According to webbie change.com, corporate entity Target has contributed $150,000 to a rabid anti-gay political candidate, Tom Emmer, funneled through his PAC Minnesota Forward.
Emmer is a Minn. House of Reps member and the Republican candidate for governor in the 2010 election, and has traveled around the state—where Target is based—claiming it's "moral and righteous for religious people to kill gays and lesbians."
On his web site, Emmer insists, "Marriage is the union between one man and one woman. I have consistently supported traditional marriage."
The politico is also affiliated with Christian rock band You Can Run But You Cannot Hide (Jesus Christ, what a stupid name), calling lead singer Bradlee Dean and his bandmates "nice people." That vocalist has stated in public performances, "Muslims are calling for the execution of homosexuals in America. This shows they are upholding the laws in the Bible of the Judeo-Christian God, but they seem to be more moral than American Christians, because they know homosexuality is an abomination."
There's the "abomination" word again... Dean has also said that gays "play the victim when they are, in fact, the predator. On average, they molest 117 people before they’re found out. How many kids have been destroyed, how many adults have been destroyed because of crimes against nature?" Wow, I'm way behind the curve; I've molested zero people.
A little advice for Emmer: Darling, you'll be a lot happier when you come out. Only closet queens hold such hate-filled views in 2010. And Target: I'm not a fan of your pricing structure anyway, but you can bet I won't set foot in your store until you remedy this "abomination."
(Thank you, Susan!)