Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Home Depot Hates Jesus But Hearts Jews

My pen-pal Don Wildmon just sent me a note to tell me about how those mean folks at Home Depot are dissing Jesus by refusing to make direct reference his birthday on it's brand-spankin' new holiday website. To make matters worse, according to Don, Home Depot hasn't just taken the Christ out of Christmas, they've added insult to injury by promoting some lame-ass Jew holiday above it
Home Depot has it's new holiday Website up and running. You can find many gifts for the holidays. You can even find gifts for Hanukkah. But Christmas? Home Depot's Website hasn't a single reference to Christmas. Not one. At Home Depot, Christmas doesn't exist!
Don't these people know that Christ was a Carpenter and that nothing says Happy Birthday Jesús like a gaily wrapped set of wooden planks and nails?


UPDATE (29Oct08): In the immortal words of Emily Litella, Never Mind. Don Wildmon's buddies at AFA got all huffy with Home Depot and the Home Depot folks pointed out that there are loads of Christmas things for sale there and lots of references to CHRISTmas itself (plus there are only, like, 13 Jew things). The fine folks at Home Depot will also make Christmas more prominent so the illiterate and/or cognitively challenged AFA members will be able to notice references even when they're not paying attention. Donny sent me this update as evidence that Home Depot has bent to his will

October 28, 2008

Dear Friend,

Thanks to all who took the time to contact Home Depot. The company has agreed to give Christmas a more prominent place in their promotions.

After a phone conference with AFA, Home Depot spokesman Ron DeFeo emailed the following statement to AFA:

Thank you for taking the time to speak with me today. As we discussed, The Home Depot has not censored Christmas. The Home Depot has and will continue to include the word "Christmas" in a variety of communication efforts, including advertising, store banners, our Web site and point of purchase displays near such items as Christmas trees.

We also use the word "holiday" in our outreach to customers, as many of our store displays and other marketing efforts cover more than one holiday from Thanksgiving to New Year’s and stay in place throughout the entire holiday season from November through January.

With that said, we are adjusting our Web site to make “Christmas” more prominent and to make our site more aligned with our advertising and point-of-sale in-store signage. Customers will start seeing the adjustments later this week.

As a point of clarification, AFA mistakenly reported the word "Christmas" was totally absent from Home Depot's website. A few product descriptions did, in fact, contain the word "Christmas." We have apologized to Home Depot for the error.

AFA has thanked Home Depot on your behalf. However, if you wish to thank them personally, please visit their website at www.homedepot.com.

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Sarko Sightings said...

I totally agree and I think that you are a maverick and I think that Joe the Plumber is very disappointed in Home Depot!

Ol Cranky said...

Joe the Plumber is very disappointed in Home Depot

oh yeah, he probably doesn't know what plunger to buy if it's not properly labeled for Christmas

Anonymous said...


A bunch of Fake (Christian) Assholes