This article reminded me of a business directory I used to see in Abilene that only included Christian businesses. It always left me wondering how did they know the owners were Christians and how many claimed to be just to listed in another directory.
A posted a comment on his Facebook page that urges his friends to support Christian-owned gas stations and convenience stores when traveling over the holidays. Spending money at stores “not owned by God fearing Christians,” he warned, could have dire consequences. “In large part, these stores are owned by folk that send their profits back to their homeland and then in turn use these funds against our country to create turmoil, fear and in some cases death and destruction,” he wrote.
When asked how to tell whether a store owner is Christian, Harper responded, “Look behind the cash register.”
Harper’s efforts may represent just one face of “faith-based shopping,” or when consumers try to buy only from stores that promote their religious views. Faith Driven Consumers, a group that ranks retailers and other companies based on whether they adhere to what it calls Biblical notions of gender and marriage, is urging consumers to do their Christmas shopping at companies that meet its standards.