"Since Gap has now included the word "Christmas" in a television ad (in a dismissive manner), should AFA call off the boycott of their stores?"
- Yes. Any reference to Christmas is good enough to me. [194 votes]
- No. Gap has taken a disrespectful attitude towards Christians with its ad. [2,884 votes]
From the email I got this morning:
Gap has responded to AFA's call for a Christmas boycott of their Gap, Old Navy, and Banana Republic stores with a commercial that takes a cavalier approach towards Christmas.Did you notice it? Aaargh! THEY COMPARED CHRISTMAS TO PAGANISM!!!! The righteous horror!
The video entitled Ready for Holiday Cheer features a group of people dancing and chanting:Two, Four, Six, Eight, now's the time to liberateDid you notice it? Gap compares Christmas to the pagan holiday called "Solstice." Solstice is celebrated by Wiccans who practice witchcraft!
Go Christmas, Go Hanukkah, Go Kwanza, Go Solstice.
Go classic tree, go plastic tree, go plant a tree, go add a tree,
You 86 the rules, you do what feels just right.
Happy do whatever you wanukkah, and to all a cheery night.
Go Christmas, Go Hanukkah, go whatever holiday you wanukkah.
Gap also encourages you to "86" or "dismiss" traditions and "do what feels just right."
No, dammit! In God's own country we must all celebrate Christmas the right wayTM only. Diversity is the enemy of dogma, and we certainly can't have Hanukkah or Kwanzaa acknowledged by privately owned companies. It's a war on Christmas, is what it is.
Of course, the winter solstice was celebrated long before little baby Jesus was (supposedly) born. It is possible to celebrate it without being a Wiccan, and without believing in silly witchcraft. I have celebrated Christmas since I was a child, and I haven't practiced the crazy witchcraft of Christianity (i.e. eating the body of the deity, asking your deity to favor you over others, etc.).
Incidentally, have you noticed how similar Wiccan and (the atheistically biased) Wiki are? I smell a conspiracy in multiple colors and all-caps.