roadbikeRob saidI support Target's right to not allow any type of petitioning and soliciting on their property. Hopefully they are just as draconian with the panhandling as well. The last thing anyone wants to be confronted with when entering any store or mall is to have someone pressuring them to sign a petition or push something on them or asking for money. I don't agree with Target's support of certain anti-gay causes but that is still their right.
Except that, according to the article, Target does allow soliciting on their property.
Perhaps they ought to be treading very carefully, given that until it was brought to light, Target was apparently donating to groups that were steadfastly opposed to affording LGBT the same rights everyone else has!
Moreover, if there are clashes at the door, I suspect it isn't always a matter of aggressive petitioning. It wouldn't surprise me to learn that when prospective customers learn what the petition is about, they become perfectly capable of spouting off with plenty of abusive remarks of their own!
And frankly, anyone who shops at Target and claims they "don't agree with Target's support of certain anti-gay causes" is in fact affirming that they support Target's support of anti-gay causes...because after all, where do you think the donation money comes from?
Target has some way to go to heal the damage they did to the LGBT community...permitting these petitioners to continue to operate, provided they observe respectful modes of behaviour!