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Apple, Amazon, Amex and Abercrombie & Fitch appear on a Christian list of ‘offensive’ companies

Apple, Amazon, Amex and Abercrombie & Fitch appear on a Christian list of ‘offensive’ companies

OVERALL, it’s the “pro-gay/anti traditional marriage” corporate policies of the four big “A” that have led to their inclusion as “bad eggs” in the 2013 Faith Driven Consumer Christmas Guide, which proclaims that exists as a guide for:

The emerging and economically powerful $1.75 trillion Faith Driven Consumer market segment, which consists of 46 million Americans who are actively seeking to do business with companies that respect their worldview and welcome them into the rainbow of diversity.

And how should companies like Apple and Amex, and also Adidas and Nike improve their showing in future lists? Why, ditching their own “rainbows of diversity” and ape companies like the four-star Footlocker which:

Directly partners with a mission organization to spread God’s love, grace, mercy and compassion. Its tilt toward the biblical understanding on sexuality, marriage and family is encouraging given the intense pressure companies face today from activists promoting the homosexual, bisexual and transgender political and socialagenda. Moving forward, we hope Foot Locker will use the word ‘Christmas’ in its seasonal promotions.

The one-star Nike, on the other hand:

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Is one of the most vocal corporate advocates for abortion in America. It also fully embraces the homosexual, bisexual and transgender political and social agenda in the workplace  and beyond, and advocates for same-sex marriage – creating a PAC fund to donate  $280,000 to the current effort in Oregon to redefine the institution away from the nat ural and traditional male-female paradigm. Nike does not use the word “Christmas” in its seasonal promotions.

Apple, also worthy of only one star, is offensive to discerning Christian buyers because it:

Vocally supports same-sex marriage, actively donated to efforts to defeat Proposition 8 in California and caved in to pressure from small groups of homosexual and transgender activists and their allies by removing previously approved, faith-based apps supporting natural and traditional sexuality, marriage and family.

Here, Apple showed a high level of insensitivity toward a much larger market of Christian consumers and needs to take active steps to rebuild a relationship with those who hold to a biblical worldview and values system.

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Beyond this, Apple promotes Internet pornography and was listed as one of the ‘Top Ten Worst Advertisers’ in 2012 by the Parents Television Council.

But, but … that should make it more popular among US faith-heads as conservative Christians, according to a 2009 study, have a great appetite for porn:

Those states that do consume the most porn tend to be more conservative and religious than states with lower levels of consumption.

Muslims too are also heavily into pornography, particularly bestiality. Google, the world’s most popular Internet search engine, has found in a survey that mostly Muslim states seek access to sex-related websites and Pakistan tops the list. It also comes in at No 1 as the country most searching for piggy and donkey porn.

American Express is given a wee pat on the head over its decision “to refuse funds for recurring purchases of pornography”, but:

Its strong  support for the homosexual, bisexual and transgender political agenda conflicts with biblical teaching on sexuality, marriage and family. Moreover, its support of organizations that directly support abortion is a serious concern – as is its reluctance to use the word “Christmas” in its seasonal promotions despite the fact that it profits greatly from the holiday.

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Finally, Abercrombie and Fitch is to be avoided like the the plague because:

While [it] is strongly committed to philanthropy, corporate responsibility, environmental stewardship and ethically sourced products, its highly sexualized focus on the “cool and popular” kids – branded around highly inappropriate, exploitative and homoerotic advertising – is shocking and offensive to many Faith Driven Consumers.

A&F’s full embrace of the political and social goals of the homosexual, bisexual and transgender movement – including same-sex marriage –  also points to a corporate worldview that is at odds with the Bible. Finally, A&F does not use the word “Christmas” in its seasonal promotions.

Hat tip: Ivan

22 Responses to “Apple, Amazon, Amex and Abercrombie & Fitch appear on a Christian list of ‘offensive’ companies”

  1. Matt+Westwood says:

    Don’t care what the fuck they say they stand for, if they manufacture in China / Philippines etc. then I wouldn’t piss on them if they were on fire.

  2. L.Long says:

    #1-Pleased to hear some companies are telling xtians to piss off.
    Or
    #2-is it just that these companies are just saying we are businesses and do not practice discrimination;
    which the xtians read as ‘love gays-hate xtians’. As many xtians are incapable of real rational thought I would bet on #2.

  3. Matt+Westwood says:

    This link:

    http://wikiislam.net/wiki/Muslim_Statistics_-_Pornography

    … did they count the hits for “ass sex” as “donkey sex” or “anal sex”? We have a right to know …

  4. Bubblecar says:

    We can rest assured that the censure of these “activists” will make not one jot of difference to the profitability and policies of the corporations in question. In fact these campaigns just serve to underline the irrelevance of Christian lobbyists, even in their supposed stronghold, the USA. They’d be better off not exposing their own increasingly marginal status in this way, but strategy, tactics and thinking in general is not their strong point.

  5. Stephen Mynett says:

    Interesting to see the priorities of these boneheads. Amazon has been accused of awful worker’s rights, claims of slave labour in some countries such as Germany, but the self-righteous twerps are mainly worried about Amazon’s support of same sex marriage in their condemnation of them.

    Good old religion, I am OK to enslave my fellow man as long as I don’t love him.

  6. charlie says:

    Oh dear, more bullshit for the poor, disrespected, abused, and “persecuted” xtians to get their panties in a wad (knickers in a twist for those in the UK).
    Big damn deal, did they give up on their idiotic “war on xmas” already? Or are we going to get more of that horse shit as well?
    I declared my own war on xmas decades ago. My late wife and I quit the xmas crap and would have our own xmas when there was a decent sale on an item we really wanted, so we’d have xmas in July, March, any moth when we found a good sale price on an item we wanted. Now at 66, I’ll be damned and gone to hell long before I’d ever even consider for a nano-second changing my ways with regards to the xmas season of “buy, buy more useless, over priced crap we don’t need” that the REAL xmas IS all about here in the US of A where the almighty dollar trumps religion. In fact the dollar IS xtianity in the US of A. Just look at all the millionaire TV preachers who inhabit (and pollute) the US of A and the public airwaves, let alone the cable TV line up.
    Oh well, time to take my soap box back to my own small corner.

  7. 1859 says:

    Because they can’t hit these companies through the courts, the christ-fundies are trying to hit them where it hurts – their profits. It’s exactly the same motivation as the dumb-arsed taliban – control, control, control. These muslim/christ fundies are so, so terrified they are losing the battle (i.e. losing control over other people’s lives)that they resort to these crusading tactics, justifying their brand of delusion by frantically waving their holy-hate books in everyone’s faces. Let’s hope this sick campaign backfires and even more people decide to shop at A & F and Apple.

    I for one would like to know which companies I need to avoid this xmas – i.e. those that support and even fund the christ-lunatics, promote homophobia and denounce same-sex marriage. Can we please have a list of such happy-clappy christ-companies?

  8. Angela_K says:

    I’m certain the Christians morons will have as much success as Justin Oilwelsby has had putting Wonga out of business!

  9. ExPatriot says:

    I will be very happy to give these companys my money when ever I can. As far as christmas goes I tend to ignore it if possible, if I were to celebrate anything it would be Yule or the Winter Solstice

  10. Broga says:

    I’m not surprised that the religious, of all varieties, are so heavily into pornography. While on the surface they are preaching sexual morality, as they interpret it, they are in secret immersing themselves in pornography.

    I think RC priests will be major users. And I remember from a Freedom of Information demand that our holier than thou MPs were heavy users of pornography on House of Commons computers – tax payer funded, of course.

    One aspect of this is the sanctimonious hypocrisy. The other is their inability to defeat human nature. If they cannot satisfy their sexual evolutionary drives one way because they are stifled by religion they will have to opt for another.

    I note that research is now tending to reveal that heavy use of pornography is damaging to people to people sex. Lets hope it also quells the RC priests lust for young boys.

  11. Brian Jordan says:

    Piggy porn? The unspeakable pursuing the uneatable!

  12. John C says:

    Will now cross reference against workers rights and see if any of these christian recommended companies still remain on the list.

  13. The Woggler says:

    In the interest of balance, here is my list of offensive groups:

    Christian Voice UK

    Answers in Genesis

    Institute of Creation Research

    Americans for truth about homosexuality

    The Vatican

  14. L.Long says:

    Woggler your list is WAY TOO short! But this is a comment page and using 20pages of text would be a bit much.

  15. Stephen Mynett says:

    Would have Gideon on my list of groups to be avoided/shot. We have a cash-strapped NHS and those bastards insist on flooding the wards with bibles when they could be doing something useful for the hospitals with the money they waste.

  16. Broga says:

    @Stephen Mynett: Has anyone ever been known to be converted or even helped by these irritating bibles? I don’t know any hotel users who have even read them. If they did read them with care they would be more likely to be appalled than attracted.

    Don’t the Gideon outfit ever do any market research? Are they distributing the bibles to boost their own sanctimonious satisfaction rather then the recipients?

  17. Stephen Mynett says:

    @Broga, almost definately, I cannot see any other purpose other than for the Gideon bozos to look and feel good. The bibles are especially annoying in hospitals as they represent a health risk, albeit a small one. When a bed and locker is disinfected after the release of a patient the only thing that cannot be disinfected is the book that is left in it.

    I have spoken with several nurses and doctors who want rid of these things, purely for that reason but the religious lobby/whingers are strong in the NHS and the filthy tomes are left in place.

    I saw a job advertisment last year for a chaplain in one of the Notts hospitals, salary 40k, more than most nurses earn and far more than cleaners, two sets of people who are vital for the health of the patients.

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  19. Matt+Westwood says:

    I wonder what would happen if people went around and just casually dropped the fucking Gideon bibles in the bin?

  20. remigius says:

    if they manufacture in China / Philippines etc. then I wouldn’t piss on them if they were on fire.

    Matt, I totally agree. Many electrical goods are made in the Far-East. To pass water on such goods is asking for trouble. It could result in electrical shock, or worse.

    Much better to use CO2, or perhaps a dry powder extinguisher.

    But be sure to check with an approved fire-safety officer before attempting to extinguish such a conflagration.

    You know it makes sense!

  21. remigius says:

    Barry. Shoot me now!