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Burger King Offers Free Whoppers to People Who Have Been Fired

Burger King, the quick service restaurant chain known for its flame broiled hamburgers, launched a PR campaign recently with an interesting premise: publicly admit on LinkedIn that you have been fired, and get a free Whopper as part of a "Whopper Severance Deal." The instructions included posting on LinkedIn for everyone to see: "I got fired. I want a free Whopper. #WhopperSeverance." Burger King then would follow up with a link to receive a free Burger King gift card. The chain helped explain the quirky campaign in a statement to Business Insider. "For over 63 years, Burger King restaurants have used fire to flame grill. While getting fired sucks, for Burger King restaurants fire-grilling is a good thing." The promotion (which has already ended) also included free career counseling for the first 100 participants in the campaign.

Potential Preaching Angles: The Bible is clear that all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, yet almost everyone tends to be reluctant to admit when they have made mistakes in their lives. We want to appear strong and put-together, despite the reality that not one of us fits the bill. The Bible, however, tells us also that we ought to confess our sins to one another and then pray for each other, rather than trying to pretend like nothing is wrong.

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