by Terresa Monroe-Hamilton | April 23, 2016 4:02 pm
The American Family Association has started a #BoycottTarget movement and people are flocking to sign their petition. Over 330,000 have signed it so far, including yours truly. The minute we heard about Target declaring it was store policy to mandate transgender-friendly bathrooms, we decided we were done with them. I guess we weren’t alone. I predict this will severely hurt their bottom line and I see store closures in their future. I don’t think they can walk this back either. People aren’t going to shop at a store where their mothers, wives, children and grandchildren are at risk going to the bathroom. When you favor freaks and perverts over your customers, well… you can’t be surprised when people go elsewhere. This whole ridiculous dust up will not end well. Between being gay-friendly and banning guns, Target has become very unpopular out there.
A backlash is growing against retail giant Target Corp. after its announcement this week that it will allow men or women who claim to be transgender to use whichever bathroom or changing room they choose while shopping or working at their stores.
After two days of a social media firestorm, forces are now gathering to #BoycottTarget over its bathroom policy.
On Tuesday, April 19, the retailer put out a statement welcoming transgender people to its stores, saying it celebrates “inclusivity,” insisting the company “strive[s] to make our guests and team members feel accepted, respected and welcomed in our stores and workplaces every day.”
The retailer added, “We welcome transgender team members and guests to use the restroom or fitting room facility that corresponds with their gender identity.”
The day after the department store chain’s announcement, the backlash began. By Thursday, many were flooding Facebook and Twitter with missives urging people to boycott the retail giant, with many of the posts linking to a new effort launched by the American Family Association (AFA).
“Clearly, Target’s new policy poses a danger to wives and daughters,” AFA warned. “We think many customers will agree. And we think the average Target customer is willing to pledge to boycott Target stores until it makes protecting women and children a priority.” I would urge everyone out there that has any morals and common sense at all to sign the petition. “The American Family Association is calling for a boycott of Target after the retail giant said it would allow men to use the women’s restrooms and dressing rooms in their stores,” the petition states. “This means a man can simply say he “feels like a woman today” and enter the women’s restroom…even if young girls or women are already in there.” The petition says that Target is openly inviting sexual predators to take advantage of their stores’ customers, asking “Where do you think predators are going to go?” Predators have already been caught in numerous places taking videos of women and children in bathrooms because of this travesty. I think Americans are fed up with this and aren’t just going to shrug it off and take it anymore. Target could wind up being the rallying point against the left and I welcome that. We are sick of the depravity and we won’t stand for it.
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