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Kmart and Sears refuse to use the word CHRISTMAS in ads
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Posted on 12/07/2007 11:39:59 AM PST by Gopher Broke

Liberty Counsel targets K-Mart, Sears for refusing to use 'Christmas' in ads

Allie Martin

OneNewsNow.com

December 7, 2007

A Christian law firm is targeting two retail giants after they offended Christians with their advertising.

Officials at Liberty Counsel say K-Mart and Sears have renamed "Christmas trees" to "holiday trees" in their advertising. According to Liberty Counsel founder Mat Staver, a ministry supporter asked K-Mart why it took the action.

"A representative from Sears Holding Corporation, which owns K-Mart as well, wrote back and said that Sears is a diverse company and it did not want to offend any of its associates or valued customers," explains Staver. "It also said this in its letter: we decided to call them, speaking of Christmas trees, holiday trees, because even if Christians are the only religion that use the Christmas tree, we do not want complaints from other customers from different religions complaining about our use of [the term] 'Christmas trees.'"

Staver says such a response is ridiculous and should be cause for a boycott by concerned Christians. He says in an effort not to offend, the retailers have in fact offended a large portion of their base. Sears took similar action two years ago, Staver points out, but was forced to reprint the ads to include "Merry Christmas" after a large public outcry.


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Religion
KEYWORDS: ads; antichristian; christians; christmas; christmastree; christmastrees; kmart; pc; sears; waronchristmas; waronchristmas2007
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So I won't be shopping Kmart and Sears this year!!
1 posted on 12/07/2007 11:40:02 AM PST by Gopher Broke
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To: Gopher Broke

Root Boy Slim will be angry.


2 posted on 12/07/2007 11:41:53 AM PST by Tijeras_Slim
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To: Gopher Broke

So if I asked them if they sell any Christmas trees they’ll tell me no?


3 posted on 12/07/2007 11:42:26 AM PST by AU72
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To: Gopher Broke

But, Sears is paying all their employees on National Guard duty while they are overseas.


4 posted on 12/07/2007 11:43:12 AM PST by rightinthemiddle (Without the Media, the Left and Islamofacists are Nothing.)
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To: Gopher Broke

Merry tossmas!


5 posted on 12/07/2007 11:43:27 AM PST by mysterio
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To: Gopher Broke
Kmart and Sears refuse to use the word CHRISTMAS in ads

And I refuse to give them any of my money.
6 posted on 12/07/2007 11:44:27 AM PST by JamesP81 ("I am against "zero tolerance" policies. It is a crutch for idiots." --FReeper Tenacious 1)
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To: Gopher Broke

If you wish to contact them:

help@customerservice.kmart.com

http://www.sears.com/shc/s/nb_10153_12608_NB_CSeMail?refLink=relations&adCell=A4


7 posted on 12/07/2007 11:44:52 AM PST by Gopher Broke (Run Fred, Run http://www.fred08.com/)
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To: Gopher Broke

sKmart better take another look at the demographics of America.


8 posted on 12/07/2007 11:45:29 AM PST by NonValueAdded (Fred Dalton Thompson for President)
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To: Gopher Broke

Sears website says all Christmas trees are on sale through tomorrow: http://www.sears.com/shc/s/v_10153_12605_For+the+Home?adCell=AH

On the other hand KMart appears to be celebration Martha Stewart Day.
http://www.kmart.com/shc/s/search_10151_10104?storeId=10151&catalogId=10104&keyword=christmas+tree&gobutton.x=0&gobutton.y=0&gobutton=find
Which does bring up the “are they made with real Girl Scouts” question from Addams family.


9 posted on 12/07/2007 11:49:49 AM PST by discostu (a mountain is something you don't want to %^&* with)
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To: Gopher Broke
Does anyone still shop at Sears or Kmart?
Shop Smart- Shop S-mart.
10 posted on 12/07/2007 11:49:58 AM PST by mnehring (..one candidate did not display any moderateness or liberalism...Fred Thompson - Rush Limbaugh)
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To: Gopher Broke

Sears did not want to offend any of its valued customers...

?


11 posted on 12/07/2007 11:50:30 AM PST by george76 (Ward Churchill : Fake Indian, Fake Scholarship, and Fake Art)
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To: Gopher Broke

Does anyone shop at Sears anyway? : )


12 posted on 12/07/2007 11:51:09 AM PST by YourAdHere (Buy My Book, Bradypalooza, from Amazon.Com)
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To: Gopher Broke

When you contact them, with them a merry CHRISTmas and merry tossmas.....

http://www.citizenlink.org/Stoplight/A000005834.cfm?eafref=1


13 posted on 12/07/2007 11:51:24 AM PST by Gopher Broke (Run Fred, Run http://www.fred08.com/)
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To: discostu

LOL, I just searched Christmas Tree at Sears and got a lot of results for Christmas Trees, when I searched ‘Holiday Tree’ I pulled up a couple of sweaters.


14 posted on 12/07/2007 11:52:03 AM PST by mnehring (..one candidate did not display any moderateness or liberalism...Fred Thompson - Rush Limbaugh)
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To: Gopher Broke

K Mart, no go. Sears, I have to think about that as Sears policy is to take care of our service men. The ones that had jobs there are promised their jobs back AND will pay them while they are doing active duty. Maybe think twice about avoiding them.


15 posted on 12/07/2007 11:53:38 AM PST by fish hawk (The religion of Darwinism = Monkey Intellect)
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To: Gopher Broke
Sears Search on Christmas

The last thread like this claimed that Lowes was doing the same. It was BS too.

16 posted on 12/07/2007 11:55:06 AM PST by TankerKC (You don't have to believe everything you think.)
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To: Gopher Broke; All

This has got to be a internet rumor....I hope.


17 posted on 12/07/2007 11:55:10 AM PST by pissant (Duncan Hunter: Warrior, Statesman, Conservative)
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To: discostu

That is incredible.

They’re Martha Stewart trees?!


18 posted on 12/07/2007 11:56:14 AM PST by ladyjane
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To: Gopher Broke

How can I boycot stores I never shop at anyway?


19 posted on 12/07/2007 11:56:26 AM PST by RobRoy
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To: mnehrling
Does anyone still shop at Sears or Kmart?

Went to both on Black Friday, and bought something at both stores. K-Mart was lousy, as usual, but it had one thing in particular that I wanted. Sears, as always, was a fine experience. Nice store, good selection. Good prices.

20 posted on 12/07/2007 11:56:43 AM PST by Publius Valerius
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To: mnehrling
I’m still for Sears because of the great effort they do for the troops.
will they change a menorah to only being a candlestick and other such items for other faiths?
21 posted on 12/07/2007 11:57:13 AM PST by tbird-james
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To: YourAdHere

I’d boycott them if I shopped there. So I guess I’m not able to strike a blow on behalf of Christmas.


22 posted on 12/07/2007 11:58:04 AM PST by for-q-clinton (If at first you don't succeed keep on sucking until you do succeed)
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To: Gopher Broke

I was in Sears the other day. The store directory listed a Boutique de Navidad.


23 posted on 12/07/2007 11:58:11 AM PST by PAR35
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To: mnehrling

“The name’s Ash. Housewares. Now . . . which one of you *primates* wants a piece of me?”

In other news, these dice won’t be rollin’ into Sears or K-mart.

[George Romney, born in Mexico after Grandpa Romney chased out of America for keeping a harem. What? This isn’t the Two Minutes Hate?]


24 posted on 12/07/2007 11:58:43 AM PST by tumblindice (Good. Bad. I'm the guy with the gun. Shop S-mart!)
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To: Gopher Broke
A Christian law firm.....

?

25 posted on 12/07/2007 11:59:00 AM PST by BallyBill (Serial Hit-N-Run poster)
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To: Gopher Broke
"So I won't be shopping Kmart and Sears this year!!"

Or any other year.

26 posted on 12/07/2007 11:59:17 AM PST by joebuck
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To: Gopher Broke

Merry Tossmas!

http://www.citizenlink.org/Stoplight/A000005834.cfm


27 posted on 12/07/2007 11:59:35 AM PST by BykrBayb (In memory of my Friend T'wit, who taught me much. ~ )
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To: TankerKC

“Sears Search on Christmas

The last thread like this claimed that Lowes was doing the same. It was BS too.”

I searched both sites as well. Christmas stuff everywhere. Some folks just can’t find enough people to be angry with. Way to show that good Christian “Christmas spirit”.


28 posted on 12/07/2007 11:59:42 AM PST by L98Fiero (A fool who'll waste his life, God rest his guts.)
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To: discostu

Yup, the website says Christmas Trees.

When you do a search for Christmas, very few items come up...mostly music. Less than 100.

There’s 212 results for holiday.


29 posted on 12/07/2007 12:00:24 PM PST by rightinthemiddle (Without the Media, the Left and Islamofacists are Nothing.)
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To: Gopher Broke

No wonder their CEO was named the “Worst CEO of 2007”

http://www.marketwatch.com/news/story/worst-ceo-year/story.aspx?guid={28A849CF-A79F-4D6F-9568-6B0A2D37E471}


30 posted on 12/07/2007 12:00:44 PM PST by NewsJunqui
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To: Gopher Broke

After looking a both wed sites, where just are they refusing to say Christmas?


31 posted on 12/07/2007 12:00:48 PM PST by svcw (There is no plan B.)
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To: AU72
Here we go with the "XXXXX Retailer HATES Christmas!! Don't Shop There!" Threads.

At least we made it into December this year, last year I think it was about the 4th of July when they fired up.

32 posted on 12/07/2007 12:01:31 PM PST by wbill
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To: TankerKC
I was just at Lowes during lunch picking up a light bulb and they had the words Christmas plastered everywhere, not just on items they were selling.

How many of these are really BS from people being hypersensitive?

33 posted on 12/07/2007 12:01:49 PM PST by mnehring (..one candidate did not display any moderateness or liberalism...Fred Thompson - Rush Limbaugh)
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To: ladyjane

Yup, no indication which parts of Martha Stewart are included though.


34 posted on 12/07/2007 12:01:54 PM PST by discostu (a mountain is something you don't want to %^&* with)
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To: Gopher Broke; All

What kind of a source is onenewsnow? or Liberty council? They sure don’t look like reliable to me and it’s bad some of you are falling for that


35 posted on 12/07/2007 12:03:46 PM PST by Kaslin (Peace is the aftermath of victory)
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To: rightinthemiddle

That’s certainly better than the initial post says.


36 posted on 12/07/2007 12:04:10 PM PST by discostu (a mountain is something you don't want to %^&* with)
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To: Gopher Broke

I used to be hung up on this, but if the stores are going to disentangle the birth of Christ from abject materialism by avoiding to use the word Christmas, in the long this actually might be a benefit.


37 posted on 12/07/2007 12:04:24 PM PST by steveyp
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To: Kaslin

Good point, for all we know, they are owned by Sears’ competition.


38 posted on 12/07/2007 12:04:30 PM PST by mnehring (..one candidate did not display any moderateness or liberalism...Fred Thompson - Rush Limbaugh)
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To: wbill

I’ll do my shopping during the Kwanza markdown days.


39 posted on 12/07/2007 12:04:37 PM PST by AU72
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To: BykrBayb

Thanks, that was funny!


40 posted on 12/07/2007 12:04:46 PM PST by Andy'smom
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To: Andy'smom

You’re welcome.

Merry Christmas.


41 posted on 12/07/2007 12:05:42 PM PST by BykrBayb (In memory of my Friend T'wit, who taught me much. ~ )
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To: mnehrling

Most of them probably come from people that have some other general disagreement with the company (every company is hated by somebody) so they start this kind of stuff as revenge. As you can tell by these threads most people don’t bother to check they just hop on the boycott.


42 posted on 12/07/2007 12:06:14 PM PST by discostu (a mountain is something you don't want to %^&* with)
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To: mysterio

:o) bingo


43 posted on 12/07/2007 12:07:32 PM PST by mrs tiggywinkle
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To: mysterio

44 posted on 12/07/2007 12:07:40 PM PST by Puppage (You may disagree with what I have to say, but I shall defend to your death my right to say it)
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To: BykrBayb

Happy Hanukkah


45 posted on 12/07/2007 12:09:55 PM PST by mnehring (..one candidate did not display any moderateness or liberalism...Fred Thompson - Rush Limbaugh)
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To: mnehrling

Is every sign in the store in English and Spanish. That’s what they did in a new Lowe’s they built by us. Very disconcerting.


46 posted on 12/07/2007 12:09:56 PM PST by rwa265
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To: Gopher Broke
On one hand, I detest those who hijack Christmas, yet fail to honor the Savior.

On the other hand, I dislike seeing the body of Christ get lost in the same world that fails to honor the Savior.

...on the other hand...she only had three fingers

47 posted on 12/07/2007 12:09:59 PM PST by woollyone (entropy extirpates evolution and conservation confirms the Creator blessed forever.)
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To: Gopher Broke
People who threaten to “take legal action” just because they’re offended annoy me.
48 posted on 12/07/2007 12:10:12 PM PST by CT-Freeper (Said the frequently disappointed but ever optimistic Mets fan.)
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To: rwa265

Never really paid attention if it was.


49 posted on 12/07/2007 12:10:26 PM PST by mnehring (..one candidate did not display any moderateness or liberalism...Fred Thompson - Rush Limbaugh)
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To: mnehrling

What does one say for today? “Happy Pearl Harbor Day” doesn’t sound right.


50 posted on 12/07/2007 12:12:52 PM PST by BykrBayb (In memory of my Friend T'wit, who taught me much. ~ )
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