Target Takes Stock of Pushback

Barb Wire

They’ve got targets on their bags — and now, their stock is a target too! After the U.S. retailer made “feelings” the only condition of their bathroom policy, the backlash has been fast and severe. To say that Americans oppose the policy is an understatement, as people flocked to AFA’s Boycott Target petition.

Now, just a few weeks since the company made the announcement, more than one million people have pledged not to shop at the store until they change their policy. AFA’s Tim Wildmon was on “Washington Watch” with me earlier this week to talk about the petition and why he believes it’s shattered records. (Listen here starting at the 27-minute mark.)

“This is how people can fight back,” he said. While the rest of this agenda is being forced on America against its will, there is one weapon families still have: their wallets. And so far, they’re using them! In a stunning headline this morning, Target’s stock is plummeting. “In just a few short days,” Breitbart reports, “the company’s stock edged down from $83.98 per share on April 19 to roughly $81.33 in April 28. That’s a loss of $2.65 per share, which chops the company’s stock market value by $1.5 billion, down to $48.8 billion.”

Once people realize that they can take action without fear of intimidation or retaliation — like this boycott — they are more than willing to express themselves. The Left can force people to do a lot of things, but ordering them to shop at their corporate allies isn’t one of them!

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On this issue, liberals have severely miscalculated the feelings of the average American. They understand how unsafe and perverse these policies are. It’s one thing for a person to “feel” like a different gender at home — but it’s quite another for the government to put other Americans under duress until we celebrate those feelings in public. And where does it stop?

As one parody pointed out, if a man “feels” like a woman, why can’t a young person “feel” older person to get a senior citizen discount? If society divorces itself from reality, there’s no limit to the lunacy!

Thank goodness more Americans are waking up to the chaos on the horizon — before it’s too late!

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Tony Perkins
Tony Perkins is president of the Washington, D.C.-based Family Research Council. He is a former member of the Louisiana legislature where he served for eight years, and he is recognized as a legislative pioneer for authoring measures like the nation’s first Covenant Marriage law. (Via FRC’s Washington Update. Tony Perkins’ Washington Update is written with the aid of FRC senior writers.)

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