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 or reportedly 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. Best Buy
  26. Bristol-Myers Squibb Company
  27. Butler University
  28. imageCA Technologies
  29. CA State University
  30. Capital One
  31. Chevron
  32. Cigna
  33. Cisco Systems
  34. Coca-Cola Company (products include Coke, Sprite, Dasani, Minute Maid, Simply Orange, Fresca, Smart Water)
  35. Colgate-Palmolive Company (brands include Ajax, Colgate, Fresh Start, Palmolive, Speed Stick, Ultra Brite)
  36. Comcast (NBC, Time Warner Cable, DreamWorks, Universal, E! Entertainment Television)
  37. 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)
  38. Credit Suisse Securities
  39. Cummins Engine
  40. CVS
  41. Deloitte
  42. Delta Air Lines
  43. Deutsche Bank
  44. DirectTV
  45. Dow Chemical Company
  46. Dropbox
  47. Duke University
  48. Dupont
  49. Eastman Kodak
  50. eBay
  51. Elance
  52. Electronic Arts (maker of children’s electronic games)
  53. imageEmerson Collective
  54. Ernst & Young
  55. Estee Lauder
  56. Evernote
  57. Expedia
  58. Facebook
  59. Fastsigns
  60. Gap
  61. General Electric (assets include NBC Universal, A&E, History Channel, Lifetime, SyFy, USA Network, Weather Channel, Comast, Universal Studios)
  62. General Mills (brands include Betty Crocker, Bisquick, Chex Mix, Fruit Roll-Ups, Gardetto’s, Green Giant, Haagen-Dazs, Pillsbury, Progresso, Sunkist, Totino’s)
  63. Goldman Sachs
  64. Google Inc
  65. Groupon
  66. Hartford Financial Services
  67. Hewlet-Packard Company
  68. Hilton Worldwide Holdings
  69. Indiana University
  70. Intel Corporation
  71. Intuit Inc.
  72. JetBlue
  73. The Him Henderson Company
  74. Johnson & Johnson
  75. JPMorgan Chase
  76. Kaiser Permanente
  77. Kellogg Co. (products include Cheez-It, Eggo, Famous Amos, Keebler, Nutri-Grain, Pop-Tarts, Pringles, Town house, Zesta)
  78. Kimberly-Clark (product lines include Cottonelle, Depend, GoodNites, Huggies, Kleenex, Kotex, Pull-Ups, Scott)
  79. 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)
  80. Levi Strauss & Co.
  81. Lilly
  82. Marriott (brands include Renaissance hotels, Courtyard, Fairfield Inn, SprintHill Suites, TownPlace Suites)
  83. McGraw Hill Financial
  84. Microsoft Corporation
  85. imageMillerCoors (beer producer)
  86. Morgan Stanley
  87. Nationwide Mutual Insurance Company
  88. New York Life Insurance Company
  89. NextDoor
  90. Nike
  91. Nordstrom Inc.
  92. Northrop Grumman Corporation
  93. Office Depot
  94. Orbitz
  95. Oracle
  96. Orbitz
  97. PayPal
  98. Peabody & Arnold LLP
  99. PepsiCo (brands include Mountain Dew, Lay’s, Gatorade, Tropicana, 7 Up, Doritos, Lipton, Quaker, Cheetos, Ruffles, Aquafina, Fritos)
  100. Pfizer Inc.
  101. Pricewaterhouse Coopers LLP
  102. Proctor & Gamble (brands include Olay, Pampers, Tide, Pantene, Max Factor, Ivory)
  103. Prudential Financial
  104. Qualcomm Inc.
  105. Quorum
  106. REI
  107. Rockwell Automation, Inc.
  108. Salesforce
  109. San Francisco State University
  110. Sears Holdings Corp.
  111. Sempra Energy
  112. Sequoia Capital
  113. Staples, Inc.
  114. Starbucks  Corporation
  115. Sun Life Financial
  116. imageSymantec Corporation
  117. Target Corporation
  118. TD Bank and TD Securities
  119. Thomson Reuters
  120. TNT Promotions
  121. Twitter
  122. Unilever (brands include Dove, Lux, Sure, Degree, Surf)
  123. United Air Lines
  124. United Therapeutics Corporation
  125. Verizon Communications Inc.
  126. Viacom Inc. (brands include MTV, VH1, Nickelodeon, Comedy Central, CMT, BET, Spike)
  127. Walt Disney Company
  128. Wells Fargo
  129. Worx
  130. Xerox Company
  131. YCombinator
  132. Yelp
  133. Zillow Group
  134. 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 or reportedly 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 ignored or 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. Chicago, Illinois
  3. Connecticut
  4. Denver
  5. Indianapolis
  6. New York
  7. New York City
  8. Oakland
  9. Portland
  10. Rochester
  11. San Antonio, Texas
  12. San Diego
  13. San Francisco
  14. Seattle
  15. Tampa Bay
  16. Washington State
  17. Washington DC
  18. 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. And remember, there are many local and or independent companies that support Christian standards.

  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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