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Hate-Mas Carolers Allowed To Sing Songs of Intolerance In Front Of Target

Society & Culture  (tags: bigotry, hate speech, anti-gay, Christians, California, Target )

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Christmas - The perfect time to spread hate and bigotry - at least to a group of mean spirited hate mongering carolers in Sacramento, California. Police do nothing even though Target Store asked the carolers to leave their property.

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Doug G (1)
Monday December 10, 2007, 5:11 pm
What if their kids turn out to be gay?

Past Member (0)
Monday December 10, 2007, 6:42 pm
Wow, these folks must be really afraid that they are homosexual.

Past Member (0)
Monday December 10, 2007, 6:42 pm
If they have a hat for monetary donations, wouldn't it be fun to, uh, put some surprises in it?

Shaboopie O (14)
Monday December 10, 2007, 7:23 pm
And they wonder why there is a C2 petition to stiffen the penalties for hate crimes.

Marty H (119)
Tuesday December 11, 2007, 2:47 am
Thanks Timothy, noted! Talk about phobes, lol!

Jon Bowman (2)
Tuesday December 11, 2007, 5:28 am
Oh yeah, Rochelle, people who do this are really insecure in their own sexual identity.

Jon Bowman (2)
Tuesday December 11, 2007, 5:30 am
I wonder if they think that Jesus would be singing with them....

Jon Bowman (2)
Tuesday December 11, 2007, 5:31 am
I wonder if they think that Jesus would be singing with them....

Laura R (29)
Tuesday December 11, 2007, 7:04 am
Great point Jon....I think he would be either angry, or just weep in sorrow. The fundies are alive and well in CA and everywhere! Sick bastards! (and they don't even know it!)

Daniel Barker (35)
Tuesday December 11, 2007, 1:27 pm
This is what freedom is. I wonder - how many people complaining about President Bush and the P.A.T.R.I.O.T. Act only want freedom for what they believe?

I would rather have freedom than government Big Brother. Let anyone say anything.

Timothy W (23)
Tuesday December 11, 2007, 1:49 pm
Yes Daniel, Hateful bigots have every "right" to be nasty and mean-spirited however, Target also has the right to see to it that hatemongers do not stand on their property spewing their venom. The police should have demanded that these grinches move off the property of a company that clearly has a much better grasp of the REAL values of Christianity than these nasty homophobic people.

I seem to recall that the bush team was insistent that detractor be kept far away from the boy king-george by enforcing so called "Free Speech Zones" and forcibly removing anyone with an anti-bush tee shirt or sign. There's no freedom under the rule of little brother bush and big brother cheney.

Dawn H (102)
Tuesday December 11, 2007, 3:02 pm
They certainly are against anything "Merry and Gay"! What keystone cops forgot that PRIVATE Property means the OWNER has every right to ask people to leave for ANY REASON! It is considered disorderly conduct not to leave when asked by the owner in most states! It was also an unauthorized assembly - so it would be unlawful on public property as well as non-consenting owners private property! I guess this is a sign of the "selective" police state in which we live. If it were a protest against police brutality -- my guess is a few citations would have been issued and the group would have been asked disband and leave.

Past Member (0)
Tuesday December 11, 2007, 3:59 pm
i wonder why they chose target to do that in front of

Charles Q (20)
Wednesday December 12, 2007, 12:27 am
The Privacy Laws you've referred to deal specifically with Personal (individual) Property only. The Target Corporation falls under a separate set of laws; the area in which those bigots were located was on COMMON PROPERTY (property owned by TENANTS IN COMMON). In other words, since those bigots were standing in an area NOT OWNED BY TARGET, Target Corporation was not within their rights to bring charges against those perps. The Police (no, they weren't Keystone Kops) were correctly adhering to policy and the dictates of their local ordinances.
The perps knew this too which is why they didn't enter the premises; if they had done so, the police could've arrested those punks!

Timothy W (23)
Wednesday December 12, 2007, 3:48 am
That is interesting Charles, So anything goes one foot from the door,and on the sidewalk entrance of Target or any other store?

I do wonder if the police would be as complacent if they were "Impeach bush Carols" or "Support the Troops - Bring Them Home" Carols? Hmmmm...

Daniel Barker (35)
Wednesday December 12, 2007, 5:06 am
Timothy is right. Every day more conseratives leave the Republican Party over violations of our rights. The Libertarian Party is asking Ron Paul to run on their party ticket instead of the Republican ticket! I ask every conservative to see what the Republican Party is doing to our constitution.

Wednesday December 12, 2007, 1:28 pm
SARAH .......I THINK CAUSE FOR those in the know its TARGAY .........
noted and thanks

Kim Szabo (53)
Wednesday December 12, 2007, 2:27 pm
oh my what's next? God bless gays and straights and anything else.

Dawn H (102)
Thursday December 13, 2007, 9:04 am
Thanks, Charles for your clarification. It is scary to think we have more "smart" bigots running around -- They were much easier to take when we could just brush them off as ignorant and uninformed.

Chinmayee Jog (9)
Thursday December 13, 2007, 5:16 pm
How sad...these people need to get a life and stop worrying about everyone else's sexuality. Looks like prejudice is alive and well...

Past Member (0)
Saturday December 15, 2007, 5:36 am
sadly noted.
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