Boy, Wal-Mart can’t catch a break.
Last year, the American Family Association and the Catholic League called for a boycott of Wal-Mart and other retailers that asked employees to greet shoppers with “Happy Holidays” instead of “Merry Christmas.”
Wal-Mart learned its lesson and “reversed”:http://money.cnn.com/2006/11/09/news/companies/walmart_christmas/ its greeting policy last month, in time for this month’s national shopping spree.
Now activists on the left are going after Wal-Mart for selling the “Left Behind: Eternal Forces” video game.
The “Campaign to Defend the Constitution,”:http://www.defconamerica.org/ a group that says it is trying to combat the growing power of the religious right, is taking aim at the game — “in which born-again Christians aim to convert or kill those who don’t adhere to their extreme ideology. Disturbingly, the game’s apparent attempts at religious indoctrination are aimed at children and focus on violent, divisive, and hateful scenarios.”
The CDC has joined with CrossWalk America, the Christian Alliance for Progress, The Center for Progressive Christianity, and The Beatitudes Society in calling for Wal-Mart to take the game off its shelves.
Wal-Mart has grown so big and powerful that every step it takes — every word its employees say and every item it sells — is seen by some as a measuring stick for what’s right or wrong with America. Imagine the time that Wal-Mart’s big-wigs must spend trying to anticipate the reactions from right and left to their every move.