It’s the holiday season, and with it comes the idea that certain greetings may not be appropriate for everyone. But one Ohio family bakery is very outrightly clarifying its position on this issue for all the world to see.
The sign on the front door of Schuler’s Bakery of Springfield states things plainly:
“Notice: This store is politically incorrect,” the sign reads. “We say Merry Christmas, God bless America, we salute our flag & give thanks to our troops, police officers and firefighters. If this offends you, you are welcome to leave. In God we trust.”
A photo of the sign hit the Internet this week, and its unapologetic, pro-American message began going viral Friday.
Since the sign was put up, staff assisting the bakery’s Sunday evening crowd told TheBlaze that not only is the sign still affixed to the front door, but also business has doubled.
But as you might expect, clerks Katelynn Jackson and Cheyann Price both said that not every reaction to the sign has been positive. And without exception the heavy criticism has been delivered not face to face, but through harsh phone calls to the bakery.
“Some won’t come anymore,” Jackson said during a phone interview not sounding too upset given the huge surge of new customers.
While some people are saying they support the owner’s right to post the sign and others are saying it’s unnecessary, through it all, it’s clear the sign at Schuler’s is driving home one important point: “We still live in America,” Jackson said, “and we’re standing up for what we believe.”