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X-Rated 'Pornament' Christmas Decorations Raise Eyebrows
WKMG-TV Local 6 ^ | December 1, 2006 | Staff

Posted on 12/03/2006 10:30:31 PM PST by FreedomCalls

Several new holiday decorations considered X-rated are being sold in Florida at a store popular with young children, according to a report. ...

Six controversial ornaments, which can be purchased for $9 at Spencer's stores in Jacksonville and other parts of Florida, include an X-rated snowman and reindeer.

A television station reported that the pornaments can be found on store shelves at the Regency Square Mall in Jacksonville in plain view of children and to anyone who walks into the Spencer's stores.

Store workers said that there were no restrictions on who can purchase the pornaments in the store.

"It is just sad they have to stoop to this kind of thing to defame Christmas," Hillcrest Baptist Church Rev. Jim Patterson said. "It says we are nothing more than sexual acts or psychical being and we are much more than that. We are spiritual beings and this is a spiritual holiday. And, why bring it to that level. It makes no sense to me."

(Excerpt) Read more at local6.com ...


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KEYWORDS: christmas; pornaments; spencers
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Can't they leave Christmas alone?
1 posted on 12/03/2006 10:30:34 PM PST by FreedomCalls
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To: FreedomCalls

Sounds like the White House Xmas tree when Clinton was president.


2 posted on 12/03/2006 10:33:26 PM PST by Paleo Conservative (Karl Rove isn't magnificent.)
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To: FreedomCalls
...an X-rated snowman...

I think I know, but I don't think I wanna know...

3 posted on 12/03/2006 10:39:38 PM PST by Billthedrill
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To: wagglebee

Sad commentary on the state of our country. How spiritually bankrupt.


4 posted on 12/03/2006 10:47:54 PM PST by metmom (Welfare was never meant to be a career choice.)
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To: Howlin; onyx; Clemenza; Petronski; GummyIII; SevenofNine; veronica; Xenalyte; CheneyChick; Melas; ..

ping


5 posted on 12/03/2006 10:49:36 PM PST by EveningStar
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To: FreedomCalls
"Spenser's...a store popular with young children"

If they mean those under 18 and younger I'd ask what parents are allowing them to enter? The stuff is trashy.

6 posted on 12/03/2006 10:56:10 PM PST by endthematrix ("If it's not the Crusades, it's the cartoons.")
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To: metmom

Amen! So far from the reason we REALLY celebrate. Sad indeed.


7 posted on 12/03/2006 10:59:51 PM PST by derllak
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To: FreedomCalls

Spencer's can't buy this kind of advertisement. It seems to me that if you really wanted to keep them from selling the 'pornaments', you'd ignore them. This story will send people flocking to Spencer's to find them.


8 posted on 12/03/2006 11:04:43 PM PST by hunter112 (Total victory at home and in the Middle East!)
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To: endthematrix

I wonder if this is anything like the Spencer's gift stores when I was a kid. The front had t shirts and gifts and such, but the back was a head shop. The gift section was the type of stuff to attract young teens.

After I figured them out, I wouldn't ever go in there, but I always had more than my share of common sense.


9 posted on 12/03/2006 11:08:33 PM PST by I still care ("Remember... for it is the doom of men that they forget" - Merlin, from Excalibur)
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To: I still care

That's the one.


10 posted on 12/03/2006 11:16:57 PM PST by endthematrix ("If it's not the Crusades, it's the cartoons.")
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To: hunter112
This story will send people flocking to Spencer's to find them.

It sent me to the spencersonline.com, but sadly the site appears to be down at the moment.

I guess all that outrage wasn't too healthy for their server, so I'll have to check back tomorrow.

11 posted on 12/03/2006 11:23:36 PM PST by Wormwood (Enjoy this post while it lasts!)
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To: Lurker
Pornament Alert!

(collecting another badge here)

12 posted on 12/03/2006 11:30:19 PM PST by BossLady (Islamic Motto: We Love Our Women To Death........)
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To: FreedomCalls
"Christmas Goes Topless." I think I'll skip that image before I barf my next dinner.

"Show me just what Mohammed brought that was new, and there you will find things only evil and inhuman, such as his command to spread by the sword the faith he preached." -Manuel II Paleologus

13 posted on 12/03/2006 11:32:14 PM PST by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives On In My Heart Forever)
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To: goldstategop

Its Spencer's. They sell gag gifts and toys. How is this shocking or sad?


14 posted on 12/03/2006 11:35:56 PM PST by jesda
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To: BossLady
Kind of brings a whole new meaning to the phrase "stocking stuffer" doesn't it.

L

15 posted on 12/03/2006 11:38:01 PM PST by Lurker (Giving money and power to government is like giving whiskey and car keys to teenage boys.)
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To: jesda

There are no age restrictions to purchase.


16 posted on 12/03/2006 11:41:18 PM PST by endthematrix ("If it's not the Crusades, it's the cartoons.")
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To: Lurker
I worked one Christmas season at Spencers when I was 16 and they sold sex toys...so this doesn't shock me....LOL!

(When a lady brought a 'toy' back and said it didn't work...I had to tell her that it needed C batteries...hahaha)

17 posted on 12/03/2006 11:43:06 PM PST by BossLady (Islamic Motto: We Love Our Women To Death........)
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To: BossLady
Batteries are for wimps.

The grown up toys at Lurker Central are all two-cycle pull start models. They're a bit more expensive but they last and last and last...

L

18 posted on 12/03/2006 11:50:36 PM PST by Lurker (Giving money and power to government is like giving whiskey and car keys to teenage boys.)
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To: Lurker
Well she was an amatuer....what can i say....

Titanium models are best!

19 posted on 12/04/2006 12:00:23 AM PST by BossLady (Islamic Motto: We Love Our Women To Death........)
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To: FreedomCalls

Did they grab these off Hillary Clinton's White House Christmas tree? Wonder if someone took pictures.


20 posted on 12/04/2006 12:12:01 AM PST by Cincinna (HILLARY & HER HINO " We are going to take things away from you for the Common Good ")
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To: FreedomCalls
Geez, Spencer Gifts? Why is anyone surprised?

For decades Spencer's has always been a trashy, mildly racy, largely kitschy, mainly dumb chain store filled with gag gifts, whoopie cushions, lightweight sex toys (silly stuff, not true adult-store material), black-light posters, and "head-shop" paraphernalia in the back. It's all stuff that's unrestricted. They've had racy Christmas and other various holiday stuff since I was a kid (I'm 54).

There's one in the local mall. Sure, kids can go into it -- nothing there is true "adults-only" over-18 stuff. This is nothing new, nor anything to get upset about. It's just trashy, and there's nothing illegal about trashy tastes.

The "pornaments" in the article look pretty dumb to me. I remember as a kid seeing a light-switchplate painted with a Santa figure so that the switch handle is in the place of the penis. I don't think it did me any harm.

21 posted on 12/04/2006 12:16:51 AM PST by dayglored (Listen, strange women lying in ponds distributing swords is no basis for a system of government!)
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To: FreedomCalls
> Can't they leave Christmas alone?

You'll notice they do respect some things. I've seen lots of stuff mocking Santa, elves, reindeer, etc. But I have yet to see anything in Spencer's that was truly defamatory, say a crucifix with Christ being fellated by Mary Magdalene, which I have seen elsewhere (and was pretty shocked by).

Spencer's is a lightweight, and they have limits on what they do.

22 posted on 12/04/2006 12:24:48 AM PST by dayglored (Listen, strange women lying in ponds distributing swords is no basis for a system of government!)
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To: FreedomCalls

Satan hates Christ, Jews and Christians.

To answer the question, no, he can't leave Christmas alone.


23 posted on 12/04/2006 12:34:55 AM PST by nmh (Intelligent people recognize Intelligent Design (God) .)
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To: Billthedrill

Carrot in a different location, perhaps?


24 posted on 12/04/2006 1:34:20 AM PST by zbigreddogz
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To: FreedomCalls

Just EYEBROWS??


25 posted on 12/04/2006 2:39:50 AM PST by Elsie (Heck is where people, who don't believe in Gosh, think they are not going....)
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To: derllak

2 Timothy 4:3a
For the time will come when men will not put up with sound doctrine.


26 posted on 12/04/2006 2:44:49 AM PST by Elsie (Heck is where people, who don't believe in Gosh, think they are not going....)
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To: FreedomCalls
We sit here and B & M about this stuff, but NEVER DO anything about it as a group of concerned citizens.

It's time we develope statagies to ACT legally and gather as a majority to do whatever we can to effect change.

We know what good standards are, we know what decency is, we know what good manners can bring and we can be silent no more. Or country is being taken over by secularist, selfish prix and we must stop it before there is nothing we CAN do about it.

C'mon people let's stop COMPLAINING about this stuff and start talking about how we can effectively change course before it completely takes over our culture and way of life.

27 posted on 12/04/2006 3:29:09 AM PST by sirchtruth (No one has the RIGHT not to be offended...)
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To: endthematrix
If they mean those under 18 and younger I'd ask what parents are allowing them to enter?

The parents using the mall as a babysitter. Sigh.

28 posted on 12/04/2006 3:33:27 AM PST by mewzilla (Property must be secured or liberty cannot exist. John Adams)
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To: Paleo Conservative
Sounds like the White House Xmas tree when Clinton was president.

For those who thought Paleio Conservative was joking, (s)he was not. This is documented in David Aldrich's book, An FBI Agent In The Clinton White House

(Apologies if I misspelled the author's name or have the title slightly wrong-can't see my copy right off.)

29 posted on 12/04/2006 3:37:45 AM PST by libertylover (If it's good and decent, you can be sure the Democrat Party leaders are against it.)
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To: endthematrix

Yes, Spencer's has had trashy stuff for decades. Nothing new here. Not store you take your child in, for sure.


30 posted on 12/04/2006 3:54:34 AM PST by FreedomPoster (Guns themselves are fairly robust; their chief enemies are rust and politicians) (NRA)
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To: endthematrix

Alot of stores are getting very trashy. I was in Barnes and Noble recently, heading over to the children's department. On the aisle heading into the kid's area was the adult sexuality department, complete with nudity on the book covers. On the top shelf where the kids couldn't see it? Nope, about halfway down where the little kids could see it as they walk past. With only book spines showing? Nope, they made sure the front covers were clearly displayed.


31 posted on 12/04/2006 3:57:17 AM PST by tuffydoodle (Shut up voices, or I'll poke you with a Q-Tip again.)
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To: sirchtruth

"We sit here and B & M about this stuff, but NEVER DO anything about it as a group of concerned citizens.
It's time we develope statagies to ACT legally and gather as a majority to do whatever we can to effect change.

We know what good standards are, we know what decency is, we know what good manners can bring and we can be silent no more. Or country is being taken over by secularist, selfish prix and we must stop it before there is nothing we CAN do about it.

C'mon people let's stop COMPLAINING about this stuff and start talking about how we can effectively change course before it completely takes over our culture and way of life."

Well said and Amen!


32 posted on 12/04/2006 3:59:18 AM PST by tuffydoodle (Shut up voices, or I'll poke you with a Q-Tip again.)
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To: FreedomCalls
""It is just sad they have to stoop to this kind of thing to defame Christmas," Hillcrest Baptist Church Rev. Jim Patterson said. "It says we are nothing more than sexual acts or psychical being and we are much more than that. We are spiritual beings and this is a spiritual holiday."

Reverend, the commercialization of Christmas perverted it's spiritual meaning decades ago. Dec. 25th is the high holy day that every temple of Amercian consumerism from Best Buy to WalMart, etc, honors.
33 posted on 12/04/2006 4:04:30 AM PST by Rb ver. 2.0
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To: jesda

This is nothing new for Spencers. They have always had "raw" merchandise.


34 posted on 12/04/2006 4:57:43 AM PST by ozaukeemom (Nuke the ACLU and their snivel rights!)
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To: FreedomCalls

Who knew Spencer's was still in business?


35 posted on 12/04/2006 5:01:06 AM PST by bondjamesbond (Many Americans are invested in a US failure in Iraq, and will work diligently to bring it about.)
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To: libertylover; Paleo Conservative
The ex-FBI agent is called Gary Aldrich (not 100% sure about the spelling), and his book about the Clinton White House (which includes the section about the Christmas tree being "decorated" with prophylactics) is called "Unlimited Access."
36 posted on 12/04/2006 5:54:07 AM PST by AuH2ORepublican (http://auh2orepublican.blogspot.com/)
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To: FreedomCalls

It's Spencers, they sell dirty stuff. Well actually usually the kind of psuedo-dirty stuff that's popular with 13 year olds. I'm pretty sure they've had this kind of stuff before.


37 posted on 12/04/2006 5:57:15 AM PST by discostu (we're two of a kind, silence and I)
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To: FreedomCalls
The only shock here is Bill Clinton isn't the Head Buyer for Christmas Holiday merchandise at Spencer's...
38 posted on 12/04/2006 5:57:38 AM PST by Gritty (I think Bill Clinton is a great leader, but I donít want my daughter near him-Claire McCaskill, D-Mo)
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To: Lurker

YOU OWE ME A NEW KEYBOARD!!!!!!!!


39 posted on 12/04/2006 6:00:03 AM PST by Just another Joe (Warning: FReeping can be addictive and helpful to your mental health)
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To: Wormwood
I guess all that outrage wasn't too healthy for their server, so I'll have to check back tomorrow.

LOL!

40 posted on 12/04/2006 6:05:39 AM PST by Constitution Day ("Facts do not cease to exist because they are ignored." ó Aldous Huxley)
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To: libertylover; Paleo Conservative
I happen to have a copy of Aldrich's Unlimited Access in my office. Here are a few snips from the relevant section:

""Gary, come here, look at this!" It was a mobile of twelve lords a-leaping. They were leaping all right. The ornament consisted of tiny clay male figurines. Each was naked and had a large erection. My friend said, "Whoops!" and he dropped it on the floor."

"Three French hens were French-kissing in a menage a trois. So many of the ornaments didn't celebrate Christmas as much at[s] they celebrated sex, drugs, and rock and roll."

"I went over to one of the tables I hadn't looked at yet. What's this? Of course. Two turtle doves, but they didn't have shells this time - they were joined together in an act of bird fornication."

41 posted on 12/04/2006 6:13:48 AM PST by Quilla
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To: jesda

Spencer's doesn't only sell gag gifts (unless they're gifts that make you Gag!) and toys. They have things there I wouldn't put in my home nor would I want my children or grandchildren to have them. They've always been a not so nice store for people who have some sense of moral values.


42 posted on 12/04/2006 6:56:26 AM PST by Marysecretary (Thank you, Lord, for FOUR MORE YEARS!!!)
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To: tuffydoodle

I remember going into a mall bookstore and seeing a graphic book on homosexual sex on a table that children could easily see it. I complained to the person at the checkout about that. You'd think they'd realize that homo sex is NOT something you want children to see but they could care less.


43 posted on 12/04/2006 7:00:17 AM PST by Marysecretary (Thank you, Lord, for FOUR MORE YEARS!!!)
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To: Paleo Conservative

Imagine if the wife is elected--maybe they will have a lesbian display.

Oh, dear, this is terrible and I am very bad today.


44 posted on 12/04/2006 8:17:56 AM PST by hsmomx3 (Steelers in '07--Go BIG BEN!!!)
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To: EveningStar

Please add me to your ping list. Thanks.


45 posted on 12/04/2006 8:21:07 AM PST by GOPJ (Male homosexuality--more dangerous than white bread, transfats, being overweight and SUV's together.)
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To: FreedomCalls
Didn't Hillary decorate a White House tree with these?


46 posted on 12/04/2006 8:25:01 AM PST by Silly (Still being... Silly)
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To: endthematrix
Well if you're stupid enough to let your young kid into Spencer's alone you shouldn't be shocked by what they bring home. It's not Spencer's fault for selling it, it's yours for allowing your kid to buy it. There's no age restrictions to buy a lot of things. Maybe we should ban them all..

Growing up there was a Spencer's in our local mall. As a teenager, you went into to laugh at some of the stuff, as most teenagers do, but nothing else. The only thing I remember buying from Spencers was a couple of Maiden t-shirts and a gag gift for a friend on his wedding day.

47 posted on 12/04/2006 8:30:12 AM PST by billbears (Those who do not remember the past are condemned to repeat it. --Santayana)
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To: Marysecretary

You know, I didn't complain for that very reason, nobody seems to care. I just won't take my kids back into that store and I'll buy my books from amazon.


48 posted on 12/04/2006 8:54:23 AM PST by tuffydoodle (Shut up voices, or I'll poke you with a Q-Tip again.)
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To: FreedomCalls
Well...
Somebody's got to give them tons of free publicity!
49 posted on 12/04/2006 11:30:42 AM PST by Publius6961 (MSM: Israelis are killed by rockets; Lebanese are killed by Israelis.)
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To: sirchtruth

As long as you don't want government to do something about it, I'm all for you. The ornaments are in poor taste and obviously offenseive to Christians.


50 posted on 12/04/2006 1:30:18 PM PST by Melas (Offending stupid people since 1963)
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