Target’s financial support of an anti-gay politician created an uproar among the homosexual crowd. Anti-reactionaries screamed for equality, but what do they really want? Let’s follow the bread crumbs to find out.
1) A Yahoo/AP article states that Human Rights Campaign (HRC), a national homosexual rights advocacy organization, insists that Target “balance the scale by making comparable donations to benefit candidates it favors.” Clearly, Target has every obligation to support whoever the HRC indicates it should. Clearly.
2) HRC and MoveOn.org protest Target having given money to a PAC (Minnesota Forward) that supports Republican gubernatorial candidate Tom Emmer. Their issue with Emmer is he’s “conservative,” which means he is an outspoken critic of same-sex marriages. He also decries illegal immigration (per the AP article), but let’s focus on the sex, please.
3) The Yahoo article supports the anti-Emmer position by reference to a FaceBook (FB) page called “Boycott Target Until They Cease Funding Anti-Gay Politics”, calling out the large number of page fans, ca. 65,000 and growing.
4) The FB page points to a blog on Change.org called “Target’s $150,000 Donation To Fund Anti-Gay Politics” which is filed, appropriately enough, under the Hate Crimes category. Yes, it’s a hate crime if you don’t support the gay agenda. Get used to it.
5) This Change.org blog on Homosexual Rights demands Target stop donating to anti-gay politicians and Emmer is, by definition, anti-gay. But the blog goes further than Emmer. It targets (no pun intended) a dude named Bradlee Dean. I surmise that while the LGBT community can’t stand Tom Emmer, it must abhor and detest Bradlee Dean.
6) Dean fronts the group called You Can Run But You Cannot Hide International (YCRBYCHI), and Emmer’s campaign donated to YCRBYCHI. Further, it seems Dean may hold the position that homosexuals ought to be killed because they’re… well, homosexual.
7) Dean insists his comments were twisted about and so he’s misunderstood. Yet the All-Things-Sex-Except-Straight-Sex community maintains that Dean, just exactly like the Islam culture, is okay killing homosexuals.
As an aside: I don’t see the Bible, rightly divided, agreeing at all with the position of killing persons who engage in sexual sin, i.e. adultery, fornication, homosexuality, bestiality, etc. For instance, the apostle Paul was required to handle a matter where a member of the Corinthian church was having regular sex with his father’s wife and everyone knew about it (I Corinthians 5:1). Now under Mosaic law, for the nation Israel, this person was to be put to death (Leviticus 20:11; 22:30; 27:20). Paul, apostle to the Gentiles and minister to the Body of Christ, handled it otherwise. He demanded the assembly have no more contact whatsoever with the man (I Cor. 5:9-13). Nowhere is there mention of the people, the government or the church killing the man as a solution to the problem. Under the law that was quite appropriate, but now obviously, God has changed the rules.
8) It is Dean’s perceived position on homosexuality, and his perceived ties to Emmer, that have gotten some folks so irate. But honestly, an Illinois Congressman clears it all up for us. Chicago’s own, openly-gay state Rep. Greg Harris pulls no punches.
9) Harris told ChicagoPride.com he hopes Target rethinks its support of Emmer. “Companies like Target need to understand that they can’t have it both ways when it comes to issues of our basic rights.” So, basic rights of life, movement and freedom of speech now include the unnatural expression of one’s sexuality.
10) There you have it. The matter at hand is not equal support of homosexual and homophobic politics. The real issue is you “can’t have it both ways” and you had better by-god support the homosexual community. Now, Demmit!