A pro-family organization is reminding back-to-school shoppers that a well-known retailer willingly made its stores more dangerous for children by publicizing a controversial pro-transgender policy.
For nearly two years the American Family Association has been battling Target, Inc. after the corporation's liberal leaders publicized a policy that allows transgender women – biological men who live as women – into restrooms and changing rooms.
Already known for its alliance with homosexual activists, Target responded to the multi-state "bathroom bill" fights in 2016 by touting its "inclusive" policy that benefits transgenders.
Other retailers have similar policies, too, but AFA warned Target executives that publicizing the no-questions-asked policy will lure straight men to Target stores, where they can enter women's restrooms without being stopped and prey on unsuspecting customers.
Two years later, AFA is still warning the public that Target has refused to revise its policy even after men targeted women and girls – just as AFA predicted.
"We're urging our supporters and everyone, all shoppers in America, to avoid Target this time of year and all times of year," says AFA spokesman Walker Wildmon. "Men need to go to men's rooms and women need to go to women's rooms."
That, says Wildmon, is common sense.
"Target is defying common sense," he continues. "They're defying public safety and they're ignoring even the will of their own customers."
Weeks after launching the petition drive, AFA representatives met with Target executives at the company's headquarters. The meeting was reportedly cordial and professional but Target refused to revise its policy.
An AFA online petition, asking the public to commit to a Target boycott, climbed to a million signatures in less than a week.
"Target is dependent on a large back-to-school sales season," AFA warned in an "Action Alert" to its supporters, "and by spending your money with their competitors, you are sending a strong message to Target that their policy is bad for business."
Editor's Note: The American Family Association is the parent organization of the American Family News Network, which operates OneNewsNow.com.