Demand Target Stop Donating to Anti-Gay Politicians
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Demand Target Stop Donating to Anti-Gay Politicians

    1. Michael Jones
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      Michael Jones

      Boston, MA

Retail giant Target has given $150,000 to a political candidate in Minnesota, Tom Emmer, who has ties to a radical Christian rock band, You Can Run But You Cannot Hide, that has called for gays and lesbians to be murdered. The money, given by Target to a political action committee known as Minnesota Forward, has made its way to the Emmer campaign, despite Emmer's closeness with the anti-gay group.

What makes this move all the more troubling is that Target openly markets to the LGBT community, and has previously incorporated a number of LGBT-specific corporate policies. For them to filter money, let alone such a high amount, to an organization funding a candidate with ties to an anti-gay hate group flies in the face of their corporate practice, and sends a message that a politics based on fear and hatred toward LGBT people is acceptable.

Please email Target today to demand that they stop funding political candidates with a track record that runs counter to LGBT equality. In this particular case, the Minnesota politician in question, Tom Emmer, has clear ties to a group advocating violence toward LGBT people. Emmer hasn't denounced the group, and instead has welcomed them at events and praised their work. That's not the type of politics Target should be in the business of supporting.

 

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    • Tracey Haman CARMEL, IN
      • about 3 years ago

      I love Target, but I will have to reconsider shopping there very soon if they can't explain why they support Tom Emmer and Minnesota Forward. I'm sure they can find a more deserving home for their charity.

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    • Steven Ault DENVER, CO
      • about 3 years ago

      Shame on you Target!

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    • Dan McKowan LANCASTER, NY
      • about 3 years ago

      You are now worse then Walmart. I never thought I'd say this, but I'll be spending my money there until you stop giving money to politicians who's only goal in life is to destroy mine.

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    • David Greene COLLEGE STATION, TX
      • about 3 years ago

      I, being a Christian, do not approve of this, either. And to anybody thinking that the Bible "justifies" hatred against homosexuality, IT DOESN'T. In fact, it speaks of TOLERANCE towards them and forgiveness of their "supposed" Sins. So, any of you people hating on Christians is not only showing ignorance, but also conveying your own hatred and arrogance, as well.

      And for any so-called Christians still saying homosexuality is "an abomination," read the following verses from the Bible itself:

      "[7] The very fact that you have lawsuits among you means you have been completely defeated already. Why not rather be wronged? Why not rather be cheated? [8] Instead, you yourselves cheat and do wrong, and you do this to your brothers and sisters. [9] Or do you not know that wrongdoers will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived: Neither the sexually immoral nor idolaters nor adulterers nor men who have sex with men [10] nor thieves nor the greedy nor drunkards nor slanderers nor swindlers will inherit the kingdom of God." ~ 1 Corinthians 6:7-10 (NIV)

      So, I'm supposing homosexuality is just as bad as being a drunkard, a thief, a scammer, a promiscuous person, and greedy people? Now, how many of those "abominations" are YOU guilty of? By the way, do me a favor and read the verse that comes RIGHT AFTER them...

      "[11] And that is what some of you were. But you were washed, you were sanctified, you were justified in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ and by the Spirit of our God. " ~ 1 Corinthians 6:11 (NIV)

      So, even IF homosexuality is a Sin, it's been forgiven. So stop judging so many homosexuals and bisexuals and transgendered people alike; God MADE them that way and even IF it was a Sin, they're all "washed...sanctified...jus​tified in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ and by the Spirit of our God."

      Also, read this CHRISTIAN article regarding just that. It might help:

      http://christianteens.abou​t.com/od/whatthebiblesaysa​bout/a/wbsaHomosexual.htm

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    • Jeremy Fisher MINNEAPOLIS, MN
      • about 3 years ago

      I will lead the way to start shopping at KMART!

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