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How Does the American Family Assocation Affect Your Holiday Shopping?

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The American Family Association says we’re allowed to shop at Gap Inc. again, lifting its temporary boycott of the retailer (and its Old Navy and Banana Republic brands) for not being gung-ho enough about Christmas. That’s because the boycott was “successful”; they know this because Old Navy ran a “Merry Christmas” ad. But instead of going after khakis and stripes, AFA is now targeting tents and ski boots and plasma TVs. Their new target is Dick’s and Best Buy (which is blocking the org’s emails), which AFA demands they start specifically mentioning Jesus’s birthday. Which means: It’s time to stop shopping at Gap and start looking for deals on 60-inch flat screens.

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8 Comments

  • Attmay

    I buycott anything the American Fascist Association boycotts.

  • ricky

    not in the least. i worked in the 70’s at both a supermarket and the first mall they had in my area (northern indiana). you said happy holidays because you never know what religion people are. it has always been that way.

  • FakeName

    It hasn’t always been like that. I worked for an answering service in the early 90s and got in trouble because I refused to wish people a merry Xmas upon answering. I tried to explain to the asshole boss that not everyone celebrated Xmas but he, being a fundamentalist dipshit, wouldn’t buy it. I also got in trouble for refusing to say “Happy Thanksgiving” and for refusing to help stuff and mail Easter cards. Who sends Easter cards to clients?

  • Aaron

    I’d love to be able to block e-mail from them at work. God knows it’s not work related.

  • Attmay

    If they say “Merry Christmas” to me I just politely wish them a “Happy Hanukkah.”

  • Keith Kimmel

    “No. 3 ยท FakeName

    It hasn’t always been like that. I worked for an answering service in the early 90s and got in trouble because I refused to wish people a merry Xmas upon answering. I tried to explain to the asshole boss that not everyone celebrated Xmas but he, being a fundamentalist dipshit, wouldn’t buy it. I also got in trouble for refusing to say “Happy Thanksgiving” and for refusing to help stuff and mail Easter cards. Who sends Easter cards to clients?”

    You should have fought the power and got Americans United to help you out. Would have made an excellent case.

  • FakeName

    We had fewer than 15 employees. Civil rights laws didn’t apply.

  • DVRDIVA

    I have worked for BBY for 6 years and they have always told us, say what you want, if someone says Merry Christmas respond how you want, as long as it’s respectful. I enjoy saying “Happy Holidays” only because it is all encompassing.

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