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The religious right doesn’t want you to shop at these stores for the holidays

The religious right doesn’t want you to shop at these stores for the holidays
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Just in time for the holiday shopping season, the American Family Association has released its annual “Naughty or Nice” list of stores that you should and should not frequent this yuletide season.

In a statement, the AFA explains its strict criteria for the coveted list:

AFA reviewed up to four areas to determine if a company was “Christmas-friendly” in their advertising: print media (newspaper inserts), broadcast media (radio/television), website and/or personal visits to the store. If a company’s ad has references to items associated with Christmas (trees, wreaths, lights, etc.), it was considered as an attempt to reach “Christmas” shoppers. If a company has items associated with Christmas, but did not use the word “Christmas,” then the company is considered as censoring “Christmas.”

So who made the list? Let’s take a look…

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Noticeably absent from the list is AFA’s archenemy Target. That’s because the discount department store with gender neutral bathrooms is simply too sinful to be considered “naughty,” and is instead on the blacklist of businesses AFA wants everyone to boycott. The organization is even peddling “I Boycott Target” buttons and t-shirts, which would make a great stocking stuffer for your crazy uncle who watched FOX News all day:

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Bil Browning

In conjunction with its “Naughty or Nice” list, AFA has also launched its online Christmas store, which features a whopping six items, including a 10-pack of “Keep Christ In Christmas” rubber wristbands, some crappy Christmas DVDs, and AFA branded ground coffee.

Happy holidays!

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