Minnesota has become a safe haven for radical Islamists, but apparently they draw the line when it comes to the LGBT community. The Minnesota Star-Tribune has come under fire from the Left for posting a full-page anti-transgenger ad in their Sunday edition. The ad was sponsored by the Minnesota Child Protection League, a Christian Tea Party group. It’s aim was to pressure officials on the upcoming Minnesota State High School League vote, which could end up permitting transgender teens to join sports teams based on gender identity.
Supporters of the bill and advocates for the LGBT community immediately lashed out at the Star-Tribune for not refusing to place the ad of a paying customer.
When pressed repeatedly regarding the paper’s policy of refusing ads, a spokesperson stood their ground, saying:
If you were doing a story on how media of all kinds (broadcast, print, digital) handle campaign and advocacy advertising, I’d consider how we could contribute to the conversation. But I don’t think that’s what you’re doing.
In Minnesota, organizations and individuals of all kinds — left, right, other — know that if you want to reach the largest audience and have the biggest impact with your message, the best way to do it is advertising in the Star Tribune.
What do you think of this ad and the way the Star-Tribune has handled the recent controversy? Sound off in the comments section!