Tevlin: A volatile political mix ignites on Election Day

  • Article by: JON TEVLIN , Star Tribune
  • Updated: November 12, 2012 - 7:32 PM
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jannygNov. 12, 12 8:17 PM

Unfortunately, Mr. Halla isn't really a Chrristian. Jesus' message was very simple: peace, love, and help the poor.

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Mplsuptown1Nov. 12, 12 8:33 PM

OMG really. Halla should face ridicule for advertising such a volatile message and I sincerely hope they lose tons of business because of it. That deputy is quite possibly related to the Halla's somehow. I'd certainly think it would be worthwhile to check out or if they go to the same church of hatred.

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ksligNov. 12, 12 8:49 PM

The Halla family must have forgotten about the bible story when Jesus got angry at the money changers and animal-sellers at the temple and overturned their tables and yelled at them until they left. As I recall afterwards one of the vendors filed a complaint of harassment against Jesus. Then Jesus taught us the lesson about how we shouldn't get all litigious any time somebody gets angry about something they believe in. At least that was my interpretation :)

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right155439Nov. 12, 12 8:57 PM

Thanks for writing this article. I'll be buying all my plants next spring at Halla Nursery.

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corilietzNov. 12, 12 9:08 PM

Mr. Halla also had the same sort of sign out by his other business, The Mustard Seed in Chaska. Many people have already expressed to Mr. Halla that they will not being shopping at his other business, Mustard Seed either via Facebook, email and phone calls. Unless a business is going to value all families, they had better be ready for the consequences of being exclusive. Not only are gay people standing up against this, many straight allies are too!

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imkirokNov. 12, 12 9:09 PM

Good for you, Mr. Themig. If a business owner wants to put his political opinions out there, that's fine, but be prepared for consumers to vote with their wallets when they are looking for stores.

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paulskiNov. 12, 12 9:25 PM

I'll never shop there.

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lawstarNov. 12, 12 9:41 PM

Perhaps Mr. Halla will enjoy a "chick-fil-a" effect as the result of the free advertising given by Mr. Tevlin.

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Earlybird39Nov. 12, 1211:34 PM

Really the Hallas were not thinking very clearly when they chose to post their political ideology so publicly. Not only do gays spend money for plants, but their families and friends do too. Add in vast amounts of people who don't have a relative who is gay but just believe in the Golden Rule and prefer not to discriminate against an entire segment of our community. The amount of business they have potentially lost is probably far beyond any satisfaction they must have felt from shouting their politics from the rooftop.

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ErosmanNov. 13, 12 5:09 AM

I, too, appreciate the article and info. No more plants or supplies from Halla will be purchased by our family under these circumstances.

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