But before we grab our pitch forks and start a boycott, Target donated the same amount ($50K) to the Democratic Governors Association – so they are spending equally. And Target has done some good work for the LGBT community, last year they offered rainbow-themed t-shirts with “100% of the proceeds” going to LGBT groups.
In all political honestly, they are probably covering their bases on both sides – I suppose it comes down to who is capable of being the louder protest group. But if 1 Million Mom’s taught us anything, the pro-equality voice can be much louder.
His Lt. Governor candidate, E.W. Jackson, has actually managed to be less-subtle in his anti-lgbt opinions (which would be impressive if it wasn’t so terrifying.) From hot yoga to comparing Planned Parenthood to the KKK, Jackson has gone above-and-beyond your average bigot to reach a new and astonishing level of crazy.
So, again, Target, via a 3rd party, gave money to these people.
So will you pick up your next pair of seasonal/disposable flip-flops from Target? Or will you find another business that doesn’t get as politically involved? Let us know in the comments!