Published On: Fri, Apr 22nd, 2016

Boycott Target over transgender bathrooms begins, ‘predator’s dream come true’ says Jerry Carl

Reactions to Target’s announcement that transgender employees and shoppers can use the restroom or dressing room that matches their gender identity has sparked talk of a boycott, American Family Association (AFA) launches #BoycottTarget and Alabama’s Jerry Carl warns of predators.

Mobile County Commissioner Jerry Carl, who previsouly warned of the possibility of “street freaks” stalking women or assaulting children in relation to laws allowing transgender people to use the restroom that matches their gender identity, said he would no longer shop at Target.

photo Marcus Werthmann

photo Marcus Werthmann

“Well welcome to Corporate America! Target is helping these predator’s dream come true. If you don’t like it, there is only one thing Corporate America understands “the ring of the cash register”! Never again will I step into another Target! We need to be following our moral compass not some politically correct corporation,” Carl wrote on his Facebook page.

Texas Congressman Louie Gohmert echoed those sentiments.

“If they’re going to be having women come to men’s restrooms, I won’t be going to Target to shop, unless and until that changes,” Gohmert said, according to The Hill. “Here we are, at the place in our history where insanity in the name of political correctness rules the day, common sense no longer common.”

Gohmert said he thought the law would make it easier for sex offenders to harass children.

“There will be people that do that,” Gohmert said. “Why not let the transgender, LGBT,Q,R,S,T — whatever the initials are — let them have their activities where they don’t impose upon the privacy of someone who wants to go to the restroom or shower without someone from the opposite sex being there with them.”

Target’s press release says that “we welcome transgender team members and guests to use the restroom or fitting room facility that corresponds with their gender identity.”

AFA launched its effort, claiming that Target “would allow men to use the women’s restrooms and dressing rooms in their stores.”

AFA added that Target’s policy tells a sexual predator he “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.”

“Clearly, Target’s new policy poses a danger to wives and daughters,” AFA warned. “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.”

In the meantime, thousands of potential Target customers are warning the chain they will no longer shop there. Facebook users posted thousands of complaints on Target’s own Facebook page.

photo John Hain

photo John Hain

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