Wal-Mart: Too Christian for Christianity
Sad. Just sadly amazing. Laura had a gift certificate she couldn't use elsewhere so she sucked it up and went to Wal-Mart to purchase her green, yellow and purple ribbon: "I try to avoid Wal Mart at all costs but I had a gift card so I thought IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢d use it today."
WM Ass.: We donÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t carry those colors because we found they were being used for Mardi Gras.
Me: ThatÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s what I wanted it for. IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢m making a chair for this great orginization.
WM Ass.: Do you know what Mardi Gras is about?!
Me: Yes, itÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s a last hurrah before Lent.
WM Ass.: Mardi Gras is about sex and debauchery! Women get raped in New Orleans!The organization, by the way, is a nonprofit that "provides musical instruction to underpriveledged kids in the Kansas City area." Sounds pretty Christian to me. But the manager of this Wal-Mart, heeding the cries of tormented women everywhere, will have nothing whatever to do with that evil temptress know as ribbon:
WM Mgr.: We feel that as a Christian Company it was inappropriate to carry things associated with morally corrupt themes.
Me: (Very loudly) Mardi Gras is a Christian party! ItÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s a last hurrah before Lent.
WM Mgr.: MaÃ¢â‚¬â„¢am, IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢m going to have to ask you to leave until you can be calm.
(NoCoastBlog, HT: MetaFilter)
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