Monday, February 23, 2015

"Targeting" Target

“Targeting” Action request

From John Pisciotta,
Director of Pro-Life Waco


This will take less than 5 minutes. Call the Target national line (800-440-0680) and ask them to immediately stop promoting the 50 Shades of Grey movie by selling products for living out the deplorable themes of this movie. You might also ask for a public apology. When you call, choose #2 in response to the first set of choices and then #1 for the next set of choices.

Now, here is the Target backpedaling report from visits to stores last Saturday in Houston, Temple, Georgetown and Round Rock, TX. All stores were in retreat. For Round Rock and Temple, the 50 Shades products had been removed from the store because of customer complains. In Houston and Georgetown, the products had been moved from the end cap to a less visible position in the store. (The products are in a special display rack near the pharmacy.)

Back to the action request. The Gospels are clear about our Lord’s outrage about those who would lead a child to sin. Don’t we have an overwhelming obligation to stand up to those overtly trying to entice our children and grandchildren to sin and destruction? This is not a fool’s errand. Target will buckle nationwide if we stand up boldly. And this will become a strong message for Target marketing decisions in the future.

 Note: We can all follow Pro-Life Waco's lead and join in this action by doing the following:
  • Check out the Target stores in your area to see if they are promoting 50 Shades of Grey paraphernalia 
  • Make the phone calls requested by John using the number above   
  • Contact their Corporate Offices by mail at: 1000 Nicollet Mall Minneapolis, MN 55403 or by phone at (612)304-6073

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