Wednesday, December 07, 2005


We at Holier Than Thou have spent a lot of time in recent weeks examining Evangelical boycotts and PR campaigns against retailers who have replaced the phrase “Merry Christmas” with “Happy Holidays.”

So today, we thought we’d take a closer look at another favorite tactic of the Religious Right — boycotts against companies that refuse to demonize the gay community.

1) Focus on the Family has pulled all of its assets out of WHICH bank because it made a $50,000 contribution to the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation:

A) Citibank
B) Bank of America
C) Washington Mutual
D) Wells Fargo

2) And the American Family Association claimed victory and withdrew its threatened boycott against WHICH car company after it pulled its ads from gay publications:

A) Ford
B) General Motors
C) Toyota
D) Chrysler


1) D: Wells Fargo
2) A: Ford will no longer put ads for its Jaguar and Land Rover brands in gay publications. However, we think it only fair to note that Ford wasn’t placing ads in the gay magazines for such piece-of-crap cars as Fords, Lincolns and Mercurys (you know, the kinds of cars that rednecks put stickers of comic strip character Calvin praying at the cross and/or pissing on the Chevy logo in their back windows) anyway. A Ford spokesman also acknowledged that the company-owned Volvo will still advertise in gay publications — presumably because gays buy lots of Volvos, or the Evangelicals


At 9:55 AM, Blogger faithseeker said...

I am a conservative Christian, and I am concerned with what I feel is the marginalization of Christianity in American society. I do not like the removal of religious symbols from public places, or people being told they cannot wear religious regalia in schools or the workplace. However, I do not believe Christians should boycott businesses who choose to say "Happy Holidays" instead of Merry Christmas. There are many businesses located in places with high populations of Jews, Hindus, and Muslims. If I'm a business owner and a customer comes in, say a Hasidic Jew, dressed in a black outfit, with a long beard and black hat. As a business owner, I want his visit to be as pleasant as possible. Greeting your customer when he enters is a major part of that. I should not be punished if I choose to say "happy holidays" instead of Merry Christmas. At the same time, I do not believe employers should completely secularize the workplace, either.


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