“Unplanned” the movie Takes No. 1 Spot on Amazon’s Overall Best Sellers for DVDs List

Pro-life movie Unplanned has nabbed the top spot on Amazon’s Overall Best-Selling DVDs.

The controversial movie tells the story of Abby Johnson, a former Planned Parenthood clinic director, who left the organization after watching an abortion live. She later became a pro-life advocate and started a nonprofit called And Then There Were None, which supports women who wish to leave the abortion industry. To date, the nonprofit has helped nearly 500 workers exit the industry.

As Christian Headlines previously reported, the movie created waves amongst the abortion industry with nearly 100 workers choosing to leave after watching Johnson’s story.

But the R-rated film has faced serious challenges on its rise to the top. Director Chuck Konzelman accused Google and Twitter of censoring the movie’s ads and even suspending their Twitter feed on the movie’s launch date.

Advertisements for the movie were also banned from major networks such as Lifetime, Hallmark, HGTV, and others, the Hollywood Reporter wrote.

The PureFlix film also faced persecution north of the border, where pro-life advocates fought for distribution in Canada, Worthy News reports.

As Christian Headlines previously wrote, the pro-life film was initially blocked by major film distributors from being played in movie theaters across Canada. Eventually, independent film distributor Cinedicom picked up the 110-minute movie for showings in select theaters throughout the country. Despite owners of movie theaters where the film was shown reportedly receiving death threats from abortion advocates, the film was a box office success. In its opening weekend, Unplanned grossed $353,510 in Canada.

‘Unplanned’ shocked Hollywood, too, with its earnings, pulling in a domestic total gross of over $18 million, according to the Christian Post. The total was over two times its production cost of $6 million.

Amazon’s Best Sellers are updated hourly and the movie pushed ahead of DC’s “Shazam”, “Pokemon Detective Pikachu”, and “Avengers: Endgame.”

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Chick-fil-A Worker Prays over Customer in Viral Pic – the ‘Spirit Led Him’

The list of ways Chick-fil-A workers go the extra mile for customers now includes prayer.

Brittany Calden was eating at a Chick-fil-A at Madison, Ala., earlier this month when she saw long-time employee Stephen Spray talking to another customer. Soon, Spray put his hand on the customer and began praying for her, Fox 5 Atlanta reported.

Calden, a professional photographer with Brittany Calden Photography, snapped a photo of the interaction. It has gone viral.

“As a photographer, it was instinctual for me to document this moment,” Calden told Fox 5. “I find myself always searching for things that move me, and this was one of those instances.”

The moment caused Calden to tear up.

“He’s a hard worker and was wiping tables minutes before approaching the lady,” Calden said.

“Mr. Steve” as he’s known, has worked at the restaurant for nine years.

“Mr. Steve never fails to walk up to your table and ask how your day is going and always tried to make your day better than it was before you saw him,” Calden said.

Spray told Calden the “Spirit led him to pray for her.”

“I work at a place where if I’m led to pray for someone, I’m able to do that and I’ll do it right on the spot,” Spray told her. “People need prayer, encouragement, and love. That’s what we try to do here.”

Chick-fil-A was No. 1 in the 2019 American Customer Satisfaction Index, which surveys customers on their opinions about restaurants.

It’s not the first time Calden has seen Chick-fil-A workers assist employees in unique ways.

“As soon as we enter we are greeted by our names, it’s seriously unreal,” she told Fox 5. “They hold my baby when my hands are full and go out of their way to make us feel good. The other day we were leaving and an employee ran for the door to hug my daughter before she could leave. They don’t do what they do for recognition. These employees have hearts that are led by Jesus and its evident every time we enter their restaurant.”

Chick-fil-A became the third-largest fast-food restaurant this year. Its corporate purpose is “to glorify God by being a faithful steward of all that is entrusted to us and to have a positive influence on all who come into contact with Chick-fil-A.”

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