Big U.S. Companies You Might Not Know Are Religious
Talking about religion and politics can be dangerous among friends. It's doubly so for businesses.
That double-edged sword became crystal clear last year after Chick-fil-A's COO made comments about the chain's opposition to gay marriage. It sparked a massive backlash from the media, gay and lesbian couples, and even the mayor of Boston.
The controversy also helped the company shatter sales records after former Arkansas governor and Fox commentator Mike Huckabee organized a "Chick-fil-A appreciation day."
Many other big companies in America are also religious, including some that might surprise you.
(list at link)
|by Anonymous||reply 23||06/16/2013|
What I find interesting and disappointing is that only one of those companies is Jewish owned. But thrilled that the Timberland owner canceled his contract with the Chinese company. Wish there were more Jewish CEO's like that guy.
|by Anonymous||reply 1||06/14/2013|
Every time I see pictures from that shit-fil-a appreciation day it makes me want to punch a puppy.
|by Anonymous||reply 2||06/14/2013|
Interstate Batteries says they will 'glorify God as we supply our customers worldwide with top quality, value-priced batteries...'
This explains why their batteries don't work in any of my 11 vibrators.
|by Anonymous||reply 3||06/14/2013|
I do not care if they are religious or what religion they are. I care when they use a religion and my money to create an atmosphere of hate.
The folks at DL knew what Chick-fil-A was up to way before it ever went public. One of the many reasons I love DL!
|by Anonymous||reply 4||06/15/2013|
I knew In-N-Out would be on here. But they're not religious, one of the founder's sons was a born again who died in a plane crash and they started printing the verse to honor him.
|by Anonymous||reply 5||06/15/2013|
r5 no that's not why.
[quote]Likewise, the search for a good backstory to enliven whatever appears even slightly mysterious has given birth to a rumor that the presence of the Bible verses is in some way connected to the 1993 death of son Richard Snyder (41) in a plane crash. Though even In-N-Out Burger can't provide a precise date of when the Bible citations were first placed on its packaging, company records indicate they've been there at least since 1987, which rules out the "deceased son" theory.
|by Anonymous||reply 6||06/15/2013|
[quote]What I find interesting and disappointing is that only one of those companies is Jewish owned.
Jews don't proselytize so it would be unusual for a Jewish business owner to talk about religion publicly.
|by Anonymous||reply 7||06/15/2013|
Hobby Lobby is owned by Dominionist Christians.
|by Anonymous||reply 8||06/15/2013|
Some of them seem to be a stretch.
I guess we can add that Harvard has a divinity school, and the U.S. Mint puts "In God we trust" on currency.
|by Anonymous||reply 9||06/15/2013|
Carl Karcher was also a member of the KKK.
|by Anonymous||reply 10||06/15/2013|
The Toms CEO is repugnant. Anyone who uses their "charitable donations" as a ply to get you to like his company, and of course, make him rich, is vile.
In addition, his shoes are without style, form or function.
|by Anonymous||reply 11||06/15/2013|
The Marriott Hotels I've always known about. In and Out burger is interestingly scary.
At this point Chick-fil-A has become a proxy of anti-gay hatred. Many people don't publicly attack gays, but they publicly became radical supporters of Chick-fil-A - AKA homophobia by proxy.
Be wary of Chick-fil-A defenders.
|by Anonymous||reply 12||06/15/2013|
What about that Dr. Bronner's soap? There are crazy/religious rantings all over the bottle. I only bought it once and am reluctant to buy it again. Too freaky.
Anthropology/Urban Outfitters and Domino's weren't on that list. Perhaps too well known (but so is Dick-Fil-A).
|by Anonymous||reply 13||06/15/2013|
Let up not forget JM Smuckers for refusing to hire Figure Skater Johnny Weir on their "Stars on Ice' show, because Weir was not "Family Friendly".
|by Anonymous||reply 14||06/15/2013|
Chick-fil-A is world famous for being Americas main anti-gay restaurant franchise.
|by Anonymous||reply 15||06/15/2013|
I guess the one I have the most problem with is the gun manufacturer. I think religions should be peace loving. I was raised in a religious home, although I'm not particularly religious. From my parents perspective, however, guns and God don't mix.
|by Anonymous||reply 16||06/15/2013|
[quote]What about that Dr. Bronner's soap? There are crazy/religious rantings all over the bottle.
Dr. Bronner probably was a bit crazy, but his great- (and great-great) grandchildren still run a great company. The company's ethical principles are described at the linked page.
So, it would seem okay to use as much of that soap as you like.
|by Anonymous||reply 17||06/15/2013|
[quote]Anthropology/Urban Outfitters and Domino's weren't on that list.
Why would Domino's be on the list?
|by Anonymous||reply 18||06/16/2013|
[quote]Mike Huckabee organized a "Chick-fil-A appreciation day."
I doubt that obese fuck would do the same if the place only served steamed fish.
|by Anonymous||reply 19||06/16/2013|
I think Monaghan is no longer running Domino's.
|by Anonymous||reply 20||06/16/2013|
Domino's Pizza was founded by staunch Catholic Tom Monaghan, who openly supported anti-abortion groups, including the terrorist Operation Rescue. Ironic how they sold the company to the Satanic investment group, Bain Capital.
|by Anonymous||reply 21||06/16/2013|
[quote]Monaghan is no longer running Domino's.
He sold Domino's about 15 years ago. R13 is posting from 1997.
|by Anonymous||reply 22||06/16/2013|
Chick-Fil-A = Jesus Chicken
JM Smuckers = Jesus Jam
Marriott Hotels - Jesus Lodging
|by Anonymous||reply 23||06/16/2013|