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The Christian tenets to love and forgive guide us to “hate the sin, not the sinner”. However, with morality seemingly collapsing all around us, Christians must recognize that tolerance and acceptance of ever-changing societal “norms” can never be allowed to infringe upon our beliefs and when they do, we must make our voices heard. Admittedly, this is difficult to do in a day when Christianity is being shunned, ridiculed, and attacked. The Bible never said being a Christian would be easy.

As big-money organizations use their wealth and resources to persuade lawmakers to support changes in laws that would infringe upon Christian beliefs, we must be conscious of their actions and act in our business dealings with them accordingly.  This is especially important if a company chooses to take a moral stance  in order to appear “politically correct” – they must recognize that a Christian’s definition of political correctness differs widely from what is fast becoming the norm in our society.

Anti-religious/Anti-Christian Companies and Organizations

imageThe following are companies who in various ways, have publicly supported policies, laws, or standards which Christians deem inappropriate and immoral *or* have publicly denounced religion and/or Christianity.  Although it would certainly be preferable to avoid doing business with these companies entirely, that may not always be possible (e.g. Coca-Cola and Pepsi Cola both appear on the list).  Regardless, Christians can still take the time to write these organizations and let them know you disagree with their moral stance.

Finally, although the list is quite large, take note that many US-based companies *do not* appear on the list (e.g. General Motors and Target appear on the list, Ford and Wal-Mart do not), and Christians should recognize companies that, despite media and societal pressure, have refused to relax their moral values.

  1. Abercrombie & Fitch Co.
  2. Accenture
  3. Aetna
  4. Affirm
  5. Akamai
  6. AirBNB (travel services)
  7. Alaska Airlines
  8. Alcoa
  9. Amazon Services
  10. American Airlines
  11. American Express
  12. AMC Theaters
  13. Angie’s List
  14. Anthem (a Blue Cross and Blue Shield association)
  15. Apple
  16. Aramark (alternatives includ Cintas, Sodexo, Compass Group)
  17. Arthur’s Music Store
  18. Aspen Skiing Company (alternatives include Winter Sports, Vail Resorts, Booth Creek Ski Holdings)
  19. AT&T Inc.
  20. Banana Republic
  21. Bank of America
  22. Barclays
  23. Barnes and Noble
  24. Ben & Jerry’s
  25. Bristol-Myers Squibb Company
  26. Butler University
  27. imageCA Technologies
  28. CA State University
  29. Capital One
  30. Chevron
  31. Cigna
  32. Cisco Systems
  33. Coca-Cola Company (products include Coke, Sprite, Dasani, Minute Maid, Simply Orange, Fresca, Smart Water)
  34. Colgate-Palmolive Company (brands include Ajax, Colgate, Fresh Start, Palmolive, Speed Stick, Ultra Brite)
  35. Comcast (NBC, Time Warner Cable, DreamWorks, Universal, E! Entertainment Television)
  36. ConAgra Foods (a company with a litnany of controversy: brands include Andy Capp’s fries, Blue Bonnet, Chef Boyardee, Chiffon margarine, Chun King, Crunch ‘n Munch, David Sunflower seeds, Egg Beaters, Fiddle Faddle, Fleischmann’s, Gebhardt, Golden Cuisine, Healthy Choice, Hunt’s, Jiffy Pop, La Choy, Manwich, PAM, Parkay, Pemmican, Peter Pan, Puritan, Ranch Style, Ro-Tel, Slim Jim, Van Camp’s, Wesson, and Wolf Brand)
  37. Credit Suisse Securities
  38. Cummins Engine
  39. CVS
  40. Deloitte
  41. Delta Air Lines
  42. Deutsche Bank
  43. DirectTV
  44. Dow Chemical Company
  45. Dropbox
  46. Duke University
  47. Dupont
  48. Eastman Kodak
  49. eBay
  50. Elance
  51. Electronic Arts (maker of children’s electronic games)
  52. imageEmerson Collective
  53. Ernst & Young
  54. Estee Lauder
  55. Evernote
  56. Expedia
  57. Facebook
  58. Fastsigns
  59. Gap
  60. General Electric (assets include NBC Universal, A&E, History Channel, Lifetime, SyFy, USA Network, Weather Channel, Comast, Universal Studios)
  61. General Mills (brands include Betty Crocker, Bisquick, Chex Mix, Fruit Roll-Ups, Gardetto’s, Green Giant, Haagen-Dazs, Pillsbury, Progresso, Sunkist, Totino’s)
  62. Goldman Sachs
  63. Google Inc
  64. Groupon
  65. Hartford Financial Services
  66. Hewlet-Packard Company
  67. Hilton Worldwide Holdings
  68. Indiana University
  69. Intel Corporation
  70. Intuit Inc.
  71. JetBlue
  72. The Him Henderson Company
  73. Johnson & Johnson
  74. JPMorgan Chase
  75. Kaiser Permanente
  76. Kellogg Co. (products include Cheez-It, Eggo, Famous Amos, Keebler, Nutri-Grain, Pop-Tarts, Pringles, Town house, Zesta)
  77. Kimberly-Clark (product lines include Cottonelle, Depend, GoodNites, Huggies, Kleenex, Kotex, Pull-Ups, Scott)
  78. Kraft Foods Inc. (brands include A1, Capri Sun, Cheez Qiz, Cracker Barrel Cheese, General Foods International, Jell-O, Kool-Aid, Maxwell House, Miracle Whip, Oscar Mayer, Planters, Shake ‘n Bake, Taco Bell grocery, Velveeta)
  79. Levi Strauss & Co.
  80. Lilly
  81. Marriott (brands include Renaissance hotels, Courtyard, Fairfield Inn, SprintHill Suites, TownPlace Suites)
  82. McGraw Hill Financial
  83. Microsoft Corporation
  84. imageMillerCoors (beer producer)
  85. Morgan Stanley
  86. Nationwide Mutual Insurance Company
  87. New York Life Insurance Company
  88. NextDoor
  89. Nike
  90. Nordstrom Inc.
  91. Northrop Grumman Corporation
  92. Office Depot
  93. Orbitz
  94. Oracle
  95. Orbitz
  96. PayPal
  97. Peabody & Arnold LLP
  98. PepsiCo (brands include Mountain Dew, Lay’s, Gatorade, Tropicana, 7 Up, Doritos, Lipton, Quaker, Cheetos, Ruffles, Aquafina, Fritos)
  99. Pfizer Inc.
  100. Pricewaterhouse Coopers LLP
  101. Proctor & Gamble (brands include Olay, Pampers, Tide, Pantene, Max Factor, Ivory)
  102. Prudential Financial
  103. Qualcomm Inc.
  104. Quorum
  105. REI
  106. Rockwell Automation, Inc.
  107. Salesforce
  108. San Francisco State University
  109. Sears Holdings Corp.
  110. Sempra Energy
  111. Sequoia Capital
  112. Staples, Inc.
  113. Starbucks  Corporation
  114. Sun Life Financial
  115. imageSymantec Corporation
  116. Target Corporation
  117. TD Bank and TD Securities
  118. Thomson Reuters
  119. TNT Promotions
  120. Twitter
  121. Unilever (brands include Dove, Lux, Sure, Degree, Surf)
  122. United Air Lines
  123. United Therapeutics Corporation
  124. Verizon Communications Inc.
  125. Viacom Inc. (brands include MTV, VH1, Nickelodeon, Comedy Central, CMT, BET, Spike)
  126. Walt Disney Company
  127. Wells Fargo
  128. Xerox Company
  129. YCombinator
  130. Yelp
  131. Zillow Group
  132. Zynga

Anti-religious/Anti-Christian Celebrities

The following are individuals who publicly support policies, laws, or standards which Christians deem inappropriate and immoral *or* have publicly denounced religion and/or Christianity.

  1. Ashton Kutcher
  2. Audra McDonald
  3. Bette Midler
  4. Bill Maher
  5. Billie Jean King
  6. Charles Barkeley
  7. Cher
  8. Debra Messing
  9. Donald Trump
  10. Edwin E Lee
  11. Ellen Degeneres
  12. Gavin Newsom
  13. Geno Auriemma
  14. George Takai
  15. Greg Ballard
  16. Harvey Fierstein
  17. Hiliary Clinton
  18. James Van Der Beek
  19. Jason Collins
  20. Josh Charles
  21. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
  22. Keith Olbermann
  23. Kumail Nanjiani
  24. Larry King
  25. Martina Navratilova
  26. MC Hammer
  27. Michael Stipe
  28. Miley Cyrus
  29. Nancy Pelosi
  30. Nick Offerman
  31. Pat McCrory
  32. Penn Jillete
  33. Randy Rainbow
  34. Reggie Miller
  35. Seth Rogen
  36. Sherman Alexie
  37. Sherrod Brown
  38. Stephen King
  39. Susan Sarandon
  40. Tim Cook
  41. Wil Wheaton
  42. Wilco

Places where religious rights are most impeded

The following are locations which in various ways, have publicly support policies, laws, and standards which Christians deem inappropriate and immoral *or* have publicly denounced religion and/or Christianity.

  1. California
  2. Connecticut
  3. Denver
  4. Indianapolis
  5. New York
  6. New York City
  7. Oakland
  8. Portland
  9. Rochester
  10. San Diego
  11. San Francisco
  12. Seattle
  13. Tampa Bay
  14. Washington State
  15. Washington DC
  16. West Palm Beach

Top faith-based/Christian brands

Although none are perfect, we’ll give credit where credit is due.  These are the top companies with the highest faith equality index.

  1. Academy Sports
  2. Aldi
  3. Bed Bath and Beyond
  4. Bass Pro Shop
  5. Cabela’s
  6. Chick-fil-A
  7. Cracker Barrel
  8. Dick’s Sporting Goods
  9. Dillard’s
  10. Dunkin Donuts
  11. Flowers Foods
  12. Hallmark
  13. H-E-B grocery
  14. Hobby Lobby
  15. Honda
  16. Lenovo
  17. In N-Out Burger
  18. Interstate Batteries
  19. Jack in the Box
  20. Krispy Kreme
  21. Lowe’s
  22. Marathon
  23. Samsung
  24. SeaWorld
  25. Sony
  26. Subway
  27. Thrivent Financial
  28. Toys R Us
  29. Trader Joes
  30. Tyson Foods
  31. Walmart
  32. Wendy’s
Sources: AFA, Huffington Post, CNN, and various credible news sources (the list is updated regularly from news sources)
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