Christian conservatives are targeting
Target for selling a line of Gay Pride shirts.
The Family Research Council (FRC) on
Friday launched a campaign urging the Minnesota-based retailer to
stop selling the shirts which benefit the Washington D.C.-based gay
rights group Family Equality Council (FEC).
By supporting the group Target is
effectively opposed to Christian-based adoption agencies, FRC claims.
“I strongly object to your recent
decision to provide free advertising and raise funds for the Family
Equality Council (FEC),” FRC's
online petition reads. “The FEC's chief objective, according
to their website, is to pass legislation on the local and national
level that would effectively shut down Christian-based adoption
agencies by ordering all adoption agencies to no longer prioritize
placing a child in a home with both a mom and a dad, despite the
overwhelming evidence that such households are by far the best
environment for a child. This has happened in Illinois,
Massachusetts and Washington, D.C.
“I urge you to cease funding this
anti-Christian adoption group, and resume a neutral position on
marriage foes call sales of Gay Pride shirts at Target “a slap in
The move comes after FRC President Tony
Perkins accepted FEC executive director Jennifer Chrisler's
to dinner at her house with her spouse and children.