'Christmas' Saviors: We're Winning the War
This year, Dick's Sporting Goods is target of boycott
By Matt Cantor, Newser User
Posted Nov 19, 2010 1:30 PM CST
The offending site.   (dickssportinggoods.com)

(Newser) – Dick's Sporting Goods gets the unlucky honor of being this year's villain in the “War on Christmas” campaign. The American Family Association has singled it out for a boycott this holiday season because the chain is “against” the holiday, reports Advertising Age. One of its offenses is having a "Holiday Shop” section on its website, with no mention of Christmas.

All in all, though, the defense of Christmas has been going splendidly for the AFA, says a spokesman; over five years, the percentage of retailers acknowledging Christmas has soared from 20% to 80%, he says. And while Dick's may be "the 'most anti-Christmas' of all," only eight retailers remain on the “Companies Against Christmas” list, including Barnes & Noble, CVS, and RadioShack. The campaign is “not bullying," says the rep. "It's consumer advocacy." More at the Consumerist.

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Johanne Savoie
Nov 27, 2010 8:37 PM CST
What an odious, intolerant crowd of bullies!! How dare they ruin MY Christmas with their rudeness, hate, and general WAR-upon-humanity attitude?!! Businesses have no business showing preference for one religion over another, and to meddle in their business is just DISRESPECTFUL! For shame!! Jesus would weep if he were here!
VonUngar
Nov 27, 2010 8:59 AM CST
"Glory to God in the highest, and on earth, peace and good will among men with whom He well is pleased." -- Angel Gabriel.
Dr.Gonzo
Nov 22, 2010 9:26 AM CST
Bunch of Dicks.