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With the holidays quickly approaching, many annual traditions are once again upon us. Whether it’s pardoning a turkey before Thanksgiving, the annual trek to visit family, or kids counting down to Christmas Day, the season has a bit of predictability we can count on.
Nothing is perhaps more predictable than the annual outrage fest over whichever major brand is desecrating our favorite holiday.
In years past, Starbucks, WalMart and Home Depot have been the target of ire from conservative groups for one reason or another. Whether it’s for the term “holiday trees” or because coffee cups didn’t use the word “Christmas,” there seems to be a new reason each year to boycott something, anything, because it’s “not Christ-honoring enough.”
Fiona Palomo and Milo Manheim star as Mary and Joseph in the new movie “Journey to Bethlehem.” (AFFIRM Films and Monarch Media)
This perpetuates the trope that Christians are most known for what they’re against versus what they’re for.
As a Christian who’s been in the entertainment industry for over 30 years, more than half of that at AFFIRM Films