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Minnesota CEO rallying fellow execs to publicly oppose marriage amendment
pioneer press ^ | 6-18-12 | Julie Forster and Tom Webb

Posted on 06/18/2012 5:15:47 AM PDT by TurboZamboni

When he talks privately to other corporate executives, John Taft says he's noticed two things.

First, he finds that almost none of Minnesota's business leaders support the marriage amendment. That amendment would add to the state constitution, "only a union between one man and one woman will be recognized as a marriage in Minnesota."

But second, Taft finds that almost no CEOs are eager to take a public stand on a controversial issue such as same-sex marriage, wary of seeing their companies caught up in a culture war.

(Excerpt) Read more at twincities.com ...


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Minnesota
KEYWORDS: ceo; gay; generalmills; marriage

1 posted on 06/18/2012 5:15:51 AM PDT by TurboZamboni
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To: TurboZamboni

Taking a stand for what is just plain obviously right can be as costly as the freedom we pay for so dearly. We all need to be ready to suffer loss in this life to gain the next...


2 posted on 06/18/2012 5:26:50 AM PDT by langleyaction (Embedded within every corrupt system are the seeds of its destruction)
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To: TurboZamboni

God bless Mr. Taft and his mission.


3 posted on 06/18/2012 5:31:06 AM PDT by freeangel ( (free speech is only good until someone else doesn't like it)
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4 posted on 06/18/2012 5:31:15 AM PDT by MplsSteve (Amy Klobuchar is no moderate. She's Al Franken with a nicer smile.)
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To: MplsSteve

Looks like Minnesotans are reaching their limit of patience with all the socialism being pushed onto them!

Minnesota Nice only works for so long....


5 posted on 06/18/2012 5:41:48 AM PDT by LUV W (Never forget...WE have THEM surrounded! ~ Rush Limbaugh)
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To: freeangel

I suspect that you’re reading this incorrectly. Mr Taft wants to defeat an amendment that would reinforce NORMAL marriage. (...he’s one of the bad guys...)


6 posted on 06/18/2012 5:46:55 AM PDT by ne1410s ("If the past sits in judgment on the present, the future will be lost." Winston Churchill)
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To: freeangel

So you oppose MN defining marriage as between one man and one woman?


7 posted on 06/18/2012 5:47:03 AM PDT by TurboZamboni (Looting the future to bribe the present)
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To: TurboZamboni

No surprise here.

Taft is the great-grandson of that uber-liberal Republican President of 100 years ago. Namely, William Howard Taft. Acorns do not fall far from the tree.

Taft also has lesbian daughters.

It looks like Taft wants to impose his problems on others.

Go Minnesota and approve the Marriage Amendment between a man and a woman. 32 states have already added the Marriage Amendment to their state’s constitution.


8 posted on 06/18/2012 5:47:29 AM PDT by Presbyterian Reporter
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To: freeangel

“God bless Mr. Taft and his mission.”

Really? Taft supports queer weddings. Is that what you want?


9 posted on 06/18/2012 5:48:18 AM PDT by narses
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To: freeangel

“”God bless Mr. Taft and his mission.””


Are you sure?


10 posted on 06/18/2012 5:48:33 AM PDT by Presbyterian Reporter
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To: TurboZamboni

Minnesotan freepers need to let these CEO’s hear about this. Let them know that if they refuse to support traditional families they will suffer at the cash register.


11 posted on 06/18/2012 6:16:49 AM PDT by Sudetenland (Member of the BBB Club - Bye-Bye-Barry!!!)
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To: TurboZamboni
OK, General Mills, who's your best customer for Cheerios?

According to the US Census Bureau, there are only 111,033 same-sex households in America with children under age 18 who are living in the household. By contrast, there are over 35 million households with children under age 18.

12 posted on 06/18/2012 6:19:22 AM PDT by Zender500
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To: ne1410s

Boy, are you right that I read this incorrectly. I must be having a whole “blonde morning”.


13 posted on 06/18/2012 6:20:17 AM PDT by freeangel ( (free speech is only good until someone else doesn't like it)
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To: Presbyterian Reporter

ooops—Monday morning scan wrong read apparently


14 posted on 06/18/2012 6:21:53 AM PDT by freeangel ( (free speech is only good until someone else doesn't like it)
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To: TurboZamboni

Did he ask them like this: “Thaaaaaay, you don’t like that icky marriage thing do you? Hey, did you catch Glee this week?”


15 posted on 06/18/2012 6:22:20 AM PDT by jdsteel (Give me freedom, not more government.)
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To: Sudetenland; TurboZamboni
Marriage Amendment: Where Minnesota corporations stand
16 posted on 06/18/2012 6:23:21 AM PDT by Zender500
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To: TurboZamboni

Sorry-—I didn’t read it correctly. I thought he was one of the few corporate people to take a stand FOR marriage. I haven’t heard of many of those.


17 posted on 06/18/2012 6:24:12 AM PDT by freeangel ( (free speech is only good until someone else doesn't like it)
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To: Presbyterian Reporter
 

Taft is the great-grandson of that uber-liberal Republican President of 100 years ago. Namely, William Howard Taft. Acorns do not fall far from the tree. Taft also has lesbian daughters. It looks like Taft wants to impose his problems on others.

Because he has a messed up situation he wants the "peasants" to have the same. He is engaged in self-justification at the expense of a coherent society with a coherent Judeo-Christian moral code that civilized people have done well by for 5000+ years. He is smarter than that long lived tradition and moral religious codes. He is a rich anarchist and we have a few million of them

18 posted on 06/18/2012 6:38:11 AM PDT by dennisw
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To: Zender500

Wow! All that belly-crawling for a group which represents less than 3% of our population. Those CEO’s are part of what’s wrong with America—no moral compass.


19 posted on 06/18/2012 6:39:18 AM PDT by Sudetenland (Member of the BBB Club - Bye-Bye-Barry!!!)
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To: Sudetenland

He has a moral compass, its just pointed in the wrong direction.


20 posted on 06/18/2012 6:51:52 AM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: freeangel

If the 1% (the CEOs) are against this amendment, then I suppose the Occupy movement will support it.


21 posted on 06/18/2012 7:12:10 AM PDT by organicchemist
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How absolutely clueless of CEO's to say that the marriage amendment, which supports REAL marriage, will hurt the business climate in Minnesota.

Oh, woe! Our state, our companies, our entire way of life are all doomed if we do not allow homosexuals to marry!

How the Hell do jackasses like these ever rise to the position of CEO?

Never mind. Been there done that. Got the corporate buzzword BS memorized.

Wonder how long it will be before they form a committee to study the amendment and make a decision in support of their pre-formed, already-made decision.

Then when the inevitable fit hits the shan they can blame the committee.

22 posted on 06/18/2012 7:22:14 AM PDT by N. Theknow (Kennedys=Can't drive, can't ski, can't fly, can't skipper a boat, but they know what's best for you.)
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To: TurboZamboni

I’m a CEO (also the janitor, complaint department and everything in between)

This Taft idiot does not speak for me.

I support the amendment.


23 posted on 06/18/2012 7:32:52 AM PDT by cableguymn (If your policies are pushing the economy in to headwinds.. TURN YOUR POLICY AROUND!)
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To: Presbyterian Reporter

Minnesota marriage amendment foes raise more than twice what supporters have
http://www.twincities.com/allheadlines/ci_20891442

the pro-homo crowd is well funded


24 posted on 06/19/2012 3:01:59 PM PDT by TurboZamboni (Looting the future to bribe the present)
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25 posted on 06/22/2012 9:52:39 PM PDT by MplsSteve (Amy Klobuchar is no moderate. She's Al Franken with a nicer smile.)
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To: TurboZamboni

Because, of course, the most important thing in making a business decision is whom your customer has sex with.

Sigh. The RedStar Tribune is in a full-court press for gay “marriage”. It’s a good thing that the only opinion that matters is God’s.


26 posted on 06/22/2012 11:19:34 PM PDT by Colonel_Flagg (Conservatism is not a matter of convenience.)
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