Is Kanye legitimately saved or isn’t he? Christians have been wondering this for weeks, as Kanye recently had a Calvinist preach at his Sunday gathering and resigned from secular music. But if there’s any doubt that the artist’s conversion to Jesus is real, let it be settled now; Kanye is singing praises of Chick-fil-A.
Ok, so in reality, someone is saved by receiving the grace to give them faith alone in Christ alone. Loving the Christian-owned fast-food chicken joint is neither a prerequisite for salvation nor the proof of it.
But let’s be honest…Christians love themselves from Chick-fil-A.
It might be that liberals hate Chick-fil-A. It might be that people feel sorry for the do-gooder restaurant – known for their employees who go the extra mile in kindness to their customers – because they are regularly boycotted by fascists. It could be that Chick-fil-A is closed on Sunday, a rare thing for profit-driven corporations, only shared by Hobby Lobby and a few other Christian-owned businesses.
Or, it could be their chicken strips. Regardless, Christians love Chick-fil-A. And now, Kanye is singing about the restaurant in his latest worship song.
In his new Jesus is King album, Kanye sings a song that makes references to evangelical’s favorite pit-stop.
The song on the album, “Closed on Sundays,” includes lyrics, “Closed on Sunday, you my Chick-fil-A.”
The song goes on to rhyme, urging listeners to “Follow Jesus, listen and obey.”
While the jury is still out on Kanye’s conversion, he’s at least picked up the affinities and interests of evangelicals who take their fast food selection very, very seriously.