Chick-fil-A is famous for two things…chicken sandwiches and controversy.
Like last month when the New York City Mayor urged people to boycott the restaurant because he felt they portrayed a hateful message towards the LGBT community. Well, this past Sunday, a day on which they’re infamously closed, they decided to do something out of character to help the victims.
Upon hearing the news of the Orlando shooting, the restaurant opened its doors and fired up the grill, cooking hundreds of chicken burgers and orders of fries. The only thing is, they didn’t sell any. Instead, they donated everything to the local blood drive where people were gathered to donate and help out the victims of the massacre.
They also wrote the following on their Facebook page:
“God Bless the USA. Home is where the (heart) is. Orlando is our home. #prayfororlando.”
According to the DC Gazette, hundreds of people were fed and even posted about it on social media this past Sunday.
The owners of the popular Christian company have shown Christ in a time of tragedy. They didn’t compromise their beliefs, just showed them by extending love, opening their doors on a day they’re known for staying closed.
“They will know we are Christians by our love”—not for our best friends, not for our families or other Christians, but by how we love those who hurt us and disagree with us.
The Orlando shooting was an attack on the LGBT community. Let us not allow it to turn into more attacks—on the LGBT community, on the Muslim community, on each other.