The American Family Association is still angry with Target for being too nice to LGBT people. And they really want you to be angry too.
The far right religious group has been in a tizzy since the corporation announced that they don’t police their bathrooms and dressing rooms to see if transgender people are using them. In fact, they said, they welcome LGBTQ people and have become strong supporters of queer causes and organizations.
“I’m asking your family to avoid shopping at Target stores…and to warn your friends about the danger Target presents to women and children,” an action alert from the group reads.
“Together we are making an unprecedented financial impact on a corporation whose policy is to allow men to use women’s restrooms and dressing rooms. Target’s decision is unacceptable for families, and their dangerous and misguided policy continues to put women and children in harm’s way.”
Of course, in reality, the religious right can’t point to a single incident of a man pretending to be a transgender woman so he could publicly rape someone in the ladies room in the middle of the day.
Then again, the group’s “unprecedented financial impact” since launching their campaign, has been the marked increase in the company’s stock.
“Target is dependent on a large back-to-school sales season. By spending your money with their competitors, you are sending a strong message to Target that their policy is bad for business,” the group says.
Most major retailers have the same policies – including Wal-Mart, K-Mart, and other major back-to-school suppliers.