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    Post  sinister_midget on Sun Feb 17, 2019 11:47 pm

    Which would explain why you probably never heard about it.


    Two years ago Chick-fil-A made national headlines when company president Dan Cathy spoke out in support of traditional marriage Several mayors spoke out saying they would not allow any more Chick-fil-As 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 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 going 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.

    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. Audrey Pitt, manager of the Chick-fil-A, 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 model 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..."

    Their 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 about this from the mainstream media. Their intolerance would never allow them to report on a Christian company doing something so positive for so many.

    Pass this along and bypass the media!
    In God We Trust


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    Post  sinister_midget on Sun Feb 17, 2019 11:54 pm

    At least somebody covered the story that none of the "news" people will touch.


    Chick-fil-A gives free food to motorists stranded in Southern snowstorm


    A snowstorm in the South is about as rare as a glass of unsweetened tea at a church supper. Folks around Birmingham, Ala. weren’t all that worried though. The storm was only supposed to dust the city – not even enough powder for a Southern snowman.

    So when the first snowflakes began to fall, no one paid all that much attention. But then, the flakes kept falling. Before too long folks in places like Hoover and Inverness realized it was much more than a dusting. By that point, it was too late for anyone to do anything.

    Icy interstates and highways soon became clogged with cars and trucks. Thousands of motorists soon found themselves stranded with nowhere to go – including many stuck on Highway 280.

    But a good number of those stranded motorists were able to find shelter in the storm thanks to the kindness and generosity of Chick-fil-A restaurant employees and the restaurant's owner, Mark Meadows.

    Once the snow started accumulating, Meadows closed the restaurant and sent his staff home. But a few hours later, many of them returned – unable to get to their homes.

    “Our store is about a mile and a half from the interstate and it took me two hours to get there,” manager Audrey Pitt told me. “It was a parking lot as far as I could see.”

    So Audrey left her car on the side of the interstate and joined a flock of bundled up drivers trudging through the snow.

    “At one point there were more people walking than driving,” she said.

    Some of the drivers had been stuck in their cars for nearly seven hours without any food or water. So the staff of the Chick-fil-A decided to lend a helping hand.

    “We cooked several hundred sandwiches and stood out on both sides of 280 and handed out the sandwiches to anyone we could get to – as long as we had food to give out.”

    The staffers braved the falling snow and ice, slipping and sliding, as they offered hot juicy chicken breasts tucked between two buttered buns. And Chick-fil-A refused to take a single penny for their sandwiches.

    The meal was a gift – no strings attached.

    For the frozen drivers, it was manna from heaven.

    “They were very excited and extremely thankful,” she said. “People were thankful to get something to put in their stomachs.”

    Audrey said they were especially surprised that the sandwiches were free. Why not make some extra money during the storm? It’s not like anyone could go to another restaurant. Chick-fil-A had a captive crowd of hungry customers. So why did they give away their food?

    “This company is based on taking care of people and loving people before you’re worried about money or profit,” Audrey told me. “We were just trying to follow the model 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.”

    Lauren Dango was one of those stranded motorists. She’s known Meadows for years and she was stunned when she saw him walking from car to car with Chick-fil-A sandwiches.

    “I looked up and I’m like, what is he doing,” Dango told me. “He had a catering order and it got canceled, so he pulled over and started giving away food.”

    And if that wasn’t enough, Meadows helped a driver maneuver along the icy road by pushing a car up an incline.

    Dango was so touched by Meadows’ kindness, she sent a letter to Chick-fil-A’s corporate headquarters.
    “Kudos to Mark Meadows for not only preaching the "second mile" concept, but actually living by it,” she wrote.


    It’s no secret that Chick-fil-A was founded by a Christian family. And it’s no secret that they run their business on biblical values. What happened in Birmingham is an example of how those biblical values are played out.

    “We just wanted to be able to help,” Audrey said. “Yesterday was such a hopeless situation. We wanted to do something to make people feel a little bit better. We were here. We had food and there were people outside who needed food. So it just made sense to do something for them.”

    But Chick-fil-A’s generosity didn’t stop there.

    “We opened up our dining room to anyone who wanted to sleep on a bench or a booth,” Audrey told me.
    And this morning, the weary staff members fired up their ovens and began preparing chicken biscuits. The only thing that is closed – is Chick-fil-A’s cash register.


    “We’re not open for business,” she said. ‘We’re just feeding people who are hungry.”

    I’d say the Chick-fil-A team blessed a lot of people in Birmingham – but that’s not how Audrey sees it.
    “It’s a blessing to us to be able to help people,” she said. “It really is.”


    “For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat,” Jesus said in the Gospel of Matthew. “I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in.”

    It was a Sunday school lesson illustrated on a snowy winter day along Highway 280 in Alabama with a chicken sandwich and a side of waffle fries.

    I suppose the "real news" people were too busy with the white supremacist Trump-supporter racist attack in Chicago that was performed by Nigerians paid by the "victim" so they didn't have the resources to also cover a story as small as this one.



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    Post  Ladyelaine on Mon Feb 18, 2019 8:11 am

    Thank you!  Very Happy
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    Post  Psycho144 on Mon Feb 18, 2019 8:49 am

    Great story and insight 


    THANX Psycho
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    Post  Sunshine16 on Wed Feb 27, 2019 3:50 am

    I can't believe how low the dems stoop lately...or always. Trump is in Korea and they try to distract us with Cohen the Liar while he's there.

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