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Does a company's religious background/affiliation affect you?

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Do you base your decisions to shop or eat somewhere based on the company's religious background or views?

Sure, we remember the Chick-Fil-A "scandal" over the COO's comments about gay marriage, but do you know other companies' religous affiliations? Do you care?

 
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by on Jun. 17, 2013 at 3:08 PM
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Friday
by HRH of MJ on Jun. 17, 2013 at 4:34 PM

In general, no but in cases like CFA where it was about more than the owners personal beliefs, then I prefer that my money doesn't support their efforts to restrict others rights based on religion.

As in all cases, believe as you like, I don't care but once you start working to legislate those beliefs onto the rest of us I do take issue and will refrain from spending my money on your business.

 


Thank God......it's Friday!!!

tooptimistic
by Kelly on Jun. 17, 2013 at 4:36 PM


Hobby Lobby employees still have access to birth control.

Quoting LaughCryLive:

I find it controlling when they won't allow certain medications to be accessed because they disagree with it.


Quoting 12hellokitty:

And you find that controlling....


Quoting LaughCryLive:

 They provide insurance for their workers.




Quoting 12hellokitty:




I didn't know they sold medication?  I thought HL was a crafts store...


Quoting LaughCryLive:


 I dislike that they try and control women by denying them medications.




Quoting tooptimistic:




That's funny.. I shop at Hobby Lobby because they are Christian.  I like their employees get Sundays off.


Quoting LaughCryLive:


I don't shop at Hobby Lobby because of their fanatical religious beliefs.























FromAtoZ
by AllieCat on Jun. 17, 2013 at 4:36 PM

I do care.

This doesn't mean I will, or will not, shop there.  That isn't the defining factor.

But I can say that if any given company makes the attempt to stop others from having the same rights as they have, I have an issue with that.  Regardless of their beliefs or my own.

They have the right to run their business and I have the right not to give them my money.

Annettey19
by Bronze Member on Jun. 17, 2013 at 4:40 PM
Sometimes. It's often not entirely intentional. For example I'm not against Chick-Fil-A exactly, but whenever I see it in the food court usually their political stance pops to mind and I just think "Eh" and go to another place that looks good. I just want a yummy meal, not getting thinking about politics. I still would eat there though depending on my mood. Abercrombie and Fitch is another one. The CEO can say whatever he wants, but it doesn't make me want to go in there. Not that I shopped there anyway.

The one store I really dislike is Walmart, because rather than just one comment or controversy, their whole history is studded with negativity and ruthlessness. I think they represent a lot of what has contributed to screwing up the country. I really hate going in there.
FromAtoZ
by AllieCat on Jun. 17, 2013 at 4:41 PM


Quoting tooptimistic:


Hobby Lobby employees still have access to birth control.

Quoting LaughCryLive:

I find it controlling when they won't allow certain medications to be accessed because they disagree with it.


Quoting 12hellokitty:

And you find that controlling....


Quoting LaughCryLive:

 They provide insurance for their workers.




Quoting 12hellokitty:




I didn't know they sold medication?  I thought HL was a crafts store...


Quoting LaughCryLive:


 I dislike that they try and control women by denying them medications.




Quoting tooptimistic:




That's funny.. I shop at Hobby Lobby because they are Christian.  I like their employees get Sundays off.


Quoting LaughCryLive:


I don't shop at Hobby Lobby because of their fanatical religious beliefs.























A friend's daughter worked for HL.  Her insurance did not cover any type of birth control.  It goes against the owners personal, religious beliefs.  

Of course, they do not inform the employees.

When this employee questioned the reasoning behind this, as she has never encounterd this before, she was told the owners refuse to go against their religious belief's.  Funny thing is, the owners are not the one using the birth control.

Not all employees have Sunday off.  HL was open yesterday.  Some one has to work.  Their website states all stores are closed on Sundays.  Yet the doors were open yesterday.  

12hellokitty
by Platinum Member on Jun. 17, 2013 at 4:41 PM

Do you mean they wont pay for certain medications?

Quoting LaughCryLive:

I find it controlling when they won't allow certain medications to be accessed because they disagree with it.


Quoting 12hellokitty:

And you find that controlling....


Quoting LaughCryLive:

 They provide insurance for their workers.




Quoting 12hellokitty:




I didn't know they sold medication?  I thought HL was a crafts store...


Quoting LaughCryLive:


 I dislike that they try and control women by denying them medications.




Quoting tooptimistic:




That's funny.. I shop at Hobby Lobby because they are Christian.  I like their employees get Sundays off.


Quoting LaughCryLive:


I don't shop at Hobby Lobby because of their fanatical religious beliefs.























LaughCryLive
by Silver Member on Jun. 17, 2013 at 4:41 PM
It's medication and should be covered. They don't cover it in hopes of that their employees won't be able to afford it...and many can't.


Quoting tooptimistic:Hobby Lobby employees still have access to birth control.
Quoting LaughCryLive:I find it controlling when they won't allow certain medications to be accessed because they disagree with it.


Quoting 12hellokitty:And you find that controlling....
Quoting LaughCryLive: They provide insurance for their workers.

Quoting 12hellokitty:

I didn't know they sold medication?  I thought HL was a crafts store...
Quoting LaughCryLive:
 I dislike that they try and control women by denying them medications.

Quoting tooptimistic:

That's funny.. I shop at Hobby Lobby because they are Christian.  I like their employees get Sundays off.
Quoting LaughCryLive:
I don't shop at Hobby Lobby because of their fanatical religious beliefs.











LaughCryLive
by Silver Member on Jun. 17, 2013 at 4:43 PM
Basically the same thing.


Quoting 12hellokitty:

Do you mean they wont pay for certain medications?


Quoting LaughCryLive:

I find it controlling when they won't allow certain medications to be accessed because they disagree with it.





Quoting 12hellokitty:

And you find that controlling....



Quoting LaughCryLive:

 They provide insurance for their workers.






Quoting 12hellokitty:






I didn't know they sold medication?  I thought HL was a crafts store...



Quoting LaughCryLive:



 I dislike that they try and control women by denying them medications.






Quoting tooptimistic:






That's funny.. I shop at Hobby Lobby because they are Christian.  I like their employees get Sundays off.



Quoting LaughCryLive:



I don't shop at Hobby Lobby because of their fanatical religious beliefs.



































thatgirl70
by Bronze Member on Jun. 17, 2013 at 4:44 PM

Sometimes yes. I was going to explain in detail, but I need a nap. :/

ReginaStar
by Gold Member on Jun. 17, 2013 at 4:47 PM

Well I haven't ate Chickfla since that whole scandal went down. I intentionally support companies who do good like Cheerios. 

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