Friday, December 10, 2010
The Boycott Season
But it went something like this: While walking my daily rounds on the treadmill at the gym this morning, I noticed that the television, which is usually turned to Fox, was running a story on the American Family Association. These fine americans, who tend to be of the Christian persuasion, want to boycott businesses that wish to dishonor jesus by using the word "holiday" instead of christmas in their promotions.
Dick's Sporting Goods was on the list but saw the error in their ways and retooled their promotional campaign.
They also have J.P. Morgan in their gunsights for being anti christmas as well.
Not content to only unmask these grinches who want to diminish the lord's birthday, they also have a campaign against Home Depot for promoting diversity and succumbing to the dreaded "gay" agenda.
I also read this little gem on their site from Bryan Fischer - Democrats: the party of atheists, pagans and secular fundamentalists.
God forbid that a company in America recognize that
there are citizens living here with a different creed or point of view than the christian majority.
And just what is the message to these people? - You can be different but just make sure that you don't make any noise - you know who's running the show.
Of course that is not the only boycott around. Europe and the United States are starting to get calls to boycott first Israel and now jewish businesses. Not the first time, I am afraid. Started out in Italy and now spreading around. The call went out by an italian labor leader Giancarlo Desiderati to "identify and boycott" Jewish-owned shops in the Italian capital to show solidarity with the Palestinians in Gaza.
Other anti Israel and anti jewish boycotts, both merchandise and cultural, have been in place since 2005. The Toronto initiative, the refusal to host Israeli athletes and dance troupes, we know that Israelis and jews in general are the most evil people walking this earth today.
We have not been immune from this sort of thing in America. The White Supremacist group Stormfront has long been an advocate for boycotting jews and their businesses.
The biggest proponent of a boycott is of course the Presbyterian Church and their proxies. Interesting op ed by Marvin Hier in the Wall Street Journal last week, Presbyterians against Israel.
And finally, Dallas Pastor Robert Jeffress has started the website grinchalert.com to warn people away from businesses who do not celebrate christmas properly. So people don't take the Christ out of Christmas.
Pastor Robert Jeffress told The Dallas Morning News, “Too many businesses have bowed down to political correctness. I thought this would be a fun way to call out businesses that are refusing to celebrate Christmas.”
I learned that the Sears in Grand Junction, Colorado says "Happy holidays while selling Christmas trees."
And that the Discount Tire in Fort Worth "Wishes you a Merry Christmas, and plays Christmas music in the waiting area."