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Does Target fund anti-gay politics?

By Tony Hicks
Thursday, July 29th, 2010 at 12:40 pm in Uncategorized.

This is from today’s Daily Beast. It’s food for thought about where your money goes.Though – like I once told an obnoxious liberal who chided me for drinking “Rockstar,” which is owned by an uber-right wing radio host Michael Savage’s son (I think) – “If I had to boycott every product manufactured or sold by a right-leaning corporation, I’d be naked, hungry and lonely, living in a tent. Besides, that crap totally works.”

 But I suppose we just have to pick our pet causes (and this happens to be one of mine, so I’m going to look more into this, because Target already gets too much of my money). I realize people don’t read me to hear my political opinions – unless those opinions involve nasty children, explosions, and the holy goodness that is pizza – but tough. Gay marriage is such a no-brainer, especially with the so-called sanctity of man-woman marriage rarely having any sanctity at all, if divorce and cheating stats are to be believed. If someone can tell me God signed off on the last couple years of my first marriage, but not a healthy, loving gay marriage, I’d tell them either they needed to be medicated or that God’s been watching too many Brady Bunch episodes.

Anyway, here’s the item from The Daily Beast:

Is the $10 you spend on a shirt at Target going toward anti-gay groups? Target gave $150,000 to MN Forward, a political group that has endorsed and pays for ads for Republican gubernatorial candidate Tom Emmer, a fervent opponent of gay marriage. Target CEO Gregg Steinhafel denied any political agenda in an email to staffers, and insisted the Target’s support for the GLBT community is “unwavering.” Despite Target’s defense, a Facebook group called “Boycott Target Until They Cease Funding Anti-Gay Politics” already has 5,000 members. Best Buy also defended its $100,00 contribution to MN Forward, and said the corporation supported the group because it makes “jobs and economic issues a top priority in this election.” Corporations only recently became allowed to donate money to campaign advertising following the Supreme Court’s January ruling reversing campaign finance laws that had prevented their involvement.

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One Response to “Does Target fund anti-gay politics?”

  1. Julie Says:

    Tony, In real life, Mr. Brady was gay (the actor). Maybe God really was watching and has a great sense of humor! I like your view on this topic.

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