It’s not uncommon to see religious displays this time of the year, after all, it “Tis the season,” you know, (whispers softly) Christmas. But as corporate America pushes for a more inclusive “holiday season,” religious symbols celebrating “Christmas” have steadily fallen out of favor. Well, almost.
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Take Starbucks for instance, the coffee chain recently faced huge backlash after releasing its plain red holiday cup. The lack of Christmas imagery was widely interpreted as a “war on Christmas” and people by the thousands took to social media to vent their displeasure.
And now a McDonald’s restaurant in Tennessee is getting a lot of attention on social media after someone posted a picture of a nativity scene painted on the restaurant’s windows. The franchise also had a message boldly written alongside the scene: “His Name is Jesus,” and “Rejoice.”
But unlike the backlash Starbucks received, people are taking to social media to praise the religious message in the windows at the McDonald’s franchise in Spring Hill.
The display caught the attention of Amy Basel as she was driving by the restaurant. She was so impressed by the display that she posted a picture of it on Facebook. “Drove by and did a double-take. Growing up in the mitten, you would NEVER see this. Tennessee McDonald’s…you made my day. “His name is Jesus,” she wrote.
The post almost immediately went viral with over 64,000 likes, 48,000 shares, and 3800 comments.
She also shared the picture on Twitter.
— Amy Basel (@AmyBasel) December 14, 2015