Skip to comments."SHOP AT TARGET -- THEY SUPPORT LGBTQ FAMILIES" (Heads up Barf Alert)
Posted on 12/21/2004 9:55:35 AM PST by St. Johann Tetzel
SHOP AT TARGET -- THEY SUPPORT LGBTQ FAMILIES
Rainbow Law is calling for the LGBTQ community to support and shop at Target stores this holiday season. After Target refused to allow the Salvation Army to place bell-ringers and kettles at their stores (because they discriminate against the LGBTQ community), the anti-gay equality crusaders began their usual lies and propaganda campaign.
There is no reason to let this attack go unchallenged. We have the power to counter the far right's relentless assault on our civil rights and liberties. And one of the most effective methods for defeating unfair practices is by using the power of our combined financial resources.
Why would you continue to support companies who donate millions of dollars to campaigns and politicians who are hell-bent on destroying your family?
Rainbow Law has compiled a detailed list of the companies that contributed money in support of campaigns and candidates who oppose equal marriage rights and we are calling for a general boycott of these companies. [FReepers take note: please support these companies to counteract any pressure the LGBT might bring!]
To win the election at any cost, political campaigns lied about Gay and Lesbian Families and they lied about what Equal Marriage really means. Because of those lies, eleven state constitutional amendments banning equal marriage rights passed.
And the opposition was successful in spreading the lies via the media. That is why Rainbow Law also suggests that we find an alternative to mainstream newspapers, television and radio stations. Especially Clear Channel Communications and Fox Television -- two media giants with a proven right-wing bias and agenda.
For an alternative perspective, turn the channel -- listen to and support your local public broadcasting stations. Watch your Public Broadcasting station for the news. Listen to National Public Radio and Air America Radio and read newspapers and magazines like Rainbow Law's Un-Censored E-Zine.
In addition to supporting Target Corporation for their courage to stand up to injustice, we hope you will think queer as you make any purchase.
Instead of spending money at straight-owned enterprises, purchase products from queer owned or queer friendly merchants. When you are in the market for a new home, car, insurance, etc, support people who support your family. If you need help at work or at home, hire queer people to do things.
In the past, boycotts have been used successfully to pressure corporate supporters of bigoted politicians into withdrawing their financial contributions.
Together we have the power to make a difference!
Another reason to target target for a boycott.
And Target is owned by a French company too...
So the truth comes out. No pun intended.
Well at least now we are getting a pretty good indication why Target boycotted the Salvation Army. Since Target thinks it can survive on the "Queer" quotient, lets see just how well they do.
TARGET IS NOT OWNED BY A FRENCH COMPANY!!! Besides, they gave most of their political contributions to Republicans this year.
So, I still will not shop there this Christmas season over their banning of the Salvation Army.
What perversion does the "Q" stand for?
Thanks for the correction. I should have verified that common belief before posting it.
I recommend Pottery Barn and Pier One. ;-)
AXA is owned by a french company and owns a lot of stock in Target.
Target better start stocking a lot of pink and lavender merchandise.
Not queer... Questioning.
On a related note, I've heard stores lose money on every can. So, I certainly wouldn't want to take them to Wal-Mart.
You can call their customer line and voice your concern. They actually have a separate button for Salvation Army complaints. They give you this long explanation about why they wanted to trash their Christmas season this year. LOL
Are Gay and Queer two different "minority ethnic groups" now?
Why stop at that? There will have to be a SA kettle at the door before I consider shopping there again. They've lost my business for at least a whole year.
That must be the origin of the "rumor" that Target is a "french company." Thanks.
My primary care physician has advised me to stop trying to understand the rhetorical didacticisms of the left.
I just finished an online opinion poll on my shopping habits, specifically about Target: Did I shop at discount retailers such as Target, Wal Mart, K-Mart? How much did I usually spend at Target in the past? Would I visit Target much more/more/the same/less/much less than in the past. (Much less). Why? (I was allowed to type a response to this instead of radio button.) I replied that it was because of their refusal to allow Salvation Army bellringers at Christmas. Other radio buttons asked about recommending their store to others (no), spending amounts ($$$), among others. When they get their results, they should see that they are losing frequent, big spenders over this. Somehow, I don't think the LGBTQ'ers will take up the slack. By the way, can't someone come up with a simple word to replace LGBTQ? Confused, perhaps?
Really? I did not know that. It sounds likely enough for the left, though.
this IS why Target boycotted the Salvation Army
Supporting them is aid and comfort to our country's enemy and the enemy of our children.
However, 72% of their donations go to GOP candidates (289K)...and are on the buyblue.org "naughty" list.
I used to put a little change in the salvation Army kettles at Christmas time. This year, I am putting a $5 bill in every time I see one. Costing me big time.......I'm blaming the ALCU and Target!
Why are companies so willing to bed over backwards to appease 1% to 3% of the population? If a gay rights organization even mentions a possible boycott, companies are scrambling to kiss their butts.
When Christian groups decided to boycott Disney, Disney yawned.
I would love to see all of the people that voted for Bush boycott Target, Disney, and any other group that has hopped on the gay agenda bandwagon. We have the ability to show these companies where the real power lies.
Last week, on another forum, this argument was made by a poster - almost word-for-word. When I asked him to list all of the "lies", he could not.
The truth is, there are no lies regarding queerdom, adoption and marriage. There simply is NO societal benefit to legitimizing that which is immoral and disgusting, and that's the truth. They must feel that if they keep yelling loud enough, that eventually we're all going to believe them.
lj - can you ping the list? I don't have it with me.
Queer: Odd or unconventional, as in behavior; eccentric.
Ok. I promise.
Hmm. I wonder how the author of this piece would react if I suggested everyone only purchase from straight-owned merchants... or only hire heterosexual people to help at work or home. How long before I was called hateful, bigoted, a homophobe?
You know what? Let 'em call me names. Boycott Target.
'For an alternative perspective, turn the channel -- listen to and support your local public broadcasting stations. Watch your Public Broadcasting station for the news. Listen to National Public Radio and Air America Radio and read newspapers and magazines like Rainbow Law's Un-Censored E-Zine.'
Who's with me on a movement to de-fund the Corporation for Public Broadcasting as well as the National Public Radio? Cutoff the government support. Let them exist on donations alone. I'd give them 2, maybe 3 weeks.
Don't worry, Sesame Street will knock them dead on the commercial airwaves.
I nor my family will shop at Target. Just like we avoid all French and German products if we know what they are manufactured in those countries.
Q = Queer
I assume to cover any perversion not singled out in the previous 4!
TARGET is off our list now...
This story just keeps getting better and better.
Better yet, you might want to buy all your products online, directly from the manufacturer. Oops, hope you're not using AOL-- or any ISP by Time-Warner. God forbid some delivery guy desecrate your driveways (poured strictly by documented workers) by pulling up in his Honda, listening to a Sony headset...
You insulting intolerant exclusionist! Why do you want to leave out the ASDWOPCZJAVKG;FOEOPYUVNLETDSNSDHHQ?
They also sell stuff made in China. The greatest evil of all. . .
If we do this enough times and companies realize that being politically correct is not got in a business sense maybe they'll think twice before bowing down and kissing 5% of the population's a$$ in the name of PC.
I just bought my son an awesome GI Joe F-22 fighter (with working bombs and missiles) and a set of Lincoln Logs at Target. Price was great and it was the only place that I have found the large set of Lincoln Logs.
I'm already boycotting Hollywood, which pretty much exhausts my ability to avoid stuff.
I download an updated list weekly, just like getting new definitions for the antivirus program...
But your answer was close to the truth.
Not that I needed another reason to boycott Target, but what the heck...
Absolutely, if Target wants to survive catering to 3% of the population, let 'em try.