Skip to comments.17 Big Companies That Are Intensely Religious
Posted on 01/19/2012 12:39:00 PM PST by SeekAndFind
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.
Still, it's risky for brands to affiliate themselves with a religion directly. Since it's just a polarizing subject, it often opens companies up to controversy.
Purchase a skimpy $15 top or $19 skirt from trendy but budget-conscious clothing retailer Forever 21 and you may notice "John 3:16" printed on your shopping bag.
Printed on the bottom of each of the store's bags, the biblical reference is perhaps the most obvious reference to the religious beliefs promoted by the store's owners, the Chang Family, who are born-again Christians.
Mrs. Chang told Business Week last year that the store had religious roots, citing that "God told her she should open a store and that she would be successful."
The store provoked criticism last summer when it released a slew of religious-themed tees emblazoned with slogans such as "Jesus ♥ You" and "Holy."
Many customers may not realize it, but Tyson Foods is a very religious company that embraces spirtuality in the workplace.
Founder John Tyson speaks openly about his Christian beliefs, and the company's core values say that it "strive(s) to honor God" and "be a faith-friendly company."
Since 2000, the company has employed approximately 120 office chaplains who are there to provide "compassionate pastoral care" to employees, according to Tyson's website.
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Foreman discussed his own religious reawakening in an interview with Success Magazine, and said that his personal integrity guides his business decisions.
For example, he won't invest in products or sellers that promote alcohol consumption.
Chi-fil-a is FAMOUS for closing on Sundays. Not infamous.
I didn’t read the rest of the article yet but is the author anti-Christian or did he just slip up?
Most of which are not in my area.
Tyson’s Foods supported BJ Clinton...
I still call it ‘Clinton Chicken’...
Ever since the Klintoon Era, I turn my back to Tyson products.
They left out Hunt Brothers Pizza of Tennessee. Their beliefs are in their mission statement and on their packaging. Been in business for over 45 years. Good pizza, too.
A VERY poor choice of words, in my opnion.
That’s as far as I got too.
Chick Fil A recently opened here in Hollywood, CA, right on Sunset Blvd and it has been selling well. It’s just a 10 minute walk from me and some idiots were bitching one time why it’s not open on Sundays.
2 blocks way is In N Out burger so basically it’s still a win for me. Then again, Chick Fil A doesn’t impress me with their chicken burgers, but I do give them my money in principle..
The author is decidedly antichristian.
(and not terribly bright either)
They left out one of the best ones: Covenant Trucking, out of Chattanooga. Every one of their rigs has a sign on it that says “It is not a Choice, It is a Child.
Yes, they are.
Their religion is Faggotry, and they are very aggressive about supporting it.
>> “I know that ABC/Disney is not an overtly religious company” <<
Understatement of all time!
They have one day per week designated as Queer day at Disneyland and Disney World.
Their children’s movies have pornography embedded in various places too.
They are probably the most Satanic company on Earth.
Love Hunt Brothers pizza. Great mission statement.
A lot of these aren’t good regardless of the religion. Tyson stinks, Forever 21 is slut wear, toms of Maine isn’t really even Toms of Maine anymore, Foreman grills are good but he’s just a spokesman and according to legend if Hulk Hogan had been home when the phone rang they’d be Hogan grills.
If not, what they do is assemble a full symphony orchestra, arrange for about 300 members from choruses around the state, and have a celebrity narrator tell the story of Mary and Joseph. The symphony and chorus sing Christmas carols.
At Disneyland, they do this at the Main Street train station, with the symphony on a stage at the front, the carolers behind and along the stairs, and the Disnelyand fanfare trumpeters on the top of the train station.
At Epcot, they do this by the theater on the pond across from the American Adventure pavillion.
So lighting some candles somehow makes up for the porn in kids movies, and promoting homosexuality to kids?
And because of that I avoid all things Tyson.
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You obviously haven't attended one, or you wouldn't have trivialized it as "lighting some candles."
That's okay. I'm just pointing out that this event exists. You don't have to go.
I'll never forgive them for that fermented chicken drink they sold at Yankee Stadium.
Wait, what? What is that?
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Hillary used to serve on the Board of Tyson when bill was Governor. Just a way to slip some bucks into Chelsea’s college fund.
A lot of these arent good regardless of the religion. Tyson stinks, Forever 21 is slut wear, toms of Maine isnt really even Toms of Maine anymore, Foreman grills are good but hes just a spokesman and according to legend if Hulk Hogan had been home when the phone rang theyd be Hogan grills.
Agree and especially with the other posters who’ve already come in on Tyson - owner was very near the Mena Cocaine coverup. Incredible.
Several firms here hide behind the bible and those who say “God told me” are listening to the same spirit Pat Robertson ( who was “told” by the “Lord” the 2004 election would be a Bush blowout- to give one of scores of false prophecies).
Some openly promote feminine immodesty.
If I recall right, Marriott had a huge push by Faith in Family to nix porno on their in-house channel, which was reaping them millions.
This list looks pretty horrible. Maybe three deserve attention.
Remember H.E.B. activism.
By Karen Brooks----AUSTIN, Texas, June 29 2011 (Reuters) - ---Powerful business interests helped to scuttle proposed immigration restrictions ..."sanctuary cities" bill in Texas on Wednesday....grocery chain magnate Charles E. Butt hired one of Austin's most powerful lobbyists to oppose the legislation.....Butt, who owns the H-E-B grocery store chain, donated close to $1 million to political candidates on both sides of the aisle last year......
Mr. Steinbrenner: (the back of his head to the camera) John Tyler? George Steinbreener here. I want to talk about George Castanza. I understand he's been dividing his time between us and you. I cannot have that.
John Tyler: (the back of his head also to the camera) Well I don't know who he is but if you want him that bad I'm not giving him up that easily.
Mr. Steinbrenner: Oh is that so. Playing a little hardball huh Jonnyboy?
John Tyler: How about this. You give me Castanza, I convert your concessions to all chicken no charge. Instead of hot dogs, chicken dogs. Instead of pretzels, chicken twists. Instead of beer, alcoholic chicken.
Mr. Steinbrenner: How do you make that alcoholic chicken?
John Tyler: Let if ferment, just like everything else.
Mr. Steinbrenner: That stuff sounds great. All right. I'll have Costanza on the next bus.
LOL, okay then! Alcoholic chicken...not that there’s anything wrong with that.
“They have one day per week designated as Queer day at Disneyland and Disney World.”
One day a week is sodomite day? I thought it was one day a year.
No, its per week, and there is also a queer week in the early summer.
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