Quote# 85503

['Pizza Ranch' is a Christian restaurant whose vision is "to glorify God by positively impacting the world we live in".]

By Friday night I was caught up to everyone else who had been working on applying for the last two months. It was definitely a God-thing to walk in and walk out with a job!

I feel so privileged to get to work in a brand new restaurant that still smells like wood and fresh paint, to be part of the team that gets to set high standards in this not-even-open-yet franchise branch, and to work in a place where God is hung on our walls right in the front door where you come in, big and bold in our vision statement. God is good. I get to sing along to my favorite Christian artists (Casting Crowns) as I clean the buffet glass because we play either country or Christian radio. I work in a team, and I am getting to know some of the other girls. I work in an atmosphere where we smile and build each other up. I work in a family-friendly restaurant (that doesn't serve alcohol) where I'll be able to interact with lots of kids. I get to serve people and make them happy! I get to bring out their favorite kind of pizza!

We have a higher calling than just making pizza and chicken. As we learned when we watched a video made by Chic-fil-A - on a computer that was on a chair which was stacked on top of a table... great makeshift movie theatre there! - it's about serving, about making a difference in our communities. As our mission statement says, Pizza Ranch is a ministry opportunity to give our guests our very best - Legendary service! And I get to work in such a place as this. God is good!

We open on Monday.

I get to be the first one to welcome the guests to Pizza Ranch!

Naomi, Fragmented Pieces 103 Comments [1/7/2012 11:00:44 AM]
Fundie Index: -115

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I agree with those who say that this isn't Fundy. As for the music... Well, there are a lot of places that I like to eat at where I don't care for the music. After all, there aren't enough restaurants that are willing to play hard rock or heavy metal. But, if I like the food, I still eat there - and I just tune the music out.

1/9/2012 12:50:28 AM

Mookie Blaylock

There's nothing really fundie about this. It's not like they're WBC Pizza or anything. There's a line, and I don't think this girl has crossed it. She's happy, and the restaurant isn't doing anything offensive. Gotta vote "meh" on this one.

1/9/2012 4:45:18 AM

Mister Spak

Just don't sell bacon for topping because then god will strike you with lightning or make Obama the manager or something.

Sounds like just the right place to preach the good news of Allah.

1/9/2012 5:15:26 AM

Sentry Gun

I'll take the Cheese-Bacon Special, but keep the god, and add peperonnis intead.

1/9/2012 7:18:42 AM


I can get behind the not serving alcohol. Never touch the stuff.

1/9/2012 8:50:39 AM


I see no problem here. If I do not care for a restaurant for some reason, I have the option of not going.

If some one were telling my children that they had to eat there or else they would face eternal damnation, THEN I would have a problem.

1/9/2012 9:05:37 AM


It's not a mean-spirited or intolerant or obliviously sexual quote or anything, but I still think it's a little delusional.

You don't have a higher calling just because your Pizza Hut knockoff has a crucifix on the wall. You just...don't.

1/9/2012 9:12:58 AM


This seems to be little more than an irritatingly enthusiastic theme restaurant.

Unless they reserve the right to throw holy water on customers that don't say Grace I'm missing the stupid in this.

1/9/2012 10:40:40 AM


I don't think anyone is disputing that Naomi is, in all likelihood, a evangelical Christian. Speaking for myself I'd say that this particular quote is not fundie.

They're creepy and weird to us over here also, but so many of them are creepy, weird, obnoxious and mean that it's hard to get worked up over a ditzy broad who just dreams of slinging cheese sticks for Jeezus.

I'm not exactly sure what "stuff" you mean by "it's not much of a stretch for other stuff," but the "stretch" is where we're giving this chick the benefit of the doubt.

1/9/2012 4:05:33 PM


Because who says theological indoctrination and brainwashing has to stop after Sunday school?

1/9/2012 5:13:55 PM

Doctor Fishcake

1/9/2012 6:12:11 PM


"...we play either country or Christian radio."

In that case I'll be sure to bring my ear buds and plug into my iPhone.

1/9/2012 9:12:54 PM


Huh~... a post that doesn't have the fundie fires set to cremation. This is new!

1/9/2012 9:55:42 PM


To be fair, if hard rock or heavy metal is your musical preference - it's gonna be hard to find a restaurant that plays that kind of music.

1/10/2012 5:59:30 AM

Persephone 66

They should open up a Hell Pizza across the street.

1/10/2012 7:22:16 AM

Psycho Tits

I have to agree with the hundred or so other people who said this isn't fundie. The girl sounds a little over-enthused about having a job, but then again, in this economy perhaps she should be that happy.

1/10/2012 11:58:12 AM

Psycho Tits

I think sheltered people without a lot of real life fundie experience aren't seeing the fundie, and that's to be expected. That's what this kind of piece is designed to avoid. But this cock slobbering slave girl who loves Jesus attitude is pretty much PR speak for "I am a psychopath who uses religion to throw people off guard and hide my crimes, behind closed doors I'm starving dogs and beating my kids because they're sinners."

Oh, look; an anti-theist who thinks anyone that doesn't share his fears is merely naive about the secret evils lurking within the heart of an over-eager 18-year-old. She likes Christian music and works at a "Christian" pizza place? Why then surely she must beat animals. Idjit.

1/10/2012 12:07:50 PM


This...is really cute.

1/10/2012 8:47:23 PM


@Psycho Tits

Well said. That comment would probably score higher on the Fundie Index if we put it up for voting than what it was criticizing.
Just add the line "[In response to a person saying they are happy starting work at a Christian restaurant franchise]", and you've got a fundie quote.

I'm still not sure how this quote got up on the site... But I'm glad to see that most responses were sane and the score is in the deep negative, as it should be.

1/11/2012 9:57:08 AM


Wait for it, wait for it...

Do you want fries with that?

1/11/2012 11:50:33 AM


Nana's Pizza near me is the same. The sign in the window, instead of daily specials, has Bible verses. Nana must be a barrel of laughs to work for.

1/11/2012 5:26:05 PM


Don't see a problem with this at all.

I even like Chick-Fil-A

1/12/2012 12:21:37 AM


I guess it was only a matter of time until America combined church and fast food. Fuckin' A, do you REALLY have to be eating AND worship at the same time?

Whatever, this country has become a farce of itself and I can no longer care.

1/12/2012 2:17:24 PM


Seems harmless. The only thing I would care about is if their pizza is good or not.

1/12/2012 11:10:10 PM

The bad guy

Christian restaurant you say? Then I assume homeless people get to eat for free.

To everyone saying she's not fundie, technically she is. She's just a fundie in embryonic development. Give it a decade and she'll be spewing gradually installed hatred for gays, scientists, academia, minorities, etc. Eventually they all turn rotten.

1/16/2012 4:56:18 PM

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