Do you let your money speak against . . .

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  1. SaggyWoman

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    a company that is blatantly non Christian?

    I.E. the Mormons own Marriott and Pepsi.

    I.E. The Outback used to support Howard Sterns shows.
     
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    I knew Marriott's was Mormon, but I did not know about Pepsi. We buy the generic stuff anyway -- it's cheaper! And who can afford Marriott's amusement park or hotels? Not this little grey duck!

    Most large companies are non-Christian, and that makes it difficult.

    However, one does not need to invest in them. In addition, pay attention to your own hometown. We live in a very Mormon area. They control the Boy Scouts and the Girl Scouts as well, so we do not buy the cookies, etc. anymore. All the photographers but one are Mormons and I don't want my money being tithed to the LDS church, so we go to the man who is NOT a Mormon, even thought he is also not a Christian. Ditto with the dentists -- almost all are Mormon here, so we travel 25 miles to a good dentist who is not.

    There is another problem attached to all of this, though -- companies that say they ARE Christian and yet their ethics are pretty rotten. We have found this much more with individuals -- contractors, real estate salesmen, etc. -- than with actual companies, but no matter who it is, I feel like it drags Christ's name through the mud and I've learned to be kind of wary about that, too.

    The world's temptation for $$$ is pretty big!
     
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    If I know they are owned by a false group usually I'll try to go somewhere else. But like Helen, who can afford anything MArriott, and I go with off brand too.
    Like Ammana applinaces, (refrigerators and things) Ammnam is the name of a remote little know cult. How about Bali, (who make womens underthings), they are a cult also. Some of these built large companies, or back other companies, I guess with the money they get their followers to give away. Do they count as brands you wouldn't want?
     
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    I try not to financially support companies that I know are blatently non-Christian or hostile to my core values. I don't buy Champion paper products because they heavily polluted the Little Pigeon River here in Tennessee (They are based in NC). As much as possible, I don't buy Chinese products because of their persecution of Christians. I don't buy Disney stuff. I don't give to chairites that support radical agendas (Like what the Salvation Army just tried to do). But it's difficult. Not every company is going to be an orthodox, Christian company. I try to be the best steward I can be by not supporting anything that is blatently anti-Christian.
     
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    I've boycotted Ben & Jerry's because of their anti-cop politics and their support of Wesley Cook.

    The A.O.H. held a boycott of AOL a few years ago but I didn't participate.

    I've boycotted several companies (I support their right to their own political views, but that doesn't mean I have to help them) but I don't think I've ever boycotted any because of religious reasons.

    Mike

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  6. Kathy

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    How do you even find this stuff out? My mouth is on the floor cuz of some of the companies named that I have NO IDEA about!

    Kathy
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    Kathy, I don't know about the others but I got mine from a book about cults at church.

    Thought of something else, can't remember where I read it, but Nike is the name of a false god. When people wear their products they are displaying and glorifying a false god.

    [ December 21, 2001: Message edited by: katie ]
     
  8. Kathy

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    GOODNESS Katie!!! I had NO IDEA!! I mean, I don't buy Nike cuz they are just too expensive...in my house, we wear Wal-Mart specials! *haha*

    Man, I have some research to do...wouldn't you think? LoL

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    Wal Mart's good enough for me. Don't need anything special or fancy.
     

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