Special Bulletin 06-2016

Bankrupt the Bullies

By Janet (Folger) Porter


     When you issue an invitation to predators to walk into women’s private dressing rooms and restrooms, don’t be surprised when they accept.

     Less than three weeks after Target’s open door policy, a man walked into the ladies changing room with his camera phone and video-recorded an underage girl trying on clothes. When he is done uploading all that footage onto the internet, he can always go back to Target for more.

     How many more women is Target going to allow to be victimized before they change their insane policy that puts women and young girls at risk? 

     It’s crazy—literally. Target is putting its female customers at risk for a fraction of a percentage of the population who have a certified mental disorder. 

     That’s right; transgenderism (men who identify as women and visa-versa) is a mental disorder. Before the name calling and threats begin, I’m not the one who said that—the American Psychiatric Association (APA) is. The current APA Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5) states that “people whose gender at birth is contrary to the one they identify with” are diagnosed with “gender dysphoria”—a mental disorder.   

     This is not to say we don’t have sympathy for those with mental disorders. I pray for Bruce Jenner often—that he doesn’t commit suicide when he realizes that no matter the surgeries, the applause, or how much makeup a man puts on, it doesn’t change his genetic makeup as a man.

     If Target to wants build its policies to accommodate those with mental disorders, perhaps they should also have an “Anorexic Department” where they mark size “0” clothes as XXL so as to accommodate the very thin who “identify” as very fat. Installing distorted funhouse mirrors could help ensure that the anorexic’s appearance matches their distorted identity. That would be stupid. But their current policy is more than stupid—it is dangerous because it lets predators, peeping Toms, and the more than 800,000 registered sex offenders walk into the bathroom and fitting rooms right along with the cross dressers. 

     Target, President Obama, and those trying to boycott the state of North Carolina also seemed to have missed the stark warning from the American College of Pediatricians:

     “Conditioning children into believing that a lifetime of chemical and surgical impersonation of the opposite sex is normal and healthful is child abuse. Endorsing gender discordance as normal via public education and legal policies will confuse children and parents, leading more children to present to ‘gender clinics’ where they will be given puberty-blocking drugs. This, in turn, virtually ensures that they will ‘choose’ a lifetime of carcinogenic and otherwise toxic cross-sex hormones, and likely consider unnecessary surgical mutilation of their healthy body parts as young adults.”

     According to the APA Manual of Mental Disorders, as many as 98 percent of gender confused boys and 88 percent of gender confused girls eventually accept their biological sex after naturally passing through puberty. But, tragically, for those who put themselves through an imaginary opposite-sex “transition,” 41 percent will subsequently attempt suicide.

     There’s a reason why the American College of Pediatricians call endorsing gender confusion “child abuse”—going along with their game of pretend actually harms them.  Just as letting men—including predators—into women’s private facilities invites harm.

     Target has already lost nearly $6 billion in stock values since their announcement. But if they won’t protect the safety of their customers, they need to lose even more.

     It’s time to tell Target to stop “Targeting our Daughters,” and what better time than four days before their shareholders meeting? Let’s “target Target” by protesting their stores on June 4. Sign up at  Faith2Action.org and get a dozen of your friends to join you on the public sidewalk outside your local Target from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, June 4. Warn shoppers of Target’s dangerous agenda that puts them and their children at risk. Here’s a one-minute video to circulate on social media about it. Call your local TV, radio, and newspapers, take pictures, and video and post it everywhere prior to their meeting. 

     By the way, if you have just one share of Target stock, you can attend their shareholder’s meeting to bring up this issue when they meet on June 8, 2016 at 9:00 a.m. at Segerstrom Center for the Arts—Samueli Theater, 615 Town Center Drive, Costa Mesa, CA 92626.  There will likely be the opportunity for questions—why not ask them to reverse their dangerous policy that targets our daughters?

     If we don’t stand now it will get worse. How? We could become like Canada where a judge just ordered parents to treat their 11-year old daughter as a boy. Citing the father by not referring to his daughter as a “male,” the British Columbia Supreme Court judge appointed the child a legal guardian who will ensure the little girl continues seeing transgender-friendly therapists and taking hormone blockers to prevent puberty, over the father’s objection. The LGBQRST agenda is already trumping the rights of biological women and girls, but if we don’t stand now, the homosexual agenda will also run roughshod over the rights of parents.

     Signing the Boycott pledge is a good start, but to push back this insanity on all the fronts where it is being fought, we need to make an example out of Target. Join us June 4 from 10-2:00 p.m. and help bankrupt the bullies.   

Janet (Folger) Porter is the President and Founder of Faith2Action, the nation’s largest network of pro-family groups.  F2A is pro-life, pro-family, and pro-active–to win the cultural war for life, liberty, and the family.

Janet initiated the nation’s first Heartbeat Bill (in Ohio, Feb. 2011) to legally protect unborn babies with detectible heartbeats.  This effort inspired Arkansas and North Dakota to pass Heartbeat Laws–now the most protective pro-life laws in the nation.  Heartbeat Bills are also pending in several other states.

Janet hosts a 60-second daily radio commentary which airs in 200 markets (including the American Family Radio and the Bott radio network), also available at: www.F2A.org.  Janet is a Board Member for The Oak Initiative.

For more information about Janet, visit her About Janet Porter page on her Faith2Action website.


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