Target Contributes to Antigay Politician

  • metta

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    Jul 25, 2010 7:47 AM GMT
    Target Contributes to Antigay Politician


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    Jul 25, 2010 7:51 AM GMT
    I'm confused... so instead of just supporting one base, they're not supporting more than one...so that they'll alienate more of the population?
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    Jul 25, 2010 7:39 PM GMT
    I don't expect companies or individuals to agree with me on every issue. Politics are far more complicated than a single issue. Frankly, I'm not in favor of gay marriage either, but that's because I have a very libertarian view on that issue. I would take marriage entirely out of the government and make it a religious ceremony.

    I have a real problem with needing a license from a government body to marry someone I love. I don't care what their gender is.

    The whole problem with gay marriage exists because we allowed government to push its nose into private relations between two people in the first place.
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    Jul 25, 2010 7:44 PM GMT
    icon_eek.gifare you serious? I don't believe it.
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    Jul 25, 2010 7:48 PM GMT
    Dakota_gent saidI don't expect companies or individuals to agree with me on every issue. Politics are far more complicated than a single issue. Frankly, I'm not in favor of gay marriage either, but that's because I have a very libertarian view on that issue. I would take marriage entirely out of the government and make it a religious ceremony.

    I have a real problem with needing a license from a government body to marry someone I love. I don't care what their gender is.

    The whole problem with gay marriage exists because we allowed government to push its nose into private relations between two people in the first place.

    No, the problem with gay marriage is that we can't have it! How about THAT problem?

    And why the hell should marriage be a religious ceremony only? If you're an Atheist you can't get married???

    And a couple needs some kind of legal, government-recognized status to enjoy the benefits that all married couples have. Now if religion alone controls that, how do we have gay marriage?

    Or are you saying that the ANY religious group can marry a couple, including the gay MCC? Good for those who belong to the MCC, but still, what about the Atheists?

    OK, so I practice the Shinto religion, and there's not a lot of those around me in Idaho. So I gotta travel to California to get married, or maybe even Japan? Maybe they can do it mail-order, or even online, huh?
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    Jul 25, 2010 7:48 PM GMT
    Dakota_gent saidI don't expect companies or individuals to agree with me on every issue. Politics are far more complicated than a single issue. Frankly, I'm not in favor of gay marriage either, but that's because I have a very libertarian view on that issue. I would take marriage entirely out of the government and make it a religious ceremony.

    I have a real problem with needing a license from a government body to marry someone I love. I don't care what their gender is.

    The whole problem with gay marriage exists because we allowed government to push its nose into private relations between two people in the first place.


    Yeah I'm not a fan of gay marriage either- I just prefer marriage; a legal union between two consenting adults.
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    Jul 26, 2010 4:39 AM GMT
    Wilton said
    No, the problem with gay marriage is that we can't have it! How about THAT problem?

    I would start by being less emotional.

    Reread my post with this word in mind: "Libertarian."

    I'm proposing a solution that takes government out of the equation. I'm not being anti-gay in any way and I am not discriminating against any religion. I live in a very rural area, so I am well aware of the limited options available in such places.

    If I'm taking government marriage out of the equation, I would also take the benefits out of the equation. This goes along with a larger philosophy of how taxation should be done, but that's a separate discussion.

    For concerns about property after death, adoption, and hospital visitations: my solution puts the responsibility on the individual.

    It seems disingenuous to claim that making marriage a religious institution closes atheists out. If I were an atheist, I doubt I would marry in a church or temple or anything religious. I'd arrange a civil ceremony right now. If government is taken out of the equation, I could still arrange a commitment ceremony in front of friends and family.

    I'll concede right now that you will win this argument. Homosexuals will be able to marry in this country. We can't yet, but it is coming along with all the governmental benefits and intrusion. You see, people like government intruding into marriage, even the socially conservative. My position is the unpopular one. Conservatives of most stripes and liberals like government intrusion, even though they may disagree with which types of intrusion are appropriate.

    My views are unpopular with both sides.
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    Jul 26, 2010 5:11 AM GMT
    Dakota_gent saidI have a real problem with needing a license from a government body to marry someone I love. I don't care what their gender is.
    Exactly.
    The govt should stay out of marriage altogether.
    A piece of paper doesn't substitute for vows.
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    Jul 26, 2010 5:23 AM GMT
    Dakota_gent saidReread my post with this word in mind: "Libertarian."

    I read it very carefully. And you did not read carefully my reply, nor answer the problems inherent with religious-based marriages replacing civil ones. What do Atheists do in your model for religious marriage? Or members of religions that have no local churches or temples?

    Why should religions be delegated this authority? Are you saying the State should grant a power to religious entities that it denies to itself? You can call it Libertarian if you want, but I call it Theocracy, and a violation of Church & State separation.
  • BIG_N_TALL

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    Jul 26, 2010 5:40 AM GMT
    I guess I should feel like a jack ass for saying in a job interview with Target HR reps in Maryland this past Friday that I liked Target's progressive policies, especially towards the LGBT community... and for calling it a "good business strategy." oops... icon_neutral.gif
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    Jul 26, 2010 6:54 AM GMT
    Wilton said
    Dakota_gent saidReread my post with this word in mind: "Libertarian."

    I read it very carefully. And you did not read carefully my reply, nor answer the problems inherent with religious-based marriages replacing civil ones. What do Atheists do in your model for religious marriage? Or members of religions that have no local churches or temples?

    Why should religions be delegated this authority? Are you saying the State should grant a power to religious entities that it denies to itself? You can call it Libertarian if you want, but I call it Theocracy, and a violation of Church & State separation.

    I'm not proposing a replacement. I'm proposing a total change in the way marriage is handled. I want government out of marriage altogether. Government won't be delegating its authority to churches. A church marriage has no legal standing. It would have religious standing. This is just like if you or I become member of a church. The church and its members recognize it, but it means nothing to the government.

    My solution entirely sidesteps the question of gay marriage because it puts marriage where it belongs: between individuals and in the churches, not in government. If atheists want to marry, it would be a ceremony in front of friends and they would have to decide who to hire on the private market to preside over the ceremony.

    Those who can't find an institution of their religion would have to travel. Honestly, though, this problem doesn't change. If I were Jewish, I wouldn't be able to marry in a synagogue right now. I would have to travel. At the moment, I could get a civil ceremony, but remember that my solution eliminates the need for civil ceremonies.

    I am taking government out of marriage entirely. That's what you are missing. I'm not replacing. I'm removing. I'm proposing something that I don't read in the homosexual or conservative media. I'm proposing something different, and it involves a change of mindset.
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    Jul 26, 2010 7:02 AM GMT
    the article seems to be more political shannigans rather than actual boycotting reasons.
  • metta

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    Jul 26, 2010 7:07 AM GMT
    Target Corporation Finances Anti-LGBT Candidate's PAC
    http://www.pamshouseblend.com/diary/16810/target-corporation-finances-antilgbt-candidates-pac



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    Jul 28, 2010 8:01 AM GMT




    Customer Vents At Target For Anti-Gay Right Wing Donation:

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    Jul 28, 2010 9:34 PM GMT

    Best Buy donated $100k to the same fund:

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    Jul 28, 2010 10:44 PM GMT
    I don't shop their anyway, they specialize in low cost low quality crap.
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    Jul 28, 2010 10:53 PM GMT
    Dakota_gent saidI don't expect companies or individuals to agree with me on every issue. Politics are far more complicated than a single issue. Frankly, I'm not in favor of gay marriage either, but that's because I have a very libertarian view on that issue. I would take marriage entirely out of the government and make it a religious ceremony.

    I have a real problem with needing a license from a government body to marry someone I love. I don't care what their gender is.

    The whole problem with gay marriage exists because we allowed government to push its nose into private relations between two people in the first place.


    Wow!

    One of the most ridiculous posts I have ever had the displeasure of reading.

    With a philosophy like that, I'm sure plenty of coporations agree with you on practically every issue, as do right wingers. It's the human beings - those with a soul - who probably wouldn't agree with anything you have to say on this subject, or any other.

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  • metta

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    Aug 11, 2010 5:25 PM GMT


    Target's gay problem keeps getting worse

    http://blogs.citypages.com/blotter/2010/08/targets_gay_pro.php
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    Aug 17, 2010 1:51 AM GMT

    Target Turns Its Back on LGBT Community, Refuses to Work With Human Rights Campaign

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  • GQjock

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    Aug 17, 2010 2:04 AM GMT
    Thank you Scalia Roberts Thomas Alito and Kennedy
    You're a bunch O' Boobs

    ... actually you're Shills for the big corporate money here in America

    Target is being made an example of ,,, and in all likelihood for good reason
    but They just got caught because the money that they gave just happened to be disclosed
    There are PLENTY of ways companies can gives LOADS of Corporate cash thru political action committees and political parties where they don't even NEED to disclose who they are or how much they gave or to whom

    So get ready this November is going to be a Doozey icon_wink.gif

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    Aug 17, 2010 2:13 AM GMT
    Hmmm... not very original:


    I also used to work at this Target, with that lady. icon_smile.gif

    Glad I quit, 'cause I wouldn't have been able to deal with idiots like him.
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    Aug 17, 2010 7:26 PM GMT
    ^
    I like that they are getting creative with this. icon_smile.gif
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    Aug 17, 2010 7:38 PM GMT
    Well, I am now boycotting Target, and I called their corporate offices today to tell them why. If you are going to boycott Target, you should take a few minutes to contact them.

    I didn't yell at them, but expressed my reasons why I cannot shop there anymore. How I felt a sense of betrayal because Target has been supportive of LGBT issues in the past, and that this donation felt like a punch in the gut.

    I also offered my sympathies to the employees who are caught in the middle because of an executive decision.