An email from Focus on the Family’s Tom Minnery has introduced me to StandForChristmas.com. This new Focus on the Faggot website invites
enablers of Christmas profiteering Real ChristiansTM to rate retailers based on their level of “Christmas-friendliness.” In Tom’s words
Christmas is not only a memorable family time, it is the season in which we celebrate God’s greatest gift to man. Christ is the centerpiece of our holiday season. Help us encourage the many retailers who are doing it well and urge those who censor the word “Christmas” to change their approach!
If Jesus really is “the reason for the season”, you’d think that rather than encourage crass commercialization of His birthday by helping define a list of “friendly” retailers, FOTF would be counseling its members to forget about buying stuff and simply celebrate the birth of the Lord. But I must confess it’s more fun that their minds are on the merchandise; this allows them to prove that although they raise a ruckus about stores that don’t stroke their fragile religious identities, not even Talibangicals can agree on which retailers are “Christmas-friendly”.Here are a few comments on Dillards, a department store. I particularly enjoyed the comment from Nov 25 2009 8:41 AM. If the real meaning of Christmas doesn’t involve retail (= making money), then why does the commenter demand a Christmas message from the retailer? The self-deception is astounding.