Thursday, October 27, 2016

American Family Association

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Transgenders make up just a tiny percentage of Americans but the conversation about them is dominating the media and minds of people all over this great nation.

You may remember the Faith & Freedom Coalition’s campaign to rally support for the law to keep bathrooms safe in North Carolina, and now there is another pushback on the incredible progressive force that is the LBGT community.

The American Family Association started a petition to boycott the retail giant Target after its new sweeping transgender bathroom policy.

The petition quickly became the most popular action the group has taken.

Over 500,000 people have signed the pledge to boycott Target and that is in less than a week.

The progressive community has been protesting and boycotting, mostly lead by corporations not doing business in North Carolina or artists like Bruce Springsteen who decide not to perform in the state.

Progressives were able to get a couple hundred protestors to DC for the Democracy Spring protest two weeks ago, but this is different. This boycott pledge is signed by 500,000 people who say that are against people going to the bathroom of the gender they identify with.

The issue is not going away. North Carolina is just one of the first states to deal with the issue and Target is one of the first companies to make this new policy.

There will be more boycotts and more protests, but the field is pretty even. The right has been pushed around long enough and the feeling is overwhelming that the bar of our social morality has sunk too low.

People are really starting to voice their opinions and stand up for what they believe in. This time they are protesting with their wallets. There is no word on how Target’s sales have been affected, but if it is anything like the hit that Macy’s took after dropping Trump, then there could be some changes coming to the leadership of the retail chain.



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