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Friday, December 09, 2005

Where Would Jesus Shop...

A new television ad has hit Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Kentucky, Oklahoma and Texas.

The 30-second spot starts off with:

"Our faith teaches us 'Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.'

"If these are our values, then ask yourself: should people of faith shop at Wal-Mart this holiday season?"

Good question.

Interesting advertising campaign.

I have had "problems" with the retail giant's labor policies for many years now and I have been quietly boycotting the stores.

I have been doing this for quite some time; without any prompting from anyone else.

Long before e-mailed forwards...

long before blogs...

long before Wal-Mart Watch...

long before Wake-Up Wal-Mart...

You get the idea... I have been doing this for a looong time.

I have a few questions here for the sponsors of this ad campaign:

1. Is this ad a reflection of your personal faith?

2. Do you feel this strongly about your faith or are you trying to commercialize and capitalize on mine?

3. Advertising that attempts to pull on emotional strings really turns me off. Why don't you just give us the facts?

4. Can't the facts stand on their own merit or do you think that I'm not smart enough to figure it out on my own?

5. Did you pray about this ad campaign before you released it?

6. Finally, did you ask yourself the ultimate question?

What would Jesus do concerning Walmart?


Wal-Mart critics: Where would Jesus shop?


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