Earlier this week, we reported that Lowe’s Home Improvement had made a decision that left Christians everywhere feeling outraged. Now, it has been revealed that Lowe’s has a long history of disrespecting Christianity.
Back in 2007, Lowe’s came under fire from Christian groups after their holiday catalogs advertised “family trees” or “holiday trees” instead of Christmas trees. The American Family Association immediately alerted their members and contacted the Lowe’s corporate offices, who said that a terrible mistake had occurred.
“Let me reiterate my apology that we had an advertising error that created a stir,” commented Lowe’s spokesman Chris Ahern, before adding that Lowe’s, “is proudly committed to selling Christmas trees this year, as it has done for more than 60 years.”
Lowe’s said that “family tree” part of the ads was merely a publishing error.
“Lowe’s … is disappointed in the breakdown in the proofing process,” the company said.
Despite the apology, the AFA is still alarmed by the lack of Christmas references in the Lowe’s holiday catalog.
“The ads mentioning ‘Christmas’ cover only 12 square inches of the 5,236 square inches available,” the AFA alert to their members said. “Lowe’s even has one of their Family trees turned upside down on a stand. We are not sure what the significance of that is.”
Judging from all this trouble in 2007, it is no surprise that Lowe’s would then choose to support a Muslim reality show. When will Lowe’s learn to respect the religion that most of their customers believe in?
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