Skip to comments.Retail chain Target's 'Pride' T-shirts rile marriage amendment supporters
Posted on 06/02/2012 11:01:40 AM PDT by Mount Athos
Target is now upsetting same-sex marriage opponents by selling T-shirts to raise money for a group working to defeat a gay marriage ban in Minnesota.
"Target is attacking traditional marriage, which is an incredibly misguided thing for them to have done," said Chuck Darrell, spokesman for Minnesota for Marriage, a group campaigning to pass the constitutional marriage amendment. "It's an insult to the overwhelming majority of their customers."
The $12.99 shirts will be sold on Target's website through June, or while supplies last. They come in four designs, emblazoned with words such as "harmony" and "pride." Singer Gwen Stefani designed one shirt featuring a rainbow and a cloud that says, "LOVE IS LOVE."
"Target is pleased to be able to bring our guests products they want while, in turn, helping support the LGBT community through the donation of 100 percent of the purchase price to the Family Equality Council," the company said in a statement noting its long-standing support of the gay community.
Family Equality Council director Jennifer Chrisler said the T-shirt proceeds will fund her group's work around the country, ranging from community building to political advocacy. She added that Target, a longtime sponsor of the Twin Cities gay pride festival, is now sponsoring Family Equality Council retreats for gay families in Massachusetts and California.
Minnesota for Marriage doesn't plan to organize action against Target because of its focus on the November vote, Darrell said. Instead, he is asking supporters of the constitutional amendment to counter the Target promotion by donating $12.99 on his group's website. He said donations are up since Target started selling the T-shirts.
Darrell also urged Target to get out of the marriage issue and stay out.
"Get out of the business of trying to redefine marriage."
(Excerpt) Read more at foxnews.com ...
Are they made from recycled carpeting? Can you get one colored like fudge? Will there be a NAMBLA shirt?
Just be sure you don’t order home delivery.
Welp, there’s another store I won’t be shopping at anymore.
I’m running out of stores.
They need to have one where the Bullseye is now a goatse.
How very old school of you sir.
No kidding! JC Penny was a favorite of mine. To bad.
Will the “chidren” be able to wear these shirts to school?
Or will they be taboo like shirts with flags?
Or encouraged like shirts with fags?
Any business that promotes perversion loses my business.
We can still shop at Cracker Barrel restuarants. That is an establishment leftists love to hate. Every one of their restuarants is, whether subliminally or intentionally, a standing monument to largely rural, blue collar, white America.......the demographic within this nation that is at the top of every leftwinger’s enemies list.
Singer Gwen Stefani designed one shirt featuring a rainbow and a cloud that says, “LOVE IS LOVE.”
So Ms Stefani, do you support pedophiles?
They clam the same thing. Love is love........
I should have added Chik-fil-A.
I fully respect their right to sell those ridiculous shirts. And I fully intend to use my rights to shop somewhere else. Not that i’d shop in that overpriced yuppified verision of Wal-Mart anyway.
You and me both. Have you seen Penney’s ads with lesbian and gay parents? It’s enough to make one barf. I don’t care how much they try to make homosexuality seem normal, it isn’t, and we have to stand up against it.