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wicket Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-20-09 12:08 PM
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VICTORY! Cafe Press Pulls Psalms 109:8 Designs
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Edited on Fri Nov-20-09 12:08 PM by wicket /

This morning we made the decision to remove all Psalms 109:8 designs from CafePress.

The public debate started with questioning if the design was simply intended to be criticism of the President or something much worse. The discourse was surprisingly civil online, given the heated nature of the topic. Given that, and the positions of groups like the ACLU and the Anti-Defamation League, we decided to let the dialogue play out publicly before making a final decision.

Last night we posted a poll on our blog, read through the emails weve received and weighed the nature of the calls weve received on the topic. In the process we also learned that many of the original designers of the Psalm 109:8 designs had already decided to remove them on their own.

General consensus has proven that the design does point to a broader interpretation of the Psalm and thus has been deemed inappropriate for sale at CafePress.

We try to create an atmosphere of self-expression. Many of the things we encounter are not black and white, but grey. When the dialogue is civil, we want to let the larger community work things out rather than making an uninformed ruling. The dialogue has played out and common sentiment has reached agreement this merchandise is not appropriate.

Thank you all for your input.

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  -VICTORY! Cafe Press Pulls Psalms 109:8 Designs wicket  Nov-20-09 12:08 PM   #0 
  - Cool  Frosty1   Nov-20-09 12:10 PM   #1 
  - Great! n/t  Pryderi   Nov-20-09 12:11 PM   #2 
  - Yea but they did that before then re-instated it. I say they will not get my bizness no matter what  glinda   Nov-20-09 12:12 PM   #3 
  - TRANSLATION: "We lost too much business  rocktivity   Nov-20-09 12:17 PM   #4 
  - "CUE THE VONAGE THEME!"  wicket   Nov-20-09 12:25 PM   #6 
  - And I hope it STAYS lost. Backpeddling at this late hour is transparent as hell and  beac   Nov-20-09 05:26 PM   #18 
  - Too bad we couldn't have this much power to stop the media in its tracks  graywarrior   Nov-20-09 12:20 PM   #5 
  - Yes. If only.  kayakjohnny   Nov-20-09 01:03 PM   #11 
  - I just read it. What scumsucking pigs. Thank you, CafePress.  aquart   Nov-20-09 12:27 PM   #7 
  - I just checked 10 minutes ago....  krispos42   Nov-20-09 12:29 PM   #8 
  - BAH!  wicket   Nov-20-09 12:51 PM   #10 
  - Yep, I just did too. Still there.  dixiegrrrrl   Nov-20-09 01:25 PM   #16 
  - Too late.  HiFructosePronSyrup   Nov-20-09 12:33 PM   #9 
  - Too late.  Leftist Agitator   Nov-20-09 01:14 PM   #12 
  - Funny...they replied to my e-mail with this:  dixiegrrrrl   Nov-20-09 01:16 PM   #13 
  - That's good to hear.  Renew Deal   Nov-20-09 01:20 PM   #14 
  - zazzle wins this one. nt  RepublicanElephant   Nov-20-09 01:20 PM   #15 
  - Good work DU-ers! NT  Clio the Leo   Nov-20-09 05:11 PM   #17 
  - Rachel slammed them again last night.  Diamonique   Nov-20-09 05:37 PM   #19 
  - I Received the Same Reply to My Inquiry  SkankWhisperer   Nov-21-09 01:34 AM   #20 
  - I'm sorry, but the initial reinstatement is what offends me most,  closeupready   Nov-21-09 07:40 AM   #21 
  - I will never buy another thing from them and neither will my family.  Riley18   Nov-21-09 07:40 AM   #22 
  - Bullshit it's still up...  stlsaxman   Nov-21-09 07:51 AM   #23 
  - Fuck Cafe Press!  Vinnie From Indy   Nov-21-09 07:54 AM   #24 
  - assassination  krawhitham   Nov-21-09 09:47 AM   #25 
     - Holy crap!  sellitman   Nov-21-09 12:00 PM   #27 
  - From the comments, someone made a good point: they have a responsibility to be pro-active  closeupready   Nov-21-09 10:26 AM   #26 

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