Insomnia (insomnia) wrote,

Guess who declared war on Christmas?

As you might remember from last year, major Christian organizations, such as the American Family Organization, the Catholic League for Religious and Civil Rights, the Moral Majority Coalition (led by Jerry Falwell), the Christian Educators Association, the Alliance Defense Fund (led by James Dobson), The Christian Broadcasting Network / 700 Club (Pat Robertson), and the Liberty Council, politicians such as Newt Gingrich, and conservative talk show hosts such as Bill O'Reilly, John Gibson, and Tucker Carlson instigated a nationwide boycott of Target, Walmart, and other major stores, who choosed to use phrases such as Happy Holidays in their advertisements, rather than Merry Christmas.

Bill O'Reilly made numerous broadcasts on his show, particularly against the widespread use of the phrase "Happy Holidays." On Nov. 9, 2005 he presented an investigation into department stores that don't use the phrase "Merry Christmas." Amongst those attacked were Sears and Kmart, which had a banner on their Web site that, rather than openly proclaiming Christmas, said, "Wish Book Holiday 2005."

 "They were the worst we had to deal with . . . I think the backlash against stores that don't say 'Merry Christmas' is enormous because now people are aware of the issue."

So, what do you think the aforementioned people offended about the widespread use of phrases such as "Happy Holidays" and "Season's Greetings" will think about this secular, non-Christian greeting on the front webpage of one of the country's leading organizations, representing over 47 million Americans?

Which organization? This one, ironically enough.

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