Skip to comments.Chick-fil-A not alone in touting religion alongside products
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 Americas 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 companys 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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Is this just another media troglodyte pointing out additional targets for the homosexual/muslim/left alliance?
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.
I hope not. I took it as more businesses to seek out to patronize.
But they are not ashamed of their beliefs, which--to some media outlets--is the same thing.
I always spend a little extra and buy Interstate batteries for my cars.
“Is this just another media troglodyte pointing out additional targets for the homosexual/muslim/left alliance?”
Exactly! I was waiting for this to happen. :(
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.
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.
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.
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.
WRONG WRONG WRONG!!! The media and the militant queer lobby decided to use his statement to invent a controversy.
Although the founding family were deeply devout Christians, at no point in the companys history was their religious faith part of the ethos, spokesman Ron Reeves said. The companys ethos is based on values rather than religion.
Oh, I see. Values, rather than religion. Got it.
Source: Mt. Desert's website:
"The raised fist (also known as the clenched fist) is a salute and logo most often used by left-wing activists, such as: Marxists, anarchists, socialists, communists, pacifists, trade unionists, and black nationalists. The raised fist is usually regarded as an expression of solidarity, strength or defiance."
Michelle Obama on the night of her husband's 2008 election victory
If Chick-fil-a ticked off the gays, In & Out Burger will drive them insane.
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.
One of them should start up their own sandwich chain. They can call it “Chuck-Fillet”.
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?
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.
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.
Yup. The Left is outraged that right-leaning businesses may express their views, but have no qualms about left-leaning business expressing theirs.
Believe it or not, I think Hill was on the WALMART board at one time. Not sure for how long....
I think I remember something going on with Tyson, but cannot remember the details.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Did you do that yourself? If so, nice job!
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.
Ummm... The Imposter in Chief says "no"...
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
“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?
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.”
I’m in agreement with you; I haven’t purchased Tyson products since find this out during the Clinton era.