Not in the parade
A North Carolina congresswoman who was once a Christmas tree farmer is coming to the defense of the Lowe’s home-improvement store chain, saying it was a “copy-editing slip-up” that led to the company labeling Christmas trees “family trees” in its holiday catalog.
Republican Rep. Virginia Foxx says she fully supports “every American’s right to voice concerns over what many see as the steady march of secularism each Christmas season,” and like others she paid close attention to the “no small outcry from a number of concerned citizens who thought that Lowe’s might be up to something here.”
But after “hearing from Lowe’s myself,” the congresswoman says the company “assured me that they were not out to alter the nomenclature of this fine Christmas tradition.”
“As a former Christmas tree farmer [. . .] I also know that Lowe’s was in no way attempting to undermine our celebrations of Advent.”
Lowe’s has pledged to redouble its proofreading.
My, that’s a lot of candles. Happy birthday, Sen. Byrd