December 8, 2005, - 3:22 pm
By Debbie Schlussel
Earlier this week, we detailed the Target policy prohibiting employees from saying “Merry Christmas” to customers–at risk of losing their jobs. This policy was relayed to us by Target employees, yet some readers at other websites cast doubt on the veracity of our reporting.
Now comes another piece of evidence. Wall Street Journal business columnist Alan Murray, in his yesterday column (we can’t link because it’s only for subscribers), entitled, “Christian Conservatives Test Boardroom Clout,” details Target’s policy of “declining to use the word ‘Christmas’ in any of its promotions,” this Holiday season. The article mentions an American Family Association boycott of Target because of this and details how Target is basically giving a giant “F-U” to the AFA and anyone else who complains about this, “refusing to deal with [them].” This graphic appeared in the print edition of Murray’s Wall Street Journal column.
Again, keep this in mind when doing your Christmas and everyday shopping. And when consulting liberal-minded, self-anointed urban legend “debunker” Snopes, which goes out of its way to give Target the kosher seal of approval on this issue (falsely claiming it’s not true.)
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