Target, the LGBT-friendly department store chain, has contributed $150,000 to Minnesota Forward, a political action committee that supports Minnesota Republican gubernatorial candidate Tom Emmer, an opponent of gay marriage, reports NBC Bay Area. Emmer, who says "I believe marriage is the union between one man and one woman," received the money for TV ads. Website SFist reports that Emmer is also friends with controversial musician Bradlee Dean, of the Christian rock band called You Can Run But You Cannot Hide. Dean was recently quoted saying that Muslim countries that execute LGBTs are "more moral than even the American Christians." Target, whose company headquarters is located in Minneapolis, released a statement that says, "Target supports causes and candidates based strictly on issues that affect our retail and business interests."