Making a blacklist, checking it twice ... The Los Angeles Times reports that in North Carolina and elsewhere, conservative Christians are putting their money where their mouths are, launching campaigns to boycott stores that greet shoppers with "Happy Holidays"
instead of "Merry Christmas." "It is apartheid in reverse—the majority
is being bullied by the minority," says the pastor who organized the
boycott. "If they want the gold, frankincense and myrrh, they should
acknowledge the birth of the child." One store owner was glad to be
given permission to say "Merry Christmas" again. "Christians are out of
the closet," he said.