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There Go Those Christians Again!

I know this is late, but I just had to post it.    

Guess What Chick-Fil-A is Forcing on People Now!

Posted by  On January 30, 2014 

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As we can all recall, Chick-Fil-A was the center of controversy as they were accused of “forcing their religious views” on others when president Dan Cathy made his political leanings known regarding gay marriage.  You’ll never guess what the once demonized business is now forcing on others now – FOOD.  Yep, that’s right, food.

According to Fox News, a local Chick-Fil-A came to the rescue as a rare snowstorm in the South left citizens stranded on icy interstates and highways, including Highway 280 in Birmingham, Alabama.  Thanks to the kindness and generosity of the restaurant employees and owner, Mark Meadows, a good number of stranded motorists were able to find food and shelter from the storm.

Meadows closed the restaurant and sent his staff home when the snow started to accumulate, but a few hours later, many returned to the restaurant, unable to get home due to the weather and road conditions.  Audrey Pitt, store manager recounts her experience, “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.”  Due to the conditions, Audrey decided to leave her car on the side of the interstate and joined the bundled up drivers trudging through the snow on foot.  Describing the scene, she said, “At one point there were more people walking than driving.”

The staff of the Chick-fil-A, a company founded on Christian principles, decided to lend a helping hand to the drivers – some of which had been stuck in their cars for almost seven hours without food or water.

The stranded employees that had returned to the restaurant cooked several hundred sandwiches and stood out on both sides of Highway 280 and handed out the sandwiches to anyone they could get to, slipping and sliding as they braved the falling snow and ice.  The best part – the meal was a gift and Chick-Fil-A refused to take a single penny for the sandwiches.

Stranded drivers were surprised by the free sandwiches and grateful for the hot meal.  Why didn’t Chick-Fil-A choose to make some extra money during the storm? They had a captive crowd of customers, unable to go to another restaurant, so why did they choose to give the food away?  Audrey explained, “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.”  Birmingham, Alabama Chick-Fil-A owner Mark Meadows (COURTESY LAUREN DANGO)

Chick-Fil-A’s generosity didn’t stop there.  After delivering the food and even helping drivers maneuver along the icy road by pushing a car up an incline, the owner and staff took it one step further and opened up their dining room to anyone who wanted to sleep on a bench or a booth.  This morning, the weary staff members fired up their ovens once again and began preparing chicken biscuits. The only thing that Chick-Fil-A has closed is its cash register, giving the stranded motorists another free meal.

Chick-Fil-A played out the biblical values they were once fiercely criticized for following.

“Matthew 25:35 “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…”

Will this example of Christian values receive the same publicity as the others Chick-Fil-A once verbalized?  Unfortunately, it’s doubtful, but for whatever it is worth, we applauds Chick-Fil-A for their ongoing demonstration of Christian values. We hope our readers will give Chick-Fil-A the positive media coverage they deserve by sharing this story on social media.

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Direct TV Drops Inspiration Network

DIRECTV Has Dropped INSP

Make your voice and your choice heard. Here’s how you can help:
1. Call DIRECTV at the toll-free number: 1-844-GET-INSP(1-844-438-4677)
2. Fill out the petition on the right

Family values are a part of what makes America great. INSP celebrates those values with programming that promotes families, honors veterans and captures the American spirit. It is this commitment to families and veterans that has enabled INSP to become one of the fastest growing networks in America.

Even though INSP has higher ratings than at least half of the other networks carried by DIRECTV, DIRECTV has decided to drop INSP. If family programming is important to you, call DIRECTV today and demand DIRECTV return INSP and its values-based programming to their line-up.

DIRECTV update:

On February 1, 2014, DIRECTV removed INSP from their line-up. INSP is offered free to TV providers and doesn’t add one single penny to your monthly satellite bill. Even though INSP is offered free, DIRECTV raised your rates due to increased programming charges. For perspective, 96% of the 197 networks measured in the industry receive a license fee. INSP is one of the very few (4%) that doesn’t charge a license fee.

You’re the customer and you deserve to have the programming you ask for. Demand DIRECTV keep their promise to you!

Here are the facts:

  • DIRECTV raised your rates due to increased programming charges.
  • The President of DIRECTV told subscribers, “We work extremely hard each day to deliver the best possible service and keep your monthly costs down. One of the ways we can do that is to negotiate a lower rate for an existing channel or replace that channel with a better alternative at a lower cost.”
  • INSP is doing our part to help DIRECTV keep its promise by being FREE.
  • INSP is the perfect solution to customers who want good family programming and DIRECTV who wants to control costs.

Demand DIRECTV keep their promise to you and add INSP back![1]

All that is required is your name, e-mail and zip code.  Here is the link to the petition.

Let your voice be heard.  Two minutes of your time is all it will take to make a difference.  Won’t you please help?

Thank you.

Here is the link to all the programs available on Insp.


[1]http://www.iwantmyinsp.com/

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