In looking to order a new dishwasher online, we found yet another Christian
company, Goedeker's, and were impressed with their company philosophy, as
stated on their website: "We believe everything we do should be for the
greater glory of God. Our priority is to serve our fellow man to the best of our
ability. We want our customers to see Christ in us and in everything we do."
This suggests fairness, good customer service, and integrity. I like it!
samhill: Is there something wrong with being pro-life
Recycling more "news?" Look at the dates of the comments.
The first one is Aug 6th. There are no comments in Sept. The last
2 comments (3 counting mine) are in Oct.
@IMANI am not sure why you mention government at all.Businesses are private. the government does not own them, the government does
not fund them, the constitution does not limit them, it limits congress!Citizens can do what they want, that is freedom. Including religious
business owners.People can and will live there religion in all
aspects of their lives. as it should be.Living your religion does
not end at the leave and pass the church door or your home door. That is why your comment about a "secular government" are just plain
nonsense.It is government of the people by the people, and for the
people. IT is what those people make it. With, again, limits only put on the
government, not the people.Perhaps you look how the founders
practiced the fist amendment, from publishing religious text, to sending
missionaries to the Indians, from prayer, to building with religious art work
and inscriptions.There was nothing secular about it.You
seem to want limit some people and make them lesser citizens simple because of
I am so glad that I and my family do business with and contribute to the
revenues of these companies and always will. Can't get any more free
market than that! (Bob, are you listening way back there in Blue
Wow, Alaska Airlines.They were also involved with the fulfillment
of Biblical Prophecy, when they transported Jews to Israel, wherein the
latch/ties of their shoes were not broken.
Most of the negative comments regarding these comments are grounded in
anti-capitalism. I'm fine with them being anti-capitalists, but I've
yet to hear one propose an alternative that is any better. Moreover, there is an
obvious bias against religion in general and Christianity specifically. Since by
a broad acclamation, unquestioned by economists the world over, socialism and
communism offer all the vices of capitalism, plus an addendum far worst. The
only way to achieve a kinder, gentler society is by invoking the principles that
they have rejected, those belonging to Jesus Christ. Liberty belongs to the
followers of Christ or at the very minimum, those who believe in free
enterprise, not some hokey nirvana based on the evils inherent in man made
systems, such as socialism and communism. Instead of attacking business'
who have thrived in a free market system, stand up for principles that allow
every one to succeed, rather than protecting the very corporations that they
deride and then voting in politicians who not only protect them, but guarantee
their future success. If you don't understand how this is done, educate
Carl's Junior needs to look at their marketing plan and see if it fits the
Christian values of it's owner/founder. I have refused to eat there based
on the content of their advertisements.
Someone is going to say, " If you do not like it, move somewhere else".
Happens frequently.Not everyone wants a dose of religion with their
purchase. And...are shoppers researching the business owner's religious
back round and beliefs before going out to shop? Really?Good people all
over the world own businesses. They may or may not be religiously inclined.So much of the time, while in a store line, a business, and really, all over
this state, conversations become uncomfortable. There is a great deal of
"Church talk" that goes on everywhere in this state. Never heard it to
such as extent as in Utah. Neighbors, friends, friends of friends, etc.
often ask... Are you LDS, What ward are you in? Did you go on a mission? These folks carefully check out what one is wearing....then sometimes the
above questions are not asked.Gosh, it is kind of nice to go into a
restaurant or a business where this does not happen. People just seem happy to
be out and about. Do we need this heavy dose of religion everywhere?It is
sometimes difficult for those of us who may not want to "join the club".
This is a semi-interesting list of large businesses owned by people of faith.
What I would now love to see is a list of large businesses owned by religious
institutions. This is a harder list to compile I imagine because big religions
are secretive about their profit-making endeavors. I know the
Catholic church owns hospitals and schools and LDS church owns a newspaper,
insurance company and a large percentage of US farmland, but what businesses
does the Church of Scientology and other religions own and operate?
#21 is the publishing company I work for: Cedar Fort. Nearly all the employees
are LDS. We sell both LDS and other books and have products in a variety of
bookstores ranging from Barnes & Noble and Costco to Deseret Book.
>> Now if that bothers you maybe you'd be happier living in a
country such as Pakistan,Iran or Saudi Arabia where nothing but the
"official" religion of the state is tolerated. Just a thought for you.
@Cowboy Dude "They finally ended their songs of Christ in the Disneyland
parade,"The Candlelight Processional with the most traditional
Christmas songs is back. It actually never went away but was invitational-only.
In 2012 it opened for 20 nights to the public open for everyone. Disneyland is a
place you can openly say Merry Christmas. You can watch the processional along
Main Street U.S.A., but to see the performance of Christian songs it is standing
room only in the Town Square. Disneyland still has Mormon night too.
Good job DN for including so many different religions in the list. There are
many good people around.
I would add to the list; Disney Parks. Every year they have to defend their
Christmas celebrations. They finally ended their songs of Christ in the
Disneyland parade, but continue to pipe them out in their hotels and stores.
Besides the heat they take, Christmas is big business too.
"Curves: Gary Heavin, a born-again Christian and founder of Curves, has
often been outspoken regarding his religious beliefs.The exercise
company has also contributed several donations to anti-abortion causes."=====================I'll bet Gary would prefer the
term "pro-life" rather than "anti-abortion", the term preferred
by abortion advocates....including most of the press.
What does that even mean? That god told these people to start these companies?
That god endorses these companies (BYU is "the Lord's University";
Chik-fil-A is "The Lord's Fast Food Joint"?).The only
reason for a story such as this is to fan the flames of bigotry and social
warfare - to feed the zealotry of those who try to boycott anyone who does not
share their religious beliefs or to throw their support behind those who share
their beliefs. It is divisive. Doesn't that violate DN editorial
policies?But Jesus said, "You have heard that it was said,
'Love [and do business with] your neighbor and hate [and boycott] your
enemy.' But I tell you, love [and do business with] your enemies and pray
for those who persecute you..."Ironic that in showing favoritism
toward companies run by believers, many violate the direct teachings of Jesus:
"that you may be children of your Father in heaven. He causes his sun to
rise on the evil and the good, and sends rain on the righteous and the
A lot of junk food on the list. Not sure what that means. And a bible verse on
the plane? Something they're not telling us, do you suppose? Or maybe
they're going to tack a 10% tithe fee on top of all the other usurious
surcharges and levies they charge on top of a so called cheap fare. How
about that Mary Kay Ash? She really makes it work where Tammy Faye
Hobby Lobby and many of the other businesses on this list are typical religious
hypocrites. Many of them do loads of business with China, which goes against
Christian principles due to China's botched human rights record and
sex-selective abortion practices. And, that doesn't even touch the fact
that China's cheap labor conditions are such that no American would be
willing to work them (some are even equated with slavery)...or the fact that
China greatly restricts religious liberty,...or the fact that their numbers on
infanticide, orphans, and child-abandonment are abysmal. When it comes to
carrying high the banner of 'Biblical principles', Hobby Lobby, like
every other company on this list, operates it's business according to some
biblical principles, at the neglect of many others. "It is easier for a
camel to go through the eye of a needle, than for a rich man to enter into the
kingdom of God." Profiteering is no path for true Christians to trumpet or
@joe - Sir you are the one who claimed to know (psychic are you?) how I would
act given a specific scenario. I responded with how I have acted given similar
scenarios. That is a response to your accusation like it or not. Now to your
"direct" question, I stand by what I said before. I chalk it up to
freedom of choice, your motivation matters not to me in the least because as you
so adeptly pointed out, I do not know you. Now it seems your nerves are quite
raw with regards to the topic of intolerance, as I have no desire to continue on
this tangent with you I will end my participation with a suggestion that some
self reflection on your part may be helpful for you. Good day.
IMAN: That didn't respond to my accusation of how you would react if I had
said the same thing about a company owned by gays, or blacks, or Muslims, or
women, or whatever. Instead of trying to deflect the discussion by castigating
me for intolerance (even though you know nothing about me), maybe you should
just answer the question: Would you regard that attitude as hateful or
intolerant if it was directed at a group other than a faith-oriented group?If you answer yes, then how is your special brand of intolerance more
acceptable than anybody else's?
@joe5 - Who's being disingenuous? I've seen many comments similar to
what you refer to in other stories and not once have I commented. I chalked it
up to the freedom of choice one has living in this great and secular nation.
That you can't tolerate a differing view point on religious affiliation
confirms your self diagnosis in the last sentence of your last post. I say this
in all sincerity, please try to relax and don't take yourself so seriously.
Bob/IMAN: We're adults here, aren't we? Let's not be
disingenuous. If I had made exactly the same comment you made but it was in
reference to businesses owned by homosexuals, you would have been first in line
to comment how hateful I was, right? I'm too old and cranky to be playing
games with people who won't be honest, even with themselves.
My favorite is the Christian company making military equipment.Wonder what the coded inscription on the gun sight says...."For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten son, that
whosoever does not believeth in him...." shall perish by this here .50
caliber bullet sent by Jesus. Amen.
Wow. Except for Chik-fil-A I had no idea these companies were guided by people
of faith, yet our family does business with all of the first 10 companies on
this list, and with 15 of the 20 overall.Obviously, we haven't
been using them because their values align with ours; we use them because we
have found their people and their products a cut above the alternatives. Verrrry interesting!
We already had this article a few weeks ago. Slow news day?
@byufootball- It wasn't intended as a shot, I just don't want to
financially support any religion or religiously rooted endeavor. I just
don't believe in it and seeing as this is a great and secular democratic
republic based on capitalism I was just utilizing one right to show my exercise
of another@Ugottalove - It is the freedoms of this country, a
country inspired by people fleeing a religion being forced on them that they did
not agree with and those freedoms are granted by the constitution. I would ask
however since you appear so passionate, whose/which so called god gives these
rights of which you write?@joe5 - I directed no intolerance or hate
at anyone or anything. I simply exercised a right granted to every citizen of
the great and secular democratic republic. Now if that bothers you maybe
you'd be happier living in a country such as Pakistan,Iran or Saudi Arabia
where nothing but the "official" religion of the state is tolerated.
Just a thought for you.
Bob A Bohey's comment expresses exactly the kind of intolerance and hatred
that is usually blamed on people of faith. Interesting, but not unusual, to see
it so clearly from the other side.
Carl's, Jr.??? Oh my, ever noticed its advertising?
@Bob A. Bohey - Funny, it's the freedoms of this country - a country
inspired by God - that allows you to make that choice and not be killed, throw
in prison or otherwise harrassed. I applaud you for exercising your liberties to
shop where you choose. And though you won't be giving these companies your
business, they are even happier that you are using your God given rights.
I am glad this list was put out. Now I have a list of companies that have moral
standards that I can do business with. I wish more companies would reject the
PC world and voice their religious morals.
Right Mr. Bohey.Which is precisely why I am going to use these
businesses and services. I'm grateful that these companies are
being highlighted for their beliefs and values. It's great to see real
character and integrity and faith still in corporate America.Why in
the world you would come on this board to take a shot at good religious people
who try to run their companies by these standards in the workplace is beyond me.
I am so glad that I don't do business with or contribute to the revenues to
any of the companies on this list and never will. Can't get any more free
market than that.