True stories from my time working for "Christian" radio operators. I was managing their secular stations and did not have to participate in these shenanigans, but the FM "Christian Contemporary" station and AM talk & "Focus on the Family" station did:
1.) School supplies backpack drive: Station purports to have 5,000 backpacks filled with school supplies for poor children in the community...and for only $15 a listener can "donate" a backpack to a needy child.
Underlying facts: Station kept $10 of that $15 dollar donation as a "marketing fee". That would be a 67/33 split. Listeners were, in fact, donating to the station budget.
2.) Radio-thon for the homeless: Stations did a 12 hour radio-thon to support a local homeless shelter around Christmastime.
Underlying facts: See #1. But this time it was an 80/20 split, with the 80% once again as a "marketing fee". General manager says to me, with a straight face, "well, they wouldn't have had the 20% we gave them if it wasn't for us."
3.) The help: Our station general manager at the time was a guy with a business background, but the group overall was not performing up to corporate expectations. It was turning a profit. This was 2007--right at the start of our current recession. Corporate management...."good Christian businessmen" all...put so much pressure on the guy, threatened him, called his efforts a "fucking failure" (I was there for that meeting), etc., that he travelled to "visit" with his soon-to-be ex-wife and kids (who left him because he became so miserable at home from this job)...and after his visit, he promptly went to his hotel and blew a .357 slug through his cerebellum.
After the death, you should have seen the "oh we had no idea...he was such a good man...blah blah blah...spirit of Christ tells us he is in a better place...yada yada yada". Just sickening...good Christian businessmen who shit on this guy every day until he splattered his brains on the wall, but now he's a saint. Hypocrites. Where were they for their "brother"?
My wife and I came to a decision that I should leave after that. The environment was distinctly not Christian--it was money, money, money. God has been turned into a commodity that can be bought and sold. And branded as "family values"...as long as those values bring up the company values.
Margaret Thatcher had a quote "If you have to say you're a lady, you aren't." If you have to say you're a "good Christian", then what follows will most likely be anything but the actions of such a person.