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.
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