Easy for me to say--being asked to boycott Walmart is, for me, a little like being asked to boycott fried liver. But some people love fried liver, so it may not be equally easy for everyone.

Here is the announcement of the boycott from Bill Donohue, which I endorse:
Bill Donohue commented today on the latest development in the Catholic League’s fight with Wal-Mart:

“Yesterday, I announced a boycott of Wal-Mart and asked 126 religious organizations that span seven faith communities to join with us. We want a) an apology for insulting Christians by effectively banning Christmas and b) a withdrawal of its insane statement regarding the origins of Christmas and c) a revision on its website.

“The piece today by Joe Kovacs on quotes Wal-Mart spokeswoman Jolanda Stewart saying, ‘We already serve a diverse customer base, and we’re just trying to help them to celebrate their individual needs and wants.’ I thought Wal-Mart was a department store—not a Wellness Center.

“Stewart’s remark is flatulent. If Wal-Mart had a ‘Holiday’ section on its website that directed customers to its Christmas, Hanukkah and Kwanzaa sites, that would not be objectionable. What is objectionable is its steadfast defense of the statement about the origins of Christmas as crafted by its Customer Relations department, and the way its customers are directed online to find Christmas items. Searches for Hanukkah and Kwanzaa direct customers to the Jewish and African-American holiday sections, but searches for Christmas are directed to the ‘Holiday’ section. Ergo, Wal-Mart discriminates in its treatment of Christmas.

“Today, I e-mailed Dan Fogleman, Senior Manager of Public Relations, letting him know the following: ‘Now that Wal-Mart is standing by its position, I hope you’re ready for our next move. Don’t forget, we have the next six weeks to pull out all the stops, and we will.’”


Tom P. said…
So what do you do if you are already boycotting WalMart? Double boycott them?
Scott Carson said…
Well now, of course, you can just go back to Single Boycotting them.

I suppose if, like me, you can't stand going in there in the first place, you're in luck. Around here, though, there is so much poverty that asking people to forego the everyday low prices at Walmart can be asking rather a lot. I'm lucky to be able to afford to buy my food at Kroger and my other stuff at places like Lowe's or Staple's or whatever, but for a lot of folks in this area it can be difficult just to buy the gas you would need to drive to a different store.

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