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American Family Association Goes After Chase Over Lack Of Christmas Trees
http://consumerist.com ^ | December 3, 2010 | Chris Morran

Posted on 12/05/2010 11:09:10 AM PST by GailA

Fresh off its apparent victory to put the "Christmas" back into Dick's, the not at all crazy people at the American Family Association have re-focused their laser beams on JPMorgan Chase. Not because it's a big bank who was recently sued for its alleged part in the Bernie Madoff ponzi scheme, but because they don't want Christmas trees in the lobby.

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1 posted on 12/05/2010 11:09:13 AM PST by GailA
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To: GailA

I am sure the Christianophobes and the Anti-Whitey KKK over at the Southern Poverty Law Center will be upset with the latest AFA action...which would be good for everyone else. Go get ‘em, AFA

Good to see the AFA going after Chase on their Christmas-Hating.


2 posted on 12/05/2010 11:14:04 AM PST by UCFRoadWarrior (Isolationism and Protectionism sure beat Globalism and Communism)
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To: UCFRoadWarrior

We need an information network of businesses, corporations, banking and financial institutions that have our country and WE THE AMERICAN PEOPLE’s interests and values in mind. We, the people need to band together and create our own network that shuts these criinals down and buries them. Let them do business with the failing EU, the chicoms Venezuela, the middles east and the rest of these ani American bastards who would love to see us dead and gone.


3 posted on 12/05/2010 11:19:55 AM PST by ronnie raygun (V)
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To: GailA

Well they also are for Sharia financing, they supported and donated to obama and acorn so there’s plenty of reasons to go after that bank.

Chase Bank ventures into Islamic banking

http://www.standardmedia.co.ke/InsidePage.php?id=2000014521&cid=14&;


4 posted on 12/05/2010 11:20:11 AM PST by FromLori (FromLori)
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To: UCFRoadWarrior

All because “someone” complained. I wish they would name these “someones”, we can then ask the what the hell their problem is, and how can a tree “offend” them?


5 posted on 12/05/2010 11:20:48 AM PST by boop ("Let's just say they'll be satisfied with LESS"... Ming the Merciless)
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To: GailA

AFA consumers list has GE listed, go figure


6 posted on 12/05/2010 11:23:10 AM PST by ronnie raygun (V)
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To: ronnie raygun; Nachum

PUBLIC ENEMY NUMBER 1

7 posted on 12/05/2010 11:25:28 AM PST by GailA (NO JESUS, NO CHRISTmas!)
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To: GailA
"not at all crazy people at the American Family Association"

so how would a self-diagnoser tell that he was not crazy?

8 posted on 12/05/2010 11:26:29 AM PST by PatHimself
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To: GailA

What does a pagan symbol like a tree, have to do with Christianity?


9 posted on 12/05/2010 11:28:02 AM PST by dfwgator (Congratulations to Josh Hamilton - AL MVP)
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To: UCFRoadWarrior

Hocked this off the first thread.

Chase orders Southlake bank to remove Christmas tree (because it could offend people)
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2636890/posts

JPMorgan Chase Bank, National Association has been FDIC insured since January 1, 1934.
It was established on January 1, 1824.
Its main office (headquarters) is located at:
1111 Polaris Parkway
Columbus, Ohio 43240
County of Delaware

Of course, don’t expect to find any of the top execs there. The Holding Company is in NYC.

1039502 JPMORGAN CHASE & CO. New York NY HC

CHASE VISA CARD 1-800-524-3880 24 hr customer service


10 posted on 12/05/2010 11:28:27 AM PST by GailA (NO JESUS, NO CHRISTmas!)
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To: GailA

I have to say the more I read these stories, the more I think something good may come out of it. Christmas is moving toward no longer being a public holiday. That’s not such a bad thing. Maybe I’m just getting old, self-righteous and stuffy, but I’d be very happy if people stopped spending every cent they had and maxing out their credit cards on Christmas, and if a lot of the secular symbols went away. Christmas is about the birth of Christ. Through out history, it at times has been emphasized and de-emphasized. In fact, Libs built it up because those nasty old Capitalists used to make their workers work on Christmas day well into the early 1800s.


11 posted on 12/05/2010 11:30:01 AM PST by Opinionated Blowhard
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To: dfwgator

“What does a pagan symbol like a tree, have to do with Christianity?”

As Christianity spread, it incorporated regional customs into the Christian culture and developed new symbolism for he old pagan festivities that occurred around the Christian ones. The Christmas tree has been an accepted and cherished Christian cultural decoration for well over a thousand years. No Christian has to have one but the kids young and old like it.


12 posted on 12/05/2010 11:33:54 AM PST by Domestic Church (AMDG...)
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To: GailA

I recommend you just say no to doing business with companies that wont use the word “Christmas”. That’s what I do.


13 posted on 12/05/2010 11:35:12 AM PST by Bulldawg Fan (Victory is the last thing leftists and their fellow Defeatists want.)
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To: Opinionated Blowhard

Scrooge comes to mind with that reminder.

I make a lot of my gifts for my grands, the parents have asked us not to buy them gifts. What few gifts I do buy are usually needed/wanted clothes.

We made pocket prayer quilts in Sunday School today, quite an experience trying to teach 8 year old’s how to slip stitch around a 3 in square, attach a button, and a ribbon with a small prayer card on it.


14 posted on 12/05/2010 11:38:18 AM PST by GailA (NO JESUS, NO CHRISTmas!)
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To: Domestic Church
I don't mean to turn this into a Catholic v. Protestant thread, but the celebratory aspect of Christmas and the co-opting of pagan customs is a Catholic tradition. One of which Protestants rebelled against (remember that Cromwell outlawed Christmas). That's not to say that both don't understand its Christian purpose and also enjoy celebrating with family, but speaking for myself, I wouldn't think it was a tragedy if these aspects of Christmas went away. Especially the shop til you drop and build up a mountain of debt aspect of it.
15 posted on 12/05/2010 11:40:27 AM PST by Opinionated Blowhard
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To: GailA

So beautiful!


16 posted on 12/05/2010 11:45:01 AM PST by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: boop

Musilms and atheist are the 2 usual groups. The first wants no religion but theirs, the second wants NO religion at all.

They don’t care about offending the 85% of us that STILL WANT the FREEDOM to worship CHRIST.

I have made it my policy this CHRIST-mas to not shop any store that does not promote CHRIST-mas.

I can see a clerk not wishing a person in muslim garb or wearing Sikhs turbin, or a Yamaka—Merry Christmas BUT when a person is wearing a Cross, and CHRIST is Christmas T shirt it is plain who and what they are.

BTW the malls are crawling with muslim women snatching up the same bargains Christians are. A lot of the kisoks are manned by them as they are buying up our malls.

So this is a phony ploy on their part.


17 posted on 12/05/2010 11:47:54 AM PST by GailA (NO JESUS, NO CHRISTmas!)
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To: dfwgator

Well if the tree is a Pagan symbol and not related to Christmas then why would anyone be offended by it?


18 posted on 12/05/2010 12:21:38 PM PST by Georgia Girl 2
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To: Georgia Girl 2

Kind of my point.


19 posted on 12/05/2010 12:26:33 PM PST by dfwgator (Congratulations to Josh Hamilton - AL MVP)
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To: Opinionated Blowhard

Yep, Christians used to complain about Christmas being too commercialized, now they get in a twist because it’s not commercialized enough.....


20 posted on 12/05/2010 1:53:20 PM PST by Notary Sojac (I've been ionized, but I'm okay now.)
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To: GailA

MERRY CHRISTMAS! everyone.

That will tick em off.


21 posted on 12/05/2010 1:53:55 PM PST by 23 Everest (A gun in hand is better than a cop on the phone.)
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To: Notary Sojac
Yep, Christians used to complain about Christmas being too commercialized, now they get in a twist because it’s not commercialized enough.....

I would suggest that patriots are upset that Christians are the only group that can be discriminated against with impunity. They probably think that it has nothing to do with commercialization but rather the failure to recognize that Jesus is the reason for the season.

22 posted on 12/05/2010 1:58:42 PM PST by 23 Everest (A gun in hand is better than a cop on the phone.)
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To: dfwgator

Very little, except we kind of adopted it to wean folks off paganism some where back in the past. It was apart of the slow blending of the old druid, wican etc. and the new Christianity in Europe I think.


23 posted on 12/06/2010 6:19:37 AM PST by GailA (NO JESUS, NO CHRISTmas!)
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To: Bulldawg Fan

Just got off the phone with the Indian from Chase credit card..got the it was NOT INTENTIONAL to offend Christians...yeah sure. I shredded the card in her ear! And made sure she knew it was going viral. That I as a Christian was tired of having my religion trod on, and it was the reason for canceling the account. I’d had the card for more than a decade.

I lived most of my life without one, so I won’t miss it. Still have a Discover card.


24 posted on 12/06/2010 6:33:40 AM PST by GailA (NO JESUS, NO CHRISTmas!)
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