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Chick-fil-A’s Response to Hurricane Florence Devastating the Carolinas Proves Why They’re the Best

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A Chick-fil-A restaurant located in the port city of Wilmington, North Carolina, a town which took a very hard direct hit from the storm, opened its doors Monday and provided food for first responders and linemen working around the clock to restore power to the community.

This isn’t the first time the franchise has participated in activities like this in midst of a disaster. After a mass shooting at a gay nightclub in Florida, a local Chick-fil-A opened it’s doors on a Sunday, which it normally keeps closed, in order to provide food for folks donating blood after the incident. And that’s just the tip of the iceberg.

Here are more details on the situation in North Carolina.

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And while the drive-thru was open to the public, the dining room was reserved for emergency personnel and linemen to take a load off and enjoy a hot — and free — meal, according to WCNC-TV.

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The restaurant said it would continue to serve area disaster personnel until it ran out of food and supplies.

Meanwhile, a Chick-fil-A in Raleigh opened on Sunday to thank first responders and linemen. Employees at the Triangle Town Center location volunteered to cook 500 sandwiches and more than 1,000 chicken nuggets, WCNC reported.

Chick-fil-A closes every location on Sundays, a policy the restaurant has maintained since opening its first location in 1946. Founder S. Truett Cathy wanted to give his employees one day of rest each week, a foundational value of his Christian faith. However, Chick-fil-A corporate allows some restaurants to operate on Sundays when a local community is in need.

Chick-fil-A has got to be, without a shadow of a doubt, the most classy fast food restaurant on the block. You don’t hear about McDonald’s or Burger King getting in on this kind of action, do you? No. You don’t.

Part of the reason for the company’s generosity has a lot to do with the Christian faith of its owners. They close the place down on Sundays to give folks a day off to spend with family and to attend church. Not many folks do that sort of thing.

Let’s hope other businesses take a hint from Chick-fil-A.

Source: TheBlaze

 

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Argentine Photographer Captures INCREDIBLE Image of Christ-Like Cloud

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It cannot be denied that our world is in the midst of turmoil unlike anything we’ve seen in the past. From Birmingham to Beijing, we are seeing unprecedented poverty, crime, hate, violence, war, famine….you name it.  Combine these issues with a mainstream media who is salivating at the chance to rile us up for ratings and money, and the world becomes a downright scary place. Where do we turn when the world seems to shun us?  For some, the answers lie in the bottom of a bottle.  For others, it’s self-harm or outward violence. For many, however, their faith is their rock.  They turn to the religious world for answers to the questions that plague us today, and, often, they discover signs of encouragement. Such is the case today in Argentina. Monica Aramayo was in San Salvador de Jujuy in Argentina when she noticed the holy figure shining through the thick clouds Social media user Mariela Romano said: “The Lord will soon come for us all and we should be ready. While another said: “Thanks for the image that allows us to keep on our path and have a better hope for tomorrow.” The photo has to be seen to be believed. https://twitter.com/faithdefender/status/1128809009153097728 The pose and grand scale of the image has reminded many observers of the famous Christ The Redeemer statue in Brazil. https://twitter.com/OtravelAI/status/1082513665700507648 And while the cloud formation certainly isn’t going to change the minds of the unfaithful, it does provide us all with a reminder that we are loved, and we must remain harmonious with one another on this turbulent little space rock.

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Former Pope Blames ‘Swingin’ Sixties’ for Catholic Church’s Cesspool of Pedophilia

The Catholic Church is again attempting to blame their rampant pedophilia on the outside world.

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The high pontiffs of the Catholic Church would make fantastic dodgeball players. Given just how well they’ve avoided taking the blame for, or properly reacting to, the disturbing prevalence of pedophilia among their ranks, there is little doubt that these purposefully-ignorant would be able to dodge just about anything. The problem is obtuse, obvious, and ostensibly disgusting.  There are literally thousands upon thousands of young children who have been sexualized by Catholic priests over the course of several decades in all corners of the globe.  The problem is not isolated at all, and the only common factor between these horrific crimes is that they occurred at the hands of the Catholic Church. If the entire world got sick from eating a certain food, we would stop eating that food.  In the case of the Catholic Church, the children of the world are being undeniably harmed by their religious leaders in habitual and systemic acts of pedophilia, yet the leaders at The Vatican continue to ignore and obfuscate the truth. Now, one former Pope is even blaming the cultural revolution of the 1960’s for the issue. Emeritus Pope Benedict has emerged from his cone of silence to offer a personal analysis of the clerical sex abuse crisis, citing the sexual revolution, a corruption of moral theology, and the formation of “homosexual cliques” in seminaries as causes of the problem. Benedict says that he felt compelled to contribute to a response to the present situation “since I myself had served in a position of responsibility as shepherd of the Church at the time of the public outbreak of the crisis,” and so penned his reflections, obtaining the present pope’s blessing to make them public. In his new, 6,000-word bombshell essay, the former pope turns his gaze toward societal forces outside the Church as well as…

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