November 22, 2012
Naughty and Nice List – Don’t Leave Home Without It
Orlando, FL – Liberty Counsel is encouraging Black Friday shoppers to use our “Naughty and Nice List” that categorizes which businesses are censoring Christmas and which are celebrating it. As the biggest shopping day of the year begins, Liberty Counsel urges shoppers to support the stores on the “Nice” side as a part of its tenth annual “Friend or Foe Christmas Campaign.” This list is compiled from information gathered by Liberty Counsel and individual consumers and is updated whenever new information is received. Liberty Counsel wants to give the gift of Christmas back to those who support it.
Though the war against Christmas continues, Liberty Counsel has had many victories and has encouraged the public celebration of Christmas. Liberty Counsel stepped in when senior living centers banned residents from singing Christmas carols, when public schools sought to ban students from wearing the Christmas colors of red and green, when school officials censored religious words from Christmas carols, when companies renamed Christmas trees as “holiday trees,” and when Christmas parades were suddenly renamed as “holiday” parades. In all of these situations, Liberty Counsel successfully educated the decisionmakers and reversed these anti-Christmas sentiments.
Liberty Counsel offers a Help Save Christmas™ action pack, which includes educational legal memoranda to educate government officials, teachers, parents, students, private businesses, employees, and others that it is legal to celebrate Christmas. The action pack also includes an “I ? CHRISTmas™” button, an “I Helped Save Christmas” bumper sticker and button, and sample ads for use in local newspapers. The ads point out that celebrating Christmas is perfectly legal in schools, on public property, and in private businesses, and they offer Liberty Counsel’s free assistance to those facing criticism for celebrating Christmas. Many churches have placed these ads in local newspapers. Thousands of public school teachers and administrators, who are members of Christian Educators Association International, have joined Liberty Counsel’s “Friend or Foe Christmas Campaign.”
“Renaming a Christmas tree to a holiday tree, stopping students from wearing red and green, and censoring religious Christmas carols are absurd, but true, examples of the war against Christmas,” said Mat Staver, Founder and Chairman of Liberty Counsel. “Over the past several years, the ‘Friend or Foe Christmas Campaign’ has successfully put the ‘grinches’ on the run. If a government entity censors Christmas in violation of the Constitution, we will educate but, if necessary, litigate, to make sure Christmas is not censored. If retailers choose to profit from Christmas while pretending it does not exist, then we will patronize their competitors,” Staver concluded.
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