Tony Perkins Has The Target Boycott Sadz After Web Hosting Company Shuts Down Hate Group’s Site

Via press release from hate group leader Tony Perkins:

How do you know if a conservative message is effective? When the Left tries to shut it down! That’s the position our friends at 2nd Vote find themselves in after they launched a #AnywhereButTARGET campaign to build on the national boycott of a company that’s opened its bathroom and changing room doors to anyone in the name of “gender equality.”

After a string of peeping Tom incidents in Targets across America since the policy change, 2nd Vote wanted to remind shoppers where not to spend their Black Friday dollars. Turns out, their web hosting company didn’t take too kindly to the campaign and made the unilateral decision to shut 2nd Vote’s website down!

Leadpages, the company in charge of keeping the site up and running, pulled the plug after the #AnywhereButTARGET movement started gaining steam. In a letter from the company’s director of operations, Leadpages accuses 2nd Vote of being “hateful” and “discriminatory” for wanting to protect consumers from sexual predators.

“You see, at Leadpages, we strive to create an inclusive workplace that upholds the dignity of all people… We believe that embracing diversity of thought and perspective encourages collaboration that leads to product innovation, diverse products, and a successful business.”

Apparently, that “diversity of thought” doesn’t extend to conservatives, since executives went on to warn the organization to take down their campaign — or else they would. By 9 a.m. Thanksgiving morning, Leadpages carried out their threat in the ultimate display of cultural hypocrisy.

“Liberals who constantly tout tolerance and inclusion go out of their way to shut down ideas they disagree with. To say our campaign is about inequality, intolerance, hate, discrimination, or devaluing anyone is flat wrong; it’s about common sense and safety. But, some of the truest hate and intolerance we’ve seen has come from the liberal responses to our campaign,” said 2nd Vote’s Lance Wray. ”

#AnywhereButTARGET has reached over three million conservatives through several platforms. We’ve even added our Christmas Shopping Guide to the campaign that is giving these conservatives better choices on where to spend their Christmas shopping dollars.”

Unfortunately, this is a serious problem that’s only growing in the online world. Earlier this year, Google sounded the alarm that it would start cracking down on online hostility by combing the web for — and eliminating — hate speech. “Sort of like spell-checker,” the company said, “but for hate and harassment.”

Apart from the obvious problems — like censorship — conservatives have another concern. Who’s defining “hate?” Because how it’s defined will say an awful lot about who’s affected. If you ask most liberals, “hate” is seeing the world differently than them, believing in things like natural marriage or biblical sexuality.

  • Mike Rasor

    But wait I thought Tony really believed in businesses being able to discriminate against customers based on the business owners sincerely held beliefs.

    • Martin

      As long as those sincerely held beliefs are exactly the same as Tony’s beliefs, then yes; otherwise no.

    • Michael R

      He’s left with his own sense of superiority based on …… not much .

      • Uncle Mark

        Worse yet…he’s left without a “Donate Now” button for the lemmings to press.

      • Chuck in NYC

        That, and he’s also left with a sense of comfort due to his two storage rooms filled with boxes of One ‘n Only Argan Oil Permanent Cream Hair Color, in Light Tobacco Brown shade.

        • ChrisMorley

          I had to check and discovered that’s a thing.
          I’m a Brit sheltered from the full onslaught of US capitalist advertising.

          • Chuck in NYC

            Just so you know, it’s available on the Sally Beauty website. Which is probably the type of site Tony uses to get his rocks off. 🙂

          • jomai

            I’m cleaning my eyes with bleach and sandpaper after reading that. Thanks. 😛

    • TrollopeReader

      Boycott for Me, but not for Thee!

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  • bkmn

    A reminder that those peeping Tom incidents were Christers trying to force their way into the womens room to make a (?) point.

    • Dreaming Vertebrate

      … every single incident was manufactured by these hypocrites.
      A perfect example of this year’s neologism – “post-truth”.

      • MrSkippy

        Well, there was one as I recall that was just plain damn nuts. But that was going to happen anyway.

        Because here’s the thing: they didn’t have bathroom cops standing there checking you out before… anyone could have gone to the lady’s before the policy change.

        And don’t forget the chick that was peeping into stalls to make sure the people using them didn’t have penises.

        • IamM

          There wasn’t even a policy change.

    • Lawerence Collins
  • PickyPecker
  • FAEN

    DUGGAR DUGGAR DUGGAR DUGGAR

    • B Snow

      “it’s about common sense and safety.”

      Hey, Tony Perkins, has your former employee Josh Duggar gotten professional treatment for his molestation problem and sex addiction? Because that would also be about common sense and safety.

  • Dreaming Vertebrate

    Tony, your home was flooded as a message from gawd about your evil, hateful ways and your vile addiction to constant self-touching. You sound bitter and unrepentant!
    Time for gawd to send another flood your way.

  • Ragnar Lothbrok

    Biblical sexuality ??

    I bet you get into some freaky shit on ” bible night ” dontchya Tony.

    • donkey dicks, BDSM slave/master relationships, incest, rape…

      a typical republican biblical relations weekend!

      • David Walker

        There’s an episode of “Bones” that takes place at a fetish farm, where people can bring their fantasies of being a horse into the light, and where wannabe horse trainers and jockeys get to act out, too. I do not want to disparage the fantasy, but it DID spring to mind when I read your “typical republican biblical relations weekend!”

    • Schnackenpfefferhausen

      Let’s see, biblical sexuality and natural marriage…remind me again who bore Cain’s children. Was it his mother or his sister?

      Also, Tony makes a point about the definition of hate and glibly attributes a definition to “most liberals”. But then he refers to “natural marriage” which is apparently a substitution for opposite-sex monogamy with obvious connotations that anything else is unnatural.

    • greenmanTN

      So far as I can tell “biblical sexuality” means do whatever the hell you want to but point fingers and blame everybody else for what they do.

    • Jon

      HIs basement floods when he thinks about it.

  • Pollos Hermanos
  • Megrim Twist
    • Silver Badger

      Excuse me! I hope you meant “Happy Holidays”!

      • Megrim Twist

        That was just a small bullet in the gun on the soldier in the army in the war on Christmas!

  • Reminder that America’s Christian leaders are colluding with Nazis. Never let them forget it.

  • MrSkippy

    No Tony, hate is defined as shit like suggesting I “be stuffed in an oven and baked alive like a dirty faggot” because I said that marriage equality provided EQUAL protections for everyone, gay or straight.

    So here’s a heaping helping pile of fuck off and die you shitstain on humanity.

    • vorpal

      I have no problem admitting that I hate the living fuck out of Tony.

      That being said, if someone was trying to take away his right to believe idiotic religious bullshit, I would swallow my feelings and stand up for his rights, no matter how much I might wish that he get up close and very personal with a wood chipper.

      Tony, on the other hand, actively seeks to take rights away from me or withhold them. Therein lies the difference.

  • snort. trust me, Toni: none of your “3 million” people on your mass mailer aren’t going to go to target just b/c you say so. sorry, but who do you think target shoppers are? for the most part, the same people you think you speak for, but don’t. if Target has the item at the price they want, no amount of jeebus-guilting is going to make them not buy it. esp in those areas like in the south, where corporate shopping is all there is.

    oh, btw? there is no “right” to being hosted by a private concern. corporations tend to eschew politics in favor of sales. don’t be surprised when they realize hate doesn’t sell, and don’t want to be associated with it. reality is “liberal” like that.

    • boatboy_srq

      You’d think FRC and its allies would find a friendly hosting provider. Oh, right, they’d have to be able to stay in containers without grift, and FRC spends all its money on hookers and blow outreach activities.

  • The_Wretched

    “Biblical sexuality”, as defined in modern conservative christian thought, is a misogynistic one-size-fits-all plan. It’s chief attribute is that women don’t get to control their bodies and child production rates must be maximized as an absolute priority.

  • DJ John Bear

    Poor Toni…forever the innocent victim /s

    • David Walker

      Really…it sucks to be him.

  • The Sentinel

    Tony and his kind will have PLENTY to be thankful for in 2017 so for now.. FUCK OFF.

  • bambinoitaliano

    I a curious with the current political atmosphere, how will it impact one of the most lucrative seasons in the consumer markets for the business corporations?

    • David Gervais

      It won’t make much difference at all.

  • TrollopeReader

    Tony: Please send (accurate) urls for the “string of peeping tom” incidents. Otherwise, you’re like Mr. Perdue.

  • Bill_Perdue

    Good news and a good precedent to set for the Trump regime as it moves to encorach on our constitutional rights.

    We still own the polls. https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/af228ff07ef8126319f23303410285f98f3d05263d36bad80b4f3eee44d5d543.jpg

  • John P.

    Johnny one note once again. Go away!

  • SoCalGal20

    “It’s only fair when WE get to discriminate! WAHHHHHHH!!!!”

    OT: Those of you in MI may want to call your state legislators ASAP. They’re trying to pass a voter ID law in the lame duck session. This will have an impact on trans people and others who have difficulty obtaining an ID for a variety of reasons.

    https://twitter.com/eclectablog/status/803928264213495812

  • dafs

    Couldn’t happen to a nicer guy.

  • scorpiomike

    Guess your provider decided to boycott you….Blam!

  • djcoastermark

    Dear Leaky Canoe Victim, If your canoe is still leaking, try depends , for those moments you just can’t get there in time.

  • Larry in Oklahoma

    “In a letter from the company’s director of operations, Leadpages accuses 2nd Vote of being “hateful” and “discriminatory” for wanting to protect consumers from sexual predators.”
    Except that Leadpages didn’t SAY they were against “wanting to protect consumers from sexual predators.” 2nd Vote threw that part in to make it SOUND like they said it.
    Hey, they were warned to tone it down and then to take down their website. They refused to and the host did it for them. What 2nd Vote and Tony don’t get is that the host site has the right to host and un-host whatever they choose to.
    If they don’t like it, they need to blame Trump.

  • TrollopeReader

    Tony: why are towns burning in TN and GA ?? Why did LA flood ? Why is your God mad at you and your ilk??

    • SoCalGal20

      Meanwhile, CA which now has a Demoratic supermajority in both legislative houses, seems to be at least partly coming out of our 6 year drought. 🙂

      http://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-ln-northern-sierra-nevada-precipitation-20161129-story.html

      • TuuxKabin

        Good news. Marin County reservoirs are at 78% capacity and spillways are flowing.

        http://www.sfgate.com/bayarea/article/Some-Marin-County-reservoirs-are-already-spilling-10642608.php

      • TrollopeReader

        we’re getting a tad closer for the yearly number, thankfully ….more rain tonight!

      • bsinps

        I live in Palm Springs, we’ve had more rain here this year than we’ve had in the past 7 years. It’s fantastic!!! 😆 😆 😆

        • SoCalGal20

          Yay I hope that means another superbloom next spring! I missed the last one.

          • bsinps

            I hope so too. It’s beautiful. I love it here

          • SoCalGal20

            Nice! I’m actually going to be in Palm Springs tomorrow for Villagefest this week. Seemed like a good time for a visit.

          • bsinps

            Enjoy!! 😆 😆 😆

  • Treant

    I’m quite sure it wasn’t the boycott that cost them the hosting. I’m very certain it was the hate speech and out and out lies that finally showed the hosting company that they didn’t want to get boycotted themselves.

    Assuming that group actually paid the hosting fees, of course. Personally, I want to see the canceled check just to make sure they’re not grifting.

  • MB
    • I once had a “Hate is not a family value” bumper sticker on my car. Only once did it prompt a response…from a drive-by mouth breather in a McDonald’s parking lot. He rolled down his window and screamed “Faggot!” as I was getting into my car. I turned and laughed at him. He sped off…

  • TerryInIowa

    “Liberals who constantly tout tolerance and inclusion go out of their way to shut down ideas they disagree with…” like intolerance and exclusion.
    There, I fixed it for you, TP.

  • Dagoril

    If the entire Universe appears to be conspiring against you, maybe you’re the one that’s wrong.

    • David Walker

      Oh…where’s my fan? I’m starting to feel palpitations. I shudder at the mere suggestion. (Bead clutch) This is the lovely Rev. Dr. Mr. (honorary title) Tony PerKKKins we’re discussin’ heah. The entire Universe has obviously turned its back to gawd. Only Mr. Pouty-Wouty speaks the truth.

  • David in Palm Springs

    “Leadpages accuses 2nd Vote of being “hateful” and “discriminatory” for wanting to protect consumers from sexual predators.”

    Except that transgender people are NOT sexual predators. Which proves that what you’re doing IS hate speech. There has never been a sexual assault incident at Target that involved a transgender person… ever. Oh, and there’s no such thing as “natural marriage” either, bigoted asshole.

    • David Walker

      Facts can be so confusing. It’s so much easier to ignore them and make pronouncements that bring terror to the stupid. And remember, just like lots of hairspray on that beehive ‘do, lots of money to me brings you closer to Jeebus.

  • Amanda B. Rekendwith

    LOL @ leaky-canoe-victim-has-the-sadz/

  • Silver Badger

    Tony is just pissed because he hasn’t been offered a place in pence’s new government yet. Perhaps if he started wearing a swastika? Truth in advertizing don’t ya know.

  • Rod Steely

    Biblical sexuality? Has this tool ever READ the Bible with all its sex and rape?

    • TheSeer

      Rape is a ok in the Bible. As long as there is no sodomy involved.

  • DaveW

    I’m so sick of bigotry being couched as just another valid conservative view. This whole piece is conservative position vs liberal and that’s wrong. It’s trying to deny basic human rights which is above (below?) political orientation. It’s just bigotry and hate

    And it has nothing to do with sexual predators. To see that these pigs only need a mirror.

    • IamM

      Tangentially. He’s supposedly concerned with promoting what he considers Christian values, but he’s going with the conservative branding here.

  • Silver Badger

    This man is wasting valuable oxygen we all might need someday.

  • Butch

    You and your followers would be only too happy to do the same to liberal sites, Tony old Chap, if you and your followers weren’t such a bunch of cretins who are incapable of mastering the technology necessary to host a site.

    • William

      Liberty University must not have a compute science department.

  • Clive Johnson
    • Menergy

      Thanks for posting these examples!!! 🙂 I hope Tony sees/reads this

      • JWC

        if he does here is a shout out to Tony “Hey Asshole”

    • ColdCountry

      Well, one of the 9 wasn’t about sexual assault. That just goes to show that you libruls are exaggerating, as usual, when you say all youth pastors are perverts!

  • Ernest Endevor

    Don’t worry, Tony. We’ll be here to help and comfort your gay kid(s) when he or she (or both) comes out.

  • Paula

    Dear Tony, fuck you haha! That’s all, fuck you!

  • Oikos

    “After a string of peeping Tom incidents in Targets across America since the policy change……………………..by christer nutcases.” FIFY Toni.

  • Rebecca Gardner

    a company that’s opened its bathroom and changing room doors to anyone in the name of “gender equality.”
    No, they allowed all women to use the women’s room and all men to use the men’s room. Sorry Tony but transwomen are women and transmen are hot, they are men too.

    After a string of peeping Tom incidents in Targets across America since the policy change
    Incidents by bat shit crazy people like you trying to make some sort of ridiculous point you lying asshole.

    Ugh! I really hate these people and their non-stop lies, lies, lies, lies, lies, for White Supremacist Jesus. Why won’t they go away??????????

  • Rebecca Gardner

    What the holy fuck is biblical sexuality?

    Is that when I scream OH GOD! OH GOD! OH GOD! When my porn star friend is pounding me with his 10 1/2″ cock?

    Oh, wait, no Biblical sexuality is things like a father fucking his daughters in a cave.

    • TrollopeReader

      fine. emphasize the 1/2″ !!!

      • Rebecca Gardner

        It’s truly a sight to hold, uhm, behold. Uhm, what was I talking about again?

    • Stev84

      Or having 700 wives and concubines who you forced to marry you after raping them

    • Gianni

      Comes the dawning! Now you’ve got it.

  • Rebecca Gardner
  • Liberal Elitist

    Tony, no such thing as “natural” marriage.

  • Uncle Mark

    Is Tony saying that ‘Oppressing oppressors from oppressing is oppressive?’

    • Gianni

      Exactly.

  • David Walker

    Mr. Poopy-Pants says what?

  • The Return of Traxley

    SUCK IT, TONY.

  • Tom G

    I even buy my groceries at Target now.

  • Cosmo Tupper

    NO ONE is stopping anyone from believing in things like natural marriage or biblical sexuality. Everyone who is REALLY tolerant can believe and live by these tenets without IMPOSING their BELIEFS on everyone else. False discrimination is what they are ALL about!

  • Natty Enquirer

    It amuses me that the people who would legislate behavior according to (usually fallacious) appeals to “nature” are the same people who hold that our nature is sinful and defective and in need of a cure they just happen to be peddling.

  • Tiger Quinn

    That sure is a lot of butt hurt paragraphs for “they can do what they want, they’re a private hosting company.”

  • Clive Johnson

    Perhaps Tony is referring to:

    Ezekiel 23:20 : There she lusted after her lovers, whose genitals were the size of donkeys and whose emission was like that of horses.

  • “Liberals who constantly tout tolerance and inclusion go out of their way to shut down ideas they disagree with.”

    No, we go out of our way to prevent clueless cusses like the FRC from stripping innocent people of their human rights when their only “crime” is being L, G, B, or T. Denying a minority group their constitutional rights isn’t just “seeing the world differently.”

    FRC press releases are always so dense with wrongness. It’s a wonder they don’t bend space and collapse in on themselves.

  • kevin vincent

    Geez what these people just can’t let Trget go can they? Target hadn’t been relevant to people since what… June? The boycott failed hilariously as Target’s sales SOARED last quarter because of the attention. Nobody CARES about Target’s bathrooms anymore the majority NEVER cared

    • Helen Damnation 🍑™

      Around here (we have ONE Target in the entire parish) the fuck-me-right spreads rumors of “everybody gets their credit cad hacked” while shopping at Target.

  • Frostbite

    If these conservative religious idiots were meant to have web sites maybe they should pray to their deity to deliver them their own holy internet where they can bitch, whine and moan in the comfort of their own drivel day and night.

  • Talisman

    String of peeping Tom incidents? Is this really a thing, or is Perkins lying again?

  • CPT_Doom

    Gotta love the “peeping Tom” comment – you mean, like Donald used to do to the teenage participants in his beauty pageant?

    • Gianni

      That highlights it perfectly.

  • greenmanTN

    Peeping Tom incidents? Have I been missing out on something?

  • lattebud

    I am sure one of Trump’s Russian buddies would gladly host your crap… for a price

  • Bill

    Does he truly suggest that transgender human being forfeit their right to pee because heterosexual assholes can’t behave or control themselves? Seriously???

  • ColdCountry

    1. No, most liberals don’t define hate that way.
    2. “Censorship” is a private company’s right. The first Amendment only applies to the government.
    3. The fact that you really don’t get it should be obvious by now.
    4. Heeheeheehee….

  • mikeinrkfd

    #nowwherebuttarget

  • LovesIrony

    once again boxcar tony confuses conservatives with his hate. Ted Olson is a conservative that none of us view as hateful.

    • TheSeer

      And Justice Kennedy too.

  • EdmondWherever

    After a string of peeping Tom incidents in Targets across America since the policy change

    Because there’s never been a previous peeping Tom incident before the policy in the entire history of history.

    Leadpages, the company in charge of keeping the site up and running

    So start your own version of Leadpages. No one is required to host you. Aren’t business owners allowed to refuse service based on their beliefs?

  • andrew

    Suck it Tony.

    • Theo McKinney

      Somebody else’s junk, I hope…

  • TheSeer

    “Apparently, that “diversity of thought” doesn’t extend to conservatives”

    Yes it does extend to conservatives, it just does not extend to enemies of human decency.

  • Theo McKinney
  • Richard

    Anytime these wackos scream for a boycott I make it a point to put the store they hate on my DO shop there shopping list.

  • Jack

    Waaaaah.

  • Joseph Miceli

    Hate is anything that comes out of Tonette’s mouth.

  • Bj Lincoln

    What part of this do you not understand Tony…..
    You can believe in natural marriage or biblical sexuality all you want and teach it to your family. What you can NOT do is impose it on others or businesses who do not believe the same thing. If you call people names or try to restrict the way they live and do business then you are the bully, not us.

  • Paige Turner™

    Where are all these “peeping Tom” incidents?

    And who says “peeping Tom” these days anyway?

    • Halou

      From what I’ve seen they are usually carried out by so-called conservatives (who are actually quite reactionary) in the name of “protecting children”.

  • Halou

    He’s such a pussy, has anyone grabbed him yet?

  • Helen Damnation 🍑™

    Well, I just did a search for “string of peeping Tom incidents in Targets across America” and the results are in, from BreitBart, InfoWars, and of course WorldNutDaily or whatever their real name is. Is it strange that no major media companies have found any “Target Peeping Toms” to report?

  • Ricardo Salinas
  • JCF
  • Thomas Miller

    tony perkins & pat robinson ,,we will no longer tolerate your ignorance & homophobia,,please god make them go away,,