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
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