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Clerk Natalie Johnson, according to Liberty Counsel, reported that she saw a man walking out of the fitting room reserved for women at the San Antonio, Texas, Macy’s and “politely told him that he could not go back in because it was for women only.”
Johnson later told her employer, the store chain featured in the classic “Miracle on 34th Street” as the “store with a heart,” that she could not allow a male to change in a females’ fitting room because of her religious beliefs. She cited the company’s policy that protects against religious discrimination.
Macy’s officials, however, ordered her to allow “transgender” customers to change in any dressing room they wished and warned that if she wouldn’t comply she would be fired.
“Johnson refused to go against her sincerely held religious beliefs and was terminated from her job,” Liberty Counsel reported.
The man seen coming out of the women’s room was “cross-dressing” and said he is “female,” the legal group said.
Some of the man’s friends then “argued with expletives that Macy’s is LGBT-friendly, to which Johnson replied that Macy’s is also non-discriminatory toward religion and that it would go against her religious beliefs to lie that he was a woman or compromise with homosexuality,” Liberty Counsel said.
“Macy’s policy which allows men to use the women’s dressing room is fraught with problems,” said Mathew Staver, founder of Liberty Counsel. “This policy will cause significant problems and will alienate the majority of Macy’s customers.
“Macy’s has essentially opened women’s dressing rooms to every man,” he said. “The LGBT agenda has become the theater of the absurd.”
Liberty Counsel was encouraging Macy’s customers to contact company executives to express an opinion on the issue.
Just one week ago, dozens of organizations and experts issued a statement calling same-sex unions “socially destructive.”
“We are convinced that the natural family, marriage, and birth and rearing of children are inseparably linked to each other. Artificial separation of the birth and rearing of children from the natural family, family life, and marriage violates the genuine rights of the child and leads to the destruction of any society.”
The statement came from more than 80 non-governmental organizations and experts who assembled in St. Petersburg, Russia, for a series of public hearings to address concerns about a draft recommendation offered by the Council of Europe on children’s and parental rights.
According to the Home School Legal Defense Association, the meeting raised a concern about the “destructive tendencies” of the document “which purported to create policy on the rights and legal status of children and parental responsibilities.”
“This is just another example of non-governmental organizations [Council of Europe] attempting to increase the power of the state over individual citizens and families and to advance a radical agenda,” the American-based organization said. “HSLDA applauds the work of these pro-family groups and agrees with their concerns. This demonstrates why it is critically important to pass a parental rights amendment to the United States Constitution and to be vigilant in the defense of our own freedoms.”