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Krispy Kreme sponsors creation science?
I was walking through La Mesa last night (La Mesa, where I live, is a suburb of San Diego), when I came across a flyer for the Creation & Earth History Museum, which is down the road in Santee.


creation flyer


At the bottom of the flyer, as you can see, is a list of sponsors. Scantibodies, NOTW, 1:1, Christian Examiner, and KSDW didn't surprise me. They're all christian organizations. (The founders of the Creation Museum were also the founders of Scantibodies. KSDW is a bible radio station, and I don't know what 1:1 is, but I'm assuming it's some kind of reference to a biblical verse.)

But Krispy Kreme and Chick-fil-a surprised me. They're sponsoring creation science? Seems like an odd publicity move for them. Am I now going to have to boycott them? (Not that I go to either one much already.) I've sent their pr offices an email to confirm that this sponsorship is real.

Even odder is that I don't believe there's either a Krispy Kreme or a Chick-fil-a in Santee itself. So it's not like they're neighbors.

As I was contemplating this flyer, it occurred to me that a perfect location for the Museum of Hoaxes would be to park it right next door to the Creation Museum. I could work there and stay in San Diego.

Edit: Apparently Chick-fil-a is an openly Christian corporation, which leaves Krispy Kreme as the odd-man-out in the list of sponsors.
Categories: Pseudoscience, Religion
Posted by The Curator on Fri Sep 02, 2011
Comments (22)
Well, Chick-fil-a is not *quite* a 'christian restaurant', but they are closed on Sundays, for whatever the employees and customers want to do that day.

My money is more on the owners of the local franchises putting their money in. They may not be in the town, but they may be close by.
Posted by Robin Bobcat  in  Californian Wierdo  on  Fri Sep 02, 2011  at  02:17 PM
Chick-fil-a is a Christian restaurant, Robin. They make no bones about their belief that everyone not a Christian is seriously deluded, and that only Christian morals are good. Hence their not hiring any gays.

But I didn't know about KrispyKreme. I think it's time for a note to their board of directors.
Posted by Chakolate  on  Fri Sep 02, 2011  at  08:18 PM
I didn't know about Krispy Kreme, either, but Chick-Fil-A definitely is.
Posted by George P Burdell  on  Fri Sep 02, 2011  at  08:48 PM
Ah, ok. We don't have them much out this way. I think there's one in Sacramento, but I've never been, and am unfamiliar with their theologies.

I know that In-N-Out puts bible references on their packaging, but they're tucked away hidden, and are just point to the parts where they're talking about how awesome food is.
Posted by Robin Bobcat  in  Californian Wierdo  on  Sat Sep 03, 2011  at  02:16 AM
I've never liked chick-fil-aaaa because their advertising has always creeped me out even worse than the burger-king who thinks nothing of invading the privacy of couples bedrooms. Chick's advertising though is even more tasteless to me having a beautiful cow begging you to eat beautiful chickens instead of her reminding us all that we're carnivores). In my mind Chick is more a blood-letting-dripping-house of slaughtering 'vampiratic' vile red-neck idiots................ ..................so, just having to drive by one of their facilities makes me not only uncomfortable, but too near vomiting.
Posted by hulitoons  in  Abingdon, Maryland  on  Sun Sep 04, 2011  at  07:41 AM
Is it just me or does the poster remind you of a girl in daisy dukes?
Posted by Fred in na gadda da vida  on  Sun Sep 04, 2011  at  05:37 PM
No idea about Krispy Kreme, but definitely not surprised Chick-Fil-A is sponsoring.

(from Wikipedia)
The company's official statement of corporate purpose says that the business exists "To glorify God by being a faithful steward of all that is entrusted to us. To have a positive influence on all who come in contact with Chick-fil-A."
Posted by CSMcDonald  on  Sun Sep 04, 2011  at  06:31 PM
Ahhh, so selecting one critter over another makes them a suitable 'GOD'? Heaven help me if you please and keep me far from this playground of smug, grim reapers. Anyway I thought fish was the favored Biblical food since I recall it was mostly fishermen that were gathered.

Sorry, they vex me..................
Posted by hulitoons  in  Abingdon, Maryland  on  Sun Sep 04, 2011  at  10:26 PM
I love the smug "boycott" mentality! Glad I don't get all stirred up about people who's beliefs differ from mine. Makes the world a much friendlier place.

Good to have you back. Godlessness and all!
Posted by coit  on  Wed Sep 07, 2011  at  08:50 AM
Uh oh. I hope the San Diego tourism economy doesn't suffer if the god fearing right wing reactionaries start a boycott against visiting the godless Museum of Hoaxes.
Posted by Fred in na gadda da vida  on  Wed Sep 07, 2011  at  11:24 AM
I propose that those of us who do not like the privately held Chick-fil-a Corporation's open embrace and promotion of right wing politics boycott the restaurants on Sundays.
Posted by Fred in na gadda da vida  on  Wed Sep 07, 2011  at  02:23 PM
I promise to never eat Chick-fil-A on Sundays and will instead eat Ben'n'Jerry's.
Posted by Fred in na gadda da vida  on  Wed Sep 07, 2011  at  04:24 PM
As a Christian my Faith dictates that any museum promoting Creationism should include Wind and Fire. So the Museum should be dedicated to Earth, Wind and Fire. And so present itself as a "Boogie Wonderland".

Sorry. That's my sick joke for the day.
Posted by Peter  in  Melbourne, Australia  on  Wed Sep 07, 2011  at  08:55 PM
My guess would be that the sponsoring isn't done at a high level of the corporations, but is simply done by the managers of the local franchises acting on their own initiative.
Posted by Accipiter  on  Wed Sep 14, 2011  at  07:20 PM
One, if Krispy Kreme wants to sponsor this event, that is their free choice. Personally, I'm not particularly fond of their product (Tim Horton's fan here). But, maybe this might encourage me to buy their donuts some more.

Two, the 1:1 icon belongs to Answers In Genesis, which was founded by Ken Ham.

Three, to categorize this as pseudoscience belies the prejudice of the poster (with all due respect). There are a lot of arguments that could easily classify Darwinian evolution (a hoax in and of itself) as pseudoscience much more than creationism. A simple Google search can easily point this out.
Posted by rezlimey  on  Tue Sep 27, 2011  at  06:03 PM
rezlimey you are free to believe what you want. But can you do better than tell people do a Google search? It's better if you can provide an actual link.

As for me I'm a Christian and I believe in evolution.
Posted by Peter  in  Melbourne, Australia  on  Wed Sep 28, 2011  at  07:31 AM
The 1:1 is "answersingenesis.com". A creationist web site.
Posted by ZenFerret  on  Wed Sep 28, 2011  at  11:53 PM
>> if Krispy Kreme wants to sponsor this event, that is their free choice.

rezlimey -- It's absolutely their free choice. But if they choose to take sides on this issue (creationism vs. science), they also have to accept the consequences, which is that it's not going to win them friends with the anti-creationists.
Posted by The Curator  in  San Diego  on  Thu Sep 29, 2011  at  09:10 AM
Peter: You say you are a Christian and you believe in evolution. With all due respect, I post the following: You cannot have it both ways. Let me explain. If you believe in evolution, then you deny that Genesis 1-11 are true. You might as well be saying that God lied. OTOH, since you claim to be a Christian, then you are saying that you believe that all of the canon of Scripture - from Genesis to Revelation - is completely true, that the Creation account is accurate, and that Darwinian evolution is a lie. Now, I ask you, which is it?

Alex, it seems that when you say about Krispy-Kreme, "they also have to accept the consequences, which is that it's not going to win them friends with the anti-creationists," it's like threatening to boycott them. To me, it just seems like senseless and petty rancor and animosity. Which begs the next question: do you accept the consequences for your actions? I know I do.
Posted by rezlimey  on  Thu Sep 29, 2011  at  08:19 PM
Rezlimey I don't want to have an argument with you. You are free to believe what you want. No person can ever claim to say God has lied, just as no person can claim to understand the full meaning of the Bible. It's just a fact there are Christians who understand the Bible in a different way to you.
Posted by Peter  in  Melbourne, Australia  on  Sat Oct 01, 2011  at  07:26 PM
rezlimey -- I haven't eaten at Krispy Kreme in years, so for me to threaten to boycott them isn't much of a threat. But if the consequence of never eating again at Krispy Kreme is that I'm less likely to develop diabetes, then I'm willing to accept that consequence. wink
Posted by The Curator  in  San Diego  on  Sat Oct 01, 2011  at  07:45 PM
apple supports the abuse of workers overseas...which extremely long work days and very low pay. there are even foxconn (the company that produces apple products) employees whom kill themselves because of the work conditions, but i am sure you all are ok with owning an iphone or ipad. lets all boycott apple. any takers? id didn't think so. hypocrites...

whereas, a museum of creation science supports the teaching of creationism is class rooms. when i was in school, they taught us how various religions believed the world came into being, but when it comes to a christian viewpoint, then you are all getting aggravated. tolerance for everyone, unless of course you are a christian...
Posted by casey campbell  in  louisiana  on  Tue Oct 02, 2012  at  03:42 PM
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