TENNESSEE NEWSPAPER Rejects Christian Bookstore’s Ad Over “Offensive Word”…Is This America Anymore?

You have to ask yourself what the heck is going on in America nowadays when the word “Christian” is considered offensive! Could it be that Tennessee has been a state targeted for a HUGE influx of Muslims? Literally THOUSANDS UPON THOUSANDS of Muslim “refugees” have flooded Tennessee! THERE ARE OVER 250,000 MUSLIMS IN TENNESSEE NOW!

According to U.S. Census Data, the United States admits roughly 100,000 Muslim immigrants legally each year, representing the fastest growing block of immigration into the United States. Tennessee, in fact, is home to one of the fastest growing immigrant populations in the country.


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.

So the bookstore decided to tell their customers what happened in a very clever Facebook posting. It was simply titled, “Do you find the word ‘Christian’ offensive?”

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.

They 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,” they wrote in a statement posted online.

A front end problem, eh?

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