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Monday, August 25, 2008

When You Care Enough to Boycott the Very Best

posted by on August 25 at 13:23 PM

So… the American Family Association is boycotting Hallmark, which any idiot could’ve seen coming. So I’m thinking…

Considering the number of companies being actively boycotted or threatened with boycotts by Christian fundies, perhaps Hallmark should launch a line of greeting cards for the CEOs of companies—Disney, Ford, McDonalds, Hallmark itself—that are being boycotted by the likes of the American Family Association. I’m seeing something tasteful on the front of the card, perhaps a photo of a beautiful sunrise, along with the words “We heard you’re being boycotted by the American Family Association…” Open the card and the inside reads: “…which must mean you’re doing something right. Thanks.”

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LMAO! Perfect!

Posted by DanFan | August 25, 2008 1:29 PM

a fantastic idea!

Posted by joey | August 25, 2008 1:41 PM

Briliant idea -- I love it! :D

Posted by Tiram | August 25, 2008 1:50 PM

I couldn't resist it, I made just such a card. Feel free to download and print, friends.

Posted by Matt Fuckin' Hickey | August 25, 2008 3:39 PM

So, I used that link from the earlier post to send Hallmark a positive message about coming up with the same-sex cards, and I've been getting mail delay messages from my mail server all day:

This is an automatically generated Delivery Status Notification.

Unable to deliver message to the following recipients, due to being unable to connect
successfully to the destination mail server.

So, either that address isn't legit, the box is overflowing, or the twits at the AFA don't know how to configure their webform to correctly send those protest emails.

Posted by Tiktok | August 25, 2008 4:11 PM

I wonder how much sales go UP after th AFA decides to boycott something? Obviously a lot of Christians aren't boycotting Disney World, et al., but folks who wouldn't nomally go there are going in response to the boycott. I wonder if it is a wash [the boycott and the bounce cancel each other out], or if there is an actual net gain.

Face it - if these boycotts hurt the bottom line - at all - the companies wouldn't ignore them.

Posted by Schweighsr | August 25, 2008 5:27 PM

Which companies are being Boycotted again?
So i can buy from them and stuff?

Posted by Count D | August 25, 2008 8:58 PM

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