Dark Christianity
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May 2008
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corporate religion

LJ-SEC: (ORIGINALLY POSTED BY [info]egretplume)

I guess this has been going on for awhile, but I don't work in the corporate world so I didn't know.

MSNBC article about the growth of corporate chaplains

The company mentioned in the article, Corporate Chaplains of America, is forthright on its website about its Christian mission.

I suppose this is mild compared with some of the other incidents on here, but I think it's a bit insidious. The company claims never to have overstepped an employee boundary, but it is clear from their faith statement that they promote a conservative brand of Christianity. Mostly, I think it's disturbing that basic social services functions are being coopted by corporations and outsourced to religions. When the chaplains refer you to their network of care providers, who will those providers be? Will they refer you to Planned Parenthood? Will they refer you to Gay Men's Health Crisis?

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