Dick's responds to Christmas boycott: 'Significant changes' coming
(I really don’t know how the promoters of “do-nothing” to oppose evil can continue to say: Protests don’t work! All you’re doing is giving them free publicity!” Well, here’s another example of how protest work, and why we should always protest evil.)
GREAT EXAMPLE OF PROTEST EFFECTIVENESS
Dick's Sporting Goods has told AFA that "Christmas" will become a huge part of their advertising beginning November 28.
According to Vice-Chairman Bill Columbo, in a phone conference with AFA today, "We have made significant changes from past years, when 'holiday' was the dominant theme of our advertising." Mr. Columbo told AFA that these changes were already in the works prior to AFA's boycott announcement. He apologized for not returning AFA's phone calls and letters earlier to convey this message.
Dick's issued a statement to AFA and its pro-Christmas supporters, outlining their plans to incorporate "Christmas" in their advertising:
- Beginning November 28, Sunday newspaper inserts will read "Christmas 2010." It will continue each Sunday through Christmas.
- Dick's website will display the Christmas message prior to the first insert (next week) in time for Thanksgiving day.
- Television commercials running after November 28th will also refer to Christmas season.
As a result of Dick's response, AFA is cancelling the boycott.
It is amazing to see the culture change that is occurring inside corporate board rooms. All across America, companies are coming to realize they should include Christ and Christmas in their advertising.
(The only ones who disagree are the apathetic and lazy “good” people who do not like protesting anything!!!)