Skip to comments.Kmart and Sears refuse to use the word CHRISTMAS in ads
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
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.
Root Boy Slim will be angry.
So if I asked them if they sell any Christmas trees they’ll tell me no?
But, Sears is paying all their employees on National Guard duty while they are overseas.
If you wish to contact them:
sKmart better take another look at the demographics of America.
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.
Which does bring up the “are they made with real Girl Scouts” question from Addams family.
Sears did not want to offend any of its valued customers...
Does anyone shop at Sears anyway? : )
When you contact them, with them a merry CHRISTmas and merry tossmas.....
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.
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.
The last thread like this claimed that Lowes was doing the same. It was BS too.
This has got to be a internet rumor....I hope.
That is incredible.
They’re Martha Stewart trees?!
How can I boycot stores I never shop at anyway?
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.
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