Barber Wants ‘Economic Terrorism’ Against Target

Giant retailer Target has filed a brief in favor of marriage equality in a federal lawsuit and the bigots are now calling for a boycott of that company. Matt Barber of Liberty Counsel says customers should go in and tell them that they won’t shop there anymore.

Target is filing legal briefs in court cases intended to win marriage rights for homosexuals and lesbians. Matt Barber, Vice President of Liberty Counsel Action and Founder of, tells OneNewsNow it’s a slap in the face to millions of pro-family customers who support true marriage between one man and one woman.

“It is just poor business,” he says. “Target, just like other corporations across the country, should at least remain neutral in this ongoing culture war. And at best, they should be endorsing the age old institution of natural marriage, which is the cornerstone to any healthy society.”

He says it’s time for the public to speak up with a strong and united voice.

“I hope people will go into Target stores across the country and tell them that they are no longer going to buy products there because Target has joined in the attack on the institution of natural marriage,” he says. “They need to let it be known that they will take their business elsewhere and tell why they are doing so. That’s what individuals can do about this.”

Yes, this is the same Matt Barber who called boycotts by pro-equality folks “economic terrorism” and said it proved that they wanted to throw Christians in jail. When the boycott is against Chick-Fil-A, it’s simply outrageous. When he does it, it’s perfectly fine.

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  • whheydt

    Remain neutral on “culture war” issues, eh? Does that mean avoiding both “Happy Holidays” AND “Merry Christmas”? Not using decorations linked to any religion, let alone a specific one? One could go on at considerable length finding companies on one side or the other of said “culture wars”.

  • Alverant

    *sigh* Another conservative who thinks “being neutral” really means “supporting only my views”.

  • chisaihana5219

    When Target decided to “remain neutral” on the open carrying of guns in the stores, I was prepared to boycott. However, after numerous complaints, Target decided to be a “no guns” store. I am happy to shop in a store that supports gun control and gay marriage. Target, as a Minnesota corporation, could not remain neutral or fair to support gay marriage in a state where such marriage is legal. They know where the profit comes from.

  • justsomeguy

    “Target has joined in the attack on the institution of natural marriage,”

    Heh, natural marriage. It’s so cute how he thinks marriage is something other than a human invention.

  • RickR

    “He says it’s time for the public to speak up with a strong and united voice.”

    They keep saying this, as if the bigots haven’t been screaming their lungs out for years now.

    Barber’s problem is that there’s fewer of them every year.

  • jforb

    Homosexuals and lesbians?

  • Modusoperandi

    justsomeguy “Heh, natural marriage.”

    I just got back from a natural marriage. Honeybees. It got pretty blue. Damn, that was a lot of grooms.

  • janiceintoronto

    Crap. Now I gotta go to Target and buy a bunch of stuff I don’t need.

  • sugarfrosted

    @8 So a normal trip to target?

  • tubi

    Their “strong and united voice” is becoming more weak, disjointed, and shrill each time they open their mouths.

    Target’s not dumb. They can read the tea leaves.

  • magistramarla

    Meh, most of his followers probably already shop at Wally’s world anyway.

  • vmanis1

    OK, I will confess. As a gay man, I oppose `natural marriage’ between a man and a woman. Marriage is only for two people of the same sex, or a person and a box turtle[*], or Tony Perkins and his office stapler. So there.

    [*] See here for an explanation.

  • Synfandel

    Natural marriage:

    1. Find a female in heat.

    2. Fight her other suitors until only one of you has all his eyes and teeth.

    3. Copulate with her for several seconds.

    4. Repeat until step two kills you.

  • dingojack

    Synfandel – apart from the usual RWNJ mating ritual described, animals mate in a wide variety of ways.

    Rhinos, for example, will stay locked together for several hours, copulating many times (between a little light browsing and grazing).

    Viva le difference.

    :) Dingo

  • JustaTech

    Sadly this won’t clear anyone out my my local Targets, because I live in a progressive place.

    Hey Matt Barber, do you get “natural children” out of a “natural marriage”? Or are you still busy hating on “natural children”?

    (Natural child being an antique polite term for a bastard.)