Statement on Indiana Religious Freedom Controversy

(Raleigh, NC, March 30, 2015) — Faith Driven Consumer™ — the consumer advocacy organization representing 41 million Christian consumers who spend $2 trillion annually, has issued a statement by founder Chris Stone regarding the controversy surrounding legislation in the State of Indiana:

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March Madness: Killing Jesus Takes a Shot, but Misses the Point

Ridley Scott’s first biblically-themed project since EXODUS: GOD’S AND KINGS rated 3 out of 5 stars by Faith Driven Consumer

(Raleigh, NC, March 26, 2015) — Faith Driven Consumer™ — the consumer advocacy organization representing 41 million Christian consumers who spend $2 trillion annually, has earned wide recognition for rating the faith compatibility of Hollywood films, measuring how they will resonate with faith-driven audiences, and predicting box office performance. The group's Faith-Friendly Film Review system serves as a key resource for consumers to evaluate entertainment choices. 

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Controversial Movie DO YOU BELIEVE? Reviewed by Faith Driven Consumer

From Phil Robertson, to the Benham Brothers, to ousted Fire Chief Kelvin Cochran—the highly publicized battle over religious freedom is front and center in America—now the makers of GOD’S NOT DEAD are bringing this hot button issue to the big screen

(Raleigh, NC, March 17, 2015) — Faith Driven Consumer™ — the consumer advocacy organization representing 41 million Christian consumers who spend $2 trillion annually, has earned wide recognition for rating the faith compatibility of Hollywood films, measuring how they will resonate with faith-driven audiences, and predicting box office performance. The group's Faith-Friendly Film Review system serves as a key resource for consumers to evaluate entertainment choices. 

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Atlanta Mayor Blocking ExtinguishIntolerance.com Petitioners on Twitter

As Faith Driven Consumer launches ExtinguishIntolerance.com petition asking Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed to reinstate ousted Fire Chief Kelvin Cochran, Mayor Reed responds by making it clear once again that he doesn’t want to hear dissenting opinions by blocking users on Twitter 

(Raleigh, NC, January 8, 2015) — Faith Driven Consumer™ — the advocacy organization representing 41 million Christian consumers who spend $2 trillion annually, has earned national recognition for its successful efforts advocating for tolerance and equality for people of faith. Last year, the group's #IStandWithPhil campaign led the grassroots movement returning Phil Robertson to Duck Dynasty, its #FlipThisDecision campaign compelled SunTrust bank to reverse a decision to fire the faith driven Benham brothers, and its #HoustonWeHaveAProblem effort resulted in an apology by Houston’s mayor for discriminating against a group of area pastors and a withdrawal of subpoenas that had been issued against them. 

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ExtinguishIntolerance.com Campaign Calls on Atlanta Mayor to Reinstate Ousted Fire Chief

Faith Driven Consumer launches petition campaign asking Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed to apologize for discriminating against Fire Chief Kelvin Cochran — fired simply for expressing his protected religious convictions — and reinstate him immediately

(Raleigh, NC, January 8, 2015) — Faith Driven Consumer™ — the advocacy organization representing 41 million Christian consumers who spend $2 trillion annually, has earned national recognition for its successful efforts advocating for tolerance and equality for people of faith. Last year, the group's #IStandWithPhil campaign led the grassroots movement that returned Phil Robertson to Duck Dynasty, its #FlipThisDecision campaign compelled SunTrust bank to reverse a decision to fire the Benham brothers for expressing their religious beliefs, and its #HoustonWeHaveAProblem effort resulted in an apology by Houston’s mayor for discriminating against a group of area pastors and a withdrawal of subpoenas that had been issued against them.

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UNBROKEN Earns High Faith Driven Consumer Rating

Angelina Jolie's highly anticipated WWII film earns a strong 4 out of 5 stars for faith compatibility; Founder Chris Stone recommends film as a "great choice" for faith audiences

(Raleigh, NC, Dec. 22, 2014) — Faith Driven Consumer™ — the consumer advocacy organization representing 41 million Christian consumers who spend $2 trillion annually, has earned wide recognition for rating the faith compatibility of Hollywood films, measuring how they will resonate with faith-driven audiences, and predicting box office performance. The group's Faith-Friendly Film Review system serves as a key resource for consumers to evaluate entertainment choices. 

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EXODUS: GODS AND KINGS Plagued by Poor Domestic Weekend Box Office Performance

Ridley Scott's $140 million epic grosses estimated $24.5 million, Faith Driven Consumer founder Chris Stone details why faith audiences stayed home

(Raleigh, NC – December 14, 2014) — Faith Driven Consumer™,  the group that first raised concerns over the economic viability of the NOAH movie due to the film’s failure to connect with its target faith audience, continues to serve as an advocate for more than 41 million consumers who spend $2 trillion annually. As 2014’s “Year of the Bible Movie” enters its final phase, Faith Driven Consumer continues to measure the success of Hollywood films courting faith-driven audiences.

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EXODUS: GODS AND KINGS Rates 2.5 of 5 Stars by Faith Driven Consumer

Ridley Scott’s highly anticipated epic receives low faith compatibility rating under FDC’s Faith-Friendly Film Review criteria; Founder Chris Stone anticipates film will underperform with faith audiences

(Raleigh, NC – December 12, 2014) — Faith Driven Consumer™ — the group that first raised concerns earlier this year about NOAH’s failure to resonate with its target faith audience, continues to serve as an advocate for more than 41 million consumers who spend $2 trillion annually. The organization’s Faith-Friendly Film Review system measures the compatibility of entertainment products for Faith Driven Consumer audiences. 

The 20th Century Fox release EXODUS: GODS AND KINGS — an epic film about the biblical story of the deliverance of the Hebrews from slavery in Egypt led by Moses — receives a rating of 2.5 out of 5 stars from Faith Driven Consumer. 

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NYT: God “Willful Child” in EXODUS Is “Deal Breaker,” says Faith Driven Consumer

EXODUS Movie Portrays God as “Willful Child” Who is “Children of the Corn Terrifying” Reports NYT; Faith Driven Consumer Reacts, Calling False Depiction “Deal Breaker…Likely to Have Significant Impact on Box Office Returns"

CNS/NICAEA poll by American Insights: 68% of Americans unlikely to see EXODUS if not biblically accurate; Faith Driven Consumer poll by American Insights: Biblical accuracy #1 deciding factor in considering a film like EXODUS 

(Raleigh, NC – December 1, 2014) — Faith Driven Consumer™, the group that first raised concerns over the economic viability of the NOAH movie given its failure to connect with its target audiencecontinues to serve as an advocate for more than 41 million consumers who spend $2 trillion annually. As 2014’s “Year of the Bible Movie” enters its final phase — and the run up to this month's release of Ridley Scott’s highly anticipated film EXODUS: GODS AND KINGS — Faith Driven Consumer continues to measure the success of Hollywood films courting faith-driven audiences. Faith Driven Consumer recently released the first wave of results from an extensive new national survey, conducted by partner research firm American Insights, detailing what EXODUS needs to do to be successful with both its core Faith Driven Consumer (17% of U.S. adult population) and broader Christian (77% of U.S. adult population) audiences. That research can be seen here

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Ridley Scott Casts Child to Play God, Consultant Admits EXODUS Deviates from Bible

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CNS/NICAEA poll by American Insights: 68% of Americans unlikely to see film if not biblically accurate 

 Faith Driven Consumer poll by American Insights: Biblical accuracy #1 deciding factor in considering a film like EXODUS

(Raleigh, NC – November 13, 2014) — Faith Driven Consumer™, the group that first raised concerns over the economic viability of the NOAH movie given its failure to connect with its target audiencecontinues to serve as an advocate for more than 41 million consumers who spend $2 trillion annually. As 2014’s “Year of the Bible Movie” enters its final phase— and the run up to the December 12th release of Ridley Scott’s highly anticipated film EXODUS: GODS AND KINGS—Faith Driven Consumer continues to measure the success of Hollywood films courting faith-driven audiences. In early October, Faith Driven Consumer released the first wave of results from an extensive new national survey—conducted by partner research firm American Insights—detailing what EXODUS needs to do to be successful with both its core Faith Driven Consumer (17% of U.S. adult population) and broader Christian (77% of U.S. adult population) audiences. That research can be seen here

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