Grandmother Boycotts Target, Returns Purchases and Cuts Up Credit Card In Protest Of Targets Donation To Anti-Gay Politicial Group (Video)

The  Target Corporation last week donated  $150,000 to Minnesota Forward, a group staffed by former insiders from outgoing anti-gay Republican Gov. Tim Pawlenty’s administration. MN Forward is running TV ads .supporting Republican Tom Emmer’s campaign for Minnesota governor.

Targets Chief Executive Officer Gregg Steinhafel assured employees at the company’s Minneapolis headquarters in an e-mail that  the company doesn’t have a social agenda or necessarily agree with all the positions of candidates it supports. “Let me be very clear,” he said, “Target’s support of the GLBT community is unwavering, and inclusiveness remains a core value of our company.”

Well thst snow job was NOT good enough for Grandmother, and Mother to a gay son Randi Reitan who shops at Target but won’t anymore because of its anti-gay donation to Minnesota Forward PAC.  But thats not all Randi did,.  She took her protest to the store, bought and returned purchases, and cut up her Target credit Card in front of the staff and Manager.

“They’ve lost that $226.32. And they’ve lost every purchase from my family. What’s important in life is people. I love the people in my life. I love them more than anything I could buy at this store. I’m going to boycott Target until they make this right.”

I LOVE THIS WOMAN!.  I wish that she was my Mom.


Will Kohler

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