Black Christians : Big U.S. Companies You Might Not Know Are Religious

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  1. Clyde C Coger Jr

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    In the Spirit of Sankofa,




    ... News for the Christian, to discuss, read, enjoy or disagree:

    Big U.S. Companies You Might Not Know Are Religious

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    Customers stand in line for a Chick-fil-a meal at the chain's restaurant in Wichita, Kan., on Wednesday. Aug. 1, 2012. The crowd was buying meals to show their support for the company that's currently embroiled in a controversy over same-sex marriage. Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee, a Baptist minister, declared Wednesday national "Chick-fil-A Appreciation Day." Opponents of the company's stance are planning "Kiss Mor Chiks" for Friday, when they are encouraging people of the same sex to show up at Chick-fil-A restaurants around the country and kiss each other. (AP Photo/The Wichita Eagle, Travis Heying)


    Talking about religion and politics can be dangerous among friends. It's doubly so for businesses.

    That double-edged sword became crystal clear last year after Chick-fil-A's COO made comments about the chain's opposition to gay marriage. It sparked a massive backlash from the media, gay and lesbian couples, and even the mayor of Boston.

    The controversy also helped the company shatter sales records after former Arkansas governor and Fox commentator Mike Huckabee organized a "Chick-fil-A appreciation day."

    Many other big companies in America are also religious, including some that might surprise you.
    http://finance.yahoo.com/news/big-u-s--companies-you-might-not-know-are-religious-175228053.html

    Click the above link to see more Companies ...



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    This is news to me. :) I kinda thought only small businesses did as much(showed their faith).
     
  3. Clyde C Coger Jr

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    Glad you learned something new like I did...


     
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    And it also created a tremendous backlash:

    http://money.msn.com/now/post.aspx?post=16050f16-16ba-4eec-808a-27d715f6b16b
     
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    As expected:


    The event, hosted by the Cornerstone Baptist Temple, wasn't sponsored by Chick-fil-A or any of its independent restaurants, according to a statement from the fast-food chain emailed to The Huffington Post. The company says that the gift cards were purchased by a local restaurant and donated to the church.

    The ad found its way to Reddit, where users dedicated hundreds of comments to the discussion. Chick-fil-A CEO Dan Cathy has made it plain that he is against gay marriage, supports the "biblical definition of the family unit" and welcomes any customers who may come his way as a result of that stance.
     
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    The ABOVE is the backlash.
     
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    Right, Right ... I saw that, plus the other. The excerpt was interesting to me, and shared for record.

    The event, hosted by the Cornerstone Baptist Temple, wasn't sponsored by Chick-fil-A or any of its independent restaurants, according to a statement from the fast-food chain emailed to The Huffington Post. The company says that the gift cards were purchased by a local restaurant and donated to the church.

    The ad found its way to Reddit, where users dedicated hundreds of comments to the discussion. Chick-fil-A CEO Dan Cathy has made it plain that he is against gay marriage, supports the "biblical definition of the family unit" and welcomes any customers who may come his way as a result of that stance.
     
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