Skip to comments.Help Sink Old Navy's Blockade (taking political correctness to the extreme)
Posted on 12/18/2007 7:51:28 AM PST by Heartofsong83
Help Sink Old Navy's Blockade
You would think a company that gets the vast majority of its business from Christians would be respectful of its customers. Such is true of companies that don't have an anti-Christian bias. But not at Old Navy. Old Navy has put a blockade around Christmas.
Old Navy, Gap and Banana Republic are owned by the same company. And all three boycott Christmas. At these stores, Christmas isn't allowed because a handful of non-Christians are offended. Old Navy doesn't want to offend non-Christians. But they sure don't worry about offending Christians.
They will take your money, but they will not recognize Christmas.
Old Navy doesn't sell Christmas gifts. They sell "holiday" gifts. They don't close their stores on Christmas. They close on "holiday." They don't observe "Christmas morning," they observe "holiday morning." They don't wish customers a "Merry Christmas." They wish them a "happy holiday." Old Navy boycotts Christmas.
Old Navy has been boycotting Christmas for years. And despite thousands and thousands of requests to recognize Christmas, they refuse to do so. In fact, Old Navy is so adamant about boycotting Christmas that they have blocked incoming e-mails requesting they recognize Christmas.
When an Old Navy store manager was asked if the word "Christmas" was used 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.'"
Old Navy even makes a joke of Christmas by offering video greetings called "Happy Chrismukkah."
After you have signed the petition, call Old Navy and tell them in a kind and polite way that as long as they boycott Christmas, you will boycott Old Navy. The toll free number is 1-800-427-7895. The company number is 650-952-4400. When requested, push the order number when prompted so you will be able to speak with a live person. Forward this to your friends and family! Help us promote the boycott of Old Navy, Gap and Banana Republic.
I don’t shop these stores. Never been in an Old Navy or Gap. Never have. Never needed too. Never had the desire too. Let em rot in hell. I don’t care. Christians need to stay out of these stores, let them feel the pain. They will get the message in lost income.
The link to the petition is https://secure.afa.net/afa/activism/signpetition.asp?id=1730
I said “Merry Christmas” to the girl working check out at Gap, and she smiled quite nicely.
It can send a strong message when Christians go into anti-Christian environments and behave as Christians.
Nope, I mean the governments step in to ban misuse of Christmas and other holidays, and require organizations, businesses, municipalities and other groups to say “Christmas” (or other holiday names), and not “Holidays” or other generic terms.
I haven’t shopped at any of these three in well over a decade.
Except by them using such terms, it is enforcing religion - that being secular humanism.
Happy Jesus’s Birthday!
Geez, the closest I’ve come to a Gap is an interview for a job at their data center; which I didn’t get.
No, that’s government violating free speech right.
old navy has one item with Christmas on it:
a pair of boxers with a “Chistmas tree” pattern.
Don't be an idiot. When you became a Christian, what did you think you were signing up for?
No the government should not “step in”.
BUT — what sane person could be offended by Christmas?
“Except by them using such terms, it is enforcing religion - that being secular humanism.”
Regardless of whether Old Navy (a PRIVATE company) is preaching secular humanism, the government has NO power to step in and t ell Old Navy what to do! I do hope you’re joking.
Besides, this Merry Christmas/Happy Holidays/Seasons Greetings thing is much ado about nothing anyway. Just look on ebay - you can find a ton of vintage greeting cards from the 40s and earlier with generic holiday greetings. Just as it shouldn’t offend anyone to hear Merry Christmas, there’s no reason it shoudl offend anyone to hear Happy Holidays.
I already boycott them, I simply don’t like their clothing.
Ever tried to get anything in any of those places in any waist size greater than 34? Good luck on that!
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