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Friday, November 11, 2005

Wal-Mart Apologizes to Catholics and all Christians

Catholic League says retail giant has satisfied Christmas demands

After a series of reports by WorldNetDaily, Wal-Mart officials have satisfied demands by the Catholic League for Religious and Civil Rights, which had called for a national boycott after accusing the retail giant of discriminating against Christmas while promoting other seasonal holidays by name, such as Kwanzaa and Hanukkah.

Catholic League president Bill Donohue said Wal-Mart has apologized, withdrawn "its insane statement" on the origins of Christmas and revised its website.

"This is a sweet victory for the Catholic League, Christians in general, and people of all faiths," Donohue said. "And it means that Wal-Mart can now enter the Christmas season without this cloud hanging over it."
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It just goes to show what can happen when Christians are willing to stand up and rock the boat a little. In all fairness to Wal-Mart, the executives in charge probably never intended to offend Christians or Christianity. Such a move would be bad for business. They were probably just indifferent toward the secularization policy that effectively turned their Internet Christmas display into a second-rate holiday. This of course was compounded by the bizarre and inflammatory opinions of the former associate named "Kirby." I applaud Wal-Mart for taking swift action in dealing with this problem. They've made a good business decision and I'll have no problem shopping there next week. Who knows! I might even pick up some "Christmas" decorations!