Yep, that's right the American Family Association is fighting the good fight to keep the christ in Christmas. This is of such utter importance to them that they have published a list online of companies who either say "Merry Christmas" enough, to those who are marginal, and those who don't.
If a company has items associated with Christmas, but did not use the word "Christmas," then the company is considered as censoring "Christmas."Yeah, that's right. If you don't say Christmas enough you are censoring it. So this is what the descendents of Jesus' mission on earth has become? The AFA are a bunch of squabbling, petty-minded, busy-bodies who think they own the holiday. Does this really advance Christ's mission of saving people from sin? Really?
Guess what AFA? Those on your "naughty" list I will be explicitly supporting. Those that get your approval I will not support. In fact, I will write them and tell them how I strongly approve of Happy Holidays over Merry Christmas. If you want to make this a fight, then we will.
You may know by now that the American Family Association disproves of you for not saying the highly divisive "Merry Christmas" over the inclusive "Happy Holidays."
I want you to know that I approve of your decision to do so. You obviously realize that this time is for everyone regardless of religious affiliation.
Because of this, I will be shopping at your stores this year when I purchase gifts for my friends, family, and co-workers.
Thank you very much!
Even though we call it Christmas, this is still a time that people of other faiths, and not faith, celebrate. We live in a pluralistic society made of many people who are not Christian. Christians grafted their holiday onto pre-existing pagan celebrations anyway and if there really was a Jesus he would have been more likely have been birthed in spring and not in the middle of winter. There is no historical basis for Jesus' birth. Meaning: it's myth people!
The AFA is a joke and it clearly demonstrates the sad state of Christianity today.
UPDATE: I've sent emails to those companies listed as "naughty" on AFA's list and thanked them using the letter above. I'll keep you posted on any feedback from them.