Megachurch Targets 'Grinch Stores' That Ignore Christmas

Baptist pastor won't tolerate 'minority voices'
By Mary Papenfuss,  Newser Staff
Posted Dec 10, 2010 2:19 AM CST
Megachurch Punishes 'Grinch Stores' Ignoring Christmas
Who's the grinch?   (AP Photo/Universal Studios Hollywood)

A Dallas megachurch is getting downright Black Peter and landing like a ton of coal on stores that aren't celebrating Christmas. "Politically correct" establishments shying away from the Christian holiday get no peace and goodwill from the First Baptist Church. Instead, Pastor Robert Jeffress has launched a "Grinch Alert" website that alerts his followers to businesses that "don't show outward signs of supporting Christmas." One bank bowed to the pressure and ended up erecting a Christmas tree in its lobby. Jeffress said his church won't tolerate "voices of a minority who object to the holiday." As the Dallas Observer notes: "He's talking to you, Lone Star Judaica."
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