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Groupon.com is a website that promotes a “deal of the day” where businesses can offer their product or service for at least 50 percent off. Groupon makes its money by taking a significant percentage of the price.
The Creation Museum had signed a contract to advertise to the Cincinnati area, offering our Individual Annual Pass and Family Annual Pass on Groupon.com for one day at 50 percent off.
On the week the advertisement was to appear, Groupon called to inform us that the marketing department of Groupon had decided that the Creation Museum was “too controversial,” and they canceled our contract.
Some of the businesses they feature for our area are attractions such as laser tag, spas, lawn care, etc. However, in other markets (such as Atlanta) they have featured the local natural history museum—which of course is totally evolutionary and teaches children that man is an evolved animal—but I guess that is not controversial! Apparently, because the Creation Museum is a Christian facility with a walk through the Bible, that is “controversial!”
A lot of homeschoolers have used Groupon to get good deals—but maybe they will think twice about using a company that considers the Creation Museum (and by implication, the Bible and the Christian faith) “too controversial” to allow us to advertise.
We certainly don’t need Groupon—and apparently they don’t need our business. Maybe they don’t want any Christian’s business?
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