Some grandfathers in Lake Charles, Louisiana, have gone public with their opposition to Target's controversial bathroom policy – and their support for a boycott of the retailer.
Earlier today, the "Grandpas Boycotting Target" participants sat alongside West Prien Lake Road, at the parking lot entrance to a local Target store, holding several hand-made signs conveying their displeasure with the company's policy that allows men to use women's bathrooms and dressing rooms.
One sign read: "Not my wife, not my daughter, not my granddaughter ... Not on my watch." Others encouraged people to sign the boycott pledge launched in late April by the Mississippi-based American Family Association.
AFA argues that the policy poses a danger to women and girls because it attracts sexual predators and allows them access to their victims.
Mike Deaton, one of organizers of the Lake Charles demonstration, reports the group received "many high-fives" from passing motorists. "Some actually stopped ... to ogle the signs," he adds. (See photos below)
Deaton also reports while the group was prepared to "peacefully endure" negative responses, there were none.
More than 1.3 million people have signed the online boycott pledge.
Photos compliments of Mike Deaton