Christians are now organizing a boycott against businesses that fail to wish everyone “Merry Christmas” or use that offensive greeting “Happy Holidays.” Stores are being monitored and blacklisted for just wishing everyone “Happy Holidays” instead of referencing Christmas specifically.
The site www.standforchristmas.com is listing businesses on whether they are naughty or nice on using Christmas in greetings.
The group listed companies by whether they are “friendly,” “negligent,” or “offensive” in the use of such terms as Happy Holidays or Season’s Greetings instead of Merry Christmas.
The group explains in a standard letter:
“Yet, the trend is pervasive to preempt “Christmas” with generic terms like “holiday” or belabored
euphemisms like “Merry gift-giving” – and especially among retailers.”
The group says that it can accept signs reading Happy Holidays if they also include Merry Christmas.
However, the legions of Christmas inspectors report on stores that are light on Christ with such reviews as this one:
Comment Date: Nov 24 2009 10:29 PM
Comment: I’ve received Kohls advertisements, have seen the ads on TV and stopped in the store in Pasadena, TX. None of these have had the word Christmas anywhere. The TV ads seem to specifically avoid any mention of Christmas – they show snow flakes and talk about giving the right gift, etc. They also do not mention the typical “Happy Holidays” as if to make it ok, but this is offensive in itself. Not only will I not shop Kohls at Christmas, but will not shop there at any other time.
Another reported the following violation:
Comment Date: Nov 28 2009 10:29 AM
Comment: The clerk was friendly, but said, “Happy Holidays” when I was leaving.
King James Bible
And Jesus went into the temple of God, and cast out all them that sold and bought in the temple, and overthrew the tables of the moneychangers, and the seats of them that sold doves,