Wednesday, December 06, 2006

GAP, Old Navy join Best Buy in Censoring "Merry Christmas"

Well, I guess that adds 2 more stores to my NO BUY list. Too bad about Old Navy, we have shopped there quite a lot lately......

Retailers in general get about 25% of their sales and 40% of their annual profits from the Christmas season. Why do they bite the hand that feeds them???


Gap, Old Navy censor 'Christmas,' replace it with 'Holiday"

Gap, which owns Old Navy, Banana Republic, Forth & Towne and Piperlime, has become the latest politically correct retailer, intentionally censoring the use of "Christmas" in their in-store, online and printed advertising.

Instead of referring to the season as Christmas, Gap instead uses the word "holiday." As hard as we tried, AFA could not find a single instance in which Gap-owned stores use the term "Christmas." Not a single time!

When one Old Navy store manager was asked by AFA if the word Christmas was in his store, he answered, "We have a lot of Christmas gifts in our stores, but the word Christmas is not used here. Everything is 'holiday.'"

Gap wants you to do your Christmas shopping with them, but they don't want to mention the Reason for the season. Gap doesn't want to offend non-Christians by using Christmas. The fact that their censoring the use of Christmas might offend Christians seems to be of no importance.

Click on the link below to TAKE ACTION. Also, you can email GAP at custserv@gap.com

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