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Thousands sign up for NOM’s Target boycott

Timothy Kincaid

August 15th, 2014

TargetLogoTarget, that fine purveyor of clothing and household goods, signed onto an amicus brief expressing their opposition to anti-gay marriage bans. And this has infuriated the National Organization for Marriage.

So much so that NOM is harnessing its tremendous power and influence to punish the monster-store for daring to “maligned millions of voters who support the traditional definition of marriage by effectively likening them to ‘haters’ or ‘bigots.'” Nom has called upon its supporters to stand in unison and let the corporate giant know just how strong they are and what threat Target faces for insulting anti-gay voters.

And thousands of NOM supporters have stood together to be counted. Yes, literally thousands; 2,756 to be exact. And that’s almost nearly reaching the goal that NOM set of 2,800 proud defenders of traditional marriage. Surely within the next month they’ll get there!

Because NOM fears for the safety of its petitioners, they disallow showing names of signers. Thus we cannot know whether those 2,756 principled buyers include those ubiquitous few who seem to sign every petition, such as Mickey Mouse, Mike Hunt, and You’re Haters. But, even if so, I am certain that there are many many good souls showing their shopping muscle and threatening the profitability of Target stores everywhere.

Granted, this is not exactly the most popular petition currently being circulated on electronic media. For example, 5,114 have signed to “Tell Dove to stop using Photoshop in their ads” and 69,791 people want the show Shark Hunters to be cancelled. Both of which pale next to 271,469 people who want Dunkin’ Donuts to stop using styrofoam cups.

But NOM can be proud. They’ve stood up and been counted.

And now Target can treat NOM’s boycott with all the seriousness that it deserves.



August 15th, 2014 | LINK

“Target …maligned millions of voters who support the traditional definition of marriage by effectively likening them to ‘haters’ or ‘bigots.’”

No, Target never effectively likened “millions of voters who support the traditional definition of marriage” to “haters” and “bigots.”

But NOM just did, in the above quote. I probably wouldn’t have put it so bluntly in a public statement, but now that NOM has, who am I to argue? Surely they must know their constituency.

August 15th, 2014 | LINK

Um it’s Dunkin’

Leonardo Ricardo
August 16th, 2014 | LINK

This pleases me…I rest tonight knowing that somewhere a NOM weenie is shriveling. Perfecto. Leonardo Ricardo, Guatemala (we need Target here, the Wal-Mart is horrid)!

August 16th, 2014 | LINK

Their boycott is working. Now when I shop at my local Target I only have to stand behind 19 people in the check out line I haven’t seen it go to 20 in weeks now.

Dave H
August 16th, 2014 | LINK

I’m sure the NOM minions all shop at WalMart anyway.

Joseph Singer
August 16th, 2014 | LINK

Please, if you’re going to make fun of a company try to get the name of the company right. It’s not “Duncan Donuts” it’s Dunkin Donuts. I know you tried to be clever but sometimes clever doesn’t work.

Bose in St. Peter MN
August 16th, 2014 | LINK

Let’s think about the hot pockets of avid NOM support for a minute. There are somewhere approaching 500 bishops in the USCCB with support staff of 300+, and a reasonable assumption of thousands of diocesan staff. The bishops’ number includes plenty of senior and retired men who may not be online, much less prone to sign online petitions… but staffers include plenty of tech-savvy folks who are socially active online.

Liberty U claims 12,000 on-campus students and 90,000 online. It has a 25% acceptance rate for new, full-time students, suggesting in round numbers that another 9,000 wannabes are turned away every year. It’s also possible that 30,000 new Liberty alumni have been hatched in the past decade, now young adult professionals.

John Hagee’s Cornerstone megachurch in San Antonio draws 20,000 members and reaches many more with TV broadcasts.

Bill Donohue’s Catholic League has 200,000+ members.

32,000+ Californians donated in support of Prop 8.

So, yeah… 2,756 petition signers make it clear that NOM is bad at its job.

For once, though, choosing a company in turmoil over the credit breach and a misguided expansion in Canada means that NOM will get to pretend (lie) about being successful as Target’s profits struggle for a bit.

Timothy Kincaid
August 16th, 2014 | LINK

Thanks for the correction on Dunkin’ Donuts. Fixed now.

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