deborah Chancellor/Chick-fil-A® (Bad Fruit)

What is Chick-fil-A®, the popular Christian food chain that many of us frequent for those amazing chicken sandwiches and chocolate shakes, allowing to be taught in their most recent Kid’s Meal Program book series, “Science Kids-Planet Earth,” by Deborah Chancellor?

a) God created the earth in a literal 6-24 hour day period/young earth as recorded in Genesis and as taught in Christian orthodoxy;

b) Theistic Evolution or Aggressive Creationism/God created the earth via Evolution/old earth; as taught by the liberal church;

c) Evolution (without a Divine Creator-God)/old earth, as taught by atheists, agnostics, our education system; OR

d) A really good fried chicken recipe?

Hint:  In relation to the Himalayas, “these mountains are several millions years old.”   To the Alps, “these mountains are a few million years old.”  And the Colorado River, it is credited for “creating the amazing Grand Canyon.”  To my surprise, “Creator God” and “Genesis” are never mentioned, at all.  So, the answer above is “C.”  Needless, to say, the “science facts” of evolution are being presented in this book to kids, for a partnering with “fellow” parents to teach their kids this information as stated by the company’s President & COO, Dan T. Cathy:

“The people at Chick-fil-A care about the physical and character development of every child that we touch with our Kid’s Meal Program.  It is an expression of our Corporate Purpose to have a positive influence on all who come in contact with Chick-fil-A.  We want each experience that a child has with us to be nourishing, fun and a learning opportunity.

As part of the Kid’s Meal Program, the Science Kids series is filled with wonderful photographs, intriguing science facts and fun, easy-to-follow projects that provide plenty of opportunity for your children to explore the world around them.

As a fellow parent, it is my desire that this book series enables you to share valuable interaction and reading time with your children.” (inside cover, emphasis mine)

These ‘science facts’ are based on the theory of non-reproducable, unprovable evolution.  Sadly, the opportunity to share the truth from God’s Word (Jn 17:17), by a Christian business no doubt, was missed.  Opting for the slippery slope of Col 2:8 was the choice, instead.  Why didn’t they seek the help and guidance of expert Dr. Ken Ham and Answers in Genesis (AIG), as one example, for correct exegesis from the historical record of the Genesis account and correct interpretation of the evidence for the correct answer, “A”???

Appeal to Mr. Cathy:  Please, recall any information promoting evolution and reprint with the truth to the glory of God and His Word, as a Christian (business) has the honor, privilege and call to do so.  If this is “not a Christian business,” as stated here, but as the public understands it to be, then respectfully clarify that with a national news source for the sake of not contributing to the confusion of false teaching in Christianity.  Thank you.

(UPDATE:  07-24-12)  Newsy reports on USA Today, a national news source, the reiteration from the above “here” link that “Chick-fil-A is only based on [some] Christian principles and is NOT necessarily a Christian company.”

(2nd UPDATE:  02-08-13)  On July 25, 2012, it was reported that Mr. Cathy takes a public stand for “the biblical definition of marriage.”  Well, praise the Lord!!!  Respectively, we did not see this coming!  As such, Chick-fil-A became established and supported once again as a Christian business regardless of the earlier reports in this post.  I brought to you an article at The Berean Library (TBL) regarding this national news and the response of boycotts or the gospel, in the church.

Now, please, Mr. Cathy, prayerfully consider taking a stand for the biblical definition of creation instead of evolution.

4HisTruth,

-Karla Tadler  

Recommended Study Series:  The Battle for the Beginning by Dr. John MacArthur

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Posted in DEBORAH CHANCELLOR/CHICK-FIL-A and The Evolution Movement and Theistic Evolution/Aggressive Creationism.

5 comments

5 comments on “Science Kids-Planet Earth by Deborah Chancellor/Chick-fil-A® (Bad Fruit)

  1. Jessica on said:

    Seriously?? The folks at Chic-Fil-A think we want THEIR help in educating our children? No thanks, I can handle that myself :-)

    What happened to good old-fashioned plastic toys in Happy Meals?
    We don’t have Chic-Fil-A here, but if we did I think I would go get a happy meal just so I could mail it back to the company with a letter about my concerns.

  2. Karla Tadler on said:

    Chick-fil-A has not really been big on the popular character toys with their kid’s meals like the other chains. I thought this was to distinguish the ‘Christian’ company from the secular media trends while intentionally catering to the wishes of Christians who don’t want Harry Potter memorabilia, for instance. Apparently, they’re ok with evolution, though.

  3. Jorge on said:

    Hopefully, Mr. Cathy will take our suggestions (from here, and the ones we write on paper and mail by U.S. Mail to HQ) and he’ll examine the rest of the booklets in the series, then ask “Answers in Genesis” or “Institute for Creation Research” or “Creation Ministries International” to draft the necessary revisions, — Leaving you and me to forever wonder what the rest of the booklets in the “Science Kids” series would have promoted if a watchful Christian had not brought this first miscarriage to his attention.

  4. Kevin Herrington on said:

    I’m just glad their sandwiches don’t take millions of years to make. Their drive-thru is amazingly fast.

  5. Karla Tadler on said:

    Ken Ham shared this blog post via Facebook. He rightly identified evolution, “millions of years,” as another false religion of the world, aimed accountability toward Chick-fil-A and compassionately stated,

      “Here is an interesting blog about the book for children that Chick-Fil-A made available for kids that promoted millions of years. We obtained a copy of this book for our library–so sad that so many kids read this publication–let’s pray they weren’t influenced to believe the world’s religion of millions of years, that is used to justify the secular religion of explaining life without God.”

    Thank you and Lord bless you, your family and ministry for the Genesis account, Dr. Ham!!