Here are 200+ Companies that Support Planned Parenthood

October 20, 2016 | Posted in Abortion | By

Planned Parenthood is America’s leading performer of abortions.

According to its 2013-2014 annual report, Planned Parenthood facilities performed 327,653 abortions, nationwide; its 2014-2015 report noted Planned Parenthood performed approximately 323,999 abortions that year.

In other words, in the past couple of years, Planned Parenthood has been performed nearly 1 out of every 3 abortions in America.

From time to time people contact our office, asking which companies support Planned Parenthood financially. The group 2nd Vote has put together a list of corporate sponsors based on Planned Parenthood’s own documents as well as other sources.

Below is a list of companies that support Planned Parenthood as of October 5, 2016.

Corporations That Give Money Directly to Planned Parenthood

The following companies have contributed money directly to Planned Parenthood:

  • Adobe
  • American Express
  • Avon
  • Bank of America
  • Bath & Body Works
  • Ben & Jerry’s
  • Boeing
  • Clorox
  • Converse
  • Deutsche Bank
  • Dockers
  • Energizer
  • Expedia
  • ExxonMobil
  • Fannie Mae
  • Groupon
  • Intuit
  • Johnson & Johnson
  • La Senza
  • Levi Strauss
  • Liberty Mutual
  • Macy’s
  • March of Dimes
  • Microsoft
  • Morgan Stanley
  • Nike
  • Oracle
  • PepsiCo
  • Pfizer
  • Progressive Insurance
  • Starbucks
  • Susan G. Komen
  • Tostitos
  • Unilever
  • United Way
  • Verizon
  • Wells Fargo

Corporations The Give Money Indirectly to Planned Parenthood

The following companies have have supported Planned Parenthood indirectly through third-parties such as United Way chapters:

  • 3M
  • AAA
  • Abbott Laboratories
  • Abercrombie & Fitch
  • Adobe
  • Aetna
  • Aflac
  • Albertsons
  • Allstate
  • Amazon
  • American Airlines
  • American Express
  • American Greetings
  • AmerisourceBergen
  • Anheuser-Busch
  • Apostrophe
  • AT&T
  • AutoZone
  • Banana Republic
  • Barnes and Noble
  • Belk
  • Ben & Jerry’s
  • Best Buy
  • Black & Decker
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Bristol-Myers Squibb
  • Calvin Klein
  • Campbell’s Soup
  • Caribou Coffee
  • Caterpillar
  • CBS
  • Cheryl’s
  • Chipotle
  • Chrysler/Dodge
  • Cigna
  • Cisco
  • Citigroup
  • Colgate-Palmolive
  • Comcast
  • ConocoPhillips
  • Costco
  • Crayola
  • CVS
  • Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
  • Darden
  • Denny’s
  • Deutsche Bank
  • DHL
  • Diageo
  • DieHard
  • Discover
  • Dollar General
  • Dow Chemical
  • Dr Pepper Snapple Group
  • eBay
  • Ernst & Young
  • Expedia
  • Express Scripts Inc.
  • Family Dollar
  • Fannie Mae
  • FedEx
  • Food Lion
  • Ford
  • Forever 21
  • Freddie Mac
  • Gap
  • GEICO
  • General Electric
  • General Mills
  • General Motors
  • Goldman Sachs
  • Groupon
  • H-E-B
  • H&R Block
  • Hallmark Cards
  • Hanes
  • Hardee’s
  • Harris Teeter
  • Hasbro
  • HCA Holdings
  • Henri Bendel
  • Hershey Company
  • Hess
  • Hewlett-Packard
  • Hillshire Brands Company
  • Hollister
  • Home Depot
  • Home Goods
  • Honda
  • Hormel
  • Houchens Industries
  • Hurleys
  • Hy-Vee
  • IBM
  • IHOP
  • Ikea
  • Ingram Micro
  • Intel
  • Intuit
  • J.Jill
  • Jack in the Box
  • JetBlue Airways
  • JiffyLube
  • Jo-Ann’s
  • Joe Boxer
  • John-Deere
  • Johnson & Johnson
  • Johnson Controls
  • Just Born Inc
  • Kawasaki
  • Kellogg’s
  • Kenmore
  • Kentucky Fried Chicken
  • Kimberly-Cark
  • Kmart
  • Kohl’s
  • Kroger
  • Lands’ End
  • Lexus
  • Lockheed Martin
  • LOFT
  • Longhorn Steakhouse
  • Lowes
  • MAPCO
  • Mars Inc.
  • Marshalls
  • Mary Kay
  • MasterCard
  • Morgan Stanley
  • National Football League
  • NBC Universal
  • Nestle
  • New Balance
  • Nissan
  • Nordstrom
  • Office Depot
  • Office Max
  • Old Navy
  • Olive Garden
  • Orbitz
  • Panera Bread
  • Papa John’s
  • PayPal
  • PepsiCo
  • PINK
  • Pizza Hut
  • PricewaterhouseCoopers
  • ProFlowers
  • Prudential Financial and Insurance
  • Publix
  • Qdoba Mexican Grill
  • Ralph Lauren
  • Red Lobster
  • REI
  • Rite Aid
  • Safeway
  • Sam’s Club
  • Scripps Networks Interactive
  • Sears
  • Seattle’s Best Coffee
  • Shell Oil
  • Southern Company
  • Southwest Airlines
  • Spirit Airlines
  • Sprint
  • Staples
  • Starbucks
  • State Farm
  • Steak ‘n Shake
  • Subaru
  • SunTrust
  • SuperValu
  • Susan G. Komen
  • T-Mobile
  • T.J. Maxx
  • Taco Bell
  • Target
  • Texas Instruments
  • Toro
  • Tostitos
  • Toyota
  • Tyson Foods
  • Unilever
  • US Airways
  • USAA
  • Valero Energy Corporation
  • Victoria’s Secret
  • Wal-mart
  • Walgreens
  • WellPoint
  • Wells Fargo
  • Wells Interprises
  • Whataburger
  • Whirlpool Corporation
  • White Castle
  • Winn-Dixie Stores
  • Xerox
  • YWCA
  • Zales
  • Zaxby’s

Here’s What the Founders of Our Nation Said About Thanksgiving

November 24, 2016 | Posted in Thanksgiving | By

Happy Thanksgiving!

Before it was a federal holiday, Thanksgiving was a day appointed by Congress, the President, or the state legislature.

Early on in our nation’s history, Congress sometimes appointed more than one “Thanksgiving” in a given year. These were days of prayer. Virtually every early thanksgiving proclamation includes calls to prayer along with fasting, corporate worship, confession of sin, or some similar act.

We have posted several of these proclamations as part of our Words From Our Founders series. Below are excerpts from a few Thanksgiving proclamations issued from 1775 to 1813. I hope they give you an idea of what Thanksgiving was meant to be in this country, and I hope you and your family have a truly happy Thanksgiving!

 

George Washington

“Now, therefore, I do recommend and assign Thursday, the 26th day of November next, to be devoted by the people of these States to the service of that great and glorious Being who is the beneficent author of all the good that was, that is, or that will be;”

–George Washington’s Thanksgiving Proclamation, October 3, 1789

 

“In consideration of the many undeserved Blessings conferred upon us by GOD, the Father of all Mercies; it becomes us not only in our private and usual devotion, to express our obligations to Him, as well as our dependence upon Him; but also specially to set a part a Day to be employed for this great and important Purpose:”

–John Hancock’s Thanksgiving Proclamation, October 5, 1791

 

“Resolved, That it be recommended to the United States of America to set apart Wednesday, the 22d day of April next, to be observed as a day of fasting, humiliation, and prayer; that at one time, and with one voice, the inhabitants may acknowledge the righteous dispensations of Divine Providence, and confess their iniquities and transgressions, for which the land mourneth;”

–Proclamation by the Continental Congress, March 7, 1778

 

“I do hereby recommend accordingly, that Thursday, the Twenty-fifth day of April next, be observed throughout the United States of America as a day of solemn humiliation, fasting, and prayer. – That the citizens on that day abstain as far as may be from their secular occupations, devote the time to the sacred duties of religion in public and in private:”

–John Adams, March 19, 1799

 

“Resolved, that it be recommended to the several states to appoint THURSDAY the 9th of December next, to be a day of publick and solemn THANKSGIVING to Almighty God, for his mercies, and of PRAYER, for the continuance of his favour and protection to these United States; to beseech him that he would be graciously pleased to influence our publick Councils, and bless them with wisdom from on high, with unanimity, firmness and success;”

–Proclamation by the Continental Congress, October 20, 1779

 

“I do therefore issue this my proclamation, recommending to all who shall be piously disposed to unite their hearts and voices in addressing at one and the same time their vows and adorations to the Great Parent and Sovereign of the Universe that they assemble on the second Thursday of September next in their respective religious congregations to render Him thanks for the many blessings He has bestowed on the people of the United States;”

–James Madison, July 23, 1813

 

“Therefore the CONGRESS hereby RESOLVE,

“That it be recommended to all the States, as soon as possible to appoint a Day of solemn Fasting and Humiliation, to implore of Almighty GOD the Forgiveness of the many Sins prevailing among all Ranks, and to beg the Countenance and Assistance of his Providence in the Prosecution of this just and necessary War.”

–Proclamation by the Continental Congress, December 11, 1776

 

“And finally I recommend, that on the said day; the duties of humiliation and prayer be accompanied by fervent Thanksgiving to the bestower of every good gift, not only for having hitherto protected and preserved the people of these United States in the independent enjoyment of their religious and civil freedom, but also for having prospered them in a wonderful progress of population, and for conferring on them many and great favours conducive to the happiness and prosperity of a nation.”

–John Adams, March 23, 1798

 

“I do therefore by authority from the General Assembly issue this my proclamation, hereby appointing Thursday the 9th day of December next, a day of publick and solemn thanksgiving and prayer to Almighty God, earnestly recommending to all the good people of this commonwealth, to set apart the said day for those purposes, and to the several Ministers of religion to meet their respective societies thereon, to assist them in their prayers, edify them with their discourses, and generally to perform the sacred duties of their function, proper for the occasion.”

–Thomas Jefferson, November 11, 1779

 

“And it is recommended to Christians, of all denominations, to assemble for public worship, and to abstain from servile labour and recreations on said day.”

–Proclamation by the Continental Congress, June 12, 1775

H.B. 1021 Could Undermine Churches’ Religious Liberties

November 23, 2016 | Posted in Religious Freedom | By

I want to tell you about a bill that has been filed at the Arkansas Legislature dealing with churches and the issues of gender and gender-identity. The bill does not immediately force churches to employ transgender individuals or ordain female ministers, but I am concerned that is what it could lead to in the long run, depending on how our courts interpret the law.

Currently, the Arkansas Civil Rights Act of 1993 prevents employers from discriminating against employees on the basis of gender, and Arkansas’ wage discrimination laws prevent employers from paying employees different salaries based on each employee’s biological sex. This means an employer cannot refuse to hire women and cannot pay male employees different salaries from female employees for the same work. However, both laws contain exemptions for religious organizations; this generally prevents churches from being sued for refusing to ordain female ministers or for assigning men and women different responsibilities within the ministry.

House Bill 1021 by Rep. Fred Love (D – Little Rock) removes the religious exemption from Arkansas’ wage discrimination law, and it changes the word “sex” in the law to “gender.”

In this day and age “sex” and “gender” are no longer viewed as the same thing. Many people now consider a person’s biological sex and a person’s gender completely unrelated. Transgender activists claim a man’s biological sex can be male, but his gender—or gender-identity—can be female. This means H.B. 1021 arguably writes gender-identity into Arkansas’ wage discrimination laws.

Here’s the bottom line: If this law passes, in the short run, the courts might penalize churches that, for example, do not ordain female ministers or that assign men and women different responsibilities within the ministry. In the long run, they may even penalize churches for firing or refusing to hire transgender individuals. A lot of it depends on how judges interpret—or reinterpret—state laws.

Bills like H.B. 1021 may not seem all that bad to some people, but they chip away at churches’ religious liberties. We need to consider the long term effects laws like this could have on churches and other religious organizations. We also need to do as much as possible to make sure churches can operate in a manner consistent with their religious convictions.

Here’s How We Will Promote Home Schooling in 2017

November 23, 2016 | Posted in Home School | By

bbp_7647Family Council has always been a strong supporter of home schooling in Arkansas. Our Education Alliance office helps home school families every day. We provide everything from information on getting started as a home schooler to high school transcripts and graduation ceremonies.

We also stand up for the rights of home schoolers at the Arkansas Capitol. Here’s a glimpse of our legislative goals for home schooling in 2017:

  • Simplify the Notice of Intent to Home School and the waiver form.
  • Make it easier for students to transfer from a public school to a home school and vice versa.
  • Help home school children who go into foster care continue home schooling with their foster parents.

We also plan to continue working for good rules and regulations at the Arkansas Department of Education that are fair to home schoolers.

Your generous support helps make this work possible. If you are able, I hope you will give a generous, tax-deductible donation to Family Council and the Education Alliance today. Click here to donate.