With every Holiday season we can now expect a right-wing Holiday outrage. This year, we've already heard about Starbucks evoking outrage for their not-Christmasy-enough cups (once again) — now, the American Family Association has released a list of stores that are keeping the Christ out of Christmas, with the hopes that fellow evangelicals will boycott those locations.
Before we get any further, let's keep in mind that The Southern Poverty Law Center has labeled the American Family Association a hate group, saying that the bulk of their work is dedicated to "'combating the homosexual agenda' through various means, including publicizing companies that have pro-gay policies and organizing boycotts against them."
Anyway: the AFA's naughty and nice (seriously, that's what they're calling it) list is a doozy:
Here's how the list was compiled in the AFA's words:
"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.'"
(Ohhhhhh my god these people are crazy have no chill.)
LGBTQNation notes the conspicious absence of Target on the lists. That's because, for the AFA, Target (who implemented a series of pro-gay policies including encouraging the use of gender-neutral bathrooms) is far too sinful to even be considered "naughty" and "is instead on the blacklist of businesses AFA wants everyone to boycott."
If you're really deep into the battle for Christmas Future (AKA if you are totally insane) you can shop online at the AFA's batsh*t store and let everyone know you are a warrior for Baby Jesus.