Wednesday, April 27, 2016
On April 19, Target stores published a statement which reiterated their commitment to the homosexual agenda---specifically giving "gender confused" people the right to use the bathroom they most identify with at the moment.
Target said we want all guests (customers)... "to feel accepted, respected and welcomed in in our stores..."
"Everyone deserves to feel they belong. And you'll always be accepted, respected and welcomed at Target," they said.
Everyone? If so, at what personal risk?
American Family Association says it's time to target Target.
Typically I'm not a fan of random boycotts.
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Changing their Target logo to incorporate the rainbow colors of the homosexual movement, Target stores published a news release that explains their position on LGBTQ and whatever other sexual orientation now identified as normal.
The essence of their statement was to reaffirm their deep commitment to the homosexual community, especially the "transgenders"---while appealing to the 98% of their customers who are not gender challenged on the basis of the general decency of most American people.
In addition to their reaffirmation of the homosexual social agenda, Target says, "We regularly assess issues and consider many factors such as impact to our business, guests and team members."
If they assess their social actions in light of its impact on their business, American Family Association is giving them something to assess.
In response, AFA is taking a "Stand." They have initiated a boycott of the retail giant.
AFA says Target's position "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."
They say, "Target's policy is exactly how sexual predators get access to their victims. And with Target publicly boasting that men can enter women's bathrooms, where do you think predators are going to go?"
AFA further says, "Clearly, Target's new policy poses a danger to wives and daughters. 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 agree. In fact, I'm certain most average customers will agree.
AFA has launched a national petition to boycott Target.
First, many organizations will create a petition drive as a means to simply acquire names for their fundraising efforts and immediate cash donations. While the group or organization may believe in their cause, they sometimes know it's likely they won't succeed, however, they proceed for the benefit of their organization---and who can criticize a noble cause? And who can know for sure in advance if a campaign will be successful?
This comes down to trust in leadership.
In these cases decisions are almost always made to favor the organization, rather than the cause they represent. Money raised is often not spent for what it had been raised for.
This happened in the R-74 Referendum issue in Washington State a few years ago, resulting in marriage being redefined according to state law---and deep division within the conservative Christian community.
This is not the case with American Family Association.
The campaign AFA has launched is calling on Target to keep separate facilities for men and women, but to provide a single occupancy unisex bathroom for transgenders.
While AFA is asking for your name on their petition and will likely ask for donations---they are legit. And are big enough and strong enough to make this happen if we support them.
These folks got J.C. Pennys attention a few years ago when the retailer decided to make Ellen Degeneres the face of their brand.
The store chain has not yet recovered from losses associated with that campaign, even though they eventually made an effort to recapture their normal, family oriented customers.
Secondly, I have personally signed the petition and am asking you to do the same.
This is the link to the petition that they are simply calling the "Stand."
This should be an easy decision for most of us.
Target's idea is a bad idea.
AFA's is a good, responsible and moral idea.
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