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Learn What Would Jesus Buy With Conservative Shopper App

2nd Vote App
The ever-helpful Tony Perkins reminded his followers that the Family Research Council has an app called 2nd Vote that rates companies from 1-5 based on their adherence to traditional conservative values. Companies lose points for supporting gay rights, any liberal policies, and donations to Planned Parenthood, naturally.

Confusingly, companies also lose points for having environmental protection policies in place (Psalm 24:1 - The earth is the Lord's and the fullness thereof the world and those who dwell therein; Revelations 11:18 - The nations raged, but your wrath came, and the time [...] for destroying the destroyers of the earth.) and for banning guns in their establishments (Psalm 11:5 - The Lord tests the righteous, but his soul hates the wicked and the one who loves violence; Exodus 20:13 - Thou shalt not kill.), so perhaps 2nd Vote's conservative policies aren't just a thin veneer applied over oppressive religous dogma.

The app is presently enjoying stellar ratings on Apple's App Store with enthusiastic reviews from satisfied customers:

"Thank you for helping me to identify which business are willing to stand up against bigotry, misogyny, discrimination and just general ignorance. I am thrilled that this APP has made it so easy to find what businesses to avoid AND pointed out that those that cling to backwards conservative ideals are fewer and further between!" 

"As a bigot, it's very important for me to know where I should spend my money. I like supporting companies that discriminate against minorities, and hold hypocritical views based on the Bible. I am glad to know my dollars aren't going to some gay fascist socialists."

[Image via Joe.My.God.]

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  1. If it does identify conservative businesses, whether users will use the app to promote or avoid those businesses is up to the end user.

    Posted by: Hey Darlin' | May 21, 2014 10:15:18 AM


  2. People couldn't care less about these extremist whack-jobs - they're boring. Stop giving them so much coverage.

    Posted by: David From Canada | May 21, 2014 10:19:14 AM


  3. Uh-huh, as was discovered recently in the discrepancy between the percentage of stated American church goers - reporting one's attendance to a real live pollster (higher %) vs. to an online computer program (lower %) - I've my doubts as to how often right wing conservatives do NOT frequent many of these American brands with low conservative ideals' ratings. Life is difficult enough - even for right wingers - without having to give up some of your favorite products and/or services!

    Posted by: HadenoughBS | May 21, 2014 10:21:25 AM


  4. I wonder how Apple rates on their scorecard?

    Posted by: Marvin | May 21, 2014 10:27:18 AM


  5. So where is there left to shop?

    Posted by: crispy | May 21, 2014 10:51:57 AM


  6. So is a 1 in a circle with an arc of blood red the mark of the devil?
    Would a really horrible company to them be a full red circle around a 6?

    Posted by: steve talbert | May 21, 2014 10:52:33 AM


  7. It does seem like this could be a good app, actually... I would use it to find the stores that ranked lower, obviously, but still.

    Posted by: Lucas H | May 21, 2014 11:22:08 AM


  8. ironic they have to buy it from apple, a gay friendly / anti gun / pro environment company

    Posted by: Moz's | May 21, 2014 11:22:28 AM


  9. How exactly would they be using the app? Google, Apple and Microsoft are all allies. There goes all the operating systems.

    Posted by: DenguyFL | May 21, 2014 11:23:50 AM


  10. For those that doubt that the religious right is mostly a mouthpiece for conservative political groups looking for grassroots voter support, this should put your fear to rest. The Nixon "Southern Strategy" was entirely designed to get enough votes to counter Democratic urban political machines but it required that religious organizations adhere to conservative political positions despite any apostasy that might incur. And they gladly did to increase their political influence and gain tremendous wealth.

    Posted by: anon | May 21, 2014 11:37:34 AM


  11. As always, I am very appreciative of bigots clearly touting their prejudiced idiotic backward ways, so I would know where NOT to spend my money.

    I appreciate the transparency in bible-thumping hypocrisy.

    Posted by: Geneva | May 21, 2014 11:37:41 AM


  12. Pfizer???? No Viagra or Lipitor for those that need it most.

    Posted by: David | May 21, 2014 11:41:37 AM


  13. It's a great little app - there's a reverse sort feature so that you can locate the #1s easily. Their low ratings are our favorite companies! You can also vote to support or not support a company. I made sure to vote my support for as many gay-friendly companies as I could.

    Although it IS hilarious: every technical company and almost every car and computer manufacturer and airline get gay-friendly marks. Don't know what kind of computing platform the makers of this app are using, or how they're driving or flying anywhere. Or buying gasoline, or ...

    Posted by: Raybob | May 21, 2014 12:05:30 PM


  14. Jesus is just a mythical figure.
    There is a short essay which sums things up.
    It is called "Ten Beautiful Lies About Jesus"
    http://www.nazarethmyth.info/Fitzgerald2010HM.pdf

    Posted by: simon | May 21, 2014 12:05:37 PM


  15. Yeah, I'm taking it would be just too ironic and hypocritical of them to list Apple, Microsoft and Google too.

    Posted by: Michael | May 21, 2014 2:12:16 PM


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