February 6th, 2011
06:20 PM ET

Poll: Do fast food chains' religious leanings flavor your patronage?

By Kat Kinsman, CNN Eatocracy Managing Editor

Chick-fil-A is hardly the only fast food outfit to make its founders' religious leanings part of its recipe. Western U.S. burger chain In-N-Out, founded in 1948 by Harry and Esther Snyder and still privately owned, has since at least the late 1980s, printed citations of bible passages on various pieces of packaging.

The verses themselves are not explicitly printed out, but rather text on the soft drink cup reads "John 3:16" which indicates the bible passage, "For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life."

The single burger and cheeseburger wrappers bear "Revelations 3:20" – "Behold: I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in and eat with that person, and they with me," the milkshake cup cites, "Proverbs 3:5" – "Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding," and there are others as well.

Read the full post on fast food religion at CNN's Eatocracy blog
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Filed under: Culture wars • Food

Cuba's evangelical churches
February 6th, 2011
06:00 AM ET

As Cuban economy sputters, evangelicals rise

By Shasta Darlington, CNN

Havana (CNN) – For decades, Cuba’s evangelicals met behind closed doors, holding services in living rooms and converted garages.

But as the country confronts hard times, followers have come out of the shadows, turning to religion to meet both economic and spiritual needs.

On a recent Sunday morning, worshipers packed a Pentecostal church set up on the second floor of an apartment building in a working class suburb of Havana.


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Filed under: Americas • Cuba • Economy • Pentecostal

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