Saturday, November 28, 2009

Best Buy Goes Muslim

I am one of those people who gets upset and frustrated by stores who avoid the use of "Christmas" in their ads and sales at Christmas, and/or allow their employees to say "Merry Christmas". I make it a practice to boycott stores that have that policy at Christmas time.

Best Buy has been one who consistently for the last few years has been anti-Christmas. I think it is ironic that the same stores who refuse to say "Christmas" still have sales and benefit from the season, and get real, it is not just a religious holiday, it is a national holiday.

I am beyond disgusted with Best Buy this year. The same store who won't use the word "Christmas" did a little "shout-out" in their on line ad to a Muslim holiday. Yep. They don't care about offending people by acknowledging a religion who breeds terrorists bent on destroying our country. Ad can be seen here:

You can disagree with me if you want - won't be the first time in your life you have been wrong ;-) - but I think we need to stand up, call Best Buy, tell them we have a problem with both of these issues - banning "Christmas", then turning around and giving a Muslim holiday a nod. I tried calling tonight, told a guy on the phone very politely, and he said to call back tomorrow and talk to Consumer relations - also said when I say "Muslim" I will get directed to them. I plan on being polite, but letting my feelings be known, and that unless they change, I will never shop at a Best Buy again.

You can disagree with me again, but I firmly believe one big reason our country is in such a mess is because way too many Christians have sat on their butts and let the liberals and non-Christians take over the country. We let abortion be legalized. We let prayer be taken out of the schools. We just sit back and don't do anything. If every person who is a Christian got out and voted the way they should, bugged their congressmen, called stores about stuff like this - our nation would be a lot better off, and we wouldn't be dealing with stuff that we are dealing with.

So call Best Buy and tell them what you think. Boycott them, whatever - but if we sit back and be silent, the day may come when Christmas is illegal. Don't look so doubtful - it could happen.

1-888-BEST BUY (1-888-237-8289)

And in case anyone is interested, here is a list of some stores' Christmas policies updated for this year from the American Family Association:

Companies FOR "Christmas"
updated 11-24-09
Bath & Body Works
Bed Bath & Beyond
Big Lots
Collective Brands
Dollar Tree
Family Dollar
Dollar General
H.E.B. Stores
Harris Teeter Stores
Hobby Lobby
Home Depot
JC Penney
JoAnn Fabrics & Crafts Stores
Michael's Stores
Neiman Marcus
Pier One Imports
Rite Aid
Super D Drug Stores
Wal-Mart/Sam's Club

Companies marginalizing "Christmas"
updated 11-24-09

Best Buy
Bass Pro Shops
Hancock Fabrics
Hy-Vee Stores
Toys R Us
Whole Foods

Companies against "Christmas"
updated 11-24-09

Advance Auto Parts
Banana Republic
Barnes & Noble
Best Buy
CVS Pharmacy
Dick's Sporting Goods
Gap Stores
Home Shopping Network
Limited Brands
Office Depot
Old Navy
Radio Shack
Victoria's Secret

Company uses the term "Christmas" on a regular basis, we consider that company Christmas-friendly.

Company refers to Christmas infrequently, or in a single advertising medium, but not in others, considered marginalizing Christmas

Company may use "Christmas" sparingly in a single or unique product description, but as a company, does not recognize it considered "against Christmas"


Christy said...

Hey Mark,
I work at McDonalds part time, and we are not supposed to say Merry Christmas, we are to say "happy holidays" ALSO, I used to work for ADT security and they were the same way...happy holidays or some such nonsense was the only thing you were allowed to say.
I also make it a point to SAY Merry Christmas to the people the work at the stores in the mall, because if you say it first, most of the time they are allowed to say it back.

Here is my thing, It WOULD NOT offend me if someone came up and said Happy Hanukkah to me, because thats what they celebrate, I am sure I would respond in kind,so WHY does it offend paople if we say Merry Christmas??? GAG it makes me ill just thinking about it!! (I just hope they, as in the big companies, never realize that Holiday actually means Holy Day and quit allowing their workers say that too!!)