Gubernatorial candidate Emmer attends fundraiser for controversial ministry

By Andy Birkey
Wednesday, November 18, 2009 at 2:35 pm

mp_main_half_TomEmmer212While Rep. Michele Bachmann was the highest-profile catch for the “Appeal to Heaven” gala for the controversial You Can Run But You Cannot Hide International ministry (even though she ultimately was a no-show and sent a video message instead), another rising star in the local Republican party reportedly managed to make it to help raise money to bring God’s message into public schools: gubernatorial candidate Tom Emmer.

According to You Can Run head Bradlee Dean — who says homosexuals, President Obama, and liberals are criminals and that the separation of church and state is a myth — Emmer was on hand to raise money for the ministry.

“The spirit of God was there,” Dean said on his Saturday radio show on AM 1280 The Patriot. “We had Tom Emmer there, the gubernatorial candidate for 2010, a potentially important guy.”

Interestingly, though, Emmer chose not to mention his attendance at the fundraiser on his list of campaign appearances from last week.

Update: Emmer’s campaign told the Minnesota Independent, “Rep. Tom Emmer stopped by the event for a social hour before the dinner and program. The program is headquartered out of Wright County which is Rep. Emmer’s county and has many supporters in Tom’s legislative district. It was not mentioned in the campaign update because it was not a campaign event.”

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Comment posted November 18, 2009 @ 5:54 pm

Is Emmer the guy with the temper problems? Some help from the Bible for our friend:
Refrain from anger and turn from wrath; do not fret-it leads only to evil (Psalm 37:8).

A fool shows his annoyance at once, but a prudent man overlooks an insult (Proverbs 12:16).

A wise man fears the Lord and shuns evil, but a fool is hotheaded and reckless (Proverbs 14:16

Matt Anderson
Comment posted November 19, 2009 @ 5:23 pm

Separation of church and state is a myth, this was never law only ideas in letters. The constitution was designed to limit the formation of a State Church. This was the situation in Sweden that caused the immigrates to come to Minnesota.

Minnesota Central
Comment posted November 20, 2009 @ 8:44 am

Wow, what a political blunder.

The independent voter will never hear about the “Appeal to Heaven” gala but the hardcore religious community will. The Rassmussen poll for the MN-GOP primary had Emmer at 1% … why didn’t he proudly claim that he was there ? He could have garnered support from the folks that will go to the caucuses. A blunder.

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