Gay rights foes Tony Perkins of the
Family Research Council (FRC) and Tim Wildmon of the American Family
Association (AFA) have condemned Target Corp. for selling t-shirts
celebrating Gay Pride.
line of t-shirts went on sale earlier this week for $12.99 each.
Up to $12,000 from the sale of the shirts will be donated to the
Washington D.C.-based Family Equality Council, which supports gay,
lesbian, bisexual and transgender families.
Perkins reacted to the news in a radio
bulletin, warning that if the retailer is looking to “resonate with
Americans, they ought to try defending marriage.”
“Target's slogan is 'expect more,'
and when it comes to their politics, Americans do,” Perkins
told his audience. “Target promises to donate 100% of the
profits to a national homosexual group – but they don't specify
which one. … The company said it wanted to 'resonate beyond
fashion.' But if they're looking to resonate with Americans, they
ought to try defending marriage. According to voters, the country's
still very opposed to redefining it.”
Wildmon blasted the move in an action
alert urging members to boycott the retail chain: “Target is
joining President Obama in ramming same-sex marriage down the throats
of the American people.”
“Let [Chairman Gregg Steinhafel] know
that a majority of Americans oppose same-sex marriage and are able to
use their pocketbooks to voice their opposition to companies that