Christian Run Companies?

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  1. Ben W

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    Much is being said at the moment about boycotting certain businesses because they support things that are anti Christian.

    Yet are we supporting Christian businesses? Do we deliberatley select items at the supermarket that are Christian owned?

    Maybe we could compile a list of Christian Owned and Run Companies?

    The two that come to mind for me are

    1. Sanitarium Breakfast Cereal - Seventh Day Adventist
    2. Quaker Oats - Quakers

    I have heard that Mr Colgate is born again and supports Christian missions, but that was a long time ago and I am not sure if he is even still alive and where that is at?
     
  2. Marcia

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    Sorry, but I have no desire to support the SDA nor the Quakers. I used to attend Quaker meetings when I was a New Ager. In fact, that is how I got introduced to a lot of New Age ideas -- it was the cusp of the New Age explosion in the mid-70's. If you look at Quaker history, you will see the origins are not very Christian. They believe that personal "leadings" override the bible, for example.

    Also, I don't think Quaker Oats has anything to do with Quakers, Ben! :rolleyes: They chose the man with the 'Quaker' hat as a symbol of honesty and good value - it was a marketing decision.
     
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    Are seventh day adventist real born again people? At least in my country most of them deny the existence of hell. And they believe that faith is not enough...If you don't keep the sabbath.
     
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    Quaker Oats is owned by PepsiCo and has nothing to do with Quakerism (and never did; it was a marketing ploy, as Marcia said.)

    It is difficult for a publicly-traded corporation to maintain a Christian outlook; once shared are traded and the original ownership diluted, the emphasis goes on the bottom line.

    The Chick-fil-A company has, so far, kept its original convictions. Founder Truett Cathy is a Southern Baptist who has taught Sunday school for more than 40 years. His stores — unique among national chains that I know of — are still closed on Sunday. I doubt that policy will survive his passing, just as Wal-Mart's policies were drastically altered after Sam Walton died.

    But the sad truth is that many "Christian" businesses are no more trustworthy or high-minded than others and, in some cases, are even worse than "secular" businesses.
     
  5. Magnetic Poles

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    Hobby Lobby has the same policy. They state they want their employees to have the day off for worship.
     
  6. Bible Believing Bill

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    A former boss of mine used to be a manager for Hobby Lobby and she told me that the management staff was required to work Sundays to complete ad sets, merchandise resets, and other special projects. Other employees were encouraged to work on these projects also.

    Bill
     
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    Ukrop's Grocery stores in Richmond, VA are the dominant player there and are Baptist-owned. Still closed on Sundays, and sell no alcohol.

    Older stores used to (still do?) have a sign up inside encouraging people to visit their house of worship that Sunday.
     

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