Friday, December 18, 2009

See Dick's Run From Christmas

If you go into a Dick's Sporting Goods store, don't look for "Christmas." It won't be there.

You won't find it in their newspaper inserts or on their website either. And their television commercials...forget it.

In our research of the Top 100 retailers in America, Dick's advertising is likely the most "Christmas-denying" of all.

We searched high and low for "Christmas" at Dick's, only to find they couldn't care less about Christmas.

Sure, Dick's wants you to buy their products...but no retailer in the nation has appeared to go out of its way to ban "Christmas" more than Dick's.


Email Dick's Sporting Goods president Joe Schmidt, then call Chief Marketing Officer Jeff Hennion at 724-273-3222. Let Dick's know their "anti-Christmas" policy is bad for business.

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Christmas vs. Ramadan

In 2007 , the U.S. House of Representatives voted 376 to 0 fin favor of a resolution giving tribute to Ramadan and Islam, but a similiarly worded resolution giving tribute to Christmas and Christianity found 9 members voting against the resolution, 10 who voted just "present" and 40 others who skipped the vote altogether.

What gives?
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Monday, December 7, 2009

Do clerks wish you a Merry Christmas?

Just wondering here. How many store clerks -- if any -- have wished you a Merry Christmas this year?

leave your comment below.

Sunday, December 6, 2009

Happy feelings of winter!

Central Michigan University warned students in 2003 about Christmas, and suggested that students be "sensitive" to others.

"It is inappropirae to decorate things iwth Santa Calus or reindeer or christmas decorations. Good ideas for decorations are snowflackes, snowpeople, poinsettias to give people a feeling of winter."

I just feel so warm? How about you?
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Thursday, December 3, 2009

Ben Stein, a Jew, speaks out for Christmas

The following was written by Ben Stein and recited by him on CBS Sunday Morning Commentary.

I am a Jew, and every single one of my ancestors was Jewish. And it does not bother me even a little bit when people call those beautiful lit up, bejeweled trees Christmas trees.

I don't feel threatened. I don't feel discriminated against. That's what they are: Christmas trees.

It doesn't bother me a bit when people say, "Merry Christmas" to me. I don't think they are slighting me or getting ready to put me in a ghetto. In fact, I kind of like it. It shows that we are all brothers and sisters celebrating this happy time of year. It doesn't bother me at all that there is a manger scene on display at a key intersection near my beach house in Malibu.

If people want a creche, it's just as fine with me as is the Menorah a few hundred yards away. I don't like getting pushed around for being a Jew and I don't think Christians like getting pushed around for being Christians. I think people who believe in God are sick and tired of getting pushed around, period.

I have no idea where the concept came from that America is an explicitly atheist country. I can't find it in the Constitution and I don't like it being shoved down my throat. Or maybe I can put it another way: where did the idea come from that we should worship Nick and Jessica and we aren't allowed to worship God as we understand Him? I guess that's a sign that I'm getting old, too. But there are a lot of us who are wondering where Nick and Jessica came from and where the America we knew went to.

"There's a big empty spot on the lawn for the atheists"

Larimer County, Colorado, Sheriff Jim Alderhen figured out a way to continue to celebrate Christmas and not hurt anyone's feelings.

For years, the office has hosted a Christmas party at the Sheriff's office. At the party, a nativity scene, a menorah, and a Christmas tree are lit up.

After fielding complaints from the Colorado Coalition of Reason, the Sheriff invited them to the party -- and even offered them a spot for their display.

He left a "big empty spot on the lawn for the atheists."

Good for the Sheriff. That's all we are for equal footing with secularism.

Read the story here.

Monday, November 30, 2009

We prefer "Merry Christmas"

Americans by a huge majority prefer "Merry Christmas" to "Happy Holidays" as a greeting.

That's according to Rasmussen Reports, which surveyed 1,000 adults on Nov. 20-21, producing a result with a margin of error of plus or minus 3 percent with a 95 percent level of confidence.

The national telephone survey revealed 72 percent of adults prefer "Merry Christmas" on signs greeting them with a seasonal message. Only 22 percent wanted "Happy Holidays."

The survey revealed older Americans favor "Merry Christmas" more than younger adults. Married adults like the traditional greeting more than unmarrieds.

Read the story here:
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Book Review: Secular Sabotage

Book review: Secular Sabotage: How liberals are destroying religion and culture in America, by Bill Donohue.

Bill Donohue is ticked. He’s angry at the loss of culture. He’s angry at the marginalization of religion. He’s angry at the sweeping secularism that seeks to minimize any who dare worship God.

As the President of the Catholic League, Donohue has been at the forefront of the culture wars for two decades. The bare-knuckled fighter hasn’t back down from any of the pressure tactics by gay, abortion or atheistic groups that have attacked traditional American culture for years.

The book, Secular Sabotage, has a Catholic bent to – chronicling the Catholic League’s fights on every front. Its encouraging to know that there are those who are making a reasonable – and feisty – defense of traditional expressions of faith.

He takes on the many sabotages to faith, including the sabatoge to Christmas and Easter by secular culture. He lists the many attacks, defeats and victories over the Christmas Holiday. He tells the story about schools that allow crescent , menorahs and stars, but ban nativity scenes. He tells about court victories, street wins, and just good common sense.

Want a copy of the book? We have five to give away. Email your name and address here.

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Is Rudolph really a Christian symbol?

The song-”Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer” has been dropped from a holiday school concert because of a parental complaint that it was "too religious" because the song included the words "Santa" and "Christmas."


Scrooge Awards, p. 1

The Answer For the Faith blog has announced their "Scrooge Awards"

The first recipient is the Third Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals in Philadelphia

A three-judge panel upheld a ban on religious ’holiday’ songs in the New Jersey School District of South Orange and Maplewood. The three Judges ruled that school administrators were free to determine which songs they consider appropriate in providing a a secular and “inclusive” academic environment.

Read the story here.

Saturday, November 28, 2009

Why are we so sensitive?

Brunswick Church (Presbyterian), known locally...Image via Wikipedia

The total number of non-Christians in America add up to less than 10 million people, which is around three percent of the population, according to Dinesh D-Souza.

In terms of religious background, America are no more diverse today than it was in the 19th century. So why must we cow tail to secularists? Why must we be so gosh-darn sensitive, with our “Happy Holidays” and winter wonderlands? Why must we throw ourselves on the altar of secularism? Why do we have to play so nice?

Comment here

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Thursday, November 19, 2009

Give Gap the Heave Ho

The New Breed of Advertisers has an interesting post on the stupid GAP commerical here.

Here are his two chief complaints.

"If this is merely a controversy-pushing, promotional stunt to garner earned media (free public attention)- then it's monkey-trick advertising which I can't respect. Any copy-writer can predict a pot-stirring message, but manipulation of an audience for disingenuous reasons fails in the end...Show us your wisdom, not childish antics."

"... this commercial reveals a cowardly, insecure response to human diversity. We don't have to agree with our neighbors' religious views, but pulling out a generic diversity eraser leads to a cheapened version of reality and a sense of being lost."

What do you think?

Christmas with a Capital C

Gap, Old Navy, and Banana Republic - bad, bad, bad

The American family association is calling for a "Christmas" boycott of Gap, Old Navy and Banana Republic stores.

Take their poll on their latest commercia

The naughty or nice list

The America Family Association has released their list of "Naughty or Nice," the companies who are so afraid of the word Christmas and the implications on America, that they have artfully sliced it out of their vocabulary.

The list can be found here and is also reprinted below.

Companies FOR "Christmas"updated 11-18-09
Bass Pro Shops
Bath & Body Works
Bed Bath & Beyond
Big Lots
Collective Brands
Dollar Tree
Family Dollar
Dollar General
H.E.B. Stores
Hobby Lobby
Home Depot
JC Penney
Michael's Stores
Neiman Marcus
Pier One
Rite Aid
Super D Drug Stores
Toys R Us
Wal-Mart/Sam's Club

Companies marginalizing "Christmas"
updated 11-10-09
Best Buy
Hy-Vee Stores

Companies against "Christmas" updated 11-18-09
Advance Auto Parts
Banana Republic
Barnes & Noble
CVS Pharmacy
Dick's Sporting Goods
Gap Stores
Harris Teeter Stores
Home Shopping Network
Limited Brands
Office Depot
Old Navy
Radio Shack
Victoria's Secret