Dec 17, 9:06 PM (ET)
By TOM CHORNEAU
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - A group of religious protesters demonstrated outside a Wal-Mart superstore Saturday, hoping to turn away customers by calling attention to the retailer’s decision to use “happy holidays” rather than “merry Christmas” in its seasonal advertising.
But even shoppers who agreed with the protesters weren’t willing to interrupt their quest for holiday deals.
“I believe in Christ, and I don’t like the use of ‘xmas’ or the use of ‘happy holidays,’” said Steven Van Noy, 39, as he left the store loaded down with packages. “The bottom line is that they had what I needed at Wal-Mart, so I went to Wal-Mart to buy it.”
I posted this story for all the Walmart lovers and for the moment of truth-telling by Mr. Van Noy. These are retailers, not churches.