In April, Target announced that it would “welcome transgender team members and guests to use the restroom or fitting room facility that corresponds with their gender identity.” Last month, Faith2Action, a “pro-active launching pad for the pro-family movement,” announced a protest called “Don’t Target Our Daughters Day” with a truly awful Christian music video. The AFA aimed to prove their theory that Target was inviting sexual predators by sending men into the store’s women’s facilities.
At a Target shareholders meeting last week, AFA said their attempts to “share the group’s concerns” were snubbed.
“AFA’s Abraham Hamilton III went to today’s Target shareholders meeting in Southern California to raise concerns again about the company’s policy allowing transgenders to use the bathroom or changing room of the gender in which they say they identify. AFA’s concern has been that sexual predators may take advantage of the policy, thereby putting women and children at risk.
“It’s amazing. The response really was We don’t care what you have to say. We don’t care what the American Family Association represents. We don’t care what those people who signed your petition represent. We are committed to the complete overhaul of American society as it pertains to sex,” says Hamilton. “That literally is their response.”
Hamilton said that because Target is unwilling to change its policy, the AFA boycott will continue. “Father’s Day is right around the corner,” he said, adding, “so we plan to increase and expand our boycott effort because Target has put us in an unenviable position by saying, ‘We don’t care what you think’ — so we’re going to have to make them care what we think.”
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Last month, Target announced it had been monitoring sales and customer behavior closely and had not detected any impact on sales as a result of its new trans-inclusive policy.
Have a look at the Faith2Action video below (“No matter how loud its shouted, sin is not a civil right / and calling evil good will never make it right” – catchy!).