I discovered a little while ago that there is such a thing as a "Christian business".
As I understand the concept, it is a business that, as part of its operating precepts (among other things) acts to either preferentially or exclusively deal with other "Christian businesses" and to employ Christian staff.
I realised today just how morally repugnant I find this concept. If I understand it correctly, these businesses essentially operate as a cartel founded on religious prejudice.
I did a little google search today and discovered over 3,000 hits for “Christian Business” in Australia alone. Many of these are Christian Business Networks or Christian Business Directories that openly state their purpose as providing opportunities for Christian businesses to network in order to encourage employment opportunities for Christians.
I am interested to hear:
• Do others find the concept of a Christian Business morally repugnant?
• Does such a business breach ‘anti non-competition’ / ‘anti-trust’ laws?
• Does such a business breach equal opportunity / anti-discrimination legislation by preferentially offering employment to one religious group?