Statement from Faith Driven Consumer Founder Chris Stone on Houston Mayor Parker's Decision to Withdraw Subpoenas on Pastors in the City

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Office: (919) 645-0771
Email: matthew@faithdrivenconsumer.com 

(Raleigh, NC – October 29, 2014) — Faith Driven Consumer™, the group that emerged on the national stage last year with its #IStandWithPhil campaign that played a leading role in Phil Robertson's return to Duck Dynasty, continues to serve as an advocate for more than 41 million consumers who spend $2 trillion annually. Two weeks ago, the group launched a major petition campaign, #HoustonWeHaveAProblem, using the website HoustonProblem.com, demanding that the City of Houston immediately “cease and desist all bullying and other offensive actions” against a group of pastors who are victims of an aggressive harassment effort at the hands of the city government. The city was demanding that a group of pastors turn over any sermons – including personal correspondence such as emails – “dealing with homosexuality, gender identity or Annise Parker, the city’s first openly lesbian mayor” as initially reported by Fox News.

“Today’s decision by Mayor Parker to withdraw the city’s subpoenas on the ‘Houston Five’ pastors, specifically citing the concerns of the religious community and ministers around the country, is a victory for people of conscience around the nation. Nearly 12,000 people signed up to support our #HoustonWeHaveAProblem petition, and their voice — and the voices of tens of thousands of others — demonstrate that getting involved, sticking to the facts, and speaking in a sensible way makes a significant difference. We are thrilled for those pastors, who can now focus on doing what they do best, serving their community,” said Chris Stone, Founder of Faith Driven Consumer. 

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The Hollywood Reporter Details New Concerns over EXODUS as Christian Bale Calls Moses ‘Barbaric’ and ‘Schizophrenic’

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Faith Driven Consumer Founder Chris Stone tells paper, "Like we said with Noah, they’ve got the freedom to do whatever they want with their movie, but a lot of people just said, ‘That’s not my story,’ and they stayed away. We can see the same thing happening with Exodus.”

(Raleigh, NC – October 27, 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 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: http://americaninsights.org/new-aifdc-survey-research-exodus-reveals-film-biblical-blockbusteror-epic-bust

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#HoustonWeHaveAProblem Petition Surpasses 10,000 Supporters as Pressure Mounts for City of Houston to Drop Subpoenas

Contact: Matthew Faraci
Office: (919) 645-0771
Email: matthew@faithdrivenconsumer.com 

Faith Driven Consumer’s grassroots effort supporting Houston’s pastors—despite initially being blocked by Twitter after it launched last Thursday—continues to gain momentum as leaders around the nation call on city officials to reverse course

(Raleigh, NC – October 20, 2014) — Faith Driven Consumer™, the group that emerged on the national stage last year with its #IStandWithPhil campaign that played a leading role in Phil Robertson's return to Duck Dynasty, has surpassed 10,000 signatures for its latest petition campaign, despite being initially blocked by Twitter. The petition—#HoustonWeHaveAProblem at HoustonProblem.com—asks that the City of Houston immediately “cease and desist all bullying and other offensive actions” against a group of pastors who are victims of aggressive harassment efforts at the hands of the city government.

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Twitter Blocks New Faith Driven Consumer Campaign Supporting Subpoenaed Houston Pastors Minutes After Launch

After famously blocking Faith Driven Consumer’s #IStandWithPhil campaign earlier this year, Twitter is back at it again – blocking the group’s new petition drive #HoustonWeHaveAProblem at HoustonProblem.com minutes after launch this afternoon

(Raleigh, NC – October 15, 2014) — Faith Driven Consumer™, the group that emerged on the national stage last year with its #IStandWithPhil campaign that played a leading role in Phil Robertson's return to Duck Dynasty, continues to serve as an advocate for more than 41 million consumers who spend $2 trillion annually.

Today, the group launched a major petition campaign,#HoustonWeHaveAProblem, using the website HoustonProblem.com – demanding that the City of Houston immediately “cease and desist all bullying and other offensive actions” against a group of pastors who are victims of an aggressive harassment effort at the hands of the city government. The city is demanding that a group of pastors turn over any sermons – including personal correspondence such as emails – “dealing with homosexuality, gender identity or Annise Parker, the city’s first openly lesbian mayor” as reported by Fox News.

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#HoustonWeHaveAProblem Petition Launches at HoustonProblem.com, Demands City of Houston Immediately Cease Bullying Actions Against Pastors

Faith Driven Consumer – the group behind the #IStandWithPhil movement which played a leading role in Phil Robertson’s return to Duck Dynasty – is now organizing its community in support of a group of Houston pastors who are victims of intolerance and bullying at the hands of the City of Houston

(Raleigh, NC – October 15, 2014) — Faith Driven Consumer™, the group that emerged on the national stage last year with its #IStandWithPhil campaign that played a leading role in Phil Robertson's return to Duck Dynasty, continues to serve as an advocate for more than 41 million consumers who spend $2 trillion annually. Today, the group is launching a major petition campaign #HoustonWeHaveAProblem – using the website HoustonProblem.com – demanding that the City of Houston immediately “cease and desist all bullying and other offensive actions” against a group of pastors who are victims of an aggressive harassment effort at the hands of the city government. The city is demanding that a group of pastors turn over any sermons – including personal correspondence such as emails – “dealing with homosexuality, gender identity or Annise Parker, the city’s first openly lesbian mayor” as reported by Fox News.

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PRESS RELEASE: New Poll: Faith Audiences Rate Movie or TV Trailer as #1 Influence on Purchase Decision

New Poll: Faith Audiences Rate Movie or TV Trailer as #1 Influence on Purchase Decision

New research reveals how to successfully engage faith audiences, what they prefer to consume, and how to effectively market entertainment products that resonate

(Raleigh, NC – October 8, 2014) — Faith Driven Consumer™, the group that emerged on the national stage last year with its #IStandWithPhil campaign that played a leading role in Phil Robertson's return to Duck Dynasty, 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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PRESS RELEASE: Amidst Disruptive Change in Entertainment Marketplace, New Research Reveals Growth Opportunity

Amidst Disruptive Change in Entertainment Marketplace, New Research Reveals Growth Opportunity

62% of Faith Driven Consumers would watch at least three additional hours of TV or movies weekly if there were more faith-friendly options, 55% say there are not enough options in the marketplace, and nearly 40% say lack of family-friendly options prevents them from going to the movies more often

(Raleigh, NC – October 7, 2014) — Faith Driven Consumer™, the group that emerged on the national stage last year with its #IStandWithPhil campaign that played a leading role in Phil Robertson's return to Duck Dynasty, 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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PRESS RELEASE: New Research on EXODUS Reveals Film Could be Biblical Blockbuster…or Epic Bust

New Research on EXODUS Reveals Film Could be Biblical Blockbuster…or Epic Bust 

Previously unreleased data from CNS/NICAEA poll reveals 74% of Americans likely to watch EXODUS if biblically accurate, with 68% switching to unlikely if inaccurate; new national survey of Faith Driven Consumers finds biblical accuracy #1 deciding factor in considering a film like EXODUS 

(Raleigh, NC – October 6, 2014) Faith Driven Consumer™, the group that emerged on the national stage last year with its #IStandWithPhil campaign that played a leading role in Phil Robertson's return to Duck Dynasty, 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— and the run up to the December 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.

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PRESS RELEASE: THE SONG Hits All the Right Notes for 41 Million Faith Driven Consumers

THE SONG Hits All the Right Notes for 41 Million Faith Driven Consumers

City on a Hill’s new music-driven film inspired by the sexiest book of the Bible—The Song of Solomon—earns a 4.5-star Faith-Friendly Film Rating from Faith Driven Consumer 

(Raleigh, NC – September 25, 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, and the #FlipThisDecision campaign supporting the Benham Twins after their show’s cancellation by HGTV – continues to track the commercial viability of major Hollywood films courting faith audiences as part of its self-proclaimed 2014 “Year of the Bible Movie.” The organization’s Faith-Friendly Film Ratings use five specific criteria to measure the faith-compatibility of entertainment products aimed at the 41 million adult Americans who are Faith Driven Consumers and spend two trillion dollars annually. 

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PRESS RELEASE: Duck Dynasty Family Endorses THE SONG Movie as Faith Driven Consumer Launches TheSongDateNight.com Campaign

Duck Dynasty Family Endorses THE SONG Movie as Faith Driven Consumer Launches TheSongDateNight.com Campaign

Faith Driven Consumer Founder Chris Stone encourages FDC community to take a date to see THE SONG, opening this Friday in theaters

(Raleigh, NC – September 24, 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, and the #FlipThisDecision campaign supporting the Benham Twins after their show’s cancellation by HGTV – continues to track the commercial viability of major Hollywood films courting faith audiences as part of its self-proclaimed 2014 “Year of the Bible Movie.” The organization’s Faith-Friendly Film Ratings, which use five specific criteria to measure the faith-compatibility of entertainment products aimed at the more than 40 million Americans who are Faith Driven Consumers and spend $2 trillion annually, continue to serve as a key barometer of the success of these films.

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