Thursday, December 21, 2006

Profiteering in the "War on Christmas"

Conservative groups are cashing in on the so-called "War on Christmas." From the Carpetbagger Report:
  • The Mississippi-based American Family Association says it has sold more than 500,000 buttons and 125,000 bumper stickers bearing the slogan “Merry Christmas: It’s Worth Saying.”
  • The Alliance Defense Fund, a Christian legal aid group that boasts a network of some 900 lawyers standing ready to “defend Christmas,” says it has moved about 20,000 “Christmas packs.” The packs, available for a suggested $29 donation, include a three-page legal memo and two lapel pins.
  • And Liberty Counsel, a conservative law firm affiliated with the Rev. Jerry Falwell, says it has sold 12,500 legal memos on celebrating Christmas and 8,000 of its own buttons and bumper stickers.
The Report estimates the three groups raked in $1.4 million dollars selling stuff -- after selling their followers on the idea that Christmas is under fire. (Carpetbagger Report)

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