'Very Strong' Christmas Ad Prompts AFA to Suspend Gap Boycott
The conservative American Family Association called off its boycott of Gap Inc. products Tuesday after encouraging Christians for the past two weeks to bar them from their Christmas shopping lists.
Gap Inc., whose popular stores include Old Navy, Gap and Banana Republic, was on the AFA boycott list for ‚Äúcensoring‚ÄĚ the word Christmas in its ad commercials and promotions. The pro-family group had urged American Christians to boycott the stores until Dec. 25 for failing to recognize that the seasonal celebration and gift giving tradition is because of the birth of Jesus Christ on Christmas.
But on Tuesday, AFA announced the suspension of the boycott because Gap Inc. apparently plans to debut a new Christmas-themed commercial on Saturday, Nov. 28....
If you take Christ out of Christ-mass, all you have is the mass. How would Christ be honored by affixing His holy name with a pagan mass? We should remember the birth of Christ everyday in our lives, not just on a day set aside by the papist. If God wanted us to set aside a specific time of year, He would have specified it in scripture, not leave it up to man's devices.