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Right-Wingers Take On Target For Gay Pride Support


In a move that will surprise no one, the anti-gay haters at Family Research Council and the American Family Association are trying to rally their troops against Target after the retailer introduced gay pride apparel.

"If they're looking to resonate with Americans, they ought to try defending marriage. According to voters, the country's still very opposed to redefining it," said FRC president Tony Perkins, willfully ignorant that the most recent polls show majority support for marriage equality.

As for AFA, president Tim Wildmon claims Target is "ramming same-sex marriage down the throats of the American people." He also provides a form letter for supporters to express their archaic ire to Target Chairman Gregg Steinhafel. It reads:

Dear Chairman Steinhafel,

Thirty-one states have overwhelmingly voted for constitutional amendments to protect marriage as only between one-man, one-woman. And your company does business in all of these states.

That's why I can't understand why Target would purposely choose to offend me by donating cash to support the Family Equality Council's push for legalizing homosexual marriage.

I urge you to reconsider this promotion and stop supporting a gay marriage campaign.

Otherwise, I will reconsider shopping at your stores and choose making my purchases from your competitors.

Shoot, between this and the One Million Moms boycott against J.C. Penney, pretty soon there will be nowhere for right-wingers to shop.

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  1. mmmmmmm... i could go for some same sex being rammed down my throat right about now.... mmmmmmm.....

    Posted by: kodiak | May 24, 2012 7:32:59 AM

  2. Those T-shirts are supposed to be retro-cool but they're retro-tacky. But not as tacky as those protestors. How dare reality smack them in the face!

    Posted by: Jack M | May 24, 2012 7:55:05 AM

  3. I'm still waiting for them to start boycotting computers and high-tech devices in general, seeing as they were invented by an unrepentant, godless sodomite and have been further developed and sold by corporations solidly and vocally backing our nefarious agenda.

    Posted by: Shelly | May 24, 2012 8:15:11 AM

  4. KODIAK - Bleh...why don't you just ram your cheezy ass back in the hole you've come out of.

    Posted by: UFFDA | May 24, 2012 8:20:24 AM

  5. ^IAWTC

    Posted by: Munro | May 24, 2012 8:42:31 AM

  6. Shelly - They are just cowards and hypocrites. They know they could never ask for a boycott of Apple, Microsoft and other companies that support equality. Their livelihood depends on these gawdless corporations.

    Posted by: Sylvatica | May 24, 2012 8:44:19 AM

  7. "Damn Dude! You don't have an iPhone and look like you buy your clothes at Costco!" "Yeah, my parents are homophobes....."

    Posted by: Michaelandfred | May 24, 2012 9:15:28 AM

  8. Hey homphobes - how are the boycotts of Home Depot, JC Penney, Toys R Us, and Starbucks going?

    (Though I'm not going to lie - it wouldn't surprise me in Target gives in.)

    Posted by: KT | May 24, 2012 9:24:26 AM

  9. Where's the weigh-in from 1 Million Moms? This is their turf. They should be up and running and eager to get on the wagon, encouraged by the stunning shutdown of much of the Starbucks empire yesterday--which was undoubtedly a result of divine intervention prompted by the sacrifice of enormous amounts of SBucks juice being offered as sacrifices at sewer gates across the world.

    Posted by: gregory brown | May 24, 2012 9:58:53 AM

  10. They should STFU. Target's already supporting politicians that support the anti-gay agenda, so what's their beef with some t-shirts that aren't even sold in the Target stores?

    Posted by: The Milkman | May 24, 2012 10:09:32 AM

  11. I love how Perkins is quoted saying, "According to voters, the country's still very opposed to redefining it".

    He can no longer say that a majority of Americans don't support marriage equality because that is no longer the case.

    BUT, what he knows but fails to mention (like many other including NOM's Brian Brown)when bringing up the voting record of states on the matter is that when the civil rights of a minority are put up to a vote the minority ALWAYS loses!!! All of these anti-gay people spewing this nonsense about the voting record of the states know this; they are lying to and trying to deceive their sheeple, and in most cases their contributors!

    Posted by: Matt | May 24, 2012 10:46:36 AM

  12. The shirts don't mention SSM, just gay pride. They are seeing something that isn't there.

    Posted by: anon | May 24, 2012 11:07:49 AM

  13. ...Oh my. "Shoving it down their throats" again..sexual innuendo aside, religion is shoved down peoples' throats daily....right wing rhetoric litters our airwaves....Rush, Glen at al. We accept it because we in America are SUPPOSED to have free speech and freedom from being abridged in our own personal religious (or non) beliefs. James Madison wrote it in our ink, signed..No "national religion shall exist"..Sadly far to many in our country believe we are a "Christian Nation"...they preach it in their pulpits and spout it our in any forum they can use.... They don't speak for me and never will. Can't we have the same privelege? Learn to live with today and let the curtain fall on is the way things work and always have. Get over aren't making a difference you are roadblocking progress of acceptance and tolerance... seem too remember that those two tenets are the foundation of Christianity... Proceed at your own risk, are winning small battles but losing the war in huge chunks. Wake up.

    Posted by: thom | May 24, 2012 11:15:10 AM

  14. They protest a Pride shirt by jumping straight to their opposition of same-sex marriage? But wait, they've asserted repeatedely in court that there's no connection between opposing marriage equality and not liking gay people! They are truly too stupid and blinded by hate to have caught on that every time they show their true agenda and make a hate-based attack, their actions can and will be used to expose their lies.

    Posted by: per | May 24, 2012 11:17:02 AM

  15. Are they going to take on Left-Winger, Democrat Fred Phelps?

    Posted by: Alan | May 24, 2012 11:29:43 AM

  16. Ugly shirts made by underpaid workers who toil in crappy sweatshops and sold by a chain that supports anti-gay politicians. That really IS something to be proud of.

    Posted by: djork | May 24, 2012 11:36:57 AM

  17. The AFA and its ilk don't want us seen or heard. Because they can't stop us from existing, then insist on trying to make us invisible.

    Posted by: MateoM | May 24, 2012 2:50:13 PM

  18. Target supports anti-gay Politicians in Minnesota i havent forgotten and havent spent a cent there since.

    Posted by: Jeff | May 24, 2012 3:03:26 PM

  19. They will always have Wal-Mart. The day Wal-Mart starts selling gay pride T-shirts and giving to gay charities and political organizations is a day I will eat my hat. These right wingers already didnt shop at Target as they are still mad at the "Holiday" ads verses "Christmas".

    Posted by: reacenyc | May 24, 2012 3:25:34 PM

  20. There is nothing sexual about the shirt!

    Posted by: jaragon | May 24, 2012 6:00:09 PM

  21. For those that feel target is only trying to make up for a few years back, take a look at this from a news source in Minneapolis

    Target responded to criticism over the "Wear it with Pride" campaign last week, releasing a statement that read;

    Target supports inclusivity and diversity in every aspect of our business and has a long history of supporting the LGBT community through giving, volunteerism and event sponsorship and participation. TARGET DOES NOT BELIEVE that a constitutional fight over the issue is good for Minnesota or the state's ability to attract jobs and grow the economy. Consistent with our long-standing support of civic engagement, we are encouraging our team members to exercise their right to vote.

    Posted by: Support | May 24, 2012 8:00:45 PM

  22. Aren't gays still boycotting them over their support for right wing candidates in Minnesota? They just can't win. Almost funny. Guess I should start shopping there again, getting hard to keep up.

    Posted by: Ken | May 24, 2012 8:35:46 PM

  23. One day it will be made known that this sinful, disgusting lifestyle is an abomination in GOD'S eyes! Just hope ppl realize before its too late to repent! Jesus is coming no matter what you want to believe! You'll remember these words one day...

    Posted by: Jen | Jul 24, 2012 10:45:24 AM

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