Big U.S. Companies You Might Not Know Are Religious
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....
Perhaps fewer businessmen carry out business for the love of money, and even fewer start them for that reason, but not many were or are actually Christian, e.g.,
Book Description wrote: The Singer Sewing Machine Company, the greatest of all home appliance manufacturers, came alive in the hands of a womanizing polygamist, Isaac Merritt Singer. Besides inventing the first practical sewing machine, I. M. Singer was also an eccentric, dissolute, profane, abusive and emotionally-weak philanderer. He maintained lightly-cloaked, polygamous arrangements with at least three young women. Other reports contend he managed five young wives at one time, supported six more mistresses,...
Well, you can skip Marriott (I knew about this one) and Jet Blue (I didn't know about this one) pushing Mormonism, q.v., Roman Catholics, Mormons and Jehovah Witnesses (PDF). I think Alaska Airlines had a good response to person who works for a queer publication, or at least a very liberal one. So, read the article for their response.