Target CEO Defends Donation To Anti-LGBT Minnesota Candidate, Reaffirms Support For LGBT Community

Jul 27, 2010 Full story: lezgetreal.com 16

The donation by Target Corporation to a Republican PAC supporting Republican candidate Tom Emmer is not sitting well with some shoppers and even some of its employees. Target CEO Gregg Steinhafel has stated in a letter sent to employees at Target’s Minneapolis headquarters “We do not have a political or social agenda.” He also stated that the company does not always endorse the full run of positions taken by the organizations or candidates that it supports. This is, of course, good news of sorts since the majority of money donated by Target has gone to the Republican Party, mostly on the state and local level.

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Since: Apr 08

Burlington, Canada

#1 Jul 27, 2010
I hope that Target told the recipients of the money what parts of their platform they disapprove of. Somehow though I doubt it.
Madd1

Biglerville, PA

#2 Jul 27, 2010
Gay And Proud wrote:
I hope that Target told the recipients of the money what parts of their platform they disapprove of. Somehow though I doubt it.
Go F yourself you Canuck azzhole !

“Homosapien ”

Since: Jan 07

Minneapolis

#4 Jul 27, 2010
Drunk Drivers R Murderers wrote:
Go targeteers. Most gays are child molesters and americans know that.
While we're at it, lets toss Barney Frank out of the House and say no to Kagan. Child molesters are very very subject to blackmail.
You lying piece of trash. Liars like you will burn in hell with your tongues on fire.

“Homosapien ”

Since: Jan 07

Minneapolis

#5 Jul 27, 2010
Target needs to realize if they give money to a candidate who supported a ministry that calls for the extermination of gay people that there will be a cost. The same goes for Best Buy, Polaris and Hubbard Broadcasting and the other companies that supported Emmer.

“The Buybull is innerrrent.”

Since: Jun 08

Pennsburg, PA

#6 Jul 27, 2010
Like all but about one company in the Fortune 500, Target is gay affirming in its employee-personal policies.

So that sexually disordered troll who posts as two different people can go back to seeking same sex encounters at his local "reparations" therapy support group.

“LGBT Americans, We're ”

Since: Jun 09

Everywhere you are!

#7 Jul 27, 2010
This is disappointing to read about Target.

Some of Emmer's politics from Wiki:
He has supported "conscience clause" legislation that would allow pharmacists to refuse to dispense contraception. He also sponsored a constitutional amendment that would have allowed Minnesota to opt out of federal laws.

Opt out of federal laws? Yeah, that makes sense. I'd love to see him explain the constitutionality of that one in court.

“Homosapien ”

Since: Jan 07

Minneapolis

#8 Jul 28, 2010

“Homosapien ”

Since: Jan 07

Minneapolis

#9 Jul 28, 2010
More info:

http://minnesotaindependent.com/59386/emmer-o...

Please also see link above.

“The Buybull is innerrrent.”

Since: Jun 08

Kempton, PA

#10 Jul 28, 2010
In light of xstains seeking "conscience clauses" then we need to expand them for equality's sake and pass laws saying that pharmacists do not have to give fertility drugs to "religious" people.

Don't want those freeeks breeding anyhow.
Drunk Drivers R Murderers

Watseka, IL

#11 Jul 28, 2010
mixed wrote:
<quoted text>
You lying piece of trash. Liars like you will burn in hell with your tongues on fire.
The board notes that i have reduced you to childish namecalling. That's all you libs ever have.

I stand by what i said. As the catholic church scandal shows, most gays are child molesters and if such people are in office they are very subject to blackmail. Why do you support that?

“The Buybull is innerrrent.”

Since: Jun 08

Kempton, PA

#12 Jul 28, 2010
Drunk Drivers R Murderers wrote:
<quoted text>
The board notes that i have reduced you to childish namecalling. That's all you libs ever have.
I stand by what i said. As the catholic church scandal shows, most gays are child molesters and if such people are in office they are very subject to blackmail. Why do you support that?
No, bigots who are little more educated or deserving of respect than the KKK should be verbally called out on their bigotry.

You're a sexually disordered, ignorant liar.

Not all gay people are in the Catholic Church. The scandal or your defaming misinterpretation of it says nothing about gay men in general. Lots of other churches have openly gay/lesbian clergy with no trouble. The RCC is misogynistic, homophobic and authoritarian - of course it would suffer from abuse of power scandals just by dint of who would be attracted to work for such an institution. And coverups.

By your "logic" we should defame all str8 men as rapists of women just cos so damn many do rape women. But we don't genralize like that, since we aren't bigots. Like you are.

“Homosapien ”

Since: Jan 07

Minneapolis

#14 Jul 28, 2010
Drunk Drivers R Murderers wrote:
<quoted text>
The board notes that i have reduced you to childish namecalling. That's all you libs ever have.
I stand by what i said. As the catholic church scandal shows, most gays are child molesters and if such people are in office they are very subject to blackmail. Why do you support that?
You started with the name calling when you falsely claimed that homosexuals are pedophiles when over 90% of pedophiles identify as straight. However, when I called you a liar, I was just simply telling the truth, something that you are not familiar with.

The facts still remain that Tom Emmer does not support equal opportunity in the United States for gay couples and supported (as in gave money to) a ministry which supports the execution of homosexuals.
Drunk Drivers R Murderers

Watseka, IL

#15 Jul 29, 2010
mixed wrote:
<quoted text>
You started with the name calling when you falsely claimed that homosexuals are pedophiles when over 90% of pedophiles identify as straight..
Take a course in logic 101 and get back with us.

“Homosapien ”

Since: Jan 07

Minneapolis

#16 Jul 29, 2010
Drunk Drivers R Murderers wrote:
<quoted text>
Take a course in logic 101 and get back with us.
When you pass the eighth grade let us know and then we might take you seriously. Logic 1001 got an A.
Tarjay

Los Angeles, CA

#17 Jul 29, 2010
If you don't like the horse Target is betting on then stop doing business with them or quit your job. Unless you think you can change their minds and make them a new and improved company. Go for it.
Jay

Monument, CO

#18 Aug 8, 2010
Get a Life 2 wrote:
Opt out of federal laws? Yeah, that makes sense. I'd love to see him explain the constitutionality of that one in court.
Every state believed, from the inception of the constitution (which was created by the states) that its sovereignty was the source of, and superior to, that of the central governments. The idea of state nullification is exceedingly old and was practiced very early in the history of the Union.

Not long before the outbreak of hostilities in the 1860s, it was northern states who seriously suggested seceding from the union in order to jettison the southern states. The right to secession was specifically reserved by at least three states in their joining the union and adopting the constitution. That same right was, for a further example, taught to all graduates of west point up until the break mentioned above.

The very idea that government tends to grow and arrogate power to itself, to expand and to subsume all other powers around it - that idea was the fundamental idea of those american colonies who rebelled against england (a clearly secessionist act) back in the late 18th century and formed the new nation based on the articles of confederation. They tried to set up a way to limit the growth and arrogation. It didn't work for long either.

And now america is full of folk who think that the central government, the federal government, needs to grow, and needs to dominate all others (viz. the states). No surprise: mr. lincoln closed down about six hundred northern newspapers because they did not fully agree with his views on the war; his troops fired on and killed hundreds of northerners who were protesting the bloodshed; he even issued an arrest order for the chief justice of the supreme court. So it's no wonder, in that you could be killed or jailed if you did not embrace the idea of the domination of the federal government.

Did, and do, the states have the right to override and/or ignore federal law? Yes: and it was widely believed and practiced and taught for about the first century of the american experiment.

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