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Target offers same-sex wedding registries; vows political neutrality
pioneer press ^ | 7-28-12 | tom webb

Posted on 07/28/2012 6:22:55 AM PDT by TurboZamboni

When gay couples are ready to get married, Target is happy to help them celebrate.

The Minneapolis-based discount chain is running an ad featuring two grooms as an invitation to other gay and lesbian couples to set up their wedding registries at Target.

"Be yourself, together," the text of the ad reads. "Build a Target Wedding Gift Registry as unique as the two of you."

Does this mean Target Corp. is ready to make a commitment, too? Is Minnesota's most prominent corporation taking a public stand supporting gay marriage -- and opposing the Minnesota marriage amendment, which is coming to a vote in November?

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Culture/Society; News/Current Events; US: Minnesota
KEYWORDS: gay; homosexualagenda; marriage; mn; retail; target
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To: ClearCase_guy
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These people know that after a brief spurt of interest everyone will settle back into going along to get along, so they do whatever makes them a buck and gets them free publicity with pats on their little heads from the "in crowd". The way they see it, Americans have so far accepted everything that's been shoved down their throats from kindergarten condoms to contraception and abortion, so any negative effects will be minor and short lived at best. If it's like everything else that's "upset" average folks it'll be over with in time for them to have great Black Friday sales numbers. As with so many things in the past, it'll amount to a month or so of somewhat lower sales after which they'll win back shoppers by tossing them a bone like putting a little cross on the Pilgram in their Thanksgiving Day sales flyer or using "Merry Christmas" in a few ads rather than "Happy Holidays".

The King Barry round table of Christians in Name Only and Cafeteria Catholics expect you to lay down and roll over the same way the majority rolled over and begged for more rather than making it as hard to run an abortion clinic as it would be to run a Jim Crow lunch counter again in Birmingham. Ending Jim Crow was a cause worth being jailed and having mass demonstrations over but ending the ritual murder of millions of infants and the spreading of the queer agenda isn't? No wonder the democrat fascists have run the country for eighty years and get whatever they want; they're obviously far more dedicated to Fascist ideology than Christians are dedicated to living for Christ and having society reflect Christian values.

It's time for Americans to fish or cut bait, especially those who call themselves Christian. Companies either have to pay a large and long term penalty when they defy Christian and traditional American values, or the people who call themselves Christian need to sit down, shut up, and stop pretending they believe in and stand up for Jesus Christ who lowered Himself to the level of a human, then was mocked, tortured, crucified for them.

So how should your children and grandchildren bet, Christians? Should they bet you'll raise enough Hell to roll all of this back or should they bet on another thirty years of those responsible for them burying their heads in the sand and pretending that some band of magicians will just make this all disappear one afternoon?

Better still, maybe they should bet on the 88 reasons why the Great Surrender & Evacuation will happen before 1988 as a way to rationalize sitting on the sidelines and doing nothing.

OK, I got that off my chest.

Sorry for the rant, but Orange Juice sales suffered more and longer for having Anita Bryant as the Growers spokeswoman when the queers were upset than the supporters of mass murder and the queer agenda have ever suffered for forcing their agenda on society even though eighty percent of the population pretends to be Christian.

41 posted on 07/28/2012 2:41:50 PM PDT by Rashputin (Only Newt can defeat both the Fascist democrats and the Vichy GOP)
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To: TurboZamboni

It will affect my shopping at target. I now throw away the target add from the sunday paper without looking at it. The more they get involved with the issue, the more I am turned away. These are people doing something wrong.

42 posted on 07/28/2012 3:21:50 PM PDT by maxwellsmart_agent
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To: CityCenter

These companies might want to research the gay lifestyle a little more closely. They do not lead the same type of lifestyle as most people. Their purchasing habits are quite different.

I can see Amazon pandering. They probably get gay business. Target may get some business but not their wedding business. JC Penney has always be a traditional American store. Gays rarely go there. It is not dramatic enough.

We need more companies like Chic-fil-A who know who their coustomer base is and are careful not to offend them. These coporate atrocities do not seem to mind if their ads are offensive to parents and small children. Not to mention that gay marraige is still against the law in most states so they are encouraging them to break it.

43 posted on 07/28/2012 4:18:19 PM PDT by formosa (Formosa)
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Target a few years ago was pro-family. The sodomites boycotted the store over some flap, saying Target didn’t like them. So now Target caves to the radical degenerates. Sad. I will never shop at Target again. When I find out that any store has caved into the sodomite agenda they have gotten their last dollar from me.

“The dispute began last summer, when Minneapolis-based Target gave $150,000 to MN Forward, a political group that was backing a conservative Minnesota gubernatorial candidate opposed to gay marriage”

Now target grabs the vaseline every time a sodomite walks through the door.

44 posted on 07/28/2012 4:45:41 PM PDT by NKP_Vet
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Having worked in marketing/PR for a number of years it always comes down to the profit motive. These companies would not be getting on this line of marketing unless they thought they could make a buck off it. What they’re adopting is whatever they think the popular culture is tuned into. Like selling tie-dyed clothing during the hippie movement.

Once they find out they can’t make any moeny off what they’re doing, you’ll hear no more about it.

45 posted on 07/29/2012 8:22:28 AM PDT by CityCenter
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