Scores only 39 points on the Faith Equality Index; Is there a more faith-compatible choice for Faith Driven Consumers?
Target has entered the national furor over so-called “bathroom bills” by announcing that men can now use women’s bathrooms. Reports The Christian Post, “the Minnesota-based retail giant Target announced Tuesday that transgender people are free to use the bathrooms and fitting rooms in their stores that match the gender they identify with, not their sex.”Read more
Like many folks, we’ve been following the storm of controversy over religious liberty measures in North Carolina, Georgia, and Mississippi. Since we are not public policy experts, we won’t delve into the legislative issues around those measures. But we certainly feel comfortable talking about what we see as Faith Driven Consumers—the reaction of some corporate brands in the marketplace. In the wake of those measures, companies such as Apple, organizations like the NBA, and artists including Ringo Starr, Cyndi Lauper, and Bruce Springsteen have all taken brave stands against discrimination, and for inclusiveness.
Or have they?Read more
Many around the nation have followed with excitement and enthusiasm a bill in the Tennessee legislature that would make the Bible the official state book. The Washington Times is reporting that, according to polling, 62 percent of all Tennesseans favor making the Holy Book the state book in order to recognize its significance from a historical, economic and cultural standpoint.Read more
Middleton High School in in Wisconsin allows its students to go off campus for lunch. Well, as long as they don’t eat Chick-fil-A and pray that is. A new Fox news report sheds some light:
“In 2014 a small group of parents began meeting with their children in a nearby park — providing home cooked meals along with a Christian-themed, inspirational message. The small weekly gatherings in the fall and spring eventually morphed into a popular gathering spot for hungry kids — with nearly 500 turning out for all sorts of goodies — ranging from Chick-fil-A sandwiches and fresh fruit to hundreds of homemade brownies.”Read more
Seen God’s Not Dead 2 yet? This story is way too close for comfort.
14-year veteran Indiana State Police officer Brian Hamilton just lost his job, and faces a big lawsuit, for sharing his faith. As reported by The Blaze, The American Civil Liberties Union filed a lawsuit against Hamilton, claiming that he “inappropriately” shared his faith after pulling over a woman. In addition, the state police department just fired Hamilton.Read more
The success of GOD’S NOT DEAD 2 sparks national debate on inclusion and equality for Faith Driven Consumers—in the marketplace and workplace
By going to see GOD’S NOT DEAD 2, millions of Faith Driven Consumers are voicing support at the box office—clamoring for a culture in America that’s respectful and inclusive to Christians. (By the way, if you haven’t seen GOD’S NOT DEAD 2 yet, you need to…)Read more
In a press release this morning, Faith Driven Consumer founder Chris Stone announced that highly respected economist, Dr. Lance McCarthy, has joined Faith Driven Consumer as National Economic Advisor:
“Dr. Lance McCarthy’s resume and accomplishments are extensive. Noted pastors, famous athletes, heads of major non-profit organizations, leading corporations, and government officials alike lean heavily on his expertise and insights on investments, finance, jobs, urban development and economic growth. Dr. McCarthy is specifically a leading expert on the intersection of faith and economic issues.Read more
"Are you gay? The question isn’t taboo in the workplace anymore, for better or worse,” reports Bloomberg in a story out today looking at a new workplace trend in corporate America.Read more
Super Bowl 50 is This Sunday—Here’s How You Can Mix Football, Family, Friends and Faith in a Fun, New Interactive Game
With millions of Americans buying food, beverages, decorations, TVs and electronics, and other items for Super Bowl 50 parties this year, we’re encouraging Faith Driven Consumers to actively do business with brands that are more faith compatible.
And to help you do just this, we’ve rated all of this year’s Super Bowl advertisers for faith compatibility—and launched a fun, new interactive game to help you pay for your Super Bowl party.Read more
A brand new survey finds that "seven of 10 Americans are in favor of allowing football coaches at public high schools to lead prayers during games” according to a story in Christian Today. The survey comes on the heels of a number of incidents around the country in which prayer has been restricted at football games, most notably the recent case in Florida, where two Christian schools—facing each other in a playoff game—were actually told they could not pray.Read more