'Peeping Tom' reported in Target dressing room

Friday, May 6, 2016
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Charlie Butts, Fred Jackson (OneNewsNow.com)

Young man leaving TargetPolice in Frisco, Texas, are looking for a young man who went into the ladies changing room at a Target store and began to take pictures of a young girl who was trying on clothes.

The Dallas Morning News reports the girl was in the women's changing room at the store at about 7 p.m. Tuesday when she saw a man peering over the wall with a cellphone pointed at her.

Target, already in hot water, is pushing legislation that will especially impact Christians in a not-so-positive way.
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The girl told her parents and Target employees, but the man had already left the store.

The incident reflects the concerns raised by the American Family Association over Target's policy of allowing members of the opposite sex to use the bathroom or fitting room that fits whatever gender they declare.

AFA launched a boycott late last month that has resulted in almost 1.2-million people signing a petition that calls on Target to end the practice.

Ordinance rescinded

After AFA launched its boycott of Target, city leaders in Oxford, Alabama, passed an ordinance providing for a fine, jail sentence, or both for people who use opposite-gender restrooms. Now Oxford's city council has rescinded the ordinance.

Liberty Counsel founder Mat Staver tells OneNewsNow that while he doesn't know all the details involved in the decision, he does understand the possible fallout.

"What we do need to have is common sense prevail," he begins, "and what we don't want are every restroom, locker room, and shower room open to any pedophile, predator or sexual offender. That's what these policies are going to do – and that's what they have done."

Oxford officials did receive threatening letters from two extreme left-wing groups, warning the city of its alleged legal liability. The attorney offers some sage advice: just be prepared for that sort of reaction.

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"Don't be surprised when you get one of their silly letters and don't react in a kneejerk reaction," Staver suggests. "They should know that these kinds of letters are going to come and they should be prepared. They need to stand and they need to stop being timid. We need to get backbones and stand up against these bullies."

Oxford council members say they could revisit the ordinance at a later date. Liberty Counsel has offered to represent such government bodies for free – including Oxford, Alabama – if threatened with a lawsuit.


Editor's note: Mr. Staver's comments added after story originally published.

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