Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Where to "Spend" Your Holidays

The "American Family Association," mostly noted for their opposition to anything gay, gets to the really important stuff this time of year.  You know the stuff that Jesus really would have been worried about.  The war against Christmas.  Thank the Eternal One that they are counting how many times "Holiday" is used instead of "Christmas." You can even download their "Naughty or Nice" list and choose to shop where the true spirit of Christmas, AKA the commercialization of the holiday, is alive and well.

I suggest you use their list as well.  I might not agree with them about HOW to use it. Perhaps instead of a trip to any store you could visit an LGBT welcoming church, synagogue, mosque or temple.

May your holidays, including Christmas if you celebrate it be filled with joy!  May you remember the real message of every religion and may there be peace on earth, good will to all.


The AFA's most recent letter follows.  My favorite part is the ad after the signature.


Humbug! Three companies lose rank on AFA's 'Naughty or Nice' list

December 11, 2012

Dear Neil,
As you finish up your Christmas shopping, three companies have noticeably reduced their use of "Christmas" in newspaper advertising and on their websites from past years.
After carefully reviewing L.L.Bean, True Value and Sam's Club, the AFA Naughty or Nice list has downgraded them from being "For" Christmas to "Marginalized."
L.L.Bean told AFA it would increase its use of "Christmas" in advertising, but after two weeks, we haven't seen it. Instead, it continues to reference its "Holiday Gift Shop" for those "holi-daily deals" that includes a "holiday" delivery schedule. Ironically, L.L.Bean touts a "Christmas" catalog, but you won't find "Christmas" anywhere but on the cover. Throughout the catalog, everything is "holiday."
True Value Hardware Stores
True Value's website offers "holiday" coupons, "holiday" gifts, "holiday" decorating and "holiday" lights when you "Shop the Holidays." There are very few references to "Christmas," but the overall theme is dominantly focused on using "holiday."
Sam's Clubs
Sam's Clubs website homepage reminds you to check out their "Holiday Entertaining Catalog" for those "Perfect Holiday Values." Sam's Club is owned by Wal-Mart. Wal-Mart is listed on our list as a top promoter of Christmas, but the Sam's Club subsidiary is the company's Scrooge and is hoarding the word "Christmas" from the shopping public.


Tim Wildmon, President
American Family Association
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