Right-Wing T-Shirt Company Demands Tolerance from 'Happy Holiday' Grinches

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One online retailer is recruiting its customers to publicly protest the secularization of Christmas, enticing them with a free gift with purchase.

Conservative t-shirt maker MetroSpy is fed up with retailers who have replaced “Merry Christmas” with “Happy Holidays”. To protest what they perceive as a politically correct attack on America's favorite holiday, MetroSpy is giving away a special “Merry Christmas” t-shirt to anyone placing a $25 order through their website, http://www.shopmetrospy.com.

MetroSpy believes that without Christmas there wouldn't even be a holiday season and they're asking people to call this holiday by its real name - Christmas.

The t-shirt, which is all black and doesn't look very festive at all, reads: “Merry Christmas...NOT happy holidays!”. The shirt goes on to say, “Stop secular Grinches from stealing the day we celebrate Christ's birth."

They're encouraging customers to wear the shirt wherever the word Christmas has been ignored or excluded. MetroSpy lists shopping malls, department stores, public schools and movie theaters as “great places” to protest and wear the free t-shirt.

Nate Thomas, one of the creative partners behind MetroSpy says,” When I see a Menorah, I don't call it holiday candle holder so, why in the world should I refer to a decorated pine tree with ornaments and tinsel as anything but a Christmas Tree.”

Many businesses are cautious not to offend customers with their choice of holiday greeting and have opted for the more generic “Happy Holidays” instead of “Merry Christmas”.

In an article for the San Antonio Express-News, Maria Anglin writes, “Wouldn't it be nice to include everyone in the crispy wintertime fun? We're good with words, can't we figure out a way to describe the tree without leaving anyone out?”

Thomas says, “ The great thing about Christmas is everyone is allowed to celebrate and join the fun. It's an inclusive American holiday. In contrast, if a non-black person ever tried to celebrate Kwanza, they'd surely be run out of town.”

MetroSpy has already given away more than 400 free t-shirts and they hope to give away as many as 3,000 more before Christmas day.

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