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Lowe’s Apologizes for “Family Trees”

November 14, 2007

nochristmastree1.jpg I guess it is about time for the politically correct crowd to start fighting the “war on Christmas” again, so now it is time for me to begin fighting back. The opening salvo in this war was actually fired back in October, but now is when the real fight will get under way.

 Lowes sent out their “Holiday” catalog and in it they referred to Christmas tree as family trees. Let me ask all you in the politically correct crowd a few questions, and I am talking about those of you who don’t celebrate Christmas, I know allot of the politically correct do celebrate Christmas, but have been programmed to try to not offend anyone. So let me ask those of you who recieved the catalog who don’t celebrate Christmas, if you started thumbing through the catalog and saw Christmas trees in it would you reaaly be offended? Do you just feel like you should be offended? And lastly, if you saw the Christmas trees in the catalog, but they were called something else, does that make it less offensive? I mean, we all know they are really Christmas trees, so in your minds wouldn’t the proper thing to do have been to not put the trees in the “Holiday” catalog in the first place? 

 Lowe’s has come out and apologized for the family trees, here is the spokesman:

“That was a complete error,” Maureen Rich, a spokeswoman for Lowe’s Home Improvement Warehouse – which serves more than 13 million customers a week in its 1,400 stores across the nation – told Cybercast News Service. “Right now, we’re extremely disappointed in this breakdown in our own creative process.

“We are apologizing to customers today for any confusion our holiday catalog created,” Rich said

 The best part about her apology is the fact that she is apologizing for the politically correct family tree, but she is still calling the catalog a holiday catalog. She goes on to say that the catalog encompasses holidays from October through December and that is why the catalog name will not change. It doesn’t matter to the politically correct crowd that 99% of the gifts bought over the holiday season are Christmas presents, and that the catalog is marketing Christmas as long as they don’t tell us they are marketing Christmas.

 We don’t want to offend anyone.

 Read the article this post was based on here.

11 Comments leave one →
  1. November 14, 2007 3:43 pm

    Ya know what is really agitating about this? It’s the fact that there really is nothing wrong with selling a Christmas tree. The tree doesn’t mean anything else. It’s not a secular symbol. It is a Christmas tree. To call it anything else is absolutely ludicrous. What it means is that somebody in their organization felt guilty that they were actually selling Christmas trees and tried to cover that guilt by changing the name – of course, not at all considering the effect that it would have on the people who DO call it a Christmas tree.

    What it comes down to is the simple fact that these people (and people in general) need to either do it or not. Don’t just kind of do it and then change the name only to later apologize for it etc etc. Either don’t sell Christmas trees PERIOD under the politically correct clause or sell goddamned Christmas trees and stand by it.

    Oh well, I guess I can scratch Lowes off my list of places to shop.

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  2. November 14, 2007 5:44 pm

    I dont get their catalog, but I’m offended just reading this. The apology seems sincere tho.

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  3. November 14, 2007 7:04 pm

    If the catalog is selling gifts for all the holidays, and one of the holidays happens to ne Christmas, what’s wrong with using the term Christmas to describe those items. If they were also selling Muslim footbaths would they call them winter baths, if they were selling minoras would the call them holiday candles, I don’t think so, it’s only Christmas that has to be eliminated from speech.
    I’m tired of it.

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  4. fikalo permalink
    November 14, 2007 10:32 pm

    This would be funny if it wasn’t true! Is it really necessary to change things? I didn’t think ‘Christmas tree’ is that bad. The majority of people buying them are probably people who celebrate ‘Christmas.’ Interesting news, though!

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  5. in2thefray permalink
    November 15, 2007 12:53 pm

    The holiday catch all thing is really grating. Things are what they are. I agree fully. If you’re selling things like Christmas trees and Christmas tree accessories that’s what you’re selling. Same thing for Halloween pumpkins or Thanksgiving decorations. The capitalism of it all is supposed to transcend the realities of the holidays. I’ll have a Christmas tree,a turkey a Nativity scene because of my beliefs not sale listings. I just need someone to sell me the things.

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  6. Paul Anthony permalink
    November 15, 2007 3:24 pm

    Some one should ask Lowe’s why they no longer call their store brand paint “American Traditions”

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  7. mamapajamas permalink
    November 16, 2007 1:00 pm

    arclightzero, re: I>”Ya know what is really agitating about this? It’s the fact that there really is nothing wrong with selling a Christmas tree. The tree doesn’t mean anything else. It’s not a secular symbol. It is a Christmas tree. To call it anything else is absolutely ludicrous.”

    Bingo. Is a menorah called a “family candle holder”? No. A menorah is obviously a menorah, just as a Christmas tree is obviously a Christmas tree.

    The PC-ness of it all is getting ridiculous.

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  8. November 16, 2007 9:40 pm

    We have to stop the PC movement, we are losing our culture.

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  9. lee Koukes permalink
    November 17, 2007 8:28 pm

    WHAT CRAP !! IN GOD WE TRUST IS GONE TO HELL,

    SANTA,,CAN NO LOGER SAY HO HO HO..!!!

    GEE..WHAT IS GOING IN CATHOLIC MASS

    WE THEY CANNOT SAY DURING THE ROSARY

    ” HO…LY MARY MOTHER OF GOD ??

    YA,, I’M A VETERAN,, USAF 1952-1956 and

    I SAY >>GOD BLESS OUR TROOPS / VETERANS

    AND *GOD BLESS AMERICA”

    “MERRY CHRISTMAS AMERICA * AND LIGHT

    UP THE “CHRISTMAS TREES “””

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  10. November 18, 2007 8:05 am

    They almost act as if they expect us all to start denying our culture and our heritage in lieu of some great, secular, globalist ideal where everybody gets along and shares common a common culture.

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  11. November 18, 2007 10:12 am

    We are losing our culture, and you are right, the left wants a bland general culture without speech that might offend anybody at any time. Kind of like speech and thought control. This sounds Orwellian.

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