Christian Group Upset About Pagan Symbol Being Called Family Tree

Lowe's Apologizes for 'Family Trees' in Christmas Catalog

Let's see, a "White Christmas" starts with "black Friday" and a group called the American Family Association is upset at Lowe's for calling a "Christmas tree" a "family tree."

According to People for the America Way, the American Family Association (AFA) has been a long-time promoter of "traditional moral values" in the media, particularly television. AFA built its reputation on organizing boycotts against sponsors of TV shows with "anti-Christian" messages and ideas, or against companies it claims support the so-called "homosexual agenda" or marriage equality.

According to an e-mail from the American Family Association, Lowe's "Holiday 2007 catalog features scores of products, including lights, wreaths, trees and yard decorations. Most people would associate these items with Christmas, but not Lowe's! Except for two obscure references, they refer to everything in their catalog as 'holiday.'"

Actually, Jeremiah might not have associated the family tree with a Christmas tree. In Jeremiah 10:2-4, we read, "Thus saith the LORD, Learn not the way of the heathen, and be not dismayed at the signs of heaven; for the heathen are dismayed at them. For the customs of the people are vain: for one cutteth a tree out of the forest, the work of the hands of the workman, with the axe. They deck it with silver and with gold; they fasten it with nails and with hammers, that it move not."

So, Lowe's has taken the first cheap shot in 2007's "war on Christmas." Certainly, Bill O'Reilly will be digging much deeper into the scandalous attack on pagan symbols that have blended into a commercial holiday named after Jesus.

Read more at Cybercast News Service, a right wing propaganda service hellbent of keeping pagan symbolism wrapped in the green (cash) and red (debt) we've come to associate with Christmas.

Read more about the history of the "family" or "Christmas" tree.

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