According to the Christian Post, the Christian legal group the Liberty Council has released its annual “Naughty or Nice” christmas checklist of businesses that have a Christmas theme for their holiday marketing, and businesses that do not.
They call for a boycott of businesses that, “seek to profit from Christmas while pretending it does not exist,” Mathew D. Staver, founder and chairman of Liberty Counsel and dean of Liberty University School of Law, said.
Alright, I think we can all agree that Christmas is a holiday. So I would think that the phrase “Happy Holidays” encompasses Christmas. Or maybe I really am that naive.
Also, I think that boycotting people because they don’t advertise Christmas the way you want is a bit ridiculous. I can see maybe boycotting a company because they are too sexual in their adds, or because the exploit child labor overseas, or because they make money in some sort of unethical way, but because they have a holiday add campaign instead of Christmas? I mean if you are a business person, then it makes sense to try and encompass all the holidays that are happening this time of year does it not?
So this Black Friday, don’t let the Liberty Counsel tell you where to shop, decide for yourself whether a company is worthy of your dollars.
There are a lot of things going on in the world that Christians should and could get mad about. This is not one of them. Let’s stop wasting our time making lists about it.