The Christian tenets to love and forgive guide us to “hate the sin, not the sinner”. However, with morality seemingly collapsing all around us, Christians must recognize that tolerance and acceptance of ever-changing societal “norms” can never be allowed to infringe upon our beliefs and when they do, we must make our voices heard. Admittedly, this is difficult to do in a day when Christianity is being shunned, ridiculed, and attacked. The Bible never said being a Christian would be easy.

As big-money organizations use their wealth and resources to persuade lawmakers to support changes in laws that would infringe upon Christian beliefs, we must be conscious of their actions and act in our business dealings with them accordingly.  This is especially important if a company chooses to take a moral stance  in order to appear “politically correct” – they must recognize that a Christian’s definition of political correctness differs widely from what is fast becoming the norm in our society.

Anti-religious/Anti-Christian Companies and Organizations

imageThe following are companies who in various ways, have publicly supported policies, laws, or standards which Christians deem inappropriate and immoral or have publicly or reportedly denounced religion and/or Christianity.  Although it would certainly be preferable to avoid doing business with these companies entirely, that may not always be possible (e.g. Coca-Cola and Pepsi Cola both appear on the list).  Regardless, Christians can still take the time to write these organizations and let them know you disagree with their moral stance.

Finally, although the list is quite large, take note that many US-based companies do not appear on the list (e.g. General Motors and Target appear on the list, Ford and Wal-Mart do not), and Christians should recognize companies that, despite media and societal pressure, have refused to relax their moral values.

  1. Abercrombie & Fitch Co.
  2. Accenture
  3. Aetna
  4. Affirm
  5. Akamai
  6. AirBNB (travel services)
  7. Alaska Airlines
  8. Alcoa
  9. Amazon Services
  10. American Airlines
  11. American Express
  12. AMC Theaters
  13. Angie’s List
  14. Anthem (a Blue Cross and Blue Shield association)
  15. Apple
  16. Aramark (alternatives includ Cintas, Sodexo, Compass Group)
  17. Arthur’s Music Store
  18. Aspen Skiing Company (alternatives include Winter Sports, Vail Resorts, Booth Creek Ski Holdings)
  19. AT&T Inc.
  20. Banana Republic
  21. Bank of America
  22. Barclays
  23. Barnes and Noble
  24. Ben & Jerry’s
  25. Best Buy
  26. Boing Boing
  27. Bristol-Myers Squibb Company
  28. Butler University
  29. CA Technologies
  30. CA State University
  31. Capital One
  32. Chevron
  33. Cigna
  34. Cisco Systems
  35. Coca-Cola Company (products include Coke, Sprite, Dasani, Minute Maid, Simply Orange, Fresca, Smart Water)
  36. Colgate-Palmolive Company (brands include Ajax, Colgate, Fresh Start, Palmolive, Speed Stick, Ultra Brite)
  37. Comcast (NBC, Time Warner Cable, DreamWorks, Universal, E! Entertainment Television)
  38. ConAgra Foods (a company with a litnany of controversy: brands include Andy Capp’s fries, Blue Bonnet, Chef Boyardee, Chiffon margarine, Chun King, Crunch ‘n Munch, David Sunflower seeds, Egg Beaters, Fiddle Faddle, Fleischmann’s, Gebhardt, Golden Cuisine, Healthy Choice, Hunt’s, Jiffy Pop, La Choy, Manwich, PAM, Parkay, Pemmican, Peter Pan, Puritan, Ranch Style, Ro-Tel, Slim Jim, Van Camp’s, Wesson, and Wolf Brand)
  39. Credit Suisse Securities
  40. Cummins Engine
  41. CVS
  42. Deloitte
  43. Delta Air Lines
  44. Deutsche Bank
  45. DirectTV
  46. Dow Chemical Company
  47. Dropbox
  48. Duke University
  49. Dupont
  50. Eastman Kodak
  51. eBay
  52. Elance
  53. Electronic Arts (maker of children’s electronic games)
  54. Emerson Collective
  55. Ernst & Young
  56. Estee Lauder
  57. Evernote
  58. Expedia
  59. Facebook
  60. Fastsigns
  61. Gap
  62. General Electric (assets include NBC Universal, A&E, History Channel, Lifetime, SyFy, USA Network, Weather Channel, Comast, Universal Studios)
  63. General Mills (brands include Betty Crocker, Bisquick, Chex Mix, Fruit Roll-Ups, Gardetto’s, Green Giant, Haagen-Dazs, Pillsbury, Progresso, Sunkist, Totino’s)
  64. Goldman Sachs
  65. Google Inc
  66. Groupon
  67. Hartford Financial Services
  68. HBO
  69. Hewlet-Packard Company
  70. Hilton Worldwide Holdings
  71. Indiana University
  72. Intel Corporation
  73. Intuit Inc.
  74. JetBlue
  75. The Him Henderson Company
  76. Johnson & Johnson
  77. JPMorgan Chase
  78. Kaiser Permanente
  79. Kellogg Co. (products include Cheez-It, Eggo, Famous Amos, Keebler, Nutri-Grain, Pop-Tarts, Pringles, Town house, Zesta)
  80. Kimberly-Clark (product lines include Cottonelle, Depend, GoodNites, Huggies, Kleenex, Kotex, Pull-Ups, Scott)
  81. Kraft Foods Inc. (brands include A1, Capri Sun, Cheez Qiz, Cracker Barrel Cheese, General Foods International, Jell-O, Kool-Aid, Maxwell House, Miracle Whip, Oscar Mayer, Planters, Shake ‘n Bake, Taco Bell grocery, Velveeta)
  82. Levi Strauss & Co.
  83. Lilly
  84. Marriott (brands include Renaissance hotels, Courtyard, Fairfield Inn, SprintHill Suites, TownPlace Suites)
  85. McGraw Hill Financial
  86. Microsoft Corporation
  87. MillerCoors (beer producer)
  88. Morgan Stanley
  89. Nationwide Mutual Insurance Company
  90. New York Life Insurance Company
  91. NextDoor
  92. Nike
  93. Nordstrom Inc.
  94. Northrop Grumman Corporation
  95. Office Depot
  96. Orbitz
  97. Oracle
  98. Orbitz
  99. PayPal
  100. Peabody & Arnold LLP
  101. PepsiCo (brands include Mountain Dew, Lay’s, Gatorade, Tropicana, 7 Up, Doritos, Lipton, Quaker, Cheetos, Ruffles, Aquafina, Fritos)
  102. Pfizer Inc.
  103. Pricewaterhouse Coopers LLP
  104. Proctor & Gamble (brands include Olay, Pampers, Tide, Pantene, Max Factor, Ivory)
  105. Prudential Financial
  106. Qualcomm Inc.
  107. Quorum
  108. REI
  109. Rockwell Automation, Inc.
  110. Salesforce
  111. San Francisco State University
  112. Sears Holdings Corp.
  113. Sempra Energy
  114. Sequoia Capital
  115. Staples, Inc.
  116. Starbucks  Corporation
  117. Sun Life Financial
  118. Symantec Corporation
  119. Target Corporation
  120. TD Bank and TD Securities
  121. Thomson Reuters
  122. TNT Promotions
  123. Tumblr
  124. Twitter
  125. Unilever (brands include Dove, Lux, Sure, Degree, Surf)
  126. United Air Lines
  127. United Therapeutics Corporation
  128. Verizon Communications Inc.
  129. Viacom Inc. (brands include MTV, VH1, Nickelodeon, Comedy Central, CMT, BET, Spike)
  130. Walt Disney Company
  131. Warner Brothers
  132. Wells Fargo
  133. Worx
  134. Xerox Company
  135. YCombinator
  136. Yelp
  137. Zillow Group
  138. Zynga

Anti-religious/Anti-Christian Celebrities

The following are individuals who publicly support policies, laws, or standards which Christians deem inappropriate and immoral or have publicly or reportedly denounced religion and/or Christianity.

  1. Aaron Rodgers
  2. Arian Foster
  3. Ashton Kutcher
  4. Audra McDonald
  5. Bette Midler
  6. Bill Maher
  7. Billie Jean King
  8. Charles Barkeley
  9. Cher
  10. Debra Messing
  11. Edwin E Lee
  12. Ellen Degeneres
  13. Franklin Graham
  14. Gavin Newsom
  15. Geno Auriemma
  16. George Takai
  17. Greg Ballard
  18. Greg Locke
  19. Harvey Fierstein
  20. Hiliary Clinton
  21. James Van Der Beek
  22. Jason Collins
  23. Josh Charles
  24. Katherine Stewart (author)
  25. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
  26. Keith Olbermann
  27. Kumail Nanjiani
  28. Larry King
  29. Martina Navratilova
  30. MC Hammer
  31. Michael Stipe
  32. Miley Cyrus
  33. Nancy Pelosi
  34. Nick Offerman
  35. Pat McCrory
  36. Penn Jillete
  37. Randy Rainbow
  38. Reggie Miller
  39. Seth Rogen
  40. Sherman Alexie
  41. Sherrod Brown
  42. Stephen King
  43. Susan Sarandon
  44. Tim Cook
  45. Wil Wheaton
  46. Wilco

Places where religious rights are most ignored or impeded

The following are locations which in various ways, have publicly support policies, laws, and standards which Christians deem inappropriate and immoral or have publicly denounced religion and/or Christianity.

  1. California
  2. Chicago, Illinois
  3. Connecticut
  4. Denver
  5. Indianapolis
  6. New York
  7. New York City
  8. Oakland
  9. Portland
  10. Rochester
  11. San Antonio, Texas
  12. San Diego
  13. San Francisco
  14. Seattle
  15. Tampa Bay
  16. Washington State
  17. Washington DC
  18. West Palm Beach

Top faith-based/Christian brands

Although none are perfect, we’ll give credit where credit is due.  These are the top companies with the highest faith equality index. And remember, there are many local and or independent companies that support Christian standards.

  1. Academy Sports
  2. Aldi
  3. Bed Bath and Beyond
  4. Bass Pro Shop
  5. Cabela’s
  6. Chick-fil-A
  7. Cracker Barrel
  8. Dick’s Sporting Goods
  9. Dillard’s
  10. Dunkin Donuts
  11. Flowers Foods
  12. H-E-B grocery
  13. Hobby Lobby
  14. Honda
  15. Lenovo
  16. In N-Out Burger
  17. Interstate Batteries
  18. Jack in the Box
  19. Krispy Kreme
  20. Lowe’s
  21. Marathon
  22. Samsung
  23. SeaWorld
  24. Sony
  25. Subway
  26. Thrivent Financial
  27. Toys R Us
  28. Trader Joes
  29. Tyson Foods
  30. Walmart
  31. Wendy’s
Sources: AFA, Huffington Post, CNN, and various credible news sources (the list is updated regularly from news sources)