I would have anything that sells well that's legal! Why shoot yourself in the foot (or wallet)?I WOULD NOT HAVE A TK. IN MY GALLERY FOR ALL THE TEA IN CHINA. NOR WOULD I HAVE A BEV DOOLITTLE.
Emibub summed it up perfectly. It always fried my backside that he got away with this for so long. I hope the pimp loses everything. He marketed himself and his 'valuable' paintings as an icon for Christianity. When you use religion as a way to sell to your product that is just amoral(sp?). I've had to dance around this with my mother who is very religious and thinks he is such a good Christian man. A 'good Christian man' wouldn't use his beliefs and those of others to make a very rich man of himself. UNfortunately he's not the first to do something like this...and probably won't be the last.Originally posted by Emibub:
He uses God as a marketing gimmick for an unsuspecting gullible segment of the population who truly think they are investing in something of value.
Apparently he used the same marketing tool on unsuspecting gullible people who invested in his gallery's.
Quote from above article:
Media Arts and Barnett also relied on religion ``to instill a special relationship of trust surrounding the investment,'' the ruling said. ``Terms such as `partner,' `trust,' `Christian,' and `God' and many other direct and also oblique references to a higher calling were made.''
While I respect their beliefs and right to express them, I probably wouldn't shop at any of the above companies because of this affiliation. (not to mention the serious objections I have with Jerry's teachings/interpretations) This would be a personal choice - and I am a Christian.From HL Mission Statement:
"-Honoring the Lord in all we do by operating the company in a manner consistent with Biblical principles.
-Offering our customers an exceptional selection and unbeatable value.
-Serving our employees and their families by establishing a work environment and company policies that build character, strengthen individuals, and nurture families.
-Providing a return on the owners' investment, sharing the Lord's blessings with our employees, and investing in our community.
We believe that it is by God's grace and provision that Hobby Lobby has endured. He has been faithful in the past, we trust Him for our future."
Not to franken-thread a franken-thread, but I haven't though about Chick-Fil-A since I left Atlanta 10 years ago.I love CHick FilA, will go there over McDonald's anby day--and to those of you who don't know. Chick Fil A is an Atlanta-based chain in the Southeast
I hadn't heard that about Starbucks. Unless you call coffee a religion. Then I'd be a fanatic.Chick-Fila, Alaska Airlines, Starbucks, and In & Out Burger chains have similar policies/marketing.
Well I'm glad someone was able to put it into words. What would we do without Kathy's truthiness...Thank youOriginally posted by Emibub:
Oh for crying out loud folks. It isn't a slam at Christianity. This man has God pimping for him. He is not running his business in a Christian manner. He is deceiving people and selling an inferior worthless product. As Christians you should be offended. Why does it have to turn into persecution of all Christians?