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MN Gov Hopeful Tom Emmer Doesn’t Want Schools Telling His Kids Not to Taunt Gay Kids

Cover your ears, because boy do we have a spoiler for you! Tom Emmer, the Republican who wants to be Minnesota’s next governor, and who Target is throwing its weight behind, doesn’t just want to keep marriage out of the hands of gays. Emmer also wants to keep bully protection from them too.

The Safe Schools for All bill, vetoed by Gov. Tim Pawlenty last year and opposed by Emmer as a state rep, would also get the ax under an Emmer administration, the candidate told an audience at the Minnesota State Fair debate. But what about the three bullying-related student suicides in the Anoka-Hennepin School District alone? And all those allegations of even teachers participating in the ridicule of fey kids?

While the other gubernatorial candidates, including Mark Dayton, said they’d sign it, Emmer insisted, “I would have to see what it looks like. I’ll tell you right now, bullying is a serious issue. You’re talking to the parent of seven kids — Jacquie and I have seven kids — we’re very, we’re very aware of what happens when a child is faced with an uncomfortable situation at school or out in a public place. But tell you what, it’s up to the parents, Jacquie and I, to educate our children, how they handle that situation. We’re the ones who have to be the front line of defense for our children. I don’t want the government doing that for us.”

Yeah, pesky big brother! Get out of the way of parents teaching their kids whether or not pushing the faggot down the steps is okay.

By:           Sarah Nigel
On:           Sep 10, 2010
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  • 37 Comments
    • PLAYS WELL WITH OTHERS
      PLAYS WELL WITH OTHERS

      Emmer is without a doubt one of the most disgusting, reprehensive, vile, scumbags to leave his stain on humanity……….check out this blurb. He personally donated $250.00 to this group

      You Can Run But You Cannot Hide, Inc., a 501(c)3 nonprofit ministry that brings its hard rock gospel into public schools, has been deepening its long-running ties to the Republican Party of Minnesota. Long a cause célèbre for Rep. Michele Bachmann, who has twice lent her name to the group’s fundraising efforts, You Can Run (YCR) had a booth at the GOP convention in April, and the group’s frontman, Bradlee Dean, reports that gubernatorial candidate Tom Emmer recently accepted an invitation to visit with him at Dean’s home. But recent controversial statements by Dean — that Muslim countries calling for the execution of gays and lesbians are “more moral than even the American Christians” — have drawn the ire of some both within and outside the party.

      “Muslims are calling for the executions of homosexuals in America,” Dean said on YCR’s May 15 radio show on AM 1280 the Patriot. “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.”

      “If America won’t enforce the laws, God will raise up a foreign enemy to do just that,” Dean continued. “That is what you are seeing in America.”

      “The bottom line is this… they [homosexuals] play the victim when they are, in fact, the predator,” Dean said, before going on to make a claim that has no basis in fact: “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?”

      [img]http://minnesotaindependent.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/05/ycremmer.jpg[/img]

      Sep 10, 2010 at 11:57 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • ChicagoJimmy
      ChicagoJimmy

      I hope his kids are fat and get bullied a lot.

      Probably not though. His statement, “You’re talking to the parent of seven kids — Jacquie and I have seven kids — we’re very, we’re very aware of what happens when a child is faced with an uncomfortable situation at school or out in a public place” reads to me like they’ve been called in because their kid is a bully. Who was uncomfortable? Your sons, who were uncomfortable around girls who were tougher than them? Your ugly daughters perhaps, who were uncomfortable around a boy with better fashion taste?

      Sep 10, 2010 at 2:12 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • PLAYS WELL WITH OTHERS
      PLAYS WELL WITH OTHERS

      [img]http://img.youtube.com/vi/_7tgNKxpNrU/0.jpg[/img]

      ping*ping*ping*ping*ping*ping*ping*ping*ping*ping*ping*ping*ping*

      Sep 10, 2010 at 2:22 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Dan
      Dan

      I feel sorry for his gay kids. Heteros who hate gay kids should not breed.

      Sep 10, 2010 at 3:40 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • alan brickman
      alan brickman

      spotted two….

      Sep 10, 2010 at 6:19 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Chris
      Chris

      @PLAYS WELL WITH OTHERS: There’s definitely a homo in there. Front row center, he’ll be the one.

      Sep 10, 2010 at 6:23 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • McMike
      McMike

      When a child is placed in the PUBLIC school system he or she is in the PUBLIC school system. While this man might want to govern his children at home, the governing rules are NOT his to command when his child is around others in a PUBLIC school.

      How f’n unreal.

      And, yes, I’d say about half of those boys are queer. In fact, they all look more gay than straight.

      Sep 10, 2010 at 6:41 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Mark
      Mark

      Emmer has a long history of never supporting and legislation that would treat GLBT citizens fairly or equally. His hostilities directed at this community are alarming. He is downplaying his record on social issues – never bringing them up, as even Republican voters know it’s not in their best interests to do so. They are organized and united with an eye on the prize to make serious gains in Congress.

      Sep 10, 2010 at 6:52 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Michael
      Michael

      Hard for me to keep up. Does this mean you are calling the Target boycott back on, or is it off still? Thank you.

      Sep 10, 2010 at 8:45 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Michael
      Michael

      I think you’ve done a great job of letting us know this Minnesotan running for governor does not support equality where gay concerns are involved. If I lived in Minnesota, I would never vote for this guy. Is more needed here, or is the idea to just stand people up for the purpose of posting hate messages?

      Sep 10, 2010 at 8:56 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Baxter
      Baxter

      Most of the commenters here would be suspended for bullying under this stupid law.

      Sep 10, 2010 at 9:56 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • PLAYS WELL WITH OTHERS
      PLAYS WELL WITH OTHERS [Different person #1 using similar name]

      @Michael: No Michael, the purpose of these threads is to let Gays throughout this country know what is going on beyond their backyards. Local media is just that, local. If I look at my local news they never have anything about 90% of the info that is posted here on Queerty. And guess what there is a serious coordinated effort to do serious damage to the Gay community.

      The family in DC is 100% behind the drama in Uganda an effort to round up Gays inprison them and sentence them to death. A modern day holocaust. They are using the backwards nation as a “dry run” for attempts to try and impose similar sanctions here in the United States. In case you haven’t noticed some of the extreme right wing scumbags tend to hate every fiber of our being and would not hesitate to see us rounded up and put into concentration camps and tortured in ways that would give Josef Mengle wet dreams. I see shit here and actually make efforts to stop some of these lunatics. Write letters, contribute to opposing candidates campaigns. We are the last accpeted group where others can spew their hatred with no outrage if they directed their venom towards any other minority……..If you wish to live in your cocoon and think all is sunshine and lollipops enjoy the fantasy…………

      Many of us toss lots of shit towards Queerty however I learn a whole lot about those wishing harm on me and every other Gay person in this country by cyberstrolling over to Queerty St. you should appreciate the info and realize lots of people wish you did not exist………..

      Sep 10, 2010 at 10:06 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Michael
      Michael

      @Baxter: Very true. It’s so easy to hop on a forum and bash away, and really effective too.

      Sep 10, 2010 at 10:30 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Michael
      Michael

      @PLAYS WELL WITH OTHERS: Sorry, but overkill is just that. Stirring up stories of hatred serves, who? Opinions are fine with me too, everybody has them. Just like you, where you, where you believe and espouse there is a conspiracy afoot in America to round up gays and place them in concentration camps, and Uganda is a real-life, dry run. Some people believe nonsense such as this. You obviously do. I believe the equality gig is never going to work with all the underlying hatred – gay and straight. Being constantly reminded of all the reasons I should have to hate some guy running for governor in Minnesota is not helping anybody. I’m sure you feel this provides for a stronger sense of community among gays, but, therein lies the difference in your opinion and mine.

      Sep 10, 2010 at 10:59 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Cassandra
      Cassandra

      “You’re talking to the parent of seven kids — Jacquie and I have seven kids — we’re very, we’re very aware of what happens when a child is faced with an uncomfortable situation at school or out in a public place.”

      Six boys.

      “A correlation between fraternal birth order and male sexual orientation has been suggested by research. Ray Blanchard identified the association and referred to it as the fraternal birth order effect. The observation is that the more older brothers a man has, the greater the probability is that he will have a homosexual orientation.[1] It has sometimes been called the older brother effect.”

      Six boys.

      “The fraternal birth order effect is the strongest known predictor of sexual orientation.[2] According to several studies, each older brother increases a man’s odds of developing a homosexual sexual orientation by 28% – 48%.[3][4][5][6]”

      How many of his sons is he selling out for political expediency? The youngest three, at least, probably have been or are or will be perceived as gay by high school.

      Sep 11, 2010 at 12:07 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • caffesilvia
      caffesilvia

      Can we just go ahead and trap this guy sucking cock in an airport, already? This is getting old…

      Sep 11, 2010 at 5:09 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Soupy
      Soupy

      You can bet that one of his kids tortures puppies like Mike Huckabee’s son did.

      Sep 11, 2010 at 5:17 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • PLAYS WELL WITH OTHERS
      PLAYS WELL WITH OTHERS [Different person #1 using similar name]

      @Cassandra: As the youngest of four boys, I guess I give creedence to your post :p

      And when one or more of his kids comes out, most likely he will recieve the usual rightwing response of being thrown out of the only home he has ever known and be basically disowned…..

      Sep 11, 2010 at 7:20 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • IonMusic07
      IonMusic07

      @Michael: What a bunch of hogwash. Listen everyone, Michael thinks we should always just turn the other cheek and NOT call haters out for hating. With his logic, if you adopt an ‘ignorance is bliss’ mentality toward hate (in this man’s case, potentially dangerous hate)…then all the hate in the world will just magically go away with~ Enter royal blue unicorn from stage left~
      You sound mighty sheltered there “Michael”
      Ignorance is only fought with education. HATRED is best fought with a whistle blow, serious opposition, history lessons, some yelling and education. Anyone who thinks otherwise would make one fantastic (red: phoney baloney) politician.
      The gay community has bit it’s tongue off. Time to stomp, scream and shout at people like this who are in the public eye and elected officials.

      Sep 11, 2010 at 8:00 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Steve Rienherdt
      Steve Rienherdt

      @Michael:
      actually, Plays Well With Others post always inspire me, especially since he attaches touching, sentimental anecdotes to the story- as he did with Matthew Shepard and those who loosly use the term f*g- and for that, his post certainly do galvanize our community in here. I appreciate his willingness to take to battle those who want a war. and there is a culture war against gays. We’re not the offense in it, we’re the defense to those attacking us for being who we are. To sit back, and not even engage the attackers is not what our community is about and will not gain our community any respect. I once had a friend who used to gay bash in his teenage years. I asked him “why?” he point blank said “because I thought gays were weak. Many people I know think gays are weak. So beating up on a gay person meant no real consequences because no one would stand up for them and they wouldn’t stand up for themselves.” If that’s the outlook you wish for us queers to lobby, I unfortunately have to request you move out of our way as we sadly fight for your rights all while you sit on the sidelines inviting the haters over for sweet tea over an episode of Antiques Road Show. That’s not how progress works, dearie. Progress in social history has been fought for, not begged for.

      Sep 11, 2010 at 8:11 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • PLAYS WELL WITH OTHERS
      PLAYS WELL WITH OTHERS [Different person #1 using similar name]

      @Steve Rienherdt: Thanks much for the pretty damm kind words!. I find Queertyland to be almost theraputic. An outlet to express my sometimes outrage at the amazing level of hatred amd vitrol that is aimed at our community by persons who simply hate us because of how we were born and who we love. And as to adding anecdotes to my posts, there are some items that as many persons as possible should have knowledge about. The interview with Matt Sheppards nurse adds so much to the back story of what happened and makes vile comments made by the teabaggers so much more reprehensive and shows just what truly horrible people they are. That interview had me crying like a little girl when I first read it……

      I am amazed at the number of Gays who simply refuse to acknowledge the very real hatred out there towards our community. And the very many persons and organizations who wish to do serious harm to us. Look at post #1 that vile group of scumbags have been invited into public schools to hold their hate ralllies. If they spewed 10% of the vile rhetoric towards any other group by the Gays, those responsible for bringing them into the schools would be immediatley terminated. This shit goes on on too big of a scale for us to ignore and think it will simply go away and that the actions of these hate groups do not have a negative effect on our lives…….

      Sep 12, 2010 at 10:53 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Michael
      Michael

      @Steve Rienherdt: Sorry, “dearie,” but you are hopelessly lost in space. If you too believe that some wannabe indie rock band hustling t-shirt sales for a living is out to ensure your confinement to a concentration camp, keep looking over your shoulder. I’m confidant all you will find is people avoiding you for being a neurotic nell, while winding up with a bad crick in your neck.

      Sep 12, 2010 at 8:30 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • ewe
      ewe

      i blame Target.

      Sep 12, 2010 at 9:46 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Michael
      Michael

      @PLAYS WELL WITH OTHERS: What “vile rhetoric” is this group spreading that is not getting them kicked out of schools, and is not costing anybody their jobs? You are the one spreading hateful “vile rhetoric” about them, so why not support your claim. Let’s see something of substance, weighing a little heavier than your thoughts on the subject.

      Sep 13, 2010 at 12:29 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Michael
      Michael

      @PLAYS WELL WITH OTHERS: And what’s behind your “ping, ping, ping, ping……….” in post #3? I take it this is meant to symbolize gunshots, or “offing” the entire family. Hateful? you bet.

      Sep 13, 2010 at 12:35 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Jeffree
      Jeffree

      @Michael: #25 Nope, that’s the sound of gaydar going off, meaning a gay/lesbian person has been detected.

      @Cassandra re: “Big brother effect”: Thanks for your clear explanation. That research is solid per the biostaticians I talked with. Prior studies focused on maternal age as a predictor, but diving into the data, the # of elder brothers is a better one.

      @Plays Well: I’m back in school. Not much time to post.

      Sep 13, 2010 at 2:21 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • B
      B

      No. 23 · ewe wrote, “i blame Target.”

      The press reports (e.g., ) claim that Target donated to a pro-business group call MN Forward, which in turn donated to Tom Emmer. It’s possible that Target donated to MN Forward before NM Forward donated to Emmer. It’s also possible that Target simply failed to “connect the dots” (as they say) and didn’t realize that money going to a pro-business group was actually funding anti-gay candidates (instead of merely pro-business candidates).

      Regardless of what Target actually did, it is important to distinguish people actively hostile to you from ones who simply screwed up by not paying enough attention to what they were really doing.

      Sep 13, 2010 at 2:27 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Michael
      Michael

      @B: Very well stated, and a welcome opinion of reason.

      For others, go back and re-read the first utterance of “Plays Well” in post #1, to wit: “Emmer is without a doubt one of the most disgusting, reprehensive, vile, scumbags to leave his stain on humanity.” Theses are mighty strong words, and I have to question the source of this personal hatred, and the reason behind the expression.

      Then, going totally off topic, “Plays Well” attempts to shift focus to some obscure wannabe Christian rock band, by saying; “Check out this (unsourced) blurb. He (Emmer) personally donated $250.00 to this group.” Where’s the source of proof this donation was actually made, and if true, what evil was sanctioned by Emmer and executed by these purportedly nefarious henchmen?

      “Plays Well” goes on to state; “Bradlee Dean (the band’s supposed leader), reports that gubernatorial candidate Tom Emmer recently accepted an invitation to visit with him at Dean’s home.” What am I to make of this? True, false? Important? Did Emmer show up, and if so, what transpired? The rest of Post #1 is patched content about this Bradlee Dean fellow, unrelated to Emmer, and the source is not disclosed.

      Skipping beyond “Plays Well’s” post #3, where he fires gun shots at Emmer’s entire family, he rambles on, convinced in Post #12, that Emmer’s entire family “is 100% behind the drama in Uganda, an effort to round up Gays inprison them and sentence them to death. A modern day holocaust. They are using the backwards nation as a “dry run” for attempts to try and impose similar sanctions here in the United States.”

      All of this is of course, baseless in fact, bizarre at best, and is unquestionably hate speech. With dangerous stuff like this floating around, is it any wonder why some people do not take the gay community seriously in important issues like marriage or adoption, when making supportive statements like; “we’re no different from you.”

      Sep 13, 2010 at 3:55 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • PLAYS WELL WITH OTHERS
      PLAYS WELL WITH OTHERS

      @Michael: Are you fucking kidding me?? Please you rightwing hack posing as a Gay person go somewhere else….

      Go to this site, the official website of this hategroup and read the section on “homosexuality” where this scumbag backpedals furiously on his vile hatefull comments of Gays. He must have gotten verbal bitchslap from Emmer attempting to do damage control……..

      http://youcanruninternational.com/news/affirming-our-stance-on-homosexuality.html

      “Skipping beyond “Plays Well’s” post #3, where he fires gun shots at Emmer’s entire family” If you were Gay (or even somewhat aware of anything of revelance in this society) you would be familiar with the term “Gaydar” where a Gay detects a fellow Gay person. It is indicated by “pinging”……….

      “that Emmer’s entire family “is 100% behind the drama in Uganda, an effort to round up Gays inprison them and sentence them to death” “The Family” refers to a group of extreme right wing politicians some of whom live together in a common house funded by extreme rightwing thinktanks to further an extreme rightwing agenda in this country. Not Emmers personal family

      The level of ignorance in your posts is beyond comprehension. Come out of your hole and use a site called “Google” to attempt to gleam a bit of knowledge before you post you baseless accusations and rants…….

      Do not bother posting any responses nor direct comments towards me. I refuse to get into a battle of wits with someone whom is only half equipped……..

      Sep 13, 2010 at 8:28 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Michael
      Michael

      @PLAYS WELL WITH OTHERS: Your response here is predictable. You are genuinely disturbed, and should seek help for your neurosis. Good luck.

      Sep 13, 2010 at 1:55 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Samuel
      Samuel

      @PLAYS WELL WITH OTHERS: OMG, have you seen this place? Who lives there, and what is the address? We should definitely be picketing in the street in front of this house:

      “The Family refers to a group of extreme right wing politicians some of whom live together in a common house funded by extreme rightwing thinktanks to further an extreme rightwing agenda in this country.”

      Sep 13, 2010 at 10:02 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • B
      B

      No. 26 · Jeffree “@Cassandra re: “Big brother effect”: Thanks for your clear explanation. That research is solid per the biostaticians I talked with.”

      …. it actually goes further than that. Read http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/uk/article493668.ece has a summary which points out that “gay men’s mothers, sisters and maternal aunts tend to have significantly more children than the norm — and that many of their nephews and male cousins are also gay.” The claim is that the genes that result in gay children also increase the mother’s fertility. That increased fertility compensates for the lack of reproduction by gays.

      Sep 14, 2010 at 2:15 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Bill
      Bill

      @PLAYS WELL WITH OTHERS: This “Family,” living in a house in Washington, DC, funded by “right-wing think-tanks,” rounding up gays in Uganda for a “dry run” to do the same in th United States…you are not seriously suggesting this is real, are you? Proof?

      Sep 14, 2010 at 4:01 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • KiomainNY
      KiomainNY

      @Michael: Michael, all your commentary gets thumbed down by a large majority on thsi site. Take a clue and go back with sleeping with the enemy. On here we are PRO gay…and anti anyone who does not see our equality. Have a problem with that? Don’t let the reload button hit you on your ignorant way out.

      Sep 16, 2010 at 8:17 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Michael
      Michael

      @KiomainNY: Thank you for making my point. Gay causes routinely get thumbed down, thanks to imbalanced zealots who fabricate and spread wild fiction. But don’t take my word for it, instead, try this. The next time President Obama ventures to your city for a town meeting, stand up and voice your concern about this hate collective “family” living in a house in Washington, DC, funded by right wing think tanks whose agenda is to round up gays for extermination in a modern day holocaust. Be sure to let the President know about the “dry run” precursor that is happening in Uganda. Let me know how this works out for you, and what it is your effort has done to help me, or anybody else who is Gay.

      Sep 16, 2010 at 4:59 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • AJ
      AJ

      So, he must teach his children about some lessons, but other lessons ARE okay for the school.

      Sep 29, 2010 at 8:30 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • chris
      chris

      sorry, off topic but goes to the “Big brother effect” Theory. Watch this Documentary John Barrowman did. It’s pretty interesting. He talks with doctors and scientists about that and they say the More males the mother gives birth to tend to have less testosterone with each son born therefore increasing the chance of them being gay.

      Making of Me:John Barrowman

      Sep 30, 2010 at 12:55 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

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