Sears threatens its family-friendly image (and other news updates)

I’ve found lots of news items that might be of interest, but not enough time to blog on each topic. Consider it a lunch-time update. (If you like it, let me know and I’ll continue doing this.)

  • The American Family Association discovered that retailer Sears is actually selling pornographic movies from their website. How distasteful and regrettable. Unless they reverse their decision, my family will shop elsewhere (and Sears owns K-Mart and Lands End, too.)

  • The House passed the No Taxpayer Funding of Abortion Act 251-175. Sixteen Democrats (including Rep. Dan Lipinski) joined all 235 Republicans in favor of the bill. Want to know how your Representative voted? Here is the roll call.

  • Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich was scheduled to show his documentary on Blessed John Paul called Nine Days That Changed the World at the Basilica of St. John in the political-important state of Iowa. Because Gingrich is contemplating a run for President, the Basilica decided to cancel the event. I think the Basilica made the right decision.

  • With the death of Osama bin Ladin, Time magazine went and interviewed those 2nd grade students that President George W. Bush was reading to when his chief of staff informed him of the attack on the World Trade Center. The students are now in high school. They have something to say about Michael Moore’s complaint that Bush should have left the classroom immediately.
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4 thoughts on “Sears threatens its family-friendly image (and other news updates)

  1. M Laabs says:

    I am very disappointed to hear of the distasteful, anti-family, and immoral material that Sears have been selling on their website.

    I will also join in boycotting Sears, along with Lands End and Kmart. And unless, I also hear that Sears is no longer a corporate sponsor for Planned Parenthood. I will continue my boycott and spread this information through our large family. Large families have quite a few purchases to make for their families, and Planned Parenthood does not promote large families.

    Sorry to stop shopping for now. But I will keep an eye on things developing in this area of Corporate Sponsorship.

    Mrs. Laabs

  2. Courtney says:

    Sears appears to have pulled the offensive material today. I’d still recommend boycotting them, though, because they’re a corporate donor to Planned Parenthood. (And I *love* Sears and Lands End, so I know it’s a hard decision to make.)

    1. Courtney says:

      Actually, I take that back. Apparently Sears/LandsEnd has stopped donating to PP.

  3. mary schwaner says:

    Thanks for the info. I will no longer shop Land’s End or Sears.

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