Sunday, November 16, 2008

The War On Christmas Is ON!

And Focus On The Family has fired the opening salvo: their "naughty and nice” list:
On Thursday the Colorado Springs-based ministry's political action arm launched its second-annual holiday campaign by posting an online shoppers guide with three categories: "Christmas-friendly" retailers, "Christmas-negligent" retailers and "Christmas-offensive" retailers.

The "friendly" retailers are so designated because they prominently use "Merry Christmas" and other Christmas-specific references in their catalogs and in-store promotions. Those on the Christmas-offensive list use secular phrases such as "happy holidays" and have "apparently abandoned" the use of the word "Christmas," Focus said. Christmas-negligent companies "marginalize" their message by using "Christmas" in some cases and "holidays" in others.

Honestly, with retailers facing "the worst consumer environment since World War II” I really don’t think anyone cares what the Christmas Nazis have to say this year. Businesses are fighting to keep their doors open, families are struggling to put food on the table, senior citizens are choosing which medication they can afford, and all you phony Christians at FoF can worry about is what words are used to advertise the holiday season?


No wonder Focus On The Family faces its own round of layoffs. Truly I say unto you: Focus on your own damn business.