After leading a failing boycott of Gap clothing (and their subsidiaries like Old Navy) for not saying the word "Christmas" in their advertising, the American Family Association got their wish. Sort of.
Since the ad doesn't just proclaim the Christian holiday, but also includes Hanukkah, Kwanza and the Winter Solstice, the AFA is freaking out.
Text from the AFA action alert after the jump.
Gap has responded to AFA's call for a Christmas boycott of their Gap, Old Navy, and Banana Republic stores with a commercial that takes a cavalier approach towards Christmas.
The video entitled Ready for Holiday Cheer features a group of people dancing and chanting: Two, Four, Six, Eight, now's the time to liberate Go Christmas, Go Hanukkah, Go Kwanza, Go Solstice. Go classic tree, go plastic tree, go plant a tree, go add a tree, You 86 the rules, you do what feels just right. Happy do whatever you wanukkah, and to all a cheery night.
Go Christmas, Go Hanukkah, go whatever holiday you wanukkah.
Did you notice it? Gap compares Christmas to the pagan holiday called "Solstice." Solstice is celebrated by Wiccans who practice witchcraft!
Gap also encourages you to "86" or "dismiss" traditions and "do what feels just right."
I wonder when someone at the Christian organization will remember their history. After all, Christmas was built around the solstice as an attempt to acculturate the pagan holiday; the day isn't even Christ's birthday.
Of course, those tricky subjects like civics and science have never really been AFA's strong suit. After all, they can't even get the history of their own religion correct.