Seems like it was only a week ago or so--and I think it's less--that i was urging all of the LGBT community, and you gay-friendly folks, to thank the Home Depot for their pro-gay, or simple gay-friendly, policies and community efforts.
Now I'm back again to tell you about another corporate giant that is, well, less than gay-friendly.
It seems that someone named Bradlee Dean is the lead singer of a :::cough cough""" Christian rock band called You Can Run But You Cannot Hide. And the Christian Bradlee Dean recently said that Muslim countries that execute LGBT people are "more moral than even the American Christians." Of course, he also spewed the usual Christian rubbish about gays engaging in abominations and child molestation; the usual lies.
So, what does asshat Christian Bradlee Dean have to do with Target, you ask? Well, I';ll tell you.
Bradlee's, um, er, ministry received money and support from Tom Emmer, who is a virulently anti-gay Minnesota Republican--who'da thunk it--running for Governor.
Okay. So what about Target, you continue to ask? I'm getting there.
It seems that asshat homophobe Republican fucktard Tom Emmer's campaign got a little monetary boost from Minnesota Forward, a Political Action Committee [PAC] which is airing television commercials touting Emmer's run for governor. And Minnesota Forward got $150,000- which amounts to about a third of all of their donations -- from Target.
That's how Target comes into play.
Target gives$150,000 to Minnesota Forward, which uses that money to produce and air commercials for Tom Emmer--who says, "I believe marriage is the union between one man and one woman"--and who gave money to a guy fronting a Christian ministry and rock band that believes killing LGBT people is moral.
Tom Emmer also said, of Bradlee Dean and his band of Christian haters: "These are nice people."
In Target's defense, if there is one, perhaps they chose to back Tom Emmer out of their own need for corporate welfare, and didn't even pay attention to Tom Emmer's homophobic, anti-discrimination stance, or the fact that he thinks a guy who wants gay people killed because it's the moral thing to do, is a nice man.
But, should we hold the corporation accountable for giving money to a PAC that funds an anti-gay political candidate who donates to a ministry that believes in Killing The Gays?
I think so. And I, for one, will be emailing Target my disgust. And I, for one, won't be frequenting Target. I'll be at the Home Depot.
Go HERE to tell Target you're not happy about this.