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ck4829 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-17-07 04:58 PM
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War on Christmas News: AFA attacks PetSmart for saying "Christmas" AND "Holiday"
In their never-ending crusade to save Christmas by apparently demanding that every retailer in America to use the word Christmas in its holiday (sorry, Christmas) promotions, the American Family Association is now targeting PetSmart for denying Christmas to the nations pets:

"At PetSmart, Christmas doesn't exist

Send an e-mail to PetSmart and ask why they refuse to include Christmas in their promotion, choosing to only use holiday.

At PetSmart, Christmas doesn't exist. It is not to be found anywhere on their Web Site. AFA checked out the local PetSmart store and there was no Christmas there, either.

A search on PetSmart's home page found 252 references to "holiday." It also found 43 references to "Christmas." But, alas, this is very misleading. When you click on "Christmas" you are directed to a page containing the same gifts you get when you search for holiday. Of all the items that pop up when you search for Christmas, not a single one mentions Christmas or is identified as being a Christmas gift.

At PetSmart, everything is "holiday."

However...





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AX10 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-17-07 04:59 PM
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1. The AFA is a terrorist organization.
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Richard Steele Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-17-07 05:08 PM
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3. That really says it all. They are.
They are a tiny lunatic-fringe minority that attempts to
compel far larger groups to do what it wants by means of
threats.

Its only functional tool is FEAR, and it uses that tool to
achieve political goals.

That's "terrorist organization" in a nutshell.
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Rosemary2205 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-17-07 05:42 PM
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14. This is a stickup - pay us and we won't sue.
That is all.
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RebelSansCause Donating Member (304 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-17-07 05:47 PM
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15. this is the truth
they try and intimidate a large group of people by doing one horrific act (forcing christmas on one company) and then they say if you do not do as we say, we will go after you too, thereby instilling fear. a terrorist organization indeed.
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fishwax Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-17-07 09:19 PM
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25. the religous right is a cancer
and AFA is one of the largest tumors ...
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Mike03 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-17-07 05:07 PM
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2. But my dog doesn't celebrate Christmas
He's a Buddhist. So Petsmart is right to include dogs of all belief systems.
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flvegan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-17-07 05:08 PM
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4. I didn't know dogs, cats, et al were Christian. Now that I think of it
not ONCE have ANY of my dogs wished me a Merry Christmas.
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Bjorn Against Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-17-07 05:12 PM
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5. Well obviously your dogs aren't good Christians...
How dare they replace the words "Merry Christmas" with "Woof, Woof", you better train them to pray before God or they are going to hell for sure.
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flvegan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-17-07 05:26 PM
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9. Well, tbh, a number of them are pit bulls, so...
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ccpup Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-17-07 05:32 PM
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11. oh man
Edited on Sat Nov-17-07 05:37 PM by ccpup
the minute I hear Merry Christmas from my pooch, I'm putting down the hooch. :spray:

get it ... pooch ... hooch :rofl:

ah, I crack myself up sometimes. :evilgrin:
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rucky Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-17-07 05:13 PM
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6. Should they start selling Jesus chew toys? n/t
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Auggie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-17-07 05:23 PM
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8. LOL
Hilarious...
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nonconformist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-17-07 05:20 PM
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7. You mean PetSmart isn't selling Baby Jesus dog chew toys?
Fucking heathens!

Seriously though... are these people for real?! They're upset because Holiday and Christmas are used interchangeably?

:wtf:
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iamjoy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-17-07 05:26 PM
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10. Because Every Pet Needs A Crucifix
And the Jesus food and water bowls, too.
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ccpup Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-17-07 05:33 PM
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12. knowing my dogs
that water bowl would be filled with wine in no time
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BuelahWitch Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-17-07 07:38 PM
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18. They aren't selling Jesus litterboxes either
:shrug: Thank goddess my cat is Pagan!
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TheCentepedeShoes Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-17-07 05:34 PM
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13. Whatever the folks at PetSmart
want to say is fine by me. Just as long as they don't play Jingle Bells as "sung" by dogs. Arf, arf, arf...arf, arf, arf... arf, arf, arf, arf, ARF.
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ima_sinnic Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-17-07 05:51 PM
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16. they used to whine that the "X" had been taken out of "Xmas" b/c it
had become "too commercial." Now they're pissed because it's not commercial enough.

Fuck the AFA, the mall is a public venue, not just for Xtians, and so are "the Holidays." I'm tired of them flaunting their superstitious, ignorant, faux persecuted crap in my face. If I want to worship a mythical being, I will go to church, not to PetSmart. DUMBFUCKINGASSES
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Cass Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-17-07 05:59 PM
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17. Don't these people have anything better to do?
When you click on "Christmas" you are directed to a page containing the same gifts you get when you search for holiday.


Give me a frigging break. These imbeciles are going out of their way to invent a problem.

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Raine Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-17-07 07:52 PM
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19. Here we go again
:eyes: some people like to be churned up all the time. Personally I prefer to not let things like that keep me all upset. I have enough other things in my life that keep me stressed like being the 24/7 caretaker of my father who is suffering from dementia. I wish the the biggest problem in my life was "holiday" vs. "Christmas" ... must be nice. :-(
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Bozita Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-17-07 08:00 PM
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20. I adopted my puppy from a rescue group given floor space by PetSmart
I'm sure the puppy would like to piss on the AFA.


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Tinksrival Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-17-07 08:08 PM
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21. Lowes too!
http://www.cnsnews.com/ViewCulture.asp?Page=/Culture/ar...

They fell all over themselves to apologize for a mistake in their catalog, "Family trees"
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Initech Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-17-07 08:16 PM
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22. The AFA really needs to pull the sticks out of thier asses.
:eyes:
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NC_Nurse Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-17-07 08:28 PM
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23. So they are out to prove Christmas is all about materialism.
How refreshingly honest of them.
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pingzing58 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-17-07 09:08 PM
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24. Origin: bef. 1150; ME cristmasse; OE Cristes maesse Mass of Christ
Edited on Sat Nov-17-07 09:10 PM by pingzing58
At this time the people of Briton were still Roman Catholics celebrating the Catholic Mass. Henry VIII did not break away until 1538. And Donald Wildmon's methodism did not come along until the 1730's. So, I'm glad to see that he and his misguided followers want to promote the Roman Catholic Mass that commemorates the birth of Christ and in of all places at a pet store. Good work AFA, eventually you will come back to the Catholic Church and abandon your heresy by coming under the authority of the Roman Pontiff (tongue in cheek for my DU friends). Happy Mass of Christ day and Happy Holy Days!!!

edited: old english spelling won't appear.
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