Skip to comments.WAL-MART BANS CHRISTMAS: BOYCOTT LAUNCHED
Posted on 11/09/2005 11:50:22 AM PST by big'ol_freeper
WAL-MART BANS CHRISTMAS:
A woman who recently complained to Wal-Mart that the store was replacing Merry Christmas with Happy Holidays received an e-mail response from Customer Service. It appears below in its exact form:
Walmart is a world wide organization and must remain conscious of this. The majority of the world still has different practices other than christmas which is an ancient tradition that has its roots in Siberian shamanism. The colors associated with christmas red and white are actually a representation of of the aminita mascera mushroom. Santa is also borrowed from the Caucuses, mistletoe from the Celts, yule log from the Goths, the time from the Visigoth and the tree from the worship of Baal. It is a wide wide world.
To which Catholic League president Bill Donohue says: This statement was signed by someone called Kirby. When I read it, I thought he might be drunk. But I was wrong. We sent Kirbys response to Wal-Marts headquarters only to find that Dan Fogleman, Senior Manager, Public Relations, agrees. After acknowledging that he read Kirbys response, Fogleman said, in part, the following:
As a retailer, we recognize some of our customers may be shopping for Chanukah or Kwanza gifts during this time of year and we certainly want these customers in our stores and to feel welcome, just as we do those buying for Christmas. As an employer, we recognize the significance of the Christmas holiday among our family of associates and close our stores in observance, the only day during the year that we are closed.
Bill Donohue says: Its nice to know that Wal-Mart is closed on a federal holiday. Now here is why I am asking the leaders of 126 religious organizations that span seven religious communities to boycott Wal-Mart. Go to its website and search for Hanukkah and up come 200 items. Click on Kwanzaa and up come 77. Click on Christmas, and heres what you get: Weve brought you to our Holiday page based on your search. In other words, Wal-Mart is practicing discrimination.
I did the search and the numbers match. Christmas does go to holiday. It's OK, I never go in there anyway.
Try the searches on their Website!! They refuse to acknowledge Christmas for fear of offending but they sure come up with a lot of Islamic propoganda and stuff when you do a search for Ramadan. Nice that they want to include everybody EXCEPT Christians.
I'm pretty sure some of those closet-hiders post here. ; )
But you are right. You can not control the world. We all need to pick our battles.
Oh yeh, like no one's going to shop there if they don't see Christmas splade everywhere. The dippy sheeple will never notice the difference.
Hey Budge; what do you know about this?
If this were some email of apocryphal origin this would be one matter. But this is the Catholic League's own press release for corn sakes. A Christmas tree is an evolution from Baal worship? Tell that to Martin Luther who invented it.
Walmart should be taught a lesson by Christians of all flavors, concerning biting the hand that feeds it. I say spend Black Friday at Target.
"I avoid Walmart simply because everything they sell is made in China "
Everything? I don't think so. Some stuff, but you'll find Chinese-made goods in every store in this country. I think you're incorrect, there, Jim.
Click on that and you get all kinds of "Christmas". A hoax, indeed, I believe.
Yes, Walmart does present items for purchase which include the word "Christmas" in their title. But when type in "Christmas" in a search field, I expect to receive a response which reflects what I searched for. I don't want to be brought to a p.c. friendly "Holiday" page when I specifically enter in "Christmas". Christmas is the reason for the season.
But why have to slog through the stuff about other holidays. If I say Christmas I want Christmas. Google doesn't do this.
There is no such thing as "Holiday trees".
Yes, just one extra step and there it is!
Wal-Mart is too big to be brought down?
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