Why My Family Won’t Be Shopping at Target Stores Anymore
In addition to allowing men in female restrooms, Target backs radical LGBT “Equality Act”; boasts 100% perfect score on HRC’s rigged “Corporate Equality Index”
TAKE ACTION: Contact Target at 800-440-0680 or using their Online Contact Form; and sign the AFA “Boycott Target” petition if you plan to join the boycott. If you do, make a point of going into your local Target store or calling the manager to explain why you and your family will no longer shop there.
Why My Family Won’t Be Shopping at Target Stores Anymore
May 2, 2016
By Peter LaBarbera
WARNING: offensive descriptions of horrifying transsexual “sex reassignment surgeries”
My family and I are joining the Target boycott and will no longer shop at your stores. It is preposterous that all Target stores now allow men to use female restrooms—a sex predator’s dream. Girls have the basic right not to have their private spaces invaded by men, for ANY reason.
My family has done a LOT of shopping at Target over the years, but no more. One of my five children even worked at Target–but now I will not allow my two teenage kids to apply for a job there given Target’s leftist, politically correct corporate policies. Target has chosen to be contemptuous of common sense and Americans who are motivated by faith, decency and traditional morality. So we in turn choose to no longer support Target with our consumer dollars.
Another reason for our decision is that Target supports the radical LGBT “Equality Act”–HR 3185–which I have relabeled the “Criminalizing Christianity Act.“ This federal legislation would destroy religious liberty and freedom of conscience by elevating homosexual and transgender activism above religious liberty in U.S. law. Until Target stops supporting this anti-faith bill—which would specifically override the Religious Freedom Restoration Act–I will encourage others to boycott your stores.
Target would be smart to reassess its escalating capitulation to the LGBTQ Lobby–including its boasting of a “100 percent” score on the woefully-biased “Corporate Equality Index” (CEI) created by the Human Rights Campaign (the world’s largest “gay”/transgender lobby organization). HRC’s rigged “CEI Index” directly punishes any corporation that gives to pro-family causes by taking points away for doing so. Meanwhile, it awards points to companies like Target that make large donations to LGBT groups and “gay pride” events—and for engaging in pro-homosexual advertising. As a guide for consumers, the “Corporate Equality Index” is a sham; scoring a “100 percent” on it is nothing to brag about. In fact, it signals that Target is a company hostile to faith, Judeo-Christian morality, and freedom of conscience.Most Americans are unaware that Human Rights Campaign has a history of anti-Christian and anti-conservative bigotry—equating sincere Christians and Americans who know right from wrong and oppose homosexual “marriage” with “haters” and “bigots.” HRC President Chad Griffin even compares being against letting cross-dressing men into public female restrooms to racist Jim Crow laws that once denied Blacks the use of segregated, “Whites Only” restrooms. This insulting and ridiculous analogy belittles the past suffering of African Americans and mocks genuine civil rights. Why does Target champion Human Rights Campaign given HRC’s extremist record and ugly rhetoric?
We urge Target to change its one-sided advocacy and stop supporting radical legislation like the Criminalizing Christianity Act (“Equality Act”). Instead, Target should at the very minimum adopt a neutral corporate posture on controversial moral issues like homosexual “marriage” (which people of faith–or no faith–have a right NOT to celebrate or participate in as small business owners).
One of the criteria for a corporation like Target getting a perfect 100% score on HRC’s skewed “Equality Index” is that it pays for body-disfiguring, transsexual “sex reassignment surgeries” (SRS) as part of its employee “health insurance” plan. Two of these horrific SRS operations are:
- a gender-confused man having his penis cut apart and turned into a makeshift “vagina”; and
- a gender-confused woman having her healthy breasts cut off so she can appear like a flat-chested man.
These procedures are so grotesque that it is offensive even to describe them in public. And yet we as consumers are expected to help pay for them in the name of “equality”! Our hearts go out to the men and women who think that destroying their natural body is the road to happiness. Former male-to-female transsexual Walt Heyer—founder of www.SexChangeRegret.com—urges against going through with SRS operations like he once did. I believe that most Americans, like me, do NOT want their consumer dollars to subsidize these radical “transgender” operations when they go shopping.
Until Target abandons radical sex- and gender agendas like funding transsexual “surgeries” in the guise of “health care”–and allowing grown men to enter restrooms occupied by young girls and women–we will avoid spending our hard-earned dollars at Target. And we will encourage others to do the same.
Sincerely and Respectfully,
Americans For Truth
P.O. Box 5522
Naperville, Illinois 60567-5522
Peter LaBarbera is the founder and president of Americans For Truth About Homosexuality (AFTAH). You can reach him through AFTAH at 312-324-3787, or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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