Hamline prof: One financial reason for Hamline not to hire Tom Emmer

"That would be money wasted."

-- Associate professor Jim Bonilla of Hamline University to the Pioneer Press on the consequence of Hamline hiring Tom Emmer -- who's vocally opposed to same-sex marriage -- while maintaining a staff training program on creating safe spaces for gay and lesbian students.

Bonilla also recalled to the paper the backlash that Target experienced from gay-rights groups last year after the company donated $150,000 to a pro-Emmer political fund, and said hiring Emmer would have been a bad business move.

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