“Ultimately, what this is all about is the fact that AFA disapproves of transgender people for religious reasons. Any form of accommodation is viewed as conspiring with Satan.”

Does this jerk look transgender to you?

Monday, according to American Family Association, Target’s policy gave man access to six young girls. In a word that is a lie.

Target Corporation (NYSE:TGT) shares continue to trade near their all-time high as the company prospers. Nevertheless, the rubes at American Family Association — an anti-LGBT hate group — continues to try to dissuade consumers from patronizing the company’s stores. Tim Wildmon, AFA’s Dimwit in Charge is perturbed that Target Stores have a policy of allowing people to use facilities consistent with their gender identity. It is the same policy that virtually every other large retailer has.

AFA’s campaign has obviously been a dismal failure. Rather than moving along, AFA is doing what they have always done with their silly boycotts. They press ahead in the hopes that they can prevail. Tim is the idiot son of a notorious bigot.

Apparently an imbecile by the name of Sean Anderson is a voyeur who was drilling holes in Target dressing rooms in the Philadelphia suburbs last May in order to spy on customers. He was caught and arrested. A few days later he was back, re-drilling the same holes. Obviously Mr. Anderson is sick … and profoundly stupid. There are valid questions for Target but this has nothing to do with accommodating transgender shoppers.

According to Wildmon:

Here’s the rub. Anderson allegedly drilled the holes on a prior visit. Target knew the holes were in the dressing rooms and knew that these holes allowed for “Peeping Toms” to spy on women undressing. Rather than protecting female customers by prohibiting men from the area, Target merely plugged the holes and continued to let men enter without restriction.

Men are prohibited from entering women’s dressing rooms. There is another possibility. I do not want to get arrested but I was in Macy’s the other day. They have a store near Lincoln Road mall in South Beach. The changing rooms appear to be unisex. The only thing that the store cares about is that you do not remove theft protection devices and steal merchandise.

The bottom line is that dressing areas do not have dedicated security personnel. It is possible, in any store, for some cretin to sneak in and, in this case, even drill a few holes. Contrary to Wildmon’s claim, there is no change in policy that could prevent someone from being where he doesn’t belong. If someone wants to claim that Target needs better security that might be valid.

Ultimately, what this is all about is the fact that AFA disapproves of transgender people for religious reasons. Any form of accommodation is viewed as conspiring with Satan to undermine scripture. AFA is a hate group and this is what hate groups do.

As an aside, I see that AFA is paying for clicks to its website. This was also posted to Charisma which routes traffic back to AFA through Sendgrid, an Internet marketing company. (I use a privacy VPN for most of my browsing.)

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By David Cary Hart

Retired CEO. Formerly a W.E. Deming-trained quality-management consultant. Now just a cranky Jewish queer. Gay cis. He/Him/His.