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Chick-fil-A not alone in touting religion alongside products
Fox News ^ | 1 August 2012 | Joshua Rhett Miller

Posted on 08/02/2012 7:24:55 AM PDT by ShadowAce

Chick-fil-A president Dan Cathy is not the only business tycoon who refuses to hide his faith under a bushel — top executives from some of America’s biggest companies are born-again Christians who talk about their beliefs more often than their balance sheets.

Major corporations like Tyson Foods, Interstate Batteries and Hobby Lobby were either founded or are now led by outspoken and deeply religious bosses. While some of the companies distinguish between their corporate identities and their leaders’ faith, others embrace it.

—Norm Miller, chairman of Interstate Batteries, discusses his faith and salvation at length on the company’s website, even inviting people to write him for advice on prayer;

—Tyson Foods, the Arkansas food processing giant, offers chaplains to counsel its employees on life issues like deaths or family emergencies;

—In-N-Out Burger, the popular California-based hamburger chain, prints “John 3:16” on the bottom of its cups;

—Hobby Lobby, the Oklahoma City-based arts and crafts store chain, cites its commitment to “honoring the Lord” on its website and closes its 500-plus nationwide locations on Sundays, as does Chick-fil-A.

“We believe that it is by God's grace and provision that Hobby Lobby has endured,” its website reads. “He has been faithful in the past, we trust Him for our future.”

Cathy sparked a national controversy last month when he told the Baptist Press that he was “guilty as charged” for supporting the “biblical definition of a family,” leading to widespread criticism from gay rights groups and the mayors of at least three large U.S. cities — Chicago, San Francisco and Boston — who said the chain was no longer welcome there.

Another well-known company, furniture maker Herman Miller — which was founded by Christian evangelical D.J. De Pree in 1905 — said despite its founders’ religious background, the firm is not a “religious_company,”

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: business; chickfila; faith

1 posted on 08/02/2012 7:25:02 AM PDT by ShadowAce
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To: ShadowAce

Is this just another media troglodyte pointing out additional targets for the homosexual/muslim/left alliance?


2 posted on 08/02/2012 7:35:03 AM PDT by backwoods-engineer (I will vote against ANY presidential candidate who had non-citizen parents.)
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To: ShadowAce
Chick-Fil-A does not tout religion.
3 posted on 08/02/2012 7:40:49 AM PDT by jimfree (In Nov 2012 my 12 y/o granddaughter will have more relevant executive experience than Barack Obama)
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To: backwoods-engineer

Sure, let them attack these businesses - we’ve shown them we’re fed up and what we’ll do about it.

And they’ll see the result of it in November.


4 posted on 08/02/2012 7:42:43 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter knows whom he's working for)
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To: backwoods-engineer

I hope not. I took it as more businesses to seek out to patronize.


5 posted on 08/02/2012 7:42:54 AM PDT by ShadowAce (Linux -- The Ultimate Windows Service Pack)
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To: jimfree
You are correct, of course.

But they are not ashamed of their beliefs, which--to some media outlets--is the same thing.

6 posted on 08/02/2012 7:44:06 AM PDT by ShadowAce (Linux -- The Ultimate Windows Service Pack)
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I always spend a little extra and buy Interstate batteries for my cars.


7 posted on 08/02/2012 7:44:35 AM PDT by Rio (Tempis fugit.)
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To: backwoods-engineer

“Is this just another media troglodyte pointing out additional targets for the homosexual/muslim/left alliance?”

Exactly! I was waiting for this to happen. :(


8 posted on 08/02/2012 7:44:49 AM PDT by freeagle
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To: ShadowAce

Actually, Fox has its head up its a$$ in thinking CFA actively touts the beliefs of its owner. Far from it. The times I’ve been there, they’ve operated as most any business, save they don’t seem to employ illegals, nor do I see a bunch of tatooed delinquents. They are closed on Sunday, by choice and it isn’t something that says “gone to church” for an excuse.

Fox is blowing smoke out its butt and trying to get in on the fray with its two cents.


9 posted on 08/02/2012 7:44:49 AM PDT by Gaffer
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To: Rio

Didn’t know about Interstate....you’re right. They’re mighty proud of them batteries...I had to buy one for a BMW and it cost a bundle.


10 posted on 08/02/2012 7:46:11 AM PDT by Gaffer
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To: Gaffer

I haven’t been a big fan of Fox in quite a while. I can’t think of a news show on TV that I actually care for.


11 posted on 08/02/2012 7:47:10 AM PDT by ShadowAce (Linux -- The Ultimate Windows Service Pack)
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To: ShadowAce

I would say to chik-fil-a come to Boston and the surrounding areas, I think they would find there would be as much if not more support then not. Of course the college crowd would be full of animosity, but the average Bay Stater would certainly be supportive. The citizens of Massachusetts were NEVER Allowed to vote on gay marriage. It was decided by an activist judge who pushed her own agenda on the citizens of Mass. There were a couple of petition movements to place it on the ballot so the citizens could make the decision, but the lawmakers would not even allow it to go forward as a ballot initiative because they knew that the vote against would most likely win. Also folks became afraid to sign any petitions requesting it go to a citizen’s vote because at some point a list of names, addresses and phone numbers of those who signed the petitions were released so that those who signed the petition could be threatened and intimidated by activists who wanted to change the legal definition of marriage in Mass. That is why “gay marriage” is legal in Mass, it was not the choice of the citizens, but of one activist judge and a majority democrat State legislature that basically took away the right of the voters to even request a vote on the matter without facing threats and intimidation by violent opponents of a vote on the issue.


12 posted on 08/02/2012 7:47:29 AM PDT by This I Wonder32460
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To: Gaffer
I'd appreciate it if you didn't use that type of language when addressing me.

Thank you.

14 posted on 08/02/2012 7:49:32 AM PDT by ShadowAce (Linux -- The Ultimate Windows Service Pack)
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To: ShadowAce
Cathy sparked a national controversy last month

WRONG WRONG WRONG!!! The media and the militant queer lobby decided to use his statement to invent a controversy.

15 posted on 08/02/2012 7:50:04 AM PDT by workerbee (June 28, 2012 -- 9/11 From Within)
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To: backwoods-engineer
It seems more likely than not that almost any American business older than 50 years or so was founded by a "religious" person.

“Although the founding family were deeply devout Christians, at no point in the company’s history was their religious faith part of the ethos,” spokesman Ron Reeves said. “The company’s ethos is based on values rather than religion.”

Oh, I see. Values, rather than religion. Got it.

16 posted on 08/02/2012 7:55:40 AM PDT by workerbee (June 28, 2012 -- 9/11 From Within)
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To: ShadowAce
There are also food places that tout strong political views and messaging.
ie, Ben & Jerry's, Mt.Desert ice cream shops...

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Michelle Obama on the night of her husband's 2008 election victory

17 posted on 08/02/2012 8:01:41 AM PDT by ETL (ALL (most?) of the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl/)
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To: ShadowAce

If Chick-fil-a ticked off the gays, In & Out Burger will drive them insane.


18 posted on 08/02/2012 8:01:48 AM PDT by Ted Grant
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To: ShadowAce
,,,,offers chaplains to counsel its employees on life issues like deaths or family emergencies;

That statement sounds more like helping employees than "touting religion beside their produces".

I don't recall seeing a business card for a local church taped to a frozen pizza in the supermarket.

I am not the type person to pray loudly on street corners, but I do not attend a church service hidden in a closet.

Thanks for posting this list.

19 posted on 08/02/2012 8:04:59 AM PDT by TYVets (Pure-Gas.org ..... ethanol free gasoline by state and city)
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To: Ted Grant

One of them should start up their own sandwich chain. They can call it “Chuck-Fillet”.


20 posted on 08/02/2012 8:05:51 AM PDT by ETL (ALL (most?) of the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl/)
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To: ShadowAce
Seems Hobby Lobby's owner has a HUGE collection of historical Bibles and related religious texts (Dead Sea Scroll fragments, first-printing King James, famous typos, artistic renditions, etc.). Just had an exhibition thereof in Atlanta; 3 hours was a good start for perusal. Word is he's working on a permanent exhibit.
21 posted on 08/02/2012 8:05:55 AM PDT by ctdonath2 ($1 meals: http://abuckaplate.blogspot.com)
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To: ShadowAce

I agree with that: I’d appreciate it if you didn’t use that type of language when addressing me.

But I also have to question the Tyson connection. IIRC they were heavily in bed with the Clintons. Didn’t Hill serve on their BOD?


22 posted on 08/02/2012 8:07:13 AM PDT by PA BOOKENDS
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To: ShadowAce

Trijicon was [in]famous for including abbreviated verse references in rifle scope serial numbers.
Our enemies didn’t approve, so Trijicon was compelled to stop it, and kits were issued for physical removal of the alphanumerics.


23 posted on 08/02/2012 8:08:32 AM PDT by ctdonath2 ($1 meals: http://abuckaplate.blogspot.com)
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To: workerbee
The media and the militant queer lobby decided to use his statement to invent a controversy.

The queers wanted to build a fire, then the media tried to throw gasoline on it.

Their efforts remind me of a 4th of July sky rocket with a defective fuse, it fizzled and didn't go anywhere.

24 posted on 08/02/2012 8:13:52 AM PDT by TYVets (Pure-Gas.org ..... ethanol free gasoline by state and city)
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To: ETL

Yup. The Left is outraged that right-leaning businesses may express their views, but have no qualms about left-leaning business expressing theirs.


25 posted on 08/02/2012 8:17:46 AM PDT by ctdonath2 ($1 meals: http://abuckaplate.blogspot.com)
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To: PA BOOKENDS
"...Didn’t Hill serve on their BOD?...."

Believe it or not, I think Hill was on the WALMART board at one time. Not sure for how long....

26 posted on 08/02/2012 8:21:39 AM PDT by Victor (If an expert says it can't be done, get another expert." -David Ben-Gurion, the first Prime Minister)
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To: ShadowAce
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27 posted on 08/02/2012 8:34:46 AM PDT by baddog 219
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To: PA BOOKENDS
But I also have to question the Tyson connection.

I think I remember something going on with Tyson, but cannot remember the details.

28 posted on 08/02/2012 8:38:53 AM PDT by ShadowAce (Linux -- The Ultimate Windows Service Pack)
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To: ShadowAce

Amway corp. a global enterprise and a 11 billion dollar a year business in products, was started by 2 Christian men who were not shy about their faith. The company is still privately held by the 2 families. The surviving founder Rich DeVos still reads from Matthew - the account of the birth of Christ- at the annual Christmas employee celebration. They also display a life size nativity scene outside their world headquarters in Ada, Michigan.


29 posted on 08/02/2012 8:40:20 AM PDT by MomwithHope (Buy and read Ameritopia by Mark Levin!)
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To: All

For those of you in the Southeastern US, I heartily recommend COOKOUT, a blatantly Christian-owned/operated fast food restaurant. Here is some information about their operations.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cook_Out_(restaurant)


30 posted on 08/02/2012 8:41:36 AM PDT by Jim Hill
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To: This I Wonder32460
This is what I saw at the Burlington Mall (Burlington, MA) yesterday at noon:

I estimated 200-300 people. Another Freeper who went at 1300 said it was much more, 400-500.

Maybe it isn't a lost cause up here.

31 posted on 08/02/2012 8:50:42 AM PDT by rlmorel ("The safest road to Hell is the gradual one." Screwtape (C.S. Lewis))
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To: ETL

Damn. Damn. Damn.

Thanks, ETL. These folks made a chocolate habanero ice cream that was great.

Won’t be eating it again. From them, at least.


32 posted on 08/02/2012 8:53:04 AM PDT by rlmorel ("The safest road to Hell is the gradual one." Screwtape (C.S. Lewis))
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To: baddog 219

Did you do that yourself? If so, nice job!


33 posted on 08/02/2012 8:55:26 AM PDT by rlmorel ("The safest road to Hell is the gradual one." Screwtape (C.S. Lewis))
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To: ShadowAce

My wife and I really liked the “God’s Love” commercials for Interstate Batteries this past Christmas. This kind of thing definitely influences our purchases.


34 posted on 08/02/2012 9:53:14 AM PDT by zeugma (Those of us who work for a living are outnumbered by those who vote for a living.)
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To: rlmorel
Did you do that yourself?

Ummm... The Imposter in Chief says "no"...

35 posted on 08/02/2012 9:58:11 AM PDT by NoCmpromiz (John 14:6 is a non-pluralistic comment.)
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To: ShadowAce

that while having a “purpose” such as a social or environmental cause can be a very good thing for a business, evoking religion can backfire.

Yes, because the left leaning media will crucify you for one mention of God or religion, but give a pass for whatever strange social or ecological stance. Apple or MS could donate a million dollars to NAMBLA and it wouldn’t get the attention that CFA did for supporting traditional marriage


36 posted on 08/02/2012 10:13:49 AM PDT by Figment
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To: PA BOOKENDS

“But I also have to question the Tyson connection. IIRC they were heavily in bed with the Clintons.”

I recall something like this: When Clinton was governor, he provided prisoners to Tyson as low-wage/slave labor. In return, he got Tyson’s support — TONS of support. It’s been a while, but that’s what I remember. There’s a huge Clinton-Tyson connection — so much so that we haven’t purchased Tyson products in more than a decade.

Tyson can say they’re faith focused, but Clinton carried around the biggest Bible possible — and what do we know about him?


37 posted on 08/02/2012 10:20:54 AM PDT by MayflowerMadam (How to starve an Obama supporter: Hide his food stamps under his work shoes.)
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To: ShadowAce

Another company unashamed of their faith is Hodgden, the maker of gun powders. http://www.hodgdon.com/

“Our mission is to provide quality propellants, other products, and services to sportsmen, governing units, and other businesses in a manner which enhances the quality of life for our stockholders, employees, customers, associates, and suppliers. In doing so, we will deal with integrity and honesty, reflecting that people are more important than dollars and that our purpose is to bring credit to our Lord Jesus Christ.”


38 posted on 08/02/2012 1:26:12 PM PDT by TexasRepublic (Socialism is the gospel of envy and the religion of thieves)
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To: MayflowerMadam

I’m in agreement with you; I haven’t purchased Tyson products since find this out during the Clinton era.


39 posted on 08/02/2012 1:30:39 PM PDT by rightly_dividing (We are Dan Cathy.)
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