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Boycott of Target over Next Christmas

December 2nd, 2005 Visited 1427 times, 1 so far today

Here’s the Article from WND, unedited:

A traditional-values group that has led multiple boycotts of Target stores in the past has launched another, this time because the retail giant has been unresponsive to requests its marketing material become more Christmas-friendly prior to the holiday next year. The American Family Association
announced the boycott yesterday, saying the company “continues to ban Christmas in their in-store promotion and retail advertising.”

AFA is promoting the boycott to its 2.8 million online supporters and on its nearly 200 radio stations nationwide.

“Knowing it was too late to make changes this season, we told Target that if they would make that change in 2006 we would encourage our supporters to shop at Target,” AFA Chairman Don Wildmon said. “But we also said that if Target refused, or did not respond, AFA would call for a boycott.”

Wildmon says Target did not respond to the ultimatum.

Other companies have been more responsive to AFA and other pro-Christmas organizations. The groups says a recent letter from Walgreens states: “Next year, you can be assured our advertising will better incorporate ‘Christmas,’ and our holiday trees will be called Christmas trees. Unfortunately, all of this year’s December ads are already printed, so it’s too late to make changes for this season.”

Also, Tuesday, the home-improvement retailer Lowe’s dropped references to “Holiday Trees” in favor of “Christmas Trees” just one day after a WorldNetDaily story brought national exposure.

AFA urged a boycott of Target stores on Thanksgiving weekend, a heavy shopping period, and prior to that announced a general boycott of the retailer over its banning of the Salvation Army’s traditional red-kettle solicitors.

 

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  • Leticia says on: December 5, 2005 at 11:46 am

     

    I Took on both, lol!! All though, I don’t think they are going to change. I tried the phone calls, but these are multi-billion dollar companies, I think they could careless if Christians stop shopping at their stores.

  • bipolrfrenzy says on: December 20, 2005 at 5:19 am

     

    You took on Target, I took on Wal-Mart 🙂

    Good to hear about Walgreens and Lowe’s!

  • Rightwing Nutjob says on: December 7, 2005 at 7:45 am

     

    Oh I think they care alright. Christians shopping represent a good part of their business. Money talks.

  • Dr. Dennis Callahan says on: December 7, 2005 at 11:09 am

     

    I also took on Wal Mart! Nollaig Shona Duit (Happy Christmas in Irish)

  • Christy Callahan says on: December 7, 2005 at 2:49 pm

     

    It’s so good to see things turning back around. Why do companies think that people are offended by Christmas? I don’t know a single soul who is offended by the idea or the word. In America’s effort to be politically correct, we’ve lost all our identity.

  • Jennifer H says on: December 9, 2005 at 1:51 pm

     

    Hey thanks for stopping by, I made sure to stay away from Target AND Walmart while Christmas shopping this year, it was tough, esp Walmart since I do my grocery shopping there.

  • Taylor says on: December 11, 2005 at 9:44 am

     

    Hi from the wanderer!!! Love what you’ve got going on your site!! Right now I just lurk, but I’ll try and set something up if I get some time. Keep it up!!
    -T, wandering for now..

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