The Liberty Counsel, the conservative Christian law firm that defended Kentucky clerk Kim Davis during her court case to deny marriage licenses to same-sex couples, expressed its outrage against candy companies on April 14.
The Liberty Counsel scolded candy makers on its website for not using the word "Easter" in their marketing materials to commercialize the important Christian holiday that celebrates the resurrection of Jesus Christ:
Many of the top candy makers have scrubbed the word "Easter" from their advertising and packaging. Hershey's, M&M's, Lindor, Russell Stover, Dove, Rolo, and Twix have all produced Easter themed candy without mentioning the word on the front of their candy.
Cadbury was quick to point out somewhere in the fine print on the back of the candy there is the word "Easter." However, Cadbury is already on the bottom of a fur-flying kerfuffle in England for changing the name of a nationwide Easter egg hunt from the "Cadbury Easter Egg Hunt" to just the "Cadbury Egg Hunt."
As Christians around the world celebrate Easter, there are believers who are targeted by terrorists for their faith during this holy season. It is shameful these companies are so insensitive or hostile to Christianity by censoring the reason for the season on their candy wrappers.
You don’t have to be a Christian to enjoy Easter candy and participate in Easter egg hunts. It is disingenuous to think the word "Easter" will keep children from enjoying their candy.
In more Easter news, the Element Church is going to do its annual Easter Egg Hunt at McNair Stadium in Forest City, North Carolina, on Easter Sunday.
Richard Hayden, a teaching pastor at the church, told The Christian Post that between 2,000 and 2,500 people are expected to attend: "We will be dropping the same amount of eggs this year as previous years. They are dropped from a helicopter."
According to Hayden, there will be a message to convert people to Christianity before the estimated 20,000 eggs are dropped.
"We pray for salvation to take place and for those in attendance to understand the love of God through the presentation of the Gospel," Hayden stated.
The church is open about its intention to proselytize on its website:
Element Church will aggressively utilize methodologies in an attempt to reach people who are far from God. Rather than run from culture we have chosen to harness it to connect with people and show them God’s timeless truths. Although our approach is anything but traditional, we believe in and maintain a conservative theological position.