Kim Davis’ Lawyers Celebrate Christmas Spirit With Enemies List

The carnival of frothing bigots known as The Liberty Counsel–who notably recently defended Kim Davis–have released their annual Christmas enemies list of retailers who just don’t talk about Jesus enough for their liking. No, really! It’s a real thing that they do every year! They call it their “Friend or Foe” list, just like Jesus would have.

Above, you will see their promotional video for said list, in which two incredibly awkward young people detail the many ways in which Christians have definitely been oppressed in this country.

The list itself is pretty hilarious, and mostly just lists the amount of times “Christmas” is used in advertising campaigns. Because the spirit of Jesus is best represented by buying your friends and relatives presents for a day that is almost definitely not his actual birthday.

Here are some examples of companies the Liberty Counsel has deemed “nice.”

The Home Depot
1000+ – Usages of “Christmas” term in products and advertising
1000+ – Usages of “Holiday”
20 – References to Jesus, Nativity, or Biblical elements in products or advertising

“Christmas” is used freely on the website: twice on the home page alone. Contact Home Depot. Call 800 466 3337 and thank the home improvement store for remembering the reason for the season.

Kohl’s
4000+ – Usages of “Christmas” term in products associations or advertising
4000+ – Usages of “Holiday” term in products or advertising
297 – References to Jesus, Nativity, or Biblical elements in products or advertising

Kohl’s website features prominent usage of the term Christmas with a
wealth of supporting products and advertising (as pictured). Kohl’s is
especially commended for a generous line of faith related items to promote
Christmas. Contact Kohl’s to thank them for remembering the blessed
reason for which we celebrate the Christmas season.

I feel it’s necessary to point out the irony here that the Kohls themselves are actually quite Jewish–which might terrify some of the Liberty Counsel’s supporters, as the whole point of the “War on Christmas” is to fight acknowledging the existence of Jewish people and the fact that they have a holiday around then as well. That aside–can you even imagine being on the other end of one of those customer service lines?

The “Naughty” list, however, is a whole world of hilarity.

American Eagle Outfitters
2 – Usages of “Christmas” term in products associations or advertising
50 – Usages of “Holiday” term in products or advertising
0 – References to Jesus, Nativity, or Biblical elements in products or advertising

AE has been on the “Naughty” list for eight years over the clothing store’s disregard for “Christmas.” Call 888-232-4535 or email American Eagle to educate the company that, according Rassmusen Polls, 70% consumers prefer greetings of “Merry Christmas” over “Happy Holidays” by retail stores.

I have never shopped at an American Eagle in my life, but good for them! I may start considering it! Interestingly enough, in regards to that “70%” figure–70% of the country is also Christian. The point of saying “Happy Holidays” is to not assume that people are in that 70% unless they tell you!

Also, again with the customer service lines! You know what someone working that job probably does not need, after a long day of hearing people kvetch? Someone yelling at them about how their stores aren’t Christmassy enough. Which, by the way, is not a thing a person at a call center is going to have any control over. Duh.

Dick’s Sporting Goods
0 – Usages of “Christmas” term in products or advertising
1 – Usage of “Holiday” term in products or advertising
0 – References to Jesus, Nativity, or Biblical elements in products or advertising

This year, Dick’s Sporting Goods moved to the “naughty list.” Usage of generic Christmas colors in design yet lacks any reference to the reason for the season. It’s Holiday Guide features “Why This Gift Matters” narratives about products, but the sports store ignores the most important gift of Christmas. Contact Dick’s to encourage the organization to include Christ in their “Christmas” Seasonal marketing plan.

Perhaps, instead, Dick’s could make a list of Jesus’ favorite sports? Because that sure would be relevant to selling sporting goods.

Jesus golf

RadioShack
1 – Usage of “Christmas” term in products associations or advertising
0- Usages of “Holiday” term in products or advertising
0 – References to Jesus, Nativity, or Biblical elements in products or advertising
Call 800-843-7422 to encourage “The Shack” to bring more Christmas into the season.

To be fair, I don’t think anyone has seen an ad for Radio Shack since like 1997. Also, they call it “The Shack?” they have a nickname for Radio Shack? Do they also call Dress Barn “The Barn?”

TJ Maxx
0 – Usages of “Christmas”
10 – Usages of “Holiday”
0 – References to Biblical elements
“Christmas” is not found at TJ Maxx, just gifts. Click here and scroll to the bottom of the page to encourage TJ Maxx to open their arms to customers who open their arms to Christmas.

TJ Maxx is a store for people who just want to be left the hell alone to absentmindedly browse discount shoes and bath products in peace, while walking around with a poncho they’re not sure is ugly or fabulous. No one is going to TJ Maxx to talk about their religion, ok?

I honestly don’t understand why these people can’t just enjoy their holiday without needing everyone else to cheer them on. If you celebrate Christmas–good for you! Enjoy it! Have a good time! But your good time isn’t anyone else’s responsibility. Retail stores–and coffee shops–are not obligated to congratulate you for being a Christian and enhance your holiday experience. That’s up to you.

[The New Civil Rights Movement]