Wednesday, August 03, 2016

'Christian' is now an offensive word

The owners of a Christian bookstore in Knoxville, Tennessee, were dumbfounded after the News Sentinel rejected their ad because it included an offensive word — “Christian.”

Lois McGinnis and her family own Cedar Springs Christian Store. They recently decided to close a second location of the store so they decided to place an ad in the classified section of the newspaper, which is owned by Gannett.

The advertisement read: “Store closing sale — Cedar Springs Christian Store — Clinton Highway location — All merchandise, fixtures, slat walls must go. Sale through August 13, phone 865.947.XXX.”

Mrs. McGinnis placed the ad on July 26. It was supposed to run on July 28. But when she opened up the newspaper, the ad was nowhere to be found.  So Mrs. McGinnis phoned the newspaper and spoke with a classified ad employee.  “She said our ad did not run because it contained an offensive word,” she told me. “I asked what that offensive word was and she said the offensive word was ‘Christian.’”

She said the News Sentinel did not notify her in advance the ad had been rejected nor did they call to say they were refunding her money.

“We had no way of knowing they considered the word ‘Christian’ offensive until we tried to place this ad,” she told me.  “As Christians, this was a slap in the face to us,” she added.

Let’s just say the good, church-going folks of East Tennessee lit up the telephones — and it wasn’t too much long afterwards that the Knoxville News Sentinel addressed the issue.

It offered up one heaping helping of an apology “for any misunderstanding about the News Sentinel stance on Christianity.”

“We had a system failure, which resulted in a classified ad for Cedar Springs getting hung up in our front end system,” it wrote in a statement posted online.

A front end problem, eh?  “We corrected the technology issue in our system and the ad is now running for an extended period at no extra charge,” it added.

However, the newspaper’s explanation doesn’t seem to be placating its readers.  “Considering how liberal this paper is … I take the apology with a grain of salt,” one reader wrote on Facebook.

Another wrote, “Don’t be offended Cedar Springs Christian Stores… Nobody has read the Knoxville News Sentinel in over a decade anyway. Spend your advertising dollars elsewhere.”

Well, let’s hope the News Sentinel has fixed its front end problem — lest its readers give it a back end problem.



Anonymous said...

Political Correctness knows no bounds of stupidity !

Bird of Paradise said...

More PC stupidity from a liberal news rag and a stupid chief editor of a liberal news rag

Anonymous said...

Go trump yourselves, assholes.

Olaf Koenders said...

Ban all dictionaries because they contain the most offensive words anywhere..

Spurwing Plover the Fighting Shorebird said...

All liberals should have their own dicionaries with rainbow covers and unicorns on them

Anonymous said...

Birdbrain, go trump yourself!

Spurwing Plover the fighting shorebird said...

Anon 12:31 Go fly to the moon dip-wad

Anonymous said...

Leftist's primary hatreds are for Truth, individual Freewill, and Christianity.

Gooniebird said...

Anon 7:20 Soon they'll be throwing christians to the lions just like they did in ancent rome

Anonymous said...

@:36 If you read the news from the middle east they already are or at least the 21st century version of the 14th century retards of Allah.

Anonymous said...

Lefties use Muslims as pawns in their war against Christianised western society.
They want more Muslims in western society, they invite them in, let them in, encourage their hostile religion, encourage their being offended and thus motivated to violence, they excuse their violence or infer the blame onto conservatives, white males and Christians. Lefties weaken Christianity and Christians in any way they can, taking offence at them, spreading falsities about them, making them feel socially insecure and afraid to reveal themselves in certain employments.

Muslims are mostly dumb and angry people. There is no kind of person more easily manipulable than an affectively angry person. Anger always feels itself to be right, whether it is or not, which is why it is hard to give up, and it wants connection, which is how it is manipulated. An angry person can be made to raise or lower their voice, step forward or back, turn towards or away, stand or sit, raise or lower their hands, settled down or drawn to shouting and violence, and all by subtle manipulative cues from the person they are engaged with who knows how to do it. Angry people are like puppets on strings, and they can be played like musical instruments. Lefties are naturally good at manipulation because leftism has no truth in it.

Anonymous said...

Eat trump and die, mothertrumper.

Anonymous said...

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