Video of a family marching through a Target store scorching the retail chain for its transgender bathroom policy has now gone viral, collecting nearly 400,000 views on YouTube in just four days.
The video taken by the unidentified family starts at the back of an unspecified Target, as a Bible-carrying women who calls herself “a mother of 12” loudly voices her concerns to the shoppers inside.
“Attention Target customers! Do not be deceived,” she announces.
“This is a deception. This is not love, and they’ve proven it by opening their bathrooms to perverted men. I’m a mother of 12 and I’m very disgusted by this wicked practice. Target does not protect mothers and children.
“Mothers, get your children out of this store! Mothers, have enough decency to get out of this store! It’s a dangerous place. This is not loving. What Target has done is very hateful. It’s hateful toward families. It’s hateful toward mothers. It’s hateful toward children.
“America, when are you going to wake up? When are you gonna stand up for the right things, America? Are you gonna let the devil rape your children, America?
“It’s time to stand up and have a voice instead of bowing to the homosexual perverted agenda that’s taking over this nation. You need to run and flee this place. I wouldn’t spend a penny of my money here. This is wicked! This is confusion! This is twisted! This is abominable in the sight of God!”
Late last month, Target issued a statement taking aim at “bathroom laws” that restrict men’s and women’s bathrooms to the sex listed on someone’s birth certificate.
“Inclusivity is a core belief at Target,” the company said on its corporate website. “It’s something we celebrate. We stand for equality and equity, and strive to make our guests and team members feel accepted, respected and welcomed in our stores and workplaces every day.”
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“In our stores, we demonstrate our commitment to an inclusive experience in many ways,” the statement said. “Most relevant for the conversations currently under way, we welcome transgender team members and guests to use the restroom or fitting room facility that corresponds with their gender identity.”
In 2014, the company, which has been providing benefits to same-sex partners for years, also came out publicly in favor of homosexual marriage.
A boycott of Target organized by the American Family Association over the company’s bathroom stance now has more than 1.25 million participants. And, as WND reported, the company’s value has plunged billions of dollars since the announcement.
The family’s march through Target is getting mixed reaction online, including:
- “Good for her. Shame on Target. Screw all these left-wing companies that try to tell us what to believe.” (John Mclaughlin)
- “She’s causing very negative and ‘unloving’ attention! These people remind me of the Westboro Baptist Church cult group! Nobody was thinking ‘pervert’ or ‘hide your children’ until she came bellowing through the door! What a terrible way to address any debated issue!” (Nette Patrice)
- “She’s sticking up for what she believes in. So are transgenders. I don’t see a problem.” (Ben Donnelly)
- “l don’t want to stand at the urinal with a [bleeping] transgender [urinating] next to me thanks very much!” (gn)
Meanwhile in Texas, a woman says a Ross department store in Mesquite let a man into the women’s dressing room on Monday.
“I was in the dressing room, when we heard a man’s voice,” said Lisa Stickles, who says she quickly informed a manager, according to the CBS television affiliate in Dallas.
“She went inside the dressing room, came right back out and called me to the side and told me … he was representing himself as a woman today,” Stickles said.
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A customer-service representative with Ross refused to comment on the alleged incident, but told the station that Ross does not discriminate against the transgender community, and that customers may use changing rooms that apply to their gender identity.
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