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Nov. 21, 2019
ORLANDO, Fla., Nov. 21, 2019 /Christian Newswire/ -- As a feature of the annual Friend or Foe Christmas Campaign, Liberty Counsel has provided a Naughty and Nice List, cataloging some of the stores that are censoring Christmas and some that are publicly celebrating it.
The Friend or Foe Christmas Campaign educates, and if necessary, litigates to make sure that Christmas and Christian themes are not censored. Liberty Counsel pledges to be a "Friend" to those celebrating Christmas and a "Foe" to those who try to censor it.
For the last 16 years, Liberty Counsel has been tracking retailers and how they are increasingly acknowledging Christmas again. Years ago, Walmart had banned its employees from even responding with the phrase "Merry Christmas." Now the company has moved to the “Nice List,” completely embracing the Christmas season. Fortunately, many other companies have followed suit.
Belk, JCPenney, Walmart, Staples and Kohl's are examples of stores on the "Nice List" for acknowledging Christmas and offering Christmas gifting options. Barnes and Noble, Dick's Sporting Goods Gap, and TJ Maxx are on the "Naughty List" for censoring Christmas and offering nothing more than generic "holiday" decorations and gifts.
You can download or print the entire list here. Liberty Counsel encourages you to incorporate the information on this list into your Christmas shopping plans.
Liberty Counsel Founder and Chairman Mat Staver said, "It is encouraging to see a return to honesty in advertising and more retail stores embracing the Christmas season. If stores are trying to sell items for this special season, then they should call it Christmas. As our 'Nice List' continues to expand, we are happy to report that retailers are recognizing that it is about the birth of Jesus, not a 'winter holiday.' We encourage you to spend your dollars with those businesses that acknowledge Christmas rather than censor it," said Staver.
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