The Common Good

Should Christians Shop On Thanksgiving? Christian Leaders Offer Their Opinion

Date: November 19, 2013

Thirty-three million Americans are expected to ditch their turkey and mashed potatoes and swarm the mall on Thanksgiving Day this year. Eager to maximize a shorter shopping window this year, abbreviated by six days because Thanksgiving falls in the last week of November, retailers are starting their deals and opening their stores earlier than ever.

Jim Wallis, President of the Christian social justice group Sojourners, offered a frank assessment of the season's manic shopping tendencies. "America celebrates the coming of Christ with an orgy of consumerism," Wallis told The Christian Post.