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12/03/2012

Ellen + 'Merry Christmas' = a great AFA paradox

by Jeremy Hooper

The American Family Association has pushed two big causes over the past twelve months: (1) Working as hard they could to persuade JC Penney (or JCP, as it's becoming known) to fire out lesbian Ellen DeGeneres and (2) Attacking any retailer not named Chick-fil-a that uses "holiday" rather than "Christmas." So this new ad must really lead to conflict within the Tupelo offices:

An out lesbian and a full-throated "Merry Christmas"? Whatever will they do?!

Meanwhile, the AFA's beloved Chick-fil-A continues to use "holiday" and only "holiday"….

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…and yet the AFA says nothing, even while boycotting companies like Gap for doing the very same thing. So now they have some choices. Do they come out against Chick-fil-A even if the company stands with them against LGBT rights? Do they come out against the pro-gay JCP even if the company says "Merry Christmas"? Or, best option yet: do they stop policing both our holiday well-wishing and our bedrooms and take up a new hobby like model airplaning or something?

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