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Best Buy and Wal-Mart funds anti-gay campaign

Discussion in 'General political debates' started by ungovernable, Aug 3, 2010.

  1. ungovernable

    ungovernableAutonome Staff Member Uploader Admin Team Experienced member


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    Note: Wal-Mart is also part of Target


    "Target, practically everyone's favorite discount retail store, is headquartered in Minnesota, the land of 10,000 lakes. But along with precious bodies of water, Minnesota is home to some pretty rabid anti-gay politicians and groups. Among them include Tom Emmer. And Target, it seems, is apparently filling his campaign coffers with nearly $150,000.

    Follow the money. At least, that's the message delivered by an article at sfist.com by Matt Baume, who tracks $150,000 from Target's coffers, through a political action committee (PAC) known as Minnesota Forward, all the way to Tom Emmer, who himself supports a Christian rock band in Minnesota that travels around the state saying that it's moral and righteous for religious people to kill gays and lesbians.

    For those into algebra, it looks a little like this: Target + Minnesota Forward + Tom Emmer = Support for a rather dangerous and radical political philosophy that diminishes LGBT people to pests that should be murdered. And Target is cool with this?

    Send the company a message right now, urging them to explain why their money is being used to fund a politics that not only serves to prevent LGBT equality, but breeds homophobia, transphobia and hatred."

    http://gayrights.change.org/blog/view/targets_150000_donation_to_fund_anti-gay_politics

    Found on punkmar77's facebook :p

    take a look at BestBuy's facebook page, it is flooded by criticism all over the place, they have been deleting the posts but there are too many now
     

  2. Raise Your Fist

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    Re: Best Buy funds anti-gay campaign

    That is so ridiculous. Christian rock band...
    BAHAHAHAHA. This is only in minnesota?
    If not im going to have a word personally with target.
     
  3. ungovernable

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    Re: Best Buy funds anti-gay campaign

     
  4. Raise Your Fist

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    I hope they go nuts on target. Just like that documentary you uploaded about the BNP.
    Its hard to believe so many people support denying someone elses human rights. :ecouteurs:

    Wait, why does the title say best buy?
     
  5. punkmar77

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    The companies exposed so far are Target, Best-Buy, and Red Wing Boots.....
     
  6. ungovernable

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    But i have read that Wal-Mart is part of Target ?
     
  7. punkmar77

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    Not sure about that, I actually think they are two separate substantially oppressive corporate entities...but I could be wrong.
     
  8. snookams

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    eh... well they all suck anyway
     
  9. ungovernable

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    yeah i think you are right... i have read that walmart is part of target in the comments of an article so i guess the person was wrong.

    i googled about wal-mart and target and it looks like they are in competition with each others
     
  10. Raise Your Fist

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    We are actually fighting for gay marriage rights here in Oregon right now.
    Im pretty sure weve already won, its just a matter of time. :D
     
  11. Evil Dead

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    This is a damn shame
     
  12. Adolescent

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    Fucked up. Glad that's not here.
     
  13. SurgeryXdisaster

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    If they don't have target or best buy in las vegas then no it's not there

    But i've been searching through all this stuff on the internet
    and it only reinforces my hatred of humanity
    10 of the 12 posts on many different sites are usually people saying that they will now prefer target over other stores
    simply due to their anti-gay politics...

    Let's have a war! :ecouteurs: :ecouteurs: :ecouteurs: :ecouteurs: :ecouteurs: :ecouteurs: :ecouteurs: :ecouteurs: :ecouteurs:
     
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