Christian Right Groups Can’t Decide Who’s Naughty or Nice

Christian Right Groups Can’t Decide Who’s Naughty or Nice November 19, 2014

The American Family Association and Liberty Counsel both put out lists of which companies are “naughty or nice” (AFA) or “friend or foe” (Liberty Counsel) about the entirely mythical “war on Christmas.” But as Hemant reports, they can’t seem to agree on which companies should be praised and which should be boycotted. Like Best Buy. The AFA thinks they’re naughty:

Company refers to Christmas infrequently, or in a single advertising medium, but not in others.

So they’re on the naughty list. But for Liberty Counsel, they think Best Buy is so pro-Christmas that their members should call them up and thank them:

Biblical products include various versions of electronic children’s to adult Bibles, DVDs and accessories. Advent supplies include the Advent musical group’s “Advent to Ephesus” and other Advent items such as “Jubilee Edition Musical Advent Calendar.” Seasonal merchandise also includes the Nativity and birth of Jesus DVDs and music. “Christmas” search populated 4,371 “Christmas” products in all categories including “Christmas” music, “Christmas” sheet music, “Christmas” movies and TV shows, “Christmas” video games and “Christmas” board games. In-store manager confirmed employees greet and respond with “Merry Christmas.” Consumers may contact Best Buy to express appreciation for their “Christmas” themes.

They have the same conflict over Staples and TJ Maxx. Reminds me a lot of how they read the Bible and interpret it in completely opposite ways.


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