Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Chick-fil-A Update

Two  years    ago Chick-fil-A made national headlines when company president Dan Cathy spoke out in support of traditional marriage. Liberals and gays came unglued and launched massive protests against the restaurant chain. 
Several mayors  spoke out saying they would not allow any more Chick-fil-A's to be built in their  cities.
They tried boycotting the Christian owned  company, but that backfired. Instead, Chick-fil-A had a world record day with many locations selling out of food to the hundreds of thousands of supporters.  Is it any surprise that the only news the liberal mainstream media has reported concerning Chick-fil-A has only been the negative?
Remember last week when the ice storm hit the south? The mainstream media showed  footage of miles of cars stranded on the frozen interstates.  Several  national news broadcasts that I saw reported about school kids trapped on buses for almost 24 hours because of all of the ice and parents goi ng frantic wondering where their kids were.
In all of the icy gloom and doom, I bet you didn't hear about the heroic and generous actions of a Chick-fil-A  along Highway 280 in Birmingham, Alabama, did you?
Mark Meadows,  owner of the Chick-fil-A closed early the day of  the storm and sent all of his employees home.  However, the employees and Meadows soon discovered that they were not going to be able to get home with all of the stranded motorists stuck on the roads.  Some of the cars near the restaurant had been stranded for up to 7 hours.
Audrey Pitt, manager of the Chick-fil-A described the conditions: 

"Our store is about a  mile and a half from the interstate and it took me two hours to get there.  It was a parking lot as far as I could    see.  At one point there  were more people walking than driving." 
Meadows and his employees fired up the kitchen and began preparing chicken sandwiches  as fast as they could. They prepared several hundred sandwiches and then Meadows and his staff headed out and began distributing the hot meals to the stranded  motorists on both sides of Highway 280.
Some of the drivers tried to pay them for the sandwiches, but Meadows and his employees refused to take a single  penny. Pitt explained why: "This company is based on taking care of people and loving  people before you're worried about money or profit. We were  just trying to follow the mod el that we've all worked under for so long and the model that we've come to love. There was really nothing else we could have done but try to help people any way we could."
However, Meadows and Pitt were not through with their Good Samaritan efforts.  They helped push cars off the roads, up inclines and whatever else they could do to help. Then they kept the restaurant open overnight so that stranded motorists could have a warm place to be.  A number of motorists slept in booths or on
the benches.
Then in the morning, they again fired up the kitchen and prepared chicken biscuits for their overnight guests and once again they refused to accept any payment.  
During that 24 hour period,  this Chick-fil-A restaurant opened their kitchen, their doors and their hearts to hundreds of stranded motorists and they did so refusing to accept any payment.  As one source put it, Meadows and his staff lived up to the  words Jesus spoke in  Matthew 25:35 which states:
"For I was hungry,  and you gave Me something to eat; I was thirsty, and you gave Me something to drink; I was a stranger, and you  invited Me in."
There actions were truly generous and heroic as they also braved the frigid temperatures to hand out hundreds of hot meals to complete strangers. And I bet you never heard anything from the mainstream media. Their actions were never heard about in the public.
Had it been a group of homosexuals or atheists,  it would have been all over the news from coast to coast. It was  too  much  against their liberal standards to report  a Christian company doing something so positive for so many.
We  need to support this and all Christian  companies.
Pass this along and bypass the media!

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