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varkam Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-19-08 05:23 PM
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11. I don't feel that's discriminatory, I think it's just pandering.
They're just trying to communicate to the market that they are "good" people, which often means that they're not. I choose not to do business with such establishments for precisely the reason that if you have to tell people that you're moral, then you're probably not. Also, it has been my experience that such "faith-based" businesses tend to dick you over a little more often than secular ones do. To paraphrase a great quote, if you're in a business relationship with a bible-beater, make sure to keep one hand on your wallet at all times.
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  -Christians only need apply Indenturedebtor  May-19-08 04:51 PM   #0 
  - Well, it's apparently true when running for President.....  LisaM   May-19-08 04:52 PM   #1 
  - I would neither work for nor patronize such a company. You would think it would be discriminatory. I  GreenPartyVoter   May-19-08 04:55 PM   #2 
  - It's certainly how I feel when I read it.  Warpy   May-19-08 04:56 PM   #3 
  - But Buddha is just like Jesus!  Indenturedebtor   May-19-08 04:57 PM   #4 
  - Is it ok to discriminate based on color, creed, age, sex, etc?  uppityperson   May-19-08 05:03 PM   #5 
  - I see fish symbols in the phone book. I don't think that they do not want money from  Mountainman   May-19-08 05:04 PM   #6 
  - It is marketing aimed at a Demographic.  Ytzak   May-19-08 05:08 PM   #7 
  - I don't think it's discriminatory to advertise bus affiliation for sales  Indenturedebtor   May-19-08 05:15 PM   #9 
     - If the company disqualifed an applicant becasue of religion that would be discriminatory...  Ytzak   May-19-08 08:22 PM   #26 
  - It makes me uncomfortable  GloriaSmith   May-19-08 05:14 PM   #8 
  - Well with a "berg" or "stein" or "obama" in your name...  Indenturedebtor   May-19-08 05:21 PM   #10 
     - you make an excellent point....  GloriaSmith   May-19-08 05:57 PM   #15 
  - I don't feel that's discriminatory, I think it's just pandering.  varkam   May-19-08 05:23 PM   #11 
  - Hah probably true  Indenturedebtor   May-19-08 05:27 PM   #12 
     - Don't know the law, but some help wanted & housing ads can't do that.  uppityperson   May-19-08 05:39 PM   #13 
  - Too often they are using the Christian label to cover for deceptive  alfredo   May-19-08 05:48 PM   #14 
  - Yeah I worked with a car salesman who bible bashed  Indenturedebtor   May-19-08 06:16 PM   #18 
     - People use any device to get over. You just have to be wary.  alfredo   May-20-08 04:02 AM   #32 
  - "fish" companies  ayeshahaqqiqa   May-19-08 06:13 PM   #16 
  - Every time I've done business with a "christian" company  squawk7700   May-19-08 06:15 PM   #17 
  - Usually, they don't consider me a real Christian, either.  knitter4democracy   May-19-08 07:12 PM   #19 
  - Don't apply, I honestly don't see a problem.  MiltonF   May-19-08 07:18 PM   #20 
  - I can't imagine discriminating against a person  Dorian Gray   May-19-08 07:21 PM   #21 
  - I approach it like my father used to  ellie   May-19-08 07:22 PM   #22 
  - There is the Christian Auto Body shop on US 395 north of Spokane.  High Plains   May-19-08 07:22 PM   #23 
  - Not sure...  BigBluenoser   May-19-08 08:15 PM   #24 
  - Chik-Fil-A  lolly   May-19-08 08:35 PM   #27 
     - From their commitment to religion....  BigBluenoser   May-19-08 08:44 PM   #30 
  - Guaranteed. Overnight. Delivery.  ByTheRiver   May-19-08 08:20 PM   #25 
  - Or Grotesquely Odd Dickheads  squawk7700   May-19-08 08:38 PM   #28 
  - Probably shysters  Jed Dilligan   May-19-08 08:40 PM   #29 
  - I go to the Christian porn store  Neo   May-19-08 09:00 PM   #31 
  - It's a gross misuse of one's faith to advertise it in cheap symbols and slogans.  nathan hale   May-20-08 06:52 AM   #33 
  - It depends on the business, what I need, and recommendations  noonwitch   May-20-08 07:57 AM   #34 
 

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