Boycotting Utah Businesses

Posted by: Andee / Category: , ,


There have been many ideas on how to show the Mormon Church that they were wrong for getting involved in the Proposition 8 mess in California, and some of those ideas include boycotting all Utah businesses. I have had people email me as well as comment here about their plans to do this.

If you are going to do this, there isn't much I can do... BUT, please keep in mind that not all Utah businesses are owned by Mormons or the Mormon Church.

For instance, I work in a store in Utah. The person who owns the store isn't Mormon. If people stopped buying things from my place of work simply because of it's location, my job and livelihood would be in jeopardy. I can't afford to lose my job, and I am doing everything in my power to stop the church in this matter.

Also, just because the business is owned by a Mormon, doesn't mean that they are pro h8. Many believing Mormons have stopped paying tithing to the church over this issue, would it be fair to hurt their business just because it's located in Utah? The Mormon Church also owns companies in other states, so you should look out for those as well.

If you are going to boycott all Utah businesses, please think twice...

I *DO* think it's a good idea to boycott all businesses owned by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. We shouldn't support them, or put any more money in their pockets. We need to hit them where it hurts the most... we just don't want to hurt our own people in the process!

Don't buy things from these companies (this list was made by someone else, I can't promise that it's 100% correct, I have no way of knowing... hopefully someone else will speak up if they have more to add, or one to take off ;)):

Deseret Management Corporation - http://www.deseretmanagement.com/
Beneficial Financial Group - http://www.beneficialfinancialgroup.com/
Bonneville International - http://www.bonnint.com/
Bonneville Communications - http://www.bonneville.com/
Bonneville Interactive Services
Bonneville Satellite - http://www.bonnevillesatellite.com/
35 Radio Stations
1 Television Station (KSL)
Deseret Book - http://deseretbook.com/
Excel Entertainment - http://www.xelent.com/
Deseret Morning News - http://deseretnews.com/dn
Hawaii Reserves - http://www.hawaiireserves.com/
Polynesian Cultural Center (PCC) - http://www.polynesia.com/ and http://www.polynesia.co.jp/
La'ie Shopping Center
La'ie Park
La'ie Cemetary
Hukilau Beach Park
La'ie Water Company
La'ie Treatment Works (sewer)
Mstar.net - http://www.mstar.net/preportal/index.asp
Temple Square Hospitality - http://www.htsc.net/ and http://www.hoteltsc.com/
Weddings (JSMB and Lion House)
The Inn at Temple Square - http://www.diningattemplesquare.com/
Lion House Pantry - http://www.diningattemplesquare.com/
The Roof Restaurant - http://www.diningattemplesquare.com/
The Garden Restaurant - http://www.diningattemplesquare.com/
Passages Restaurant - http://www.diningattemplesquare.com/
Zions Securities Corporation - http://www.zsc.com/

Farm Management Corporation (commericial farms and agricultural properties)
Deseret Land and Livestock
200,000 acres of land in Rich, Morgan and Weber counties (Utah)
Sun Ranch (Martin's Cove)
Deseret Ranches of Florida (Orlando) (largest ranch in Florida)
Deseret Farms of California
Rolling Hills (Idaho)
West Hills Orchards (Elberta, Utah)
Cactus Lane Ranch (Arizona)
(more)

Corporation of the Presiding Bishop of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (CPB)
Corporation of the President of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
Deseret Trust Company
LDS Family Services
Property Reserves Inc. (PRI)
Ensign Peak Advisors - http://www.imno.org/articles.asp?qid=123

Deseret Mutual Benefit Administrators (DMBA) - http://www.dmba.com/

Brigham Young University (BYU) - http://home.byu.edu/webapp/home/index.jsp
BYU - Idaho - http://www.byui.edu/
BYU - Hawaii - http://www.byuh.edu/index.jsp
LDS Business College - http://www.ldsbc.edu/

Again, some of these businesses are not owned BY the Mormon Church, but owned by a Mormon who might actually be against the church's latest fiasco... please research before you punish us all!!!


8 comments:

  1. Demand More Says:

    I feel the same way. It drives me nuts that people think Utah=Mormon. I will not be supporting the LDS church companies though.

    Oh and Black and Decker is owned by an ex-mormon and a mormon, they are partners but the one who makes the majority of decisions is the ex-mormon. I grew up with his family. In the early 90's the church actually asked people not to buy their products cuz the guy helped make the movie The God Makers.

    Albertons used to be mormon owned but was bought out by a CA company 2 years ago, I only know this because I know one of the lawyers (sis-in-laws bro-in-law) who helped with the buyout.

    As for Novell, Dell, Marriot and AMerican Express...I think they are too mixed for boycotting. There are more out of state locations/sub centers than here so I'm sure the majority are not mormon. Plus they have share holders and board to answer too so I'm sure any support for 8 coming from these companies are from personal accounts not corporate donations.

    Whew. Im long winded today! Thanks for making the list, I was wondering what else the church owned around here. Have a nice relaxing Sunday!

  1. Andee Says:

    DemandMore,

    Thanks for letting me know about those companies. I went ahead and took off the second list of companies because I don't want to promote them as Mormon owned if I don't have all the info.

    The idea of boycotting Utah altogether is insane. You are right, Utah does not equal Mormon.

    Andee

  1. [kɹeɪ̯ɡ̊] Says:

    Yeah, I agree that boycotting Utah or even Mormon owned business is taking it way too far.

    I fully support boycotting the LdS church, protesting it, doing anything to it that shows we think they're deplorable.

    But to punish Mormons, to boycott Sundance is just ridiculous.

  1. Andee Says:

    Someone was considering boycotting Sundance? Wow, that is idiotic. People are not thinking before they act... I should be used to that, huh?

    If they go forward with this, they will be doing more harm than good to a lot of people who actually agree with them. They would be hurting the wrong people...

    Andee

  1. Mere Says:

    I don't know if you're keeping up the list but how about the Twilight books/movies? The author is Mormon and set to make bank.

  1. Andee Says:

    Thats a really good thought mere!

    Do we know if Stephanie Meyer (not sure if I spelled that correctly) contributed to the Prop h8 passing?

  1. libhom Says:

    If a business is Mormon, they have given money indirectly to the Yes on 8 people and other hate groups by giving money to the LDS. Sometimes, it really is important to follow the money trail.

  1. jenny Says:

    I work for one of these companies listed above that is owned by a property owned by the LDS Church, but I am not Mormon and definitely against the prop 8 passing like some of my coworkers and even the mormon ones that are against prop 8also. Guess that makes us SOL. By excluding one group you sorta inadvertently leave out others. Ironic. Incidentally I don't think by supporting a Mormon-owned business necessarily means you're supporting prop 8. Doesn't it depend on the business?

    And how does anyone even know if Stephenie Meyer is pro prop 8 or if she doesn't have friends or family that are gay. Seems unfair to lump everyone into groups like this just because. It's like saying all gays are violent bigots who target churches with vandalism and hate. Sometimes it goes both ways. Maybe there are other ways to get what we want--but I don't think by pigeon-holing folks and in some instances carrying on the hate and melding it to fit our cause. Just my two cents or whatever it's worth. I may not have all the answers, but just like I don't want my gay friends or myself to be judged for different beliefs, I hope I'm not being judgemental, too.