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Target slammed by conservative Christian group with petition to boycott their stores


This news story was published on April 26, 2016.
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MINNEAPOLIS – Target’s transgender bathroom policy has raised the ire of a conservative Christian activist group, which has secured over 600,000 signatures from people pledging to boycott the retailer.

The American Family Association (AFA) is calling for a boycott of Target after the retail giant said it would allow men to use the women’s restrooms and dressing rooms in their stores. It now says it has 664,491 signatures and counting on a petition to boycott Target.

On its web site, Target recently announced, “[W]e welcome transgender team members and guests to use the restroom or fitting room facility that corresponds with their gender identity. …Everyone deserves to feel like they belong.”

According to the AFA, “this 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.

“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?

Clearly, Target’s dangerous 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.”

The AFA says one solution is “a common-sense approach and a reasonable solution to the issue of transgendered customers: a unisex bathroom. Target should keep separate facilities for men and women, but for the trans community and for those who simply like using the bathroom alone, a single occupancy unisex option should be provided.”

On its social media page, Target was taking praise and scorn from people leaving comments on the issue.

“I am so sad to have to boycott your store as you are close to us,” one woman wrote. “When you make decisions to allow men into the women’s dressing rooms, you are making an immoral decision which will have consequences. Count on my prayers.

However, another woman wrote: “Thank you Target. I’ll go out of my way to do more shopping at your store.”

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62 Responses to Target slammed by conservative Christian group with petition to boycott their stores

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    May 2, 2016 at 12:18 pm

    Whoa MC is really stuck on poop!

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    rahmbo Reply Report comment

    May 1, 2016 at 3:30 pm

    The North Carolina law requires this:

    If an individual has had a sex change, then that person will not be allowed to use the restroom of the gender changed to unless it was changed on their birth certificate.

    For example, a woman who has changed to a man, wearing men’s clothes, sporting a beard, and by all appearances a male will be required by North Carolina law to use the female restroom if that person has not changed the birth certificate.

    There is no obligation to change the birth certificate, just the obligation to use the female restroom.

    So, you folks worried about a scenario where that person is using the restroom around your daughter–it is entirely lawful and required by the law you celebrate.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    May 1, 2016 at 11:59 am

    Who ever shows the women how to use the urinal please tell them not to poop in it !! It not PC .

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    May 1, 2016 at 11:31 am

    This entire conversation, lasting days now, has David all sweaty and excited, judging from the number and passion of his posts. Makes me very suspicious about him, just an observation.

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      Anonymous II Reply Report comment

      May 1, 2016 at 2:21 pm

      David is not exactly the sharpest tool in the shed, as he is unable to understand complicated ideas or concepts.
      He is easily distracted and led down the wrong road as he is just not very bright.
      But he is basically a harmless fellow.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    May 1, 2016 at 10:30 am

    To all you bafoons against Target and claiming perverts will take advantage here’s what the truth is.
    Your thinking is ignorant and wrong. Here’s the truth if we do things your way by not allowing people to piss where they relate to internaly sexualy. Your little boy will be standing next to a person in a dress with their dick hanging out. (male trans BEFORE full surg to remove penis) And your daughter will be in a bathroom with what looks like a man in a 3 pc suit. (female before surg to have penis applied) GET IT MORON?! Trans have been using bathroom for yrs. with no one batting an eye or no problems. Now you SICKOS come up with plans like that. . I think YOU are the sicko that would try that ploy of “dressing up to molest”. Be honest. Only the GUILTY think that sht up. idiots!

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      David Reply Report comment

      May 1, 2016 at 11:06 am

      Congratulations, your ignorance has finally become stupidity.

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    Peter Lagios Reply Report comment

    May 1, 2016 at 9:20 am

    Just as some are born with odd and peculiar characteristics and deformities, some are born sexually as males but cognitively and hormonally as females. I acknowledge personal choice and freewill in all decisions. However, the potential for abuse here is high…therefore the stores should install third set of bathrooms…male, female, unisex. Problem is solved and Target may just save themselves lost revenue. I dont think society is ready for plop plop fizz fizz side by side with target procreation audiences. I do wonder though how homosexuals are able to be in locker rooms with the sex they are attracted to, and no one seems to have issue with that on any large scale.

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    Bruce J£nner Reply Report comment

    April 30, 2016 at 11:31 pm

    That is what is wrong with America today is that we cater to the minority and the majority just has to stand by and not speak.Crazy times.Quess Target should change its Corp.Name to Transgender Department Store.

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      David Reply Report comment

      April 30, 2016 at 11:38 pm

      it was said a few years ago that political correctness will be the downfall of our nation.

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        David Reply Report comment

        May 1, 2016 at 8:19 am

        If you don’t think political correctness isn’t destroying our nation then you are as stupid as you are ignorant.

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          LVS Reply Report comment

          May 1, 2016 at 8:38 am

          @David-Anon is one of the Loony Lefty’s with his head up his ass. No brains except the shit between his ears.

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          Anon Reply Report comment

          May 1, 2016 at 10:50 am

          Ah yes, David & LVS.
          The tweedle dee and tweedle dum of NIT, the NITwits if you will.
          One is brain-dead & the other is brain-damaged.

          David – the clueless, deluded person who falls for every article and video on the internet. He believes in clandestine organizations who pull the “strings of humanity” and manipulate events in order to achieve word domination.
          Suffers from paranoia and other various forms of delusion.
          A simple-minded fellow that is easily confused and led astray.

          LVS – What can one say about LVS, other than there are a plethora of dysfunctional issues with this old geezer.
          Let’s see:
          Liar
          Hypocrite
          Ignorant
          Imbecilic
          Weasel
          …and the list goes on and on

          LVS can best be summed up with that basically he is one dumbass old coot…but he is an expert ass-kisser.

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          David Reply Report comment

          May 1, 2016 at 11:03 am

          When things start to happen, think of me because you were warned.

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          LVS Reply Report comment

          May 1, 2016 at 2:48 pm

          @David-Look there. Same low level, unintelligent, childish, infantile insults from the mental giant wannbe Anon. Someday he will grow up and grow a pair and quit his playtime rants.

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          Anon Reply Report comment

          May 1, 2016 at 5:59 pm

          Typical LVS, completely clueless & idiotic and you will be to the end (which in your case is not far off).
          Grow a pair you say, most humorous coming from a pathetic old boot-licking pussy like you.
          You can’t spell, can’t compose decent sentence structure and are completely irrelevant.

          You are just a doddering old fool with a big mouth and no intellect or even common sense.
          You’ve been a buffoon your entire life and have only survived by kissing ass and groveling at the feet of others.
          You are now nothing but a bitter old codger because your life is as worthless as you are.

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          LVS Reply Report comment

          May 1, 2016 at 6:16 pm

          Same old worn out bull shit insults by the dumb azz Anon. Wouldn’t you think after all this time he could come up with something original. What a Dumb Azz Libraterd.

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      Anonymous Reply Report comment

      May 1, 2016 at 10:35 am

      Really? Aren’t you a lovely loving person….NOT. Disabled people are a “minority group”, elderly are a “minority group”, blacks are a “minority group”, ” mentally ill ” people are a “minority group”. So are you saying none of those examples of AMERICAN HUMAN people should be accommodated so they can have the same opporunities and rights as everyone else? Hope you don’t call yourself Christian… oh wait maybe you are one of those holier than thou hypocrite selfish cretons. And a trump voter to boot…ugh.

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    Reality Check Reply Report comment

    April 29, 2016 at 12:05 pm

    What if you are a guy who has been raised by his mother and taught to sit when you pee? That technique will require some very close examination to determine if you are legal, illegal or undocumented.

    Who wants to apply for restroom pecker checker?

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    Diane Reply Report comment

    April 28, 2016 at 3:19 pm

    Maybe all public restrooms should be closed. Throw a couple porta potty’s outside the store, if the store so chooses. Does any store HAVE to offer restrooms?

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    watching Reply Report comment

    April 27, 2016 at 4:15 pm

    I will shop there for sure now. Not going to let a bunch of religious nut cases dictate where I should shop.

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      David Reply Report comment

      April 27, 2016 at 5:18 pm

      Has nothing to do with religion, but the safety of your family. Perverts will take advantage of this ruling so if you don’t care about your wife or daughters thats up to you.

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        Anonymous Reply Report comment

        May 1, 2016 at 10:27 am

        Your thinking is ignorant and wrong. Here’s the truth if we do things your way by not allowing people to piss where they relate to internaly sexualy. Your little boy will be standing next to a person in a dress with their dick hanging out. (male trans BEFORE full surg to remove penis) And your daughter will be in a bathroom with what looks like a man in a 3 pc suit. (female before surg to have penis applied) GET IT MORON?! Trans have been using bathroom for yrs. with no one batting an eye or no problems. Now you SICKOS come up with plans like that. . I think YOU are the sicko that would try that ploy of “dressing up to molest”. Be honest. Only the GUILTY think that sht up. idiots!

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      Anonymous Reply Report comment

      April 28, 2016 at 7:45 am

      Fagot lovers.

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      the real fred Reply Report comment

      April 28, 2016 at 2:29 pm

      What does religion have to do with protecting your children?

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    Reality Check Reply Report comment

    April 27, 2016 at 2:29 pm

    Target is working out a compromise in order to accommodate all sides on this issue. Each store will have a mobile restroom available, parked around the back. You will easily recognize The Weinermobile. It is designed for unisex patrons, based on don’t ask, don’t tell. It worked successfully for years in the military.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    April 27, 2016 at 12:25 pm

    Oh poop!

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    Reality Check Reply Report comment

    April 26, 2016 at 11:52 am

    Help Wanted: Hourly employees to stand in the restroom and watch people pee. Responsible to examine and confirm presence of male or female genitalia and if said body parts are natural or surgically altered.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    April 26, 2016 at 8:50 am

    Get over it people. Transgenders are not pedophiles. I would be more worried about people like former HOuse Speaker Dennis Hastert that molested countless young boys, or the priests or boy scout leaders or what happened with the coach at Penn State. Countless lives ruined. They all present as ” normal heterosexual males”, but are pedophiles. I don’t see Caitlyn Jenner going in and abusing children. That is not what transgender is. Uneducated, ignorant, biased people are more of a danger to society than transgender people who just want to live the lives they believe were the way the were born….. Read up, get enlightened… Also, it seems that many who comment get mixed up between Transgender and Transvestite. Homosexual,lesbian, bi-sexual and pedophile. There are more heterosexual pedophiles than any other. Without citing all the research… ONLY .03 % OF THE POPULATION IS TRANSGENDER. The chances of crossing paths with one in North IOwa is almost less than zero. There have been school teachers across North iowa who have been convicted of molesting young boys and girl– that is a Pedophile… a heterosexual person. Get a grip folks…

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      Anonymous Reply Report comment

      April 26, 2016 at 9:10 am

      As usual you are full of crap Libby. They were born male and as long as they have a dick they have no business in the women’s rest room.

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        Anonymous Reply Report comment

        April 26, 2016 at 4:04 pm

        Fully transgender me get vaginoplasty, so they no longer have a penis you idiot.

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          Anonymous Reply Report comment

          April 26, 2016 at 4:04 pm

          typo— MEN,,,

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          Anonymous Reply Report comment

          April 26, 2016 at 5:56 pm

          A FAG by any other name is still a FAG.

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            Anony

            April 26, 2016 at 6:20 pm

            Ignorant dumbass.

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            Anonymous

            April 26, 2016 at 7:45 pm

            You still dont get it ! When u are transgender u are not gay…u r the sex you have become. That is who u identify with..it is who u are. Get a grip !

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            Anonymous

            April 27, 2016 at 7:23 am

            Bull Shit. They are just a FREAK pretending to be something they are not.

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            Anonymous

            April 27, 2016 at 8:32 am

            And an idiot by any other name is still and idiot!

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            Anonymous

            April 27, 2016 at 8:34 am

            Just because a man gets his dick cut off doesn’t make him a woman, it just makes him a man without a dick and stupid.

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      David Reply Report comment

      April 26, 2016 at 9:52 am

      as usual, totally clueless. It isn’t the transgender that is the problem but the perverts that will take advantage of the chance to use the womens room to get their jollies off.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    April 26, 2016 at 8:21 am

    They should just close all the restrooms. You hold it until you get home or piss in the parking lot!

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    April 26, 2016 at 8:02 am

    They did this to their business for .03% of the population. The only thing this is helping is the perverts.

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    the real fred Reply Report comment

    April 26, 2016 at 7:48 am

    Target: why do you hate children?

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      Bodacious Reply Report comment

      April 26, 2016 at 1:47 pm

      Transgender persons have more than likely been using the restroom of their choice for years and nobody noticed nor did they care. Who in the world checks out the people using restrooms for gender status? When you stand at a urinal are you really concerned that the person in the stall next to you is a woman or a man? Do you even consider that? If you are a woman and you are in a stall, do you worry that the person sitting in a stall next to you is man? Go to a football game sometime, college, pro or high school. When a person has to go, he/she has to go and at most of those games, if a restroom is available, someone uses it. Grow up.

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        the real fred Reply Report comment

        April 28, 2016 at 2:28 pm

        Are you thick in the head or what? I don’t give a damn about transtesticled whatevers.
        The point is, due to Target’s moronic policy, a child molester can now stroll right into the ladies room when my 8 year old daughter is in there. That is dangerous and wrong.

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          David Reply Report comment

          April 28, 2016 at 2:59 pm

          To become a liberal you first have to get rid of all common sense.

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            Anonymous

            April 28, 2016 at 4:12 pm

            To become David, first you get a Tin Foil hat, then read and listen to nothing but far-right wing propaganda and be a good little conservative sheep.

            If you are the “standard of common sense” David, then good Lord help the world.
            You are akin to a horse with blinders on, causing extremely narrow vision

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            Run while you can

            April 28, 2016 at 10:15 pm

            Amen, brother. Liberals are all about marching orders first, to hell with the children and victims of their short sighted policies.

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            LVS

            April 29, 2016 at 7:41 am

            @David-Listen to that idiot Anonymous talking about a god that he knows nothing about. Libraterds are the worst thing that ever happened to our country and should be considered our enemy just like ISIS.

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            Anon

            April 29, 2016 at 7:57 am

            You lying sack shit LVS.

            You’ve been commenting recently under “Anonymous” & deleting any comments about you.
            And that shows what a real hypocrite you are since you called people cowards that posted under the Anonymous moniker.
            Deny it all that you want to, you know what lying piece of shit that you really are.

            That means that you can add hypocrite to your resume that already includes:
            Liar
            Idiotic old geezer
            Ignorant dumbass
            Coward
            Butt-kisser & boot-licker
            waste of skin
            stupid old coot

            You going to delete this one too, you pathetic old pussy?

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          Bodacious Reply Report comment

          April 28, 2016 at 10:20 pm

          Are you thick in the head or what? A child molester can walk right in there now. Not all child molesters are male. But many are and I will bet you they use the men’s restroom. Oh my goodness, he may have been in there when my son was in there! Or while I was in there! And I didn’t even know it. They need to brand those people with a big X in the middle of their foreheads! (Before you keel over David, the previous forty three words were sarcasm.) But the point is still the point. They are among us! Get over it.

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            David

            April 28, 2016 at 11:17 pm

            I know they are among us, thats the point. If they are able to use the bathroom of the opposite sex then we should be able to go in to protect our loved ones.

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            the real fred

            April 29, 2016 at 1:51 pm

            Why are you so hell-bent to protect those who prey upon children?
            I’m convinced. You are thick in the head. There is no getting through to you. You’d rather see a child molested than have to admit your ideology is flawed. Typical lib.

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            LVS

            April 29, 2016 at 2:35 pm

            Great comments David and Fred. Libraterds are like sheep, they just follow their leader. Most have diapers for brains to keep the shit from falling out. They always let their ass overrule their brains.

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            Anonymous

            April 29, 2016 at 2:57 pm

            LVS. Your stupidity is amazing! “Diapers for brains”……..don’t you mean shit for brains you dumb ass.

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            Bodacious

            April 29, 2016 at 3:03 pm

            First, I am not defending child molesters. They are repulsive people who deserved to be punished to the full extent of the law. However, just because a person is transgender doesn’t make him/her a child molester nor does it make him/her more likely to be a child molester. That is what your thick heads don’t seem to understand. My point is you all are so terrified of someone who is different than you that you don’t think straight. You all must be Trumpatards.

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            Anonymous

            April 29, 2016 at 3:14 pm

            Aw look, the diapers for brains Anonymous with the limited vocabulary other than insults thinks he knows something again. The diapers around you brains keeps your shit brains contained. Now, try and come back with some more laughable, childish insults you poor mis-guided, stupid S.O.B.

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            LVS

            April 29, 2016 at 3:16 pm

            Get you multiple personalities to kick in with the same childish post you always use shit head.

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            Sid

            April 29, 2016 at 5:50 pm

            LVS posts first as an “Anonymous” then as himself.
            Easy to tell because the stupid old coot has no ability to express himself except for the same old BS that always spews forth from his mouth.
            He has no creativity or any sort of skills in which to construct a rational or intelligent statement.

            Most people gain insight, knowledge and wisdom with age.
            But not LVS, he was born ignorant and has somehow managed to get more moronic with each passing year.
            Now at his ancient age he has reached a level of incompetence & idiocy that is incredible.
            The really sad part is that LVS somehow thinks (and I use that word loosely) that he really is perceptive and astute.

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            LVS

            April 29, 2016 at 6:31 pm

            Look here, Sid is back as one of the alternate personality’s. It is the same old childish, infantile rants that he always uses because he is to stupid to come up with anything original. Back to first grade for you, you Anonymous wannabe and resident backstabbing chicken shit. I’ll bet you are one of the gay blades who support Target. You gay boys need to stick together because you just can’t do it alone.

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            Sid

            April 29, 2016 at 8:50 pm

            On the flip side, I must admit LVS can be an entertaining dumbass.

            It it most amusing when someone makes a comment about what a pathetic POS LVS is and all that he can do is make a feeble attempt to take words from other people and try to turn them around.
            LVS is such a dimwit that he is actually humerous.

            LVS, you should consider a circus life, you could entertain the masses with your unbeleivable asininity.
            Couple that with your other only other skill at ass-kissing & knob-slobbering and you have a definete future in a sideshow somewhere.