When retail giant Target announced that they would be introducing a controversial bathroom policy last year, its conservative Christian customer base was outraged. The store decided to allow customers to 'self-identify' their gender and choose their bathroom accordingly. Many cited safety concerns with regards to the policy, and a massive boycott was launched. And, well, it seems to be working.
Target Corp. announced last week that it will close a dozen stores in 2018, and the company's stock has plummetted dramatically. "Target is making many attempts to entice shoppers, but one move could welcome 1.5 million customers and their families back to stores—reversing the dangerous policy that puts women and girls in danger," said AFA President Tim Wildmon.
"Voyeurs and predators know that they can gain easy access to their next victims at Target, and that has been proven time and again. As AFA has stated many times, our worries do not stem from fear of the transgender community, but rather, from both the real and potential threat that predators and voyeurs, or anyone with evil intentions, would take advantage of the Target bathroom policy to harm women and children—and we have plenty of incidents to show that they have. It's not too late to sign AFA's #BoycottTarget pledge and vow not to shop at Target—neither in