Is Your Favorite Store “Naughty” or “Nice”?

Nov 16, 2015

Today, Liberty Counsel is launching its thirteenth annual Friend or Foe Christmas Campaign, to make sure Christmas is not censored in public places. 

Retailers. As part of the campaign, Liberty Counsel publishes a “Naughty or Nice” list which applauds retailers who acknowledge the reason for the season, and exposes those who do not.

“Over the last thirteen years, we have seen the tremendous growth of the ‘Nice List,” said Mat Staver, Founder and Chairman of Liberty Counsel. “While the culture has grown increasingly secular, I am happy to report that retailers are returning to the Spirit of Christmas,” he said.

The first post on Liberty Counsel’s 2015 Retailer’s Naughty Nice List is an example: “Good news! AC Moore went from just 64 mentions of Christmas on its website last year, to over 290 this year! The craft store’s use of the generic term ‘holiday’ decreased by a third.  Last year’s ‘Merry Mason Jars’ are this year’s ‘Christmas Mason Jars.’  The alliteration might not be as sweet, but the sentiment is sweeter!”

Government organizations. “While retailers are responding to customers and keeping with Christmas, public officials in schools and county offices are often cowering to grinch-like atheist organizations threatening lawsuits,” Staver pointed out. Again this year, Liberty Counsel is defending Christmas carols sung in public schools and nativity scenes displayed on public property.

“Celebrating Christmas is still legal in schools, public places, and private businesses. If your town or organization receives a letter demanding that Christmas be censored, call Liberty Counsel,” Staver cautioned. “Liberty Counsel has successfully educated and litigated many of these cases,” Staver concluded.