...The American Family Association (AFA) agrees with Bill O'Reilly that there is an "anti-Christian bias" in America, and that it is more evident during the Christmas season than at any other time of the year. That is one factor in the pro-family organization's call today (Nov. 17) for a Thanksgiving weekend boycott of Target, one of the retailers identified by the Fox News commentator as avoiding the use of "Merry Christmas" in its holiday advertising and in-store promotions. In addition, says an AFA press release, Target has banned Salvation Army kettles -- the familiar "red kettles" and bell-ringers -- from collecting donations at their store entrances. AFA contacted its supporters in early October, encouraging them to bypass Target outlets when shopping; and according to recent financial reports, it has been effective. "According to USA Today, Target told investors that projected sales at stores open a year in November would miss the estimated 4 percent to 6 percent growth," states AFA chairman Donald E. Wildmon. "On Tuesday [Nov. 15], Target's shares dropped $4.13 to $54.30 -- a 7 percent decrease." Thanksgiving weekend is typically the busiest shopping weekend of the year.
The AFA is mad as hell because Target is perceived to be gay-friendly. Some good-hearted liberals are mad as hell because Target's policy on filling Plan B prescriptions is misguided. Let's get these people in a room and take this boycott up a notch.