Why I Moved Here

Two years ago today my family arrived in Las Vegas. And, if you’ll allow me, I’m going to vent a little.

So I started writing a book about my experiences in Vegas, and it was turned down by Christian publishers. I was told that Christians prefer to pretend Las Vegas doesn’t exist, and don’t want to think about it.

One of the things we miss in Vegas is Chick-fil-a. It’s a Christian-owned restaurant franchise (they aren’t open on Sundays so employees can attend church). My wife loves their chicken sandwiches and ice tea. There are Chick-fil-a’s everywhere, but not in Vegas. On a recent trip to California we stopped in one, and my wife asked the manager why there were none in Vegas. His answer, “Putting a Chick-fil-a in Las Vegas would go against our company’s core values.”

Well … the reason I moved to Vegas is the same reason most Christians ignore it, and Chick-fil-a refuses to come here. It’s because it’s Sin City. It’s because light shines best in the darkness. And … thank God Jesus didn’t have the same attitude as most Christians and Chick-fil-a or else He never would have come to Earth for us.