Target to Sell Gay-Themed Items; Donate Profits
Remember a couple of years ago when Target Stores refused Salvation Army bell ringers access to its stores during the holiday season? While the Salvation Army may be taboo at Target, gay advocacy causes definitely are not. Target has just announced that it will distribute gay items (tee shirts, etc.) promoting controversial causes such as gay marriage and donate profits (up to $120,000) to a gay activist group.
Pro-family groups are taking major U.S. merchandiser Target Corporation to task for its recently announced initiative to raise money for homosexual activism. Two years after getting into hot water with homosexual groups for backing Republican Minnesota gubernatorial candidate Tom Emmer, who supported a state amendment to define marriage as only between a man and a woman, the Minnesota-based Target Corp. is now “inching into the gay-pride market,” reported the St. Paul Pioneer Press, “offering 10 rainbow-themed T-shirts for sale online and promising to donate 100 percent of the proceeds to the Family Equality Council [FEC], a group for gay and lesbian families.”
Target spokeswoman Molly Snyder said that the company “supports inclusively 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.” Snyder told the Minneapolis Star Tribune that the “gay pride” promotion was sparked by an LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender) group among Target’s employees, and snowballed into a line of merchandise promoting the politically and culturally polarizing cause. “Over the past year, we heard from our team members and guests that they’d like to see an assortment of Pride merchandise available at Target,” Snyder said.
That assortment includes a collection of ten “gay pride” T-shirts, each retailing for $12.99, with up to $120,000 of the profits going to help the FEC push for the legalization of same-sex “marriage” in the United States. Snyder explained that the T-shirt promotion will coincide with Minneapolis’ annual homosexual “pride” festival in late June — a two-day event notorious for the in-your-face public displays of debauchery by many of its participants.
It’s one thing to sell gay pride tee shirts; it’s another thing to donate up to $120,000 in profits to the Family Equality Council. Can anyone remember Target doing anything for the families of U.S. military or families that have lost a member of the families of soldiers killed or seriously wounded defending our country?
Once again we see a “favored minority” receiving preferential treatment … this time by a national retailer.
Hat tip: thenewamerican.com
Has the chain pasted a giant “target” on its back?