Knoxville News Sentinel blames a “system failure, which resulted in a classified ad for Cedar Springs getting hung up in our front end system.”
The ad paid for was for Cedar Springs Christian Store, and the newspaper can’t even say “Christian” in its explanation.
A good guess for what happened: Somebody in the classified ad department doesn’t like Christians, so she/he did not set the ad.
The store’s Facebook page has a good response from a supporter:
“Don't be offended Cedar Springs Christian Stores... Nobody has read the Knoxville News Sentinel in over a decade anyway. Spend your advertising dollars elsewhere.”