Shortly after North Carolina’s HB2 law was passed, Target decided to take a bold and unfortunately “controversial” stand by publically announcing it’s inclusive restroom policy:
We believe that everyone — every team member, every guest, and every community — deserves to be protected from discrimination, and treated equally,” Target wrote in a statement released on its corporate website Tuesday. “Consistent with this belief, Target supports the federal Equality Act, which provides protections to LGBT individuals, and opposes action that enables discrimination.
Target spokeswoman Molly Snyder told the Star Tribune in April that Target has always had this policy:
It’s a restatement of a policy,” she said. “It’s just us being very overt in stating it.
In our stores, we demonstrate our commitment to an inclusive experience in many ways,” the company added Tuesday. “Most relevant for the conversations currently underway, we welcome transgender team members and guests to use the restroom or fitting room facility that corresponds with their gender identity.
Since then numerous far-right Christian groups have declared war on Target by organizing protests, petitions, and boycotts. In fact, in April, over 340,000 people signed a pledge to stop shopping at Target.
Target has also become a target for right-wing “Christian” terrorist extremists who love to praise God by expressing outrage and condemnation in the name of Jeeeeesus! Amen.
A terrorist who “self-identifies” as a Christian by the name of Ryan Simpkins aka “The Radical Reverend,” took it upon himself to go into a Target store and harass employees and paying customers, berating them over Targets inclusive restroom policy.
Simkins and his fellow evangelical thugs sundered into a Target store, and the radical reverend literally started thumping a bible against his hand while calling for the attention of shoppers and employees.
The deranged man then announced that he “self-identified” as the new Target C.E.O and that all staff working in the store were officially terminated.
He started berating employees as well as customers for tolerating the company’s restroom policy which he said is “opening the door to pedophiles and sexual predators” and called everyone “sick twisted perverts” who are “going to die and go straight to Hell.”
After masturbating his sanctimonious, self-righteous “rod of correction” for almost two minutes, the reverend’s buddies finally pulled him away, perhaps after overhearing that the police were in route.
On the way out of the store, when the camera man asked him how he felt, a smug and self-satisfied Simkins smiled and said, “Anointed.”
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