Salvation Army Troop Withdrawal

A funny thing happened on my way to shop at Target yesterday: there was no Salvation Army guy with the little red kettle collecting money!  What gives? At the front door of our local Target store, just as the shopper enters the store, is a sign that pledges "distraction-free shopping" -- and then the shopper gets all the distraction he would ever want.  Seems a bit contradictory, but this has been Target's policy for a few years, and I am only now noticing.  For once, I want more distraction, at least at the front door.  It's Christmastime, you know. In fact, Target isn't alone.  Some CVS stores, Best Buy, Home Depot, and some Giant Food stores have recently banned or limited the Salvation Army kettles. The latest controversy has to do with gay and lesbian issues.  The lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) community is calling for a boycott of donations to the Salvation Army kettles.  What was once a few voices here and there is now a chorus...(Read Full Article)