Copyright c Baptist Press. Reprinted from Baptist Press www. BP --A conservative-led boycott of the popular American Girl book and doll series during the Christmas season apparently led many parents to seek alternatives -- so much so that one Christian company saw its sales nearly triple in the final weeks of The Life of Faith book and doll series -- sometimes called the Christian alternative to American Girl -- experienced a percent increase in sales from the time the boycott began, says Sandi Shelton, president of Mission City Press, which owns the Life of Faith series.
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Possibly some of you have daughters who play with the American Girl dolls or read their books. You may even be thinking about buying a doll or books for Christmas. Seventy cents of every purchase goes to Girls Inc. The band is sold on the American Girl webpage with a large ad and a link to the Girls Inc. The problem here is that Girls Inc.
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However, it is only relatively recently that developmental scientists have conducted controlled studies with one clear aim in mind, which is to go beyond mere stereotypes and accurately identity the most reliable signs of later homosexuality. In looking carefully at the childhoods of now-gay adults, researchers are finding an intriguing set of early behavioral indicators that homosexuals seem to have in common. And, curiously enough, the age-old homophobic fears of parents seem to have some genuine predictive currency.
A few weeks ago, the new American Girl catalogue arrived in the mail. After a quick trip down memory lane with Molly and Addy and their historically correct sisters, I tossed the catalogue on the recycling pile and promptly forgot about it. My daughter used to love American Girl dolls. When she was seven she had a brief fling with Kit, a girl growing up in Cincinnati during the Great Depression.