Was already doing a bit of research on that cause it bothered me too Brandon.
However, I think the problem here is more than that. This guy seems particularly vile.That's pretty extreme, right? So extreme that I, personally, can't justify anyone donating money to him for any reason, no matter how much their other agendas might jibe.
I didn't trust the article very much so I looked up with the Minnesota Independent actually did to link the two of them. Turns out that in 2008 they donated $250 to the organization and Emmer has had public discussions with an important figure in the group on his radio show. But what I found more interesting is that the summation of the quote the way the article did isn't really quite accurate (though I do agree what was said was reprehensible, just not as bad as it was painted -- I'm also pretty sure it was made after 2008 when the money was donated).
Muslims are calling for the executions of homosexuals in America. This just shows you they themselves are upholding the laws that are even in the Bible of the Judeo-Christian God, but they seem to be more moral than even the American Christians do, because these people are livid about enforcing their laws. They know homosexuality is an abomination.
About the comment and connection this was said:
Tomís position on social issues has been very clear and consistent. He is a supporter of traditional marriage, and he strongly opposes any kind of violence or unfair discrimination against any group.
Of course he hasn't denounced his connection to this group in spite of the comments either. I dunno what to make of it; I just think it's fascinating how summations in articles can sometimes be shallow, inaccurate summations of rich information.
I honestly think it was a boneheaded thing for Target to do. I don't think they took a close look at who they were supporting. Still, this guy is obviously a publicly divisive figure; why would they support someone like that? I can only guess sheer ignorance.
Well, I think it's also important to keep in mind that Target didn't donate to him, but to MN Forward, which then donated to Emmer.
Target financial sponsors gay events in Minnesota alongside LGBT organizations, so that's what makes this especially baffling.