Incomplete list of U.S. Christian shutdowns and layoffs for the Gregorian months of January, February and March 2017.
The American Conservative: The Coming Christian Collapse
14 Catholic Diocese in the United States are now bankrupt busted due to sex abuse claims!
Baptist Health of Kentucky/Indiana warning that they must layoff 288 people! ObamaCare is forcing them to ‘realign’ operations. Days after the announcement the Baptist Health CEO suddenly quit!
Arkansas: Christian founded Bentonville based Walmart announced hundreds more job cuts for the 1st quarter of 2017, and began shutting down its experimental Neighborhood Markets grocery stores across the U.S.
California: The Catholic Diocese of Oakland shutdown five San Francisco area schools due to lack of students. Christian Methodist founded Coca-Cola eliminating 102 jobs in San Diego by the end of July, blaming a 30 years low in soft drink consumption!
Florida: Adventist owned Florida Hospital Medical Group outsourced 67 jobs to a cheapo contractor.
Idaho: In the overwhelmingly christian (Mormon) dominated south eastern part of The Gem State, some christians actually campaigned against Pastor Jacqualine ‘Big Momma’ Thomas’ planned homeless shelter in Pocatallo! After a local Muslim doctor started the financial ball rolling in favor of the homeless shelter (waking up true local Christians who had money to donate), a group of christians went to the city council to point out that the Sublette Street property was not zoned for “transitional housing”. The Mormon dominated city promptly revoked the temporary operating permit. Pastor Big Momma commented to local news media that she’s taking this as a sign that god has a better location in mind.
Illinois: Chicago based, christian agnostic Warren Buffet owned, Kraft-Heinz eliminating 2-hundred salaried jobs!
Indiana: After 127 years Saint Joseph’s College shutting down at the end of the current school year. Local news media say the community “is shocked”, but supposedly the shutdown is temporary. The nursing program will continue, but 9-hundred students are now screwed out of their non-nursing degrees. Local news media speculated that it was due to lack of funding, Saint Joseph admin refused to explain the decision.
Maryland: Baltimore based, evangelical founded, World Relief warning of layoffs across the U.S. due to the new President of the United States of America Donald Trump. You see, christian founded World Relief gets paid, by federal taxpayers, according to how many refugees they take in.
Michigan: The country’s largest retail christian chain store is now dead. After 85 years Family Christian Stores shutting down all 240 stores, 3-thousand jobs lost by the end of April! Instead of blaming god, Family Christian Stores admin blamed their fellow christians for crashing sales! Christian founded Habitat for Humanity shutdown two Detroit area ReStores (for lack of sales) and laid off an undisclosed amount of people, blaming it on the fact that more than 40% of the families living in Habitat for Humanity houses can’t pay their supposedly ‘affordable’ low income mortgages! (that’s right, those Habitat for Humanity houses are not free)
Minnesota: Even god can’t stop The Diocese of New Ulm from going chapter 11 bankrupt, due to sex abuse lawsuits.
Missouri: Saint Peter Catholic School shutting down by the start of the 2017-18 school year. The school is being merged with other christian schools due to The Rapture, I mean lack of christian students. Catholic founded Saint Louis University eliminating 120 jobs, blaming increased costs of operations and decreased student enrollments (The Rapture?)!
Montana: Even god can’t stop The Diocese of Great Falls-Billings from going chapter 11 bankrupt, due to sex abuse lawsuits.
New Jersey: The British empire based christian Salvation Army shutdown its Newark Family Thrift store due to crashing sales. City administrators are worried as the thrift store helped fund local social programs.
New York: The Archdiocese of New York announced yet more christian school shutdowns, this time six more schools (in NYC and Sullivan County) being consolidated due to The Rapture, I mean what I call Disappearing Students Syndrome. They also blamed the skyrocketing costs of maintaining properties in The (failed) Empire State: “There was no way to be able to open the school, not just money wise but academics………As Catholic schools close, the tax burden will grow more and more.”-Sister Carol Cimino, superintendent Buffalo Catholic Schools
North Dakota: CHI Saint Alexius killed 52 jobs in Bismark. Administrators blame ObamaCare for not reimbursing the true costs of healthcare.
Ohio: Quaker christian founded, now Cincinnati based Macy’s-Bloomingdales announced it is shutting down at least 68 stores and killing thousands of jobs. Analysts say the actual number of employees hit by layoffs could be more than 10-thousand!
Oklahoma: Saint John Health System told local news media they eliminated jobs, but refused to say how many.
Oregon: Samaritan Health Services imposed a hiring freeze and halted construction projects in order “to prepare and position ourselves to be able to continue our primary mission of healthcare delivery with the least harm to our workforce and community”. Samaritan Health Services (one of the largest healthcare providers in Oregon) administrators say ObamaCare-Medicaid funding cuts caused them to lose as many as 8-thousand patients in the first two months of 2017! They also said that when you throw-in other healthcare providers “The number statewide is in the tens of thousands”.
Pennsylvania: Christian Mennonite founded Hershey chocolates announced it must eliminate thousands of hourly jobs by the end of 2019, in order “to improve overall operating profit margin through supply chain optimization”.
Tennessee: Catholic Charities laid off 13 people at its refugee center in Nashville, blaming Donald Trump. Christian founded Kroger (the founder was so religious that he quit his first job because he was expected to work on Sundays, by the way Sunday is not the 7th day of the week) shutdown a grocery store on Western Avenue, in Knoxville, due to “significant losses for over 5 years now, including over $1 million in the last two years”.
Texas: One of the the largest churches in San Antonio, Community Bible, suddenly laid off at least 31 of its employees. ObamaCare forced Baylor Saint Luke’s Medical Center to kill more than 2-hundred jobs in The Lone Star State! ‘Born Again’ christian founded, Plano based JCPenney announced 140 store shutdowns and as many as 6-thousand jobs gone by the middle of the 2nd quarter 2017!
Vermont: Young Men’s Christian Association (YMCA) shutdown their ten years old Winooski operations due to a lack of people willing to take part in the activities.
Virginia: Fredericksburg Christian School shutdown its Stafford campus. Administrators admitted that enrollment hasn’t lived up to expectations, so they’re consolidating campuses. British empire based Salvation Army shutdown their Waynseboro thrift store, due to lack of sales.
2nd Half 2016 U.S. Christian Rapture: “THIS IS A BUSINESS…THE PRODUCT IS FAITH”
“But the root of all these evils is the love of money, and there are some who have desired it and have erred from the faith and have brought themselves many miseries.”-1 Timothy 6:10 Aramaic Bible
“And Yeshua entered the temple and drove out all those who were buying and selling in the temple, and overturned the tables of the money changers and the seats of those who were selling doves. And he said to them, It is written: ‘My house will be called the House of prayer, but you have made it a den of robbers.’ “-Matthew 21:12-13 Aramaic Bible
“Yeshua said to them, ‘Give what is Caesar’s to Caesar and what is God’s to God.’ And they marveled at him.”-Mark 12:17 Aramaic Bible
Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the government for a redress of grievances.-1st Amendment, U.S. Constitution
WARN=Worker Adjustment & Retraining Notification
Former employees of religious non-profits might not qualify for unemployment assistance (or even be counted as unemployed): “If the non-profit organization is a church, you may or may not be entitled to unemployment. It all depends upon state regulations for church employers. In many cases, churches are allowed to set their own rules regarding unemployment benefits, meaning the church can choose whether to offer benefits to former employees.”