Target boycott reaches another milestone

Wednesday, April 19, 2017
 | 
Chris Woodward (OneNewsNow.com)

Target store frontThe American Family Association's "Boycott Target" petition has received 1.5 million signatures. AFA's Walker Wildmon made the announcement earlier today on American Family Radio.

"It has officially reached 1.5 million signatures," said Wildmon. "So that's a great victory, it's a great milestone in what I view is a highly successful boycott of Target."

The announcement comes one year to the day that Target announced a policy allowing transgender employees and customers to use the bathrooms and changing rooms for the gender with which they say they identify. AFA then announced a boycott, saying the policy puts women and children at risk of sexual predators who take advantage of the transgender policy.

Wildmon

"I'm going to go out on a limb here and say this – I don't know if I've ever said it on the air – but I believe that God has had his hand on this situation from the very beginning because we've seen things happen that can only be explained by supernatural means," Wildmon said on the "Today's Issues" program.

"Just a couple a weeks ago, The Wall Street Journal decides to circle back around just as we're needing a little bit of momentum to reach 1.5 million, and the Journal devoted an entire article to the boycott of Target and the kind of internal strife going on with the CEO [of Target]."

According to that WSJ article, the blog announcing Target's policy was posted without CEO Brian Cornell's approval. In fact, the Journal reported that Cornell was surprised to learn about it and told colleagues he would not have approved the decision to flaunt the policy, one that several retailers have but do not promote.

Wildmon and his father, AFA president Tim Wildmon, plan to deliver the latest batch to signatures to Target headquarters in Minneapolis. In spring 2016, the Wildmons met with Target representatives and delivered the initial one-million signatures on AFA's boycott petition.


Editor's Note: The American Family Association is the parent organization of the American Family News Network, which operates OneNewsNow.com.

We moderate all reader comments, usually within 24 hours of posting (longer on weekends). Please limit your comment to 300 words or less and ensure it addresses the article - NOT another reader's comments. Comments that contain a link (URL), an inordinate number of words in ALL CAPS, rude remarks directed at other readers, or profanity/vulgarity will not be approved. More details

SIGN UP FOR OUR DAILY NEWSBRIEF

SUBSCRIBE

VOTE IN OUR POLL

What is your worst suspicion of the U.S. Senate's health care bill? (Choose all that apply)

CAST YOUR VOTE

GET PUSH NOTIFICATIONS

SUBSCRIBE

LATEST AP HEADLINES

Trump admits there are no Comey tapes
GOP's challenge: finding votes for Senate health care bill
Supreme Court could reveal action on travel ban at any time
Detroit judge halts deportation of Iraqi Christians
  Pence visits Focus on Family amid change for religious right

LATEST FROM THE WEB

Ferguson's Michael Brown to get Hollywood treatment
University of Georgia socialist group calls for GOP lawmakers to be 'guillotined'
Would baseball team have mocked Tebow’s religion had he been a Muslim?
Johnny Depp skates on kill Trump joke — unlike Obama clown
College prep seminar asks high schoolers to identify their privileges

CARTOON OF THE DAY

Cartoon of the Day

REASON & COMPANY

NEXT STORY
68% of U.S. murders occur in 5% of its counties

Baltimore riotsA new study reveals that nearly 70 percent of all the murders in the United States take place in 5 percent of the nation’s counties – and more than half of all homicides occur in just 2 percent of its counties.