I love you Jesus, but I really need this 5-gallon jar of pickles
Onward Christian soldier, marching as to —-oooooo tubesocks six for $3.99!:
Critics of Wal-Mart’s decision to replace “Merry Christmas” with “Happy Holidays” in its seasonal advertising found a lot of support yesterday outside a superstore here.
Unfortunately for the 50 or so Christian protesters hoping to turn away customers over the dispute, most shoppers were not willing to interrupt their quest for the best holiday deals.
“They have a valid point,” said Steven Van Noy, 39, of Citrus Heights on his way out the store with a bag in his hands. “Christmas should be included in their ads. I believe in Christ, and I don’t like the use of ‘X-mas’ or the use of ‘Happy Holidays.’ “
But Van Noy shrugged when asked about his packages. “The bottom line is that they had what I needed at Wal-Mart, so I went to Wal-Mart to buy it,” he said.
Earlee Marshall, 32, of Sacramento pushed a big load of purchases from the store but said he supported the protesters.
“A lot of people have forgotten the significance of Christmas,” Marshall said. “It used to be about family and friends. But now it’s more about who can give the biggest gifts and who got the best toys.
And if a house be divided against itself, that house cannot stand. – Mark (ch. III, v. 25)