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"SHOP AT TARGET -- THEY SUPPORT LGBTQ FAMILIES" (Heads up Barf Alert)
Rainbow Law ^ | 12/21/04 | Rainbow Law

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!


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1 posted on 12/21/2004 9:55:35 AM PST by St. Johann Tetzel
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To: St. Johann Tetzel

Another reason to target target for a boycott.


2 posted on 12/21/2004 9:56:45 AM PST by TXBSAFH (Never underestimate the power of human stupidity--Robert Heinlein)
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To: TXBSAFH

And Target is owned by a French company too...


3 posted on 12/21/2004 9:58:04 AM PST by St. Johann Tetzel ("Happy Holidays"? Bah Humbug! We don't do "Happy Holidays" here, so...Merry CHRISTs'mass to you!)
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To: St. Johann Tetzel

So the truth comes out. No pun intended.


4 posted on 12/21/2004 9:58:23 AM PST by stevio (Let Freedom Ring!)
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To: St. Johann Tetzel

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.


5 posted on 12/21/2004 9:58:26 AM PST by JustAnAmerican (Being Independent means never having to say you're Partisan)
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To: St. Johann Tetzel

TARGET IS NOT OWNED BY A FRENCH COMPANY!!! Besides, they gave most of their political contributions to Republicans this year.


6 posted on 12/21/2004 9:58:50 AM PST by Clemenza (Morford 2008: Not that there's anything wrong with it!)
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To: St. Johann Tetzel

LGB

LGBTQ

LGBTQLJDSRUKSPSKQ...?


7 posted on 12/21/2004 9:59:17 AM PST by Diddle E. Squat
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To: Clemenza

So, I still will not shop there this Christmas season over their banning of the Salvation Army.


8 posted on 12/21/2004 10:00:42 AM PST by TXBSAFH (Never underestimate the power of human stupidity--Robert Heinlein)
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To: St. Johann Tetzel

Lesbian
Gay
Bisexual
Transgendered
What perversion does the "Q" stand for?


9 posted on 12/21/2004 10:01:32 AM PST by Frank_2001
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To: Clemenza

Thanks for the correction. I should have verified that common belief before posting it.


10 posted on 12/21/2004 10:02:58 AM PST by St. Johann Tetzel ("Happy Holidays"? Bah Humbug! We don't do "Happy Holidays" here, so...Merry CHRISTs'mass to you!)
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To: JustAnAmerican
"Since Target thinks it can survive on the "Queer" quotient, lets see just how well they do."

Precisely.

11 posted on 12/21/2004 10:03:00 AM PST by G.Mason (The replies by this poster are meant for self amusement only. Read at your own discretion.)
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To: Frank_2001

Queer


12 posted on 12/21/2004 10:03:32 AM PST by Petronski (A suitable case for treatment.)
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To: TXBSAFH
I shopped at Target for Christmas gifts at least for the last 5 years. I have decided not to shop there anymore after the Salvation Army bell ringer ban.
13 posted on 12/21/2004 10:04:53 AM PST by Tony O (hibobbi!)
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To: TXBSAFH

I recommend Pottery Barn and Pier One. ;-)


14 posted on 12/21/2004 10:05:00 AM PST by Clemenza (Morford 2008: Not that there's anything wrong with it!)
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To: St. Johann Tetzel

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.


15 posted on 12/21/2004 10:05:34 AM PST by shubi (Peace through superior firepower.)
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To: Diddle E. Squat

MXYZPTLQ


16 posted on 12/21/2004 10:05:51 AM PST by Mamzelle (He's scared of me...! Honest, I won't hurt him!)
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To: Frank_2001

Not queer... Questioning.


17 posted on 12/21/2004 10:05:57 AM PST by bigLusr (Quiquid latine dictum sit altum viditur)
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To: St. Johann Tetzel
I've been to Target exactly ONCE since they banned the kettles. That was to redeem a big bunch of soda cans for about $5 deposit.

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.

18 posted on 12/21/2004 10:06:45 AM PST by newgeezer (Just my opinion, of course. Your mileage may vary.)
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To: Frank_2001
*LBGTQ? You may wonder what that stands for. This is a website for youth who are Lesbian, Bisexual, Gay, Transgendered, and Questioning their sexuality. Of course, all websurfers are welcome to browse the great variety of information that is offered here. Just remember that we need to keep this website safe for all people. Be respectful. Be open. Be honest. Be yourself. Thanks for stopping by.
19 posted on 12/21/2004 10:07:01 AM PST by St. Johann Tetzel ("Happy Holidays"? Bah Humbug! We don't do "Happy Holidays" here, so...Merry CHRISTs'mass to you!)
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To: Tony O

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


20 posted on 12/21/2004 10:07:03 AM PST by shubi (Peace through superior firepower.)
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To: Petronski

Are Gay and Queer two different "minority ethnic groups" now?


21 posted on 12/21/2004 10:07:49 AM PST by God defeats Darwin
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To: TXBSAFH
So, I still will not shop there this Christmas season

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.

22 posted on 12/21/2004 10:09:17 AM PST by newgeezer (Just my opinion, of course. Your mileage may vary.)
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To: shubi; Clemenza
AXA is owned by a french company and owns a lot of stock in Target.

That must be the origin of the "rumor" that Target is a "french company." Thanks.

23 posted on 12/21/2004 10:09:29 AM PST by St. Johann Tetzel ("Happy Holidays"? Bah Humbug! We don't do "Happy Holidays" here, so...Merry CHRISTs'mass to you!)
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To: God defeats Darwin

My primary care physician has advised me to stop trying to understand the rhetorical didacticisms of the left.


24 posted on 12/21/2004 10:09:40 AM PST by Petronski (A suitable case for treatment.)
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To: TXBSAFH

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?


25 posted on 12/21/2004 10:10:28 AM PST by sportutegrl
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To: bigLusr
Not queer... Questioning.

Really? I did not know that. It sounds likely enough for the left, though.

26 posted on 12/21/2004 10:11:00 AM PST by Petronski (A suitable case for treatment.)
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To: JustAnAmerican

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.


27 posted on 12/21/2004 10:11:22 AM PST by The Spirit Of Allegiance (REMEMBER THE ALGOREAMO--relentlessly hammer on the TRUTH, like the Dems demand recounts)
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To: sportutegrl

Queer


28 posted on 12/21/2004 10:12:05 AM PST by shubi (Peace through superior firepower.)
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To: TXBSAFH

http://www.buyblue.org/current_campaign.html

However, 72% of their donations go to GOP candidates (289K)...and are on the buyblue.org "naughty" list.


29 posted on 12/21/2004 10:12:21 AM PST by Dead Dog
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To: TXBSAFH
>>>So, I still will not shop there this Christmas season over their banning of the Salvation Army.<<<

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!

30 posted on 12/21/2004 10:12:30 AM PST by HardStarboard (Surrounded by Kerry/Edwards Signs in Washington State)
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To: St. Johann Tetzel

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.


31 posted on 12/21/2004 10:12:41 AM PST by thompsonsjkc
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To: St. Johann Tetzel; little jeremiah; Lindykim
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,

What 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.

32 posted on 12/21/2004 10:13:31 AM PST by ItsOurTimeNow (Proud knuckle-dragging, Bible-thumping, redneck Dinosaur)
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To: St. Johann Tetzel
we hope you will think queer as you make any purchase.

Queer: Odd or unconventional, as in behavior; eccentric.

Ok. I promise.

33 posted on 12/21/2004 10:13:33 AM PST by Chad Fairbanks ("Just because you were born stupid doesn't give you any right to be stupid!" - Paul Watson to Makahs)
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To: St. Johann Tetzel
...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.

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.

34 posted on 12/21/2004 10:14:29 AM PST by bigLusr (Quiquid latine dictum sit altum viditur)
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To: shubi
I will call and register my complaint.

I've thought about going into the store and voicing my displeasure directly to the store manager, but reconsidered when I realized the complaint would probably go no further.
35 posted on 12/21/2004 10:15:29 AM PST by Tony O (hibobbi!)
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To: TXBSAFH

'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.


36 posted on 12/21/2004 10:15:52 AM PST by OriginalChristian (Christians are being PERSECUTED. It has only just begun...)
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To: St. Johann Tetzel

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.


37 posted on 12/21/2004 10:15:55 AM PST by YOUGOTIT
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To: Frank_2001

Q = Queer

I assume to cover any perversion not singled out in the previous 4!

Yikes!

TARGET is off our list now...


38 posted on 12/21/2004 10:16:47 AM PST by Barney59 (Merry Christmas & a Happy New Year)
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To: St. Johann Tetzel

This story just keeps getting better and better.


39 posted on 12/21/2004 10:18:20 AM PST by Manic_Episode (OUT OF ORDER)
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To: newgeezer
Shopped there last year. Shopped there this year, and will shop there next year. I suggest you guys start getting gas at only stations that don't stock Penthouse or Playboy, or sell condoms next to the register.

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...

Sheesh.

40 posted on 12/21/2004 10:18:36 AM PST by Egon (Government is a guard-dog to be fed, not a cow to be milked.)
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To: Mamzelle
MXYZPTLQ

You insulting intolerant exclusionist! Why do you want to leave out the ASDWOPCZJAVKG;FOEOPYUVNLETDSNSDHHQ?

41 posted on 12/21/2004 10:18:39 AM PST by Diddle E. Squat
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To: bigLusr
Sorry, I'm not up on my Perversion Definitions of late..
42 posted on 12/21/2004 10:19:02 AM PST by Barney59 (Merry Christmas & a Happy New Year)
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To: St. Johann Tetzel

They also sell stuff made in China. The greatest evil of all. . .


43 posted on 12/21/2004 10:19:10 AM PST by Tempest (Click on my name for a long list of press contacts)
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To: thompsonsjkc

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.


44 posted on 12/21/2004 10:20:08 AM PST by MadAnthony1776
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To: St. Johann Tetzel

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.


45 posted on 12/21/2004 10:20:28 AM PST by T.Smith
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To: Barney59; bigLusr
Sorry, I'm not up on my Perversion Definitions of late...

I download an updated list weekly, just like getting new definitions for the antivirus program...

46 posted on 12/21/2004 10:20:54 AM PST by Petronski (A suitable case for treatment.)
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To: Petronski

"Questioning", actually.
But your answer was close to the truth.


47 posted on 12/21/2004 10:21:18 AM PST by SJSAMPLE
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To: St. Johann Tetzel

Not that I needed another reason to boycott Target, but what the heck...


48 posted on 12/21/2004 10:22:32 AM PST by Antoninus (A blessed birthday of Jesus Christ, Son of the Living God, to you!)
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To: G.Mason

Absolutely, if Target wants to survive catering to 3% of the population, let 'em try.


49 posted on 12/21/2004 10:22:36 AM PST by Big Digger (If you can keep your head when others are losing theirs, you must be a Republican)
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To: Diddle E. Squat
Maybe the TLFISTFE!AQ crowd wants to secede and form a new country:

Any creative names for this new land of libidory?

Trans-lyvania? (ouch!)

Buttswana? (oh no!)

Better stop...
50 posted on 12/21/2004 10:23:01 AM PST by Barney59 (Merry Christmas & a Happy New Year)
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