Monday, March 02, 2015

“M&S bans customers using the words ‘Christ’ and ‘Jesus Christ’

Marks_&_SpencerSupporters of jihad can now use Marks and Spencer to order flowers to celebrate their victories — if they sent flowers. In any case, this is just another sign of Britain’s gallop toward ruin: its own traditions are derided and forbidden. Meanwhile, no accommodation of Islam is too extravagant for British authorities.
“M&S bans customers using the words ‘Christ’ and ‘Jesus Christ’ in messages when they are ordering flowers online – but jihad is okay,” by Lydia Willgress, MailOnline, March 1, 2015:
The words ‘Christ’ and ‘Jesus Christ’ have been placed on a list of banned words by Marks & Spencer and cannot be used in gift messages.
Customers buying a bunch of flowers who try to add a free message containing them are prevented from completing their order.
An on-screen notification, which pops up if any blocked words are entered, reads: ‘Sorry, there’s something in your message we can’t write.’
‘Christ’ and ‘Jesus Christ’ join other banned words including ‘f***’ and ‘gay’ – but some terms including jihad, Buddha and Allah are accepted.
‘Terrorist’ and ‘d**k’ can also be included in messages.
The policy emerged earlier today after one customer was stopped from buying a £35 bouquet for a funeral because she said in the gift message that it was from a family in ‘Christ Church Teddington’.
When Gerardine Stockford, 53, phoned customer services an employee told her that it must be a blocked word, according to The Sunday Times.
Lord Carey, a former Archbishop of Canterbury, was shocked.
He said: ‘If Christ becomes an offensive word in a Christian land then all of us should be alarmed.’…

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