Tuesday, December 06, 2005

Target Backing Off Ban, May Use Christmas In Ads Later This Year

Here is a new AFA new release on the Christmas issue.

Dear Travis,

Your efforts are having a powerful effect! Our boycott of Target is working! According to the New York Times, a spokeswoman for Target said it did not intend to ban Christmas and might use Christmas in advertisements later this year!

In addition, Sears is adding "Merry Christmas" signs in their stores.

And here is new evidence of anti-Christian bias: A survey done by AFA shows that 91% of TV ads ban Christmas from their advertising.

We want you to help us stop this banning of Christmas. The survey included one night (Dec. 1) of prime time programming on the four major networks.

As Bill O'Reilly of The O'Reilly Factor on Fox News Channel said, "There is an anti-Christian bias in this country, and it is more on display at Christmas season than any other time."

AFA found that the "holiday" theme was used in 105 commercials while Christmas was the theme in only 11. This follows the pattern in print advertising where "holiday" was used 25 times more often than Christmas. These companies don't want to offend a handful of atheists and agnostics, but they don't mind offending millions of Christians who celebrate the Reason for the season.

They find Christmas an offensive word. We have prepared a letter to 24 companies which banned Christmas in their TV ads and chose "holiday" instead. Your one click of the button will send a letter to all 24 of these national advertisers. We know it is probably too late to change their ads this year, but we must let them know that next year we expect them to include Christmas in their TV commercials!

Click Here to see the list.

Click Here To Email TV Advertisers Now!

Sincerely,
Don
Donald E. Wildmon, Founder and Chairman - American Family Association

3 comments:

Reggie said...

Yes, this is very good news. I just hope Target gets away from the "might" to "will" use "Christmas" advertisements this year. One can hope! Keep up the fight!

Jewish Torah Jew who follows Judaism said...

I hope they don't ban the Jewish holiday of Chanukah - Hannukah next.

Travis said...

Thanks Reggie!

From what I have heard Hannukah don't appear to be suffering from they sort of "snubbing" at this point in time. I hope it remains that way.