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17 Big Companies That Are Intensely Religious
Business Insider ^ | 6/14/13 | Kim Bhasin

Posted on 06/14/2013 4:13:41 PM PDT by DallasBiff

Many big brands are intensely religious, even though consumers may not realize it. Most of the time, it comes from a devout founder passing his or her values on down the line.

Some companies put their religion right out in the open, and are proud of their identities. Chick-fil-A is infamous for closing on Sundays, and In-N-Out puts Bible verses on its packaging. Interstate Batteries' mission statement states up front that it exists "to glorify God" while selling its products.

Read more: http://www.businessinsider.com/17-big-companies-that-are-intensely-religious-2012-1?op=1#ixzz2WEdoX1zb

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: chickfila; culturewar; frontpagenews; godgrabbers; homosexualagenda; irs; lavendermafia; obama; pinkjournalism; politicalcorrectness; waronreligion
IRS audits are on the way.
1 posted on 06/14/2013 4:13:41 PM PDT by DallasBiff
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To: DallasBiff

There used to be a “Glory to God automotive service” in Hillsdale Michigan. I don’t know if its still there anymore.


2 posted on 06/14/2013 4:16:21 PM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: DallasBiff; wagglebee; GeronL

“Chick-fil-A is infamous for closing on Sundays”

http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/infamous?s=t
in·fa·mous [in-fuh-muhs] Show IPA
adjective
1. having an extremely bad reputation: an infamous city.
2. deserving of or causing an evil reputation; shamefully malign; detestable: an infamous deed.
3. Law.
a. deprived of certain rights as a citizen, as a consequence of conviction of certain offenses.
b. of or pertaining to offenses involving such deprivation.

Synonyms
1. disreputable, ill-famed, notorious. 2. disgraceful, scandalous; nefarious, odious, wicked, shocking, vile, base, heinous, villainous.

Antonyms
1. reputable. 2. praiseworthy, admirable.

Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2013.


3 posted on 06/14/2013 4:17:43 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: cripplecreek

Clemens Food Group/ Hatfield Meats: “Integrity, Ethics, and Stewardship”.


4 posted on 06/14/2013 4:18:50 PM PDT by slapshot ("Were not gonna take it anymore" Twisted Sister)
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To: slapshot

Glory to God Automotive.

http://www.glorytogod.com/


5 posted on 06/14/2013 4:21:37 PM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: DallasBiff

That was the most annoying website.

But:

INFAMOUS?

Any eighth grader knows infamous is reserved for heinous crime perpetrators.

HEB is a very good company.


6 posted on 06/14/2013 4:21:57 PM PDT by stanne
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To: DallasBiff
Chick-fil-A is infamous for closing on Sundays

"infamous"?

7 posted on 06/14/2013 4:21:58 PM PDT by jtal (Runnin' a World in Need with White Folks' Greed - since 1492)
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To: DallasBiff
IRS audits are on the way.

That, and the Gaystapo.

8 posted on 06/14/2013 4:24:34 PM PDT by Lizavetta (You get what you tolerate)
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To: DallasBiff

Haven’t bought a Tyson product since the revelation of its ties with Clinton. Religious? I think not.


9 posted on 06/14/2013 4:27:17 PM PDT by peggybac (My boss I respect, my father I revered. Chris Rock, Mr. Obama is NOT my boss or my father.)
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To: stanne

“Infamous” is one of the most annoyingly mis-used words. It seems to happen more and more frequently. Most Americans are borderline illiterate.


10 posted on 06/14/2013 4:30:47 PM PDT by clintonh8r ("Europe was created by history. America was created by a philosophy." Baroness Thatcher)
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To: DallasBiff
"Chick-fil-A is infamous for closing on Sundays"

A private company that closes on Sunday is now labeled in Business Insider as "infamous"... according to antiChristian hatemongers, Kim Bhasin and Melanie Hicken.

11 posted on 06/14/2013 4:34:08 PM PDT by Carl Vehse
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To: stanne

I agree that it is a very annoying site for navigation and content. Original link took me to an ad that didn’t want to load, then to a homepage with buzzword reference to social media, celebrity douchebags, and geek stunts (like not eaing for 100 days).


12 posted on 06/14/2013 4:35:05 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: DallasBiff

I do business with all three! Praise GOD.

LLS


13 posted on 06/14/2013 4:45:44 PM PDT by LibLieSlayer (FROM MY COLD, DEAD HANDS!)
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To: Carl Vehse
A private company that closes on Sunday is now labeled in Business Insider as "infamous"... according to antiChristian hatemongers, Kim Bhasin and Melanie Hicken.

Yeppirs, the left hates Chick-Fil-A, and they hope that Chick-Fil-A will give in like the Boy Scouts

14 posted on 06/14/2013 4:49:30 PM PDT by DallasBiff (Lautenberg The Forefather of "The Nanny State!")
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To: DallasBiff

Just obeying the old Blue Laws


15 posted on 06/14/2013 4:59:08 PM PDT by batterycommander (a little more rubble, a lot less trouble)
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To: clintonh8r

“Infamous” is one of the most annoyingly mis-used words.”

I can’t count the times I have seen “penultimate” used to mean the best of the best...


16 posted on 06/14/2013 5:02:49 PM PDT by mrs. a (It's a short life but a merry one...)
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To: batterycommander
Just(Chick-Fil-A) obeying the old Blue Laws

And that is Chick-Fil-A's right under the first amendemnt.

17 posted on 06/14/2013 5:05:06 PM PDT by DallasBiff (Lautenberg The Forefather of "The Nanny State!")
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To: DallasBiff

These are companies we should be supporting


18 posted on 06/14/2013 5:09:59 PM PDT by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: mrs. a
I can’t count the times I have seen “penultimate” used to mean the best of the best...

To find my most misused word, look up the dictionary definition of the word 'careen'. Then look up the verb form of the word 'career'. Then guess which word 99 percent people who want to describe a zigzagging object use.

19 posted on 06/14/2013 5:11:28 PM PDT by Colonel_Flagg (Blather. Reince. Repeat.)
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To: a fool in paradise

If I’m coming home through Fairfield on my way home from a race weekend at Thunderhill, I just have to remember that a meal at Chick-fil-A is not an option. But I can still hit the In-N-Out across the freeway from them.


20 posted on 06/14/2013 5:14:00 PM PDT by ZirconEncrustedTweezers (Some people take there grammar way to seriously.)
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To: Colonel_Flagg

I quit writing “career” because I got tired of being “corrected”. True story.


21 posted on 06/14/2013 5:17:35 PM PDT by Nik Naym (It's not my fault... I have compulsive smartass disorder.)
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To: DallasBiff

I attend church and am friends with 2 Chick-Fil-A franchise owners and I can say with all confidence that that will never happen.


22 posted on 06/14/2013 5:21:05 PM PDT by 2nd amendment mama ( www.2asisters.org | Self defense is a basic human right!)
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To: cripplecreek

Holy Crap Plumbing Repair.


23 posted on 06/14/2013 5:46:34 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
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To: DallasBiff; Carry_Okie
You are right, but the Blue Laws are themselves unconstitutional as they dictate a day of worship in direct violation to the ten commandments, (see number 4, the only one that starts by reminding everyone to "remember" which day of the week that is).

By forcing the sun worshippers day on those who seek to obey the actual words of God himself, written in stone with his own finger, it thereby vilolates the religious freedom of those who have no interest in revering the "Sunday." It does this by forcing those merchants and their customers who wish to remain open on the other half of any weekend to close.

This causes them to lose 50% of weekend trade and commerce potential. The Blue Laws, when in effect, subject far too many to the "tyranny of the majority" in spite of the presumed seperation of church and state in the U.S.

24 posted on 06/14/2013 5:52:09 PM PDT by SierraWasp ("Bitter Ender," "Bitter Clinger," Yes on both. COUNT ME IN!!! I love God and guns, but not gayness!!)
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To: batterycommander

BS. Blue laws weren’t aimed at restaurants at all. They were for retail stores. Lunch at Lubys after church has always been allowed, even in the days of blue laws


25 posted on 06/14/2013 5:55:00 PM PDT by Figment
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To: slapshot

It’s a shame Clemens had to sell/close their grocery stores.


26 posted on 06/14/2013 6:09:33 PM PDT by vladimir998
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To: a fool in paradise

Article says:

“Throughout its success, the company has stuck to its founder’s religiously-motivated decision to be closed on Sundays.”

Read more: http://www.businessinsider.com/17-big-companies-that-are-intensely-religious-2012-1?op=1#ixzz2WF8paxgk


27 posted on 06/14/2013 6:15:17 PM PDT by Wyatt's Torch (I can explain it to you. I can't understand it for you.)
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To: DallasBiff

We got a George Foreman Grill for a wedding gift. Sat in our pantry for 5 years. One day my wife took it out and used it. We now use it 2-3 days a week. Great product and cleans up fast and easy.


28 posted on 06/14/2013 6:21:44 PM PDT by willk
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As far as I’m concerned, BI is a Leftist rag. Not once have I noticed an article favorable to Conservatives.


29 posted on 06/14/2013 6:24:11 PM PDT by Gene Eric (Don't be a statist!)
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To: Nik Naym

>> I quit writing “career” because I got tired of being “corrected”. True story.

Who’s writing career? Do you mean: “I quit my writing career...”?


30 posted on 06/14/2013 6:26:19 PM PDT by Gene Eric (Don't be a statist!)
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To: DallasBiff

After enduring the forced advertisement, I was then taken to the main page where the article was not found. I searched for the article and got two hits:

18 Extremely Religious Big American Companies by Max Nisen Jun. 13, 2013, 12:16 PM

and

17 Big Companies That Are Intensely Religious by Kim Bhasin and Melanie Hicken Jan. 19, 2012, 11:29 AM

A few observations:
1. The lists are identical with the following exceptions: (18) - adds Anschutz Entertainment Group (AEG- Los Angeles Galaxy) and Carl’s Jr - the (17) list adds George Foreman.
2. Of the duplicates, at least the three I bothered to check, had the exact same negative verbiage - although they had new images, so kudos!
3. I really loathe the use of the word (anti-abortion) used towards anyone that supports pro life causes. To be consistent, they need to call abortionists pro-death.
4. Why are there only 18? I would hope there are plenty more, but maybe they don’t fit the “big” profile.
5. Business Insider must be the
“Bleacher Report” of Business websites. For those unfamiliar, Bleacher Report is a collection of community written content of varying degrees of worthlessness designed purely to drive impressions.


31 posted on 06/14/2013 6:27:56 PM PDT by Kandy Atz ("Were we directed from Washington when to sow and when to reap, we should soon want for bread.")
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I should talk...

Whose writing career...


32 posted on 06/14/2013 6:27:57 PM PDT by Gene Eric (Don't be a statist!)
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To: DallasBiff

I’m surprised that Covenant Transport wasn’t on that list. They post Bible passages and pro-life messages on their trucks, and they’re one of the largest trucking companies in the U.S.


33 posted on 06/14/2013 6:45:33 PM PDT by Alberta's Child ("I am the master of my fate ... I am the captain of my soul.")
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To: stanne
HEB is a very good company.

Not my local one. I'm constantly complaining about them.

34 posted on 06/14/2013 6:50:14 PM PDT by bgill (This reply was mined before it was posted.)
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To: DallasBiff

35 posted on 06/14/2013 8:55:24 PM PDT by TArcher ("TO SECURE THESE RIGHTS, governments are instituted among men" -- Does that still work?)
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To: a fool in paradise

I can get all the links at the top of the page to show up, but clicking them does not accomplish anything.


36 posted on 06/15/2013 5:01:19 AM PDT by Right Wing Assault (Dick Obama is more inexperienced now than he was before he was elected.)
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To: Gene Eric
I don't even find Business Insider's "news" items to be particularly "inside" or even of worth to investors.

They should've come out and called their list "17 Christian companies you should probably add to you boycott list because they do criminal things like CLOSE ON SUNDAYS!".

37 posted on 06/15/2013 6:16:03 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: Wyatt's Torch

Closing on Sundays isn’t the cause of Chick-Fil-A’s “bad reputation”. Coming out in defense of traditional marriage is. And only among members of the lavender mafia and pink journalistas.

The word infamous to describe adhering to closing one day a week is erroneous at beast and libelous at worst.


38 posted on 06/15/2013 6:18:32 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: a fool in paradise

Exactly.


39 posted on 06/15/2013 8:17:45 AM PDT by Gene Eric (Don't be a statist!)
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To: Gene Eric

“Who’s writing career? Do you mean: “I quit my writing career...”? “

No.

I mean I quit using the word “career” because when I did, almost invariably someone would chime in and tell me I should have used “careen” instead.


40 posted on 06/15/2013 8:46:38 AM PDT by Nik Naym (It's not my fault... I have compulsive smartass disorder.)
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To: Alberta's Child

Covenant Transport is especially striking at night, their trucks have a large, lighted amber gold cross on the front grille.


41 posted on 06/15/2013 8:55:07 AM PDT by RegulatorCountry
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To: a fool in paradise
Yeah, but they're so famous, they're IN-famous.

Sorry. Couldn't resist.

42 posted on 06/15/2013 9:05:18 AM PDT by Stegall Tx (Teaching part time and enjoying it. I just can't afford it!)
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To: Nik Naym

Oh, I see now. What a difference context makes! Didn’t read the post you responded to.


43 posted on 06/15/2013 9:10:16 AM PDT by Gene Eric (Don't be a statist!)
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