Within the American Family Association‘s hermetically-sealed world view comes irrefutable proof that it hates Christmas. For some years now, the right-wing Christian advocacy group has insisted that there is a War on Christmas, waged with the oddest of weapons: retailers who don’t use the word
As winter approaches, the American Family Association is beating its “war on Christmas” drums again. At the webpage afa.net/christmaslist, the AFA has declared the chain store Staples to be a “naughty” enemy of Christmas, a label it reserves for companies that “use ‘Christmas’ sparingly in
The right-wing Christian corporation that calls itself the “American Family Association” is continuing its effort to inject itself into the national conversation this year by declaring yet again that there some kind of “War on Christmas” because retailers don’t use the word Christmas… enough. That’s
Two years ago, Florida Tea Party activists were working themselves up into conniptions with the belief that “United States Postal Service—- Has Taken Lord Jesus Christ and Merry Christmas………………………………..OUT OF CHRISTMAS.” The Tea Partiers were spreading an idea that had become viral among the members
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 American Family Association, a media company that uses Christian branding to sell its products a fundamentalist Christian organization, has declared a boycott against PetSmart this holiday season. Why? “AFA is calling for a limited one-month boycott of PetSmart over the company’s censorship of the word “Christmas.”
Victoria’s Secret heavily promotes Christmas, but the men at the American Family Association want to see more women in skimpy outfits with Christmas themes. Why don’t they just ask nicely, rather than blabbering on about a “War On Christmas”?
Karl Balone could have met the baby Jesus simply by taking a short trip to his local post office himself, but like most Tea Party members, he wouldn’t take the trouble to do a little fact checking.
Yesterday I learned that the American Family Association has targeted certain corporations for being “Against Christmas.” Apparently, you’re “Marginal on Christmas” if you’re a corporation that “refers to Christmas infrequently, or in a single advertising medium, but not in others.” According to the AFA, a
In order to meet the high expectations of Joan Clayton, I propose the following theological holiday greeting: “Happy Sacrificial Baby Day… For lo, a child is born, for no other purpose than to be tortured and executed on a sacrificial crucifix in a weird ceremony of blood that’s supposed to compensate for our own feelings of guilt.”
American Family Association President Tim Wildmon got caught bearing false witness last summer. To make a political point, Wildmon wrote of Barack Obama in 2001 that “in that same radio interview he bemoaned the fact that the Warren Supreme Court ‘never entered into the issues