28 May Target “Flip-flops” on Gay Marriage
Target has flip-flopped. Two years ago, Target donated $150,000 to Governor Tim Pawlenty’s campaign in Minnesota. Governor Pawlenty supports traditional marriage. Now in 2012, Target has promised to donate at least $120,000 to the Family Equality Council (FEC), a homosexual political advocacy group.
Target is raising the money by selling “Pride” T-shirts from its online store. Target launched the line of pride shirts on Sunday, and plans to donate 100 percent of the sales through the month of June.
When Target made the donation to Governor Pawlenty’s campaign in 2010, LGBT groups launched a boycott of Target. A spokesman for Target denied that the two donations are linked.
One would think Target would do better supporting married couples with children. Target happens to be one of my favorite stores. For my family of 10, I typically spend between $200 and $400 a month at Target. That is between $2,400 and $4,800 a year. Imagine if a lot of families boycotted Target? Families spend more than either single people or couples with no children. I guess I’ll be finding a another place to shop.
If you are upset by this flip flop of Target, and want to let them know, you can go to this link and email Target Chairman Greg Steinhafel, or you can call Target headquarters directly at (612) 304-6073, and choose option 6.