Liberty Counsel, a Christian Right organization, has put out its 6th annual “Naughty and Nice list” (PDF)
Any business that uses the word “Christmas” is nice.
Any business that uses the word “holiday” is naughty. And evil. And must be defeated.
This year, you’re not supposed to shop at CostCo:
Web site does not appear to celebrate Christmas. References to “Christmas” are for the items named by the manufacturer.
But Wal-Mart is ok:
Web site: Home (Theater) for Christmas,” “Christmas Central” sections. Report: Local store is playing Christian Christmas carols.
Home Depot must not be shopped at:
Web site: Everything is red and green, but it’s the “Holiday Gift Center,” “Holiday Décor,” “Home for the Holidays,” “Holiday Trees.” No mention of Christmas except they will be closed.
But Linens ‘N Things is safe for Christians:
Web site: “Christmas Shop.”
What should atheists do?
We could only shop at the “naughty” places.
We could just go to the places with better discounts.
We could do more important things with our time than checking out a list of which stores are trying to be inclusive and which are trying to appeal only to Christians before spending our money.