When an American company puts out statements or implements policies that most believers consider anti-Christian, it usually causes an uproar. Often boycott efforts quickly follow, and I’m not opposed to boycotts in certain cases, although it’s my experience a lot of people threaten them without having any real intention of following through on them. When that’s the case, there’s really no point. Sometimes Christian boycotts seem to do more to offer free publicity to these companies than they really cost them anything in sales.
But that’s just my humble opinion. No charge for that. 😉
I do wonder, however, why we fuss so much about the non-Christian companies, but rarely celebrate the Christian ones! Seems to me if we want to uphold Christian values and rest in knowing our money is not supporting causes that run contrary to our faith, then we should be more careful to buy from reputable Christian companies.
Most people are probably aware of the Christian ownership of Chick fil A, but other Christian companies may be less obvious. So I thought I would share the names of 5 Christian-owned companies you should be supporting…
Maybe Hobby Lobby is an obvious one, too, but I had to mention it simply because I love it so much! There are other craft and decor stores I like, but Hobby Lobby is a favorite, and I especially love supporting it when I know it’s Christian-owned. Not only does it offer a lot of Christian-themed items, but, just like Chick fil A, Hobby Lobby still honors a pledge to be closed on Sundays so its employees can attend worship services. That’s practically unheard of in today’s world!
Hobby Lobby has also taken some significant pro-life stands and the owners are very involved in the preservation of biblical texts and artifacts, which I find so admirable. There’s something refreshing about visiting there, too: I think it has to be the hymns they play, as opposed to the blaring, sometimes offensive music I hear in many other stores.
There are always 40% off coupons available on the Hobby Lobby website for use on a regularly-priced item. You can just pull it up on your phone, which is super convenient! And an employee once told me that virtually everything in the store is on sale in any 2-week cycle. That means if something you need isn’t on sale this week, hold off one week to buy it — chances are it’ll be on sale then!
Okay, so I have to admit that I don’t do a lot of frozen chicken. It’s just not something we eat at our house. Actually my husband doesn’t eat chicken at all, (I mean NONE!) and so I rarely buy fresh chicken either!
But Tyson is Christian-owned, faith-friendly, and big on their commitment to offer chaplains for their employees’ spiritual needs. For those of you who buy chicken regularly, maybe you’ll look a little more closely at Tyson.
And just so you know, they offer coupons on their website.
So here’s confession #2: I thought Interstate made car batteries and car batteries ONLY. But I was wrong! They make batteries for medical uses, for electronics, for home and garage uses, etc. In fact, Interstate is the #1 replacement battery brand in North America. And, yes, it’s Christian-owned! You can shop for batteries online and sometimes they even offer special coupon codes.
Unfortunately for my eastern friends, In-N-Out is a western burger chain with restaurants currently in Arizona, California, Nevada, Oregon, Texas, and Utah. But they make such an amazing burger I couldn’t leave this place off my list! So, western people: Frequent In-N-Out! Eastern people: If you’re ever out west and spot one of these joints, STOP!
Cups, fry containers, and wrappers at In-N-Out are printed with scripture references, which are fun to look up with the family.
And don’t forget to ask about the Not-So-Secret Menu.
This company’s name may or may not ring a bell with you, but you’ll probably recognize some of its brands like Terminix, American Home Shield, Furniture Medic, or Merry Maids. It was founded in 1929 by Marion E. Wade, who was a devout Christian, and the company still operates under many of the same Christian principles he implemented.
And not only does ServiceMaster offer valuable services for prospective customers, it also offers great franchising opportunities for those interested in owning and running their own business under the umbrella of a reputable Christian company.
Of course we’re all out to find the best products and services at the best price. There’s nothing wrong with that. But as Christians, when we have the opportunity to support a Christian company that upholds our values, why wouldn’t we? When I’m able, I’d much rather give my money to a company I know isn’t supporting causes and promoting ideas that run contrary to my faith.
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