So maybe some people recall the right’s Christmas Crusade last year, led largely in part by Bill O’Reilly. You remember, when it was a huge honkin’ ass deal that those hefty Sunday advertisements said ‘happy holidays’ instead of ‘Merry Christmas?’
And well, then there’s our side screaming at them for low wages, sexism, lack of benefits, crushing moms and pops, etc.
Poor Wal-Mart. Now it’s being accused of “being extorted by the radical homosexual agenda.”
One group, the American Family Association, is asking supporters to stay away from Wal-Mart on Friday and Saturday — two of the busiest shopping days of the year. Another group, Operation Save America, plans prayer-and-preaching rallies outside many Wal-Mart stores on Friday.
The corporate actions that triggered the protests were little different from those taken by scores of major companies in recent years — Wal-Mart paid $25,000 this summer to become a member of the National Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce and donated $60,000 to Out and Equal, which promotes gay-rights advances in the workplace.
Poor Wal-Mart. Fucked if do. Fucked if it don’t.