The owners of a Tennessee Christian bookstore were shocked when a local newspaper nixed an ad they wanted to place because it used an offensive word.
“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,” read the ad they intended to place in the Knoxville News Sentinel, according to Fox News.
But when owner Lois McGinnis checked on the day the ad was supposed to run she couldn’t find it.
When she called the paper to find out what happened, they told her the ad didn’t run because it used an offensive word, “Christian,” Fox News reported.
Shocked, the store posted about what happened on its Facebook page, and asked its customers what they thought.
The post garnered thousands of shares and it wasn’t long before the newspaper apologized and began running the ad.
“We had a system failure, which resulted in a classified ad for Cedar Springs getting hung up in our front end system,” it said in a statement. “We corrected the technology issue in our system and the ad is now running for an extended period at no extra charge.”
But that didn’t do much to quell the anger from outraged patrons.
Some were just tongue-in-cheek angry about the address of the store.
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