American Family Association Hates Christmas 524 times as much as Barnes and Noble does
The American Family Association is at it again, whipping up its latest
sales pitch religious objection to various companies around America that it says “hate Christ” and are part of a “War on Christmas”:
“With the goal of keeping Christ in Christmas, AFA has reviewed the websites, media advertising and in-store signage of the top 100 national retailers in an effort to help consumers know which companies are Christmas-friendly and which are acting like ‘Scrooge.’
“‘There are concerted efforts in our country to eliminate ‘Christmas’ because the word itself is a reminder of Jesus Christ,’ said AFA President Tim Wildmon. ‘Those who hate Christ want to eradicate anything that reminds Americans of Christianity. That is why it is important to remind companies to keep the word Christmas alive.'”
According to American Family Association President Tim Wildmon, the act of not mentioning Christmas is a sign that a company “hates Christ” and is engaged in an effort “to eliminate Christmas.”
Yesterday, I examined the odd consequences of that standard elsewhere in relationship to PetSmart, the company that as of today is the AFA’s #1 target. But the AFA hasn’t stopped there; it’s added Barnes & Noble to its list of companies that “censor Christmas” and “hate Christ.”
Why? A quick check with Google reveals that Barnes & Noble features the word “Christmas” on 376,000 pages of its website. The American Family Association only features the word “Christmas” on 717 of its web pages.
By the standards the American Family Association sets, Barnes and Noble loves Christmas 524 times as much as the AFA does. Or, conversely, you could say that the AFA hates Christ 524 times as much as B&N.
AFA, boycott thyself!