PRESS RELEASE: SCOTUS Reaffirms Rights of Faith Driven Consumers, All Americans

AUTHOR:

Matthew Faraci

Jun 30, 2014 1:43 PM


SCOTUS REAFFIRMS RIGHTS OF FAITH DRIVEN CONSUMERS, ALL AMERICANS

(Raleigh, NC – June 30, 2014) — Faith Driven Consumer™ — the group behind the IStandWithPhil.com movement which played a leading role in Phil Robertson’s return to Duck Dynasty, the #OpenZilla campaign for workplace tolerance at Mozilla, the ongoing “Year of The Bible Movie” initiative tracking the commercial viability of major Hollywood films courting faith audiences, and the FlipThisDecision.com campaign supporting the Benham Twins — continues to advocate for 46 million Faith Driven Consumers who spend $1.75 trillion annually.

Today, the Supreme Court of the United States confirmed that profit-seeking corporations can hold a religious view under federal law. The landmark 5-4 ruling favors Christian-owned companies Hobby Lobby and Conestoga Wood. 

Chris Stone, founder of Faith Driven Consumer and a Certified Brand Strategist, has issued the following statement on this landmark ruling:

“We’re encouraged today that the Supreme Court reaffirmed our essential constitutional rights, both as Americans and people of faith. Corporations do have the right to pursue policies that are aligned with their religious views, and are once again protected from the forced adoption of practices that violate their conscience. We regret that this ruling applied only to closely held corporations and eagerly await the day that the Court reaffirms this same protection for all corporations, regardless of structure.

“As advocates for 46 million Faith Driven Consumers who spend $1.75 trillion every year, we are encouraged that this decision enables our community to continue to support companies such as Hobby Lobby, which earned 4.5 out of 5 stars in our Faith Driven Consumer Company Reviews.”

Faith Driven Consumer's #IStandWithHobbyLobby campaign in support of this judicial decision can be found at http://IStandWithHobbyLobby.com

Faith Driven Consumer’s review of Hobby Lobby can be found at http:// http://reviews.faithdrivenconsumer.org/CompanyReviews/CompanyDetails.aspx?id=66&catid=27&ove=4.5

About Faith Driven Consumer

Faith Driven Consumer is a movement representing 46 million consumers — 15% of the U.S. population — who spend $1.75 trillion annually. By connecting these consumers with companies that are relatively more compatible with a biblical worldview, Faith Driven Consumer provides a community forum offering resources for making more faith-conscious decisions, encourages companies to meet the unique needs of Faith Driven Consumers, and offers a national voice for this rapidly emerging, economically powerful and Christ-centered consumer market segment. Visit http://www.faithdrivenconsumer.com for more information.

  

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