@ A Scientist - Provo, UT - "Every business has its target market. Many
Churches don't want "unrighteous" people to be members. That is why
they disfellowshi and excommunicate them."Wrong.Totally. Wrong.The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Sainst, of
which you are obviously speaking, does not not want (double negative there)
"unrighteous people", they want "unrighteous" people, of which
we ALL fit into this category, to make righteous CHOICES so they can build a
righteous CHARACTER. That difference is as night and day.Give us
all a break....(And, BTW, no I would not have commented on a
non-church article about a church issue except the church you attacked need
defending from YOUR totally biased comment.)
This was a funny article! I loved that he used the Seinfeld quote, it's
hilarious. Funny and entertaining approach to the subject.To those
that are taking it so seriously and personally--relax and enjoy life more!
You'll have more fun.
Every business has its target market.Many Churches don't want
"unrighteous" people to be members. That is why they disfellowshi and
excommunicate them.How is A&F doing anything worse than that?
When my son was a teenager he bought a nice jacket from an Abercrombie and Fitch
store in Washington, D.C. He was very pleased with the jacket. Then, in the
subway on his way to his apartment he saw an Abercrombie and Fitch
advertisement. He returned the jacket the next day.
Whoops--in my uncoolness I misidentified the author as Benson, not Robinson! So
I don't think Brother Benjamin has been following the news of the past
month where Jefferies of A&F pointedly said the company doesn't want
fat and uncool people in their stores or wearing their clothes. (Either that, or
he has a few A&F t-shirts stashed in a drawer, and didn't realize until
now that cotton really isn't that pricey.)As far as I know, Mr.
Benson here isn't much of an expose writer as he is a character
writer--find a character, write about it. Or, in this case, find companies with
lack of character, then writes about them.Then again, only uncool
readers pick up on "subtle" things like that.
Why is this columnist singling out Abercrombie and Fitch in this subtle way? If
people don't agree with a company's business philosophies and
practices, they should shop elsewhere. It really accomplishes
nothing to paint Abercrombie and Fitch in this light because the people who have
any influence to change the things this store prides itself on regarding its
environment are not going to make those changes. This really was
not the best type of writing genre to attempt to "expose" what they are
doing. In my opinion, we should leave this store alone and shop elsewhere.