Target Stock Continues to Tumble Year After Company Went Public With Restroom Policy

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The national retail chain Target continues to watch its stock prices tumble a year after the company went public with its restroom and changing room policy, which allows customers to use the facility that corresponds with their “gender identity.”

As of press time, the stock price is $53.24 a share, compared to $81.57 a share a year ago on this day. While the company saw an uptick in November and December, by mid-January, stock prices began falling again. Just a month ago, the price was $63.57 and has now sunk another $10. View Target’s stock chart here.

Some assert that the decline has nothing to do with an ongoing boycott of the company, attributing the slump rather to “unfavorable weather trends in the Northeast” last spring, and later in the year, poor holiday sales figures. Others contend that stock prices were affected by recent company plans to lower prices and renovate its stores.

“Target stunned investors … by abruptly announcing that it would move prices further down market, into the realm of its No. 1 rival, Wal-Mart Stores Inc., and accept lower profit margins as a result,” Pioneer Press outlined in February. “The news sent Target shares tumbling as much as 14 percent, the most in more than eight years…”

“While cutting prices may draw more people in the door, it also may alienate consumers seeking a more upscale retail experience,” the outlet wrote. “To hold onto those shoppers, Target will refurbish more than 600 stores and open about 100 smaller shops in cities and college campuses by 2019.”

But according to an article published by the Wall Street Journal this week, Target CEO Brian Cornell has acknowledged to employees that at least part of the company’s woes are due to national backlash after it went public with its restroom policy—a move that Cornell says was “self-inflicted.”

An unnamed source at Target told the outlet that Cornell didn’t know in advance that the policy post was going to be published and “wouldn’t have approved the decision to flaunt it.”

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“Target didn’t adequately assess the risk, and the ensuing backlash was self-inflicted, he told staff. Now, it was too late to reverse course,” the Journal reported in its article “How Target Botched Its Response to the North Carolina Bathroom Law.”

Business Insider also released a report noting the effect, which it entitled “The Target Boycott Cost More Than Anyone Expected—and the CEO Was Blindsided.”

More than 1.4 million signatures have been collected to date from those pledging not to shop at Target until it stops allowing men who identify as women to use women’s restrooms/changing rooms, and vice versa.

As previously reported, the controversy began last April when Target released a statement about its company policy in light of public discussion over “bathroom bills” passed in North Carolina and Mississippi.

“In our stores, we demonstrate our commitment to an inclusive experience in many ways. 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,” the announcement said.

“We regularly assess issues and consider many factors such as impact to our business, guests and team members. Given the specific questions these legislative proposals raised about how we manage our fitting rooms and restrooms, we felt it was important to state our position,” the company noted.

The announcement drew both applause and criticism, and some vowed to discontinue shopping at Target until it changed its ways. While the company defended its policy, stating that it was committed to inclusivity, it also advised that it would spend $20 million adding single stall restrooms to stores that had none to assuage concerns about privacy and safety.


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  • BOOM!!!!

    • Amos Moses

      DIGGITY …………

  • Hegelian61

    I guess over reliance on sales from their brick and mortar channel, versus online sales, and the CEO’s insistence on pushing self checkout on their customers could never be a plausible explanation for falling stock prices. It must surely be the changing room and bathroom fiasco.

    • Amos Moses

      it could ……….. but it all those things were true BEFORE the announcement ……

      • Royce E. Van Blaricome

        LOL. I guess he couldn’t stand being right for once.

    • Royce E. Van Blaricome

      Well, for once you’re right.

  • Royce E. Van Blaricome

    Remember when Target first flaunted their “we don’t care” attitude and thought they’d shove their “we’ll show you” down our throats with their policy and laughed at us with their “go ahead and boycott us” messages? Well, they’re not laughing now.

    Remember, all those that were on here and other Christian sites mocking us for boycotting and touting how it wouldn’t have an affect and were purposely gonna shop at Target more often to show their support for “gender equality”? Well, the next time ya see one, send ’em this link!!

    Remember how you didn’t sign the boycott pledge because ya didn’t think your one and only little ol’ voice mattered? Well, thanks for nothing. Now ya know it does.

    • Tony

      Do you call yourself a christian as i am ??? you can’t pick and choose parts of the Bible . Jesus was about love.

      Ultimately everyone needs and deserves love and be who they are in their Gender or who they love. ***
      ***Trans-gender people are not the
      perverts and pedophiles like 80% of the unintelligent population thinks. There
      are more than 90% of so-called Heterosexual people baby rapist and adult rapist in the world than
      Trans-gender people. Trans-gender people are not all about sexual relationships
      with whom ever like the LGB. Acceptance of Gender NOT whom you have sex with are
      two and completely different things.
      They just want to use the restroom wash their hands
      and walk out.The True trans-gender want only 1 thing and that is to pee , then leave A.S.A.P.
      . The only thing Trans-ladies might to in the ladies room is to urinate and hand up, check
      makeup. and MAYBE look at the ladies shoes , clothing, make up and listen to the way the
      talk. THAT’S IT !! and NOT for rape of ANYONE Child or adult females. …

      __ You bring in the Bible and talk about Homosexuals OK that is a sin . Trans-people are Not
      the same as that. John 14:6 King James Version (KJV)
      6 Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto
      the Father, but by me.
      *** Galatians 3:28 There is neither Jew nor Gentile, neither slave nor free,
      nor is there male and female, for you are all one in Christ Jesus.***__
      I AM CREATED BY GOD > I am trans-gender and i am still a Christian.
      Judge not lest ye be judged. The Trans-gender people have been around
      since before Jesus was on earth. John 3:16 i am saved. Your Judgement
      on my is a Sin. Let those without sin cast the first stone ! _
      Matthew 7:1-3King James Version (KJV)
      7 Judge not, that ye be not judged.
      2 For with what judgment ye judge, ye shall be judged:
      and with what measure ye mete, it shall be measured to you again.
      3 And why beholdest thou the mote that is in thy brother’s eye,
      but considerest not the beam that is in thine own eye?

      • Jason Todd

        Do you call yourself a christian as i am ???

        Liar.

        you can’t pick and choose parts of the Bible . Jesus was about love.

        The irony of this statement is priceless.

        You clearly have no idea what you are talking about. The fact of the matter is if you have a man’s private parts, you are a man and putting on a dress and taking hormones will never change that. Never.

        What about females? They have rights, too, including privacy and safety. Are you seriously arguing if a man in a dress decides to go into the ladies’ restroom regardless of the motivation, a female has to completely disregard her own concerns?

        That’s misogyny. Period.

        • Tenstron

          100% right

        • Royce E. Van Blaricome

          It appears we have a troll that may have been banned from here before. I went to save my above reply so as to not have to rewrite it from scratch again when I see something similar and choose to address the same statements. Look at what I found when I went to do so. Either this is the same person or there must be a textbook out there someplace where they’re copying this stuff from.

          “I am Gender-fluid”.

          No, you are NOT! There is NO such thing. I can say I’ma a polka-dotted pink unicorn but that don’t make me one. You’re either a simple disobedient, rebellious Sinner who’s chosen to cling to their sin and fulfill the lusts of their Flesh, mentally-ill, demon-possessed, self-deluded child of wrath, or a reprobate that has been turned over due to rejecting God one too many times.

          You can cling to your sin and fulfill the lusts of your Flesh or you can surrender as a slave to the Lord Jesus Christ, cling to Him, and fulfill God’s will for your life.

          As for the way you talk that’s just ridiculous. I know good Christian men who if one didn’t know better would think they’re as queer as a three-dollar bill.

          YES it is SIN. And NO you are not a Christian! See Matt. 7:21-23.

          As for your educating me, didn’t work. Let me try to educate you:

          “There is a way which seems right to a man,
          But its end is the way of death.” (Prov. 14:12)

          As for all you rationalizing and justifying, you can continue to have faith in that nonsense and call God an impotent Liar or you can surrender to Christ and believe what God has said. It’s not rocket science and pretty simple.

          “I know this in my own life.” See the above Proverb.

          “*** Ultimately everyone needs and deserves love and be who they are in their Gender or who they love. ***”

          Thank you for showing you truly have NO idea what it means to be a Christian, nor any concept of Grace, nor what ALL humans truly deserve.

          “Trans-gender people are not the perverts and pedophiles like 80% of the unintelligent population thinks”

          Yes, they are. And the reason 80% of the population thinks that is because they still have the God-given conscience (Rom. 2:15) to know so. They’re not fooled by your phony psychobabble and ramblings of which it is nothing more than attempt to rationalize your sin. There’s NO such proof for that whatsoever.

          And beyond that, even IF that were true, which it’s not, but IF it were it would be no different than a Homosexuals SSA. Just because someone has a desire does NOT mean they must act on it!!!!

          I am a healthy heterosexual man who has not been married now for almost 7yrs but that doesn’t mean I have to go bed every woman I see whenever the urge strikes me!

          As for your quoting Scripture, I would remind you that Satan quoted Scripture to Jesus.

          When the spiritually dead try to read the Book of Life it’s like a blind man trying to read a road map before hopping in the car to drive. You have to get a heart transplant before you can have eyes to see. The fact that you do not agree with God and instead do your father, Satan’s, bidding by attempting to deceive others is proof that you still have the Jeremiah 17:9 heart.

          “The unbeliever does not receive the things of the Spirit of God, for they are foolishness to him. And he cannot understand them, because they are spiritually discerned.” (1st Cor. 2:14)

          “There are some things in them that are hard to understand, which the ignorant and unstable twist to their own destruction, as they do the other Scriptures.” (2nd Peter 3:16)

          John MacArthur, in his blog entitled “Why Does Sola Scriptura Matter” said, “Nothing is more offensive to the Author of Scripture than to disregard, deny, or distort the truth He has revealed (Revelation 22:18–19). To mishandle the Word of God is to misrepresent the One who wrote it. To reject its claims is to call Him a liar. To ignore its message is to snub that which the Holy Spirit inspired.”

          Folks would do well to remember that before saying such things as “God says…” or “The Bible says…” When you say such things you step into the shoes of a prophet and basically say, “Thus saith the Lord…” Twist not the Scriptures lest you be like Satan.

          That said, IF you haven’t already committed blasphemy of the Spirit and IF you haven’t already been turned over to a reprobate mind, and IF you hear God’s voice drawing you to Christ again (See John 6:44), and IF you will die to yourself by surrendering your life as a slave to Christ and stop being your own god, confess your sins before Christ, pick up your cross and follow Him as your new Lord and Master, and beg Him to save you, He will. Then you will be able to see. (Matt. 16:24)

          ” I AM CREATED BY GOD > I am trans-gender and i am still a Christian. ”

          YES, you were created by God. NO you are not transgender. THAT is a label YOU have put on yourself. What you are right now is a God-hating, Enemy of God, son of disobedience, and child of wrath who follows the course of this world and the prince of power of the air who is on his way to eternal torment in the Lake of Fire. (Rev. 21:8)

          And NO, you most definitely are NOT a Christian. Can’t call God a Liar and be following Jesus. What you’ve done is create a jesus (note the small “j”) in your image, your ways, and your will. Pretty typical of those who want to believe in a god and cling to their sin. Again, see Matt. 7:13-23.

          “Judge not lest ye be judged.”

          AGAIN, you’ve shown yourself as a Poser and Biblically ignorant. Jesus Himself actually COMMANDS His followers TO judge. THAT regurgitated pabulum is perhaps the most often repeated lie from Satan and his minions to be told today. If you had just bothered to look it up, you might’ve actually read the next four verses and seen it’s not a command not to judge but rather an instruction on HOW to judge that is perfectly consistent with Christ’s command TO judge!!

          One last thing. There really is NO excuse for your disobedience, Biblical ignorance, and rebellion. In today age a simple Google search can provide you with all the Truth you could ask for.

          “The Trans-gender people have been around since before Jesus was on earth.”

          Perhaps, and they’ve all wound up in the same place for Eternity unless they confessed and agreed with God and then repented.

          “John 3:16 i am saved. ”

          John 3:19-20. NO, you are NOT. John 14:15. 15:10.

          It is no surprise that you quote Matt. 7:1-3 and stop before quoting Verse 4 & 5!! Just like Satan, your father. I hope you still have enough conscience to be convicted by that and repent.

          “We are ALL crated in His likeness that is BOTH Male and Female.We are Created in his Likeness BOTH male and Female. To make a Mix of the two in one person is Not sacrilegious.”

          So says you, the son of disobedience and child of wrath who calls God a Liar. Now let’s see what God says:

          “God created MAN in HIS own image, in the image of God HE created HIM; MALE and FEMALE HE created them. (Gen. 1:27)

          “To the woman He said,
          “I will greatly multiply
          Your pain in childbirth,
          In pain you will bring forth children;
          Yet your desire will be for your husband,
          And he will rule over you.” (Gen. 3:16)

          Good luck with that one Bud!

          “And HE answered and said, “Have you not read that HE who created them from the beginning MADE THEM MALE AND FEMALE” (Matt. 19:4)

          “For man does not originate from woman, but woman from man; for indeed man was not created for the woman’s sake, but woman for the man’s sake.” (1st Cor. 11:8-9)

          “Judge not me, I am a Christian as well.”

          Again you show your Biblical ignorance and what the Apostle Paul wrote. Which is too bad because you might actually see what Paul would say to you in 1st Cor. 5. NO, you are NOT a Christian.

          Finally, I’ll leave you with your own words… “You can NOT pick am Choose which of GOD’s laws to follow.”

          And you are going to find that out one day. Rev. 21:8

        • Harry Weaver

          I heard this statement somewhere. :”Just because you have your mother’s features, don’t forget you have your father’s fixtures.” Heard a drag queen say that. HMM.

      • Obviously you haven’t read the entire Bible sweetheart. He’s righteous JUDGMENT as well.

        • Chris

          “He’s righteous JUDGMENT as well.”

          Like when God is portrayed as ordering genocide? Or when God is portrayed as persecuting someone because of a bet with the devil? Righteous is as righteous does and those acts are NOT righteous. But then I don’t believe that God ever did them. Do you?

      • Royce E. Van Blaricome

        I not only call myself a Christian I am one. I am a Born Again new creation that has passed form Death to Life and am being conformed into the image of Jesus Christ.

        “and be who they are in their Gender or who they love. ***”

        There are ONLY TWO genders. Male and Female. God created ALL people as such. For a Gender-confused individual suffering from a mental disorder, demonic influence/possession, or the consequences of their disobedience, rebellion, and sin to claim anything other is to call God a Liar and reject the very creation and will of God for who they are to be.

        “***Trans-gender people are not the perverts and pedophiles like 80% of the unintelligent population thinks”

        They most certainly are “perverts” by the very definition. God says so. You have a problem with that, take it up with Him. But I know you won’t win your argument.

        “There are more than 90% of so-called Heterosexual people baby rapist and adult rapist in the world than Trans-gender people”

        Well, given there are about .3% (that’s POINT 3%) of the population that are Gender-confused, that’s a no-brainer. Not much of an argument there. Only goes to prove they are an aberration. NOT the norm.

        “They just want to use the restroom wash their hands and walk out.The True trans-gender want only 1 thing and that is to pee , then leave A.S.A.P.”

        That is a LIE. Evidence that you’re not a Christian but we’ll get to that later. The Gender-confused want to do that in a bathroom other than their biological sex (which btw bathrooms are DESIGNED for) thereby showing their rebellion. If it was only about where they pee they’ve go to the bathroom DESIGNED for them to do so but instead they choose to rebel against God’s DESIGN and force their rebellion on everyone else.

        “The only thing Trans-ladies might to in the ladies room is to urinate and hand up, check makeup. and MAYBE look at the ladies shoes , clothing, make up and listen to the way the talk. THAT’S IT !! and NOT for rape of ANYONE Child or adult females. …”

        You have NO way of knowing that. Exercising your faux omniscience does not negate the possibilities of other harmful things happening. Besides, how does one know if they are a “Trans-lady” as you put it? For more evidence on that I suggest you Google FPIW and watch the video where a man goes into the women’s bathroom and claims to be a woman. Watch the NORMAL reaction of the women in the bathroom!!!!

        Now let’s look at the way you demonstrate you are of your father, Satan, and are choosing to be a false prophetess:

        “Trans-people are Not the same as that. John 14:6 King James Version (KJV)”

        That verse says NOTHING whatsoever about Gender-confused or otherwise not being a Sin. Let me say here so I don’t have to repeat it each time that you should not twist Scripture lest you be like Satan. In fact, the very verse you cite is evidence that those who practice such sexual immorality are NOT following the Truth!! Jesus is the Truth and the Truth is that so-called “Transgenderism” is sexually IMMORAL and they fall under the category of 1st Cor. 6:9-10 and “abominable” or “detestable” and “sexually immoral” of Revelation 21:8.

        Furthermore, John 14:6 emphasizes the “but by Me”. And that is in perfect harmony with Matt. 16:24. DON”T miss the first part of that verse. That is assuming you have any desire whatsoever to do the same and know the truth.

        “*** Galatians 3:28 There is neither Jew nor Gentile, neither slave nor free,
        nor is there male and female, for you are all one in Christ Jesus.***”

        THAT is the VERY verse that the apostates use to say Homosexuality is not a sin. It, like the others you’ve cited, say NOTHING about Homosexuality or the Gender-rejecting rebels.

        So here’s a good place to give you something when it comes to quoting Scripture and then I will show exactly how you are doing exactly what Satan did to Jesus when Satan quoted Jesus Scripture in the Wilderness which will show you exactly who you are of and are following.

        When the spiritually dead try to read the Book of Life it’s like a blind man trying to read a road map before hopping in the car to drive. You have to get a heart transplant before you can have eyes to see.

        Whoever is of God hears the words of God. The reason why you do not hear them is that you are not of God.” (John 8:47)

        “The unbeliever does not receive the things of the Spirit of God, for they are foolishness to him. And he cannot understand them, because they are spiritually discerned.” (1st Cor. 2:14)

        “There are some things in them that are hard to understand, which the ignorant and unstable twist to their own destruction, as they do the other Scriptures.” (2nd Peter 3:16)

        John MacArthur, in his blog entitled “Why Does Sola Scriptura Matter” said, “Nothing is more offensive to the Author of Scripture than to disregard, deny, or distort the truth He has revealed (Revelation 22:18–19). To mishandle the Word of God is to misrepresent the One who wrote it. To reject its claims is to call Him a liar. To ignore its message is to snub that which the Holy Spirit inspired.”

        You would do well to remember that before saying such things as “God says…” or “The Bible says…” When you say such things you step into the shoes of a prophet and basically say, “Thus saith the Lord…” You would also do well to remember that Satan quoted Scripture to Jesus as well. Twist not the Scriptures lest you be like Satan.

        That said, IF you haven’t already committed blasphemy of the Spirit and IF you haven’t already been turned over to a reprobate mind, and IF you hear God’s voice drawing you to Christ again (See John 6:44), and IF you will die to yourself by surrendering your life as a slave to Christ and stop being your own god, confess your sins before Christ, pick up your cross and follow Him as your new Lord and Master, and beg Him to save you, He will. Then you will be able to see. (Matt. 16:24)

        “I AM CREATED BY GOD > I am trans-gender and i am still a Christian.”

        Yes, you were most certainly created by God but by your own profession you have chosen to reject God’s DESIGN and will for your life and reject what it means to be a Christian because you are CHOOSING to continue in your rebellion. I suggest you Google for the video by John MacArthur where he addresses a question from a young lady whose brother is claiming to be a woman. He gets right to the heart of the issue and explains in gentle and clear terms exactly what that brother is doing and how very dangerous it is.

        “Judge not lest ye be judged.”

        Twist not Scripture lest you be like Satan.

        “The Trans-gender people have been around since before Jesus was on earth.”

        Probably but you have NO way of knowing that. But I imagine it’s true and one of the reasons why God destroyed the earth with the Great Flood.

        “John 3:16 i am saved.”

        No, you are not. You should have kept reading just the next few verses down:

        “And this is the judgment: the light has come into the world, and people loved the darkness rather than the light because their works were evil. For everyone who does wicked things hates the light and does not come to the light, lest his works should be exposed.” (John 3:19-20)

        Also, see Matt. 7:13-20 (the very same chapter you quoted and twisted which I will reveal below), Matt. 15:18, and Lk 6:45.

        “Your Judgement on my is a Sin. Let those without sin cast the first stone ! (and your following citation of Matt. 7:1-3”

        Once again you have twisted Scripture like Satan. You also show your willful dishonesty by not including Verses 4-5 in your citation of Matt. 7:1-3. Had you done so you would have shown that Verse 5 includes the words “AND THEN”. You might’ve also read Verse 6 which clearly shows that one must judge.

        Jesus Christ does NOT and NEVER has contradict Himself and He has COMMANDED His followers TO judge:

        “Do not judge by appearances, but judge with right judgment.” (John 7:24)

        And now I will show you why you have no clue what true Love is.

        You seem to connect Love some feeling and it is NOT!!!

        God is Love
        Jesus is God
        Jesus lived out and showed God’s Love perfectly ALWAYS.

        So, was Jesus being loving or unloving when He said, “You wicked generation of vipers”?

        Was Jesus being loving or unloving when He said, “You’re like white-washed sepulchers full of dead men’s bones”?

        Was Jesus being loving or unloving when He turned over the tables and took a whip to the Moneychangers?

        Was Jesus being loving or unloving when He said to Peter, “Get behind me Satan!”?

        I submit Jesus was being loving in all those instances and more. I also submit that whatever you are thinking Love is does not qualify as such and is evidence that you do not love Jesus either for Jesus specifically defined who loves Him in John 14:15. In fact, you aren’t even a friend of Jesus as He has said in John 15:14.

        Love does not do the things that result in one spending Eternity in the torment of the Lake of Fire.

        So, It’s abundantly clear from what you wrote that you are not a Christian because you defy the very etymological meaning of the word. You can NOT stand in opposition to Jesus Christ and be His follower. So I strongly suggest you read the rest of Matt. 7. Most especially Verses 21-23 because you are standing in that line. And remember as you read it that these are folks, like you, who are calling Jesus “Lord” to His face.

        From there it is my prayer that you will confess (agree with God), repent (turn from your sin), die to yourself, tell Jesus that you’d like to be His slave and He be your new Master and then beg Him to save you.

      • michael louwe

        MATTHEW.22: =
        37 Jesus said to him, “‘You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind.’[d] 38 This is the first and great commandment. 39 And the second is like it: ‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself.’[e]
        40 On these two commandments hang all the Law and the Prophets.”

        LEV.18: = 22 You shall not lie with a male as with a woman. It is an abomination.

        DEUT.22: = 5 “A woman shall not wear anything that pertains to a man, nor shall a man put on a woman’s garment, for all who do so are an abomination to the Lord your God.
        .

        .

        Seems, most LGBTQs who claim to be Christians, love themselves and their abominations more than they love God and His Law.

        • Chris

          Seems, most Fundies who claim to be Christians, love themselves and their egos more than they love God and His Law. Fixed it for ya.

          • michael louwe

            Ya need to be fixed.

      • Boommach

        God created us man and woman. We don’t celebrate deviancy. The practice of normalizing this nonsense is not of the Lord. Truth mixed with lies are still damn lies. Your tact is well learned. We learned it from a snake, in a garden many years ago. We don’t celebrate evil. We pray for deliverance from evil. You call yourself Christian. Your zeal for worldly acceptance tends to mask that at best.

      • Ruth

        Twist not the Scripture or else you be like Satan. Your point of view or reasoning to defend yourself from your pervert mindset doesn’t make sense. Transgender is also same as homosexual, what’s your intention as to change your gender?Isn’t it to look like a woman, act like a woman, or to look like a man and act like a man. Ànd don’t lie to yourself that you don’t practice homosexuality, it’s the first reasons why you did change your gender. You can’t be a follower of Christ while holding hand with the devil. Homosexuality is a sin and you should divorce sin before you can have a true relationship with the Lord Jesus Christ. If anyone be in Christ, he is a new creature, a born again. Except a man be born again, he cannot see the Kingdom of God, John 3:5-6 Jesus answered, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born of water and of the Spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God.
        That which is born of the flesh is flesh; and that which is born of the Spirit is Spirit.
        Don’t be like a hypocrite who pretend to be a Christian but is a counterfeit one. The Lord Jesus knows who are His, and those naming the name of Christ should depart from iniquity.

        Repent as to change your mind from believing that you’re a transgender, repent from mocking and insulting God from changing what He had created you to be. Repent and go back to your original biological gender, the gender determined by God when you were conceived in your mother’s womb.

        You still have a chance to repent and change.
        Repent and believe the gospel.

    • Target is funny. Like when I told my family I was going to be a professional comedian they laughed at me. Well, nobody’s laughing now.

      • airstart

        No one laughing ? Not good for professional comedians. Did you choose another line of work?

  • Tony

    Quite frankly is is “NORMAL”. It is Not a Mental issue either.
    It is in Fact genetics. < In the 60s Why did a Race need rights,
    50 yrs ago??? Ok this is just a new thing just like the race
    battle only it is now sexual and gender ID. We all need rights.
    Ireland is looking better than the USA. But We still have time
    to make it right and change things for the better of the people
    of the USA. Gender ID is not about Sex acts and who with. it
    is simply Gender. Female, Male , and a Mix of the 2 or the lack
    of Both. Women have been doing this for yrs. Remember at one
    time in the early 1900s when Women could not vote. There again
    a Gender or Anti-female rights. Today women face the same thing
    in Business the Pay gap male/female. Again who really cares who
    someone else is having sex with and what gender they are. it
    doesn't effect my life in any way. It doesn't not effect your
    life either. As to the Gender people they do not effect you life
    either. YOU all need to do the math and the percentages on the
    LGBTQIA. You will find these percents different than you feel or
    the you know. BUT, IF you choose not to then it is you that is
    clueless and lack the Education. there are so many silent Masses
    of people the are even borderline LGBTQIA that still need rights.
    Just like the Gender rights and the Race rights. Religious rights
    is another issue. If you do not eat pork do not eat it and you
    need to deal with it in a peaceful way because some people to like
    pork. Some people eat fish on Friday as a Religious thing, some
    people do not. As to making a cake for a couple for a event or
    wedding, ok don't the couple can find someone else and give them
    the money for it. I do realize not every small town has a diverse
    cake maker than want the money rather than religious people that
    would not make it. But at the same time think this is bad you
    should not care who it is for and for what event/wedding. think
    like this some people like to look at XXX magazines not every
    store sells them find another store that sells them, The End.
    I there are some LGBT bakers the would be happy to make one for
    and LGBT person. We are Americans But we do not force Every
    American to buy Only American. It is the same for everything
    you buy. I also realize the small towns do not have the option
    of a LGBT friendly store/shoppe . and i realize laws the say
    you much live in the county or city in order to be married in
    the city/place. Other place would welcome it.

    • Tony

      Ultimately everyone needs and deserves love and be who they are in their Gender or who they love. ***
      ***Trans-gender people are not the
      perverts and pedophiles like 80% of the unintelligent population thinks. There
      are more than 90% of so-called Heterosexual people baby rapist and adult rapist in the world than
      Trans-gender people. Trans-gender people are not all about sexual relationships
      with whom ever like the LGB. Acceptance of Gender NOT whom you have sex with are
      two and completely different things.
      They just want to use the restroom wash their hands
      and walk out.The True trans-gender want only 1 thing and that is to pee , then leave A.S.A.P.
      . The only thing Trans-ladies might to in the ladies room is to urinate and hand up, check
      makeup. and MAYBE look at the ladies shoes , clothing, make up and listen to the way the
      talk. THAT’S IT !! and NOT for rape of ANYONE Child or adult females. …

      __ You bring in the Bible and talk about Homosexuals OK that is a sin . Trans-people are Not
      the same as that. John 14:6 King James Version (KJV)
      6 Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto
      the Father, but by me.
      *** Galatians 3:28 There is neither Jew nor Gentile, neither slave nor free,
      nor is there male and female, for you are all one in Christ Jesus.***__
      I AM CREATED BY GOD > I am trans-gender and i am still a Christian.
      Judge not lest ye be judged. The Trans-gender people have been around
      since before Jesus was on earth. John 3:16 i am saved. Your Judgement
      on my is a Sin. Let those without sin cast the first stone ! _
      Matthew 7:1-3King James Version (KJV)
      7 Judge not, that ye be not judged.
      2 For with what judgment ye judge, ye shall be judged:
      and with what measure ye mete, it shall be measured to you again.
      3 And why beholdest thou the mote that is in thy brother’s eye,
      but considerest not the beam that is in thine own eye?

      • Tony

        and you pick and choose parts of the BIBLE to believe in.. AND you call yourself a Christian ?????

        • wandakate

          JESUS told us that His laws don’t change. He also does NOT change. “I am the same, yesterday, today and tomorrow.” He told us in the Bible this was an abomination to Him, it was detestable. He said “IF you love me, keep my commandments.” He said that the “sexually immoral” won’t be in the Kingdom of GOD, but it is their choice to act on their fleshly physical desires. It calls for confession, repentance and then it must be forsaken in order for GOD to extend forgiveness, as He doesn’t want anyone to perish…

          • Chris

            “He told us in the Bible this was an abomination to Him, it was detestable”

            That’s true. Just like eating anything without fins or scales is an abomination Lev: 7: 18

            Or eating certain meat-eating birds Lev 11: 13

            Or eating anything that creeps Lev 11: 41

            Let me guess. Those verses don’t count it’s only the ones you like that count. Right?

          • wandakate

            NO, that’s NOT right…ALL of them count and even the 10 commandments. Our profanity disgust him and I’m sure many things do and he’s not pleased. Our nasty mean attitudes do also and misjudging people…Have a good day.

          • Chris

            So I take it that you refrain from eating shellfish and wearing mixed fabrics?

          • Don’t believe everything you r

            Bigot!!!

          • Chris

            Excuse me. Since when does a cat care about such things?

          • Chris

            Bad kitty. Humans are talking. 🙂

      • Royce E. Van Blaricome

        So you’re now “liking” your own posts? That’s real desperation.

        I just realized that you and I have probably encountered each other before and so I’m guessing that it was on here.

        I addressed each of your lies above in detail, It seems however that you are determined to spread your lies instead of surrendering to the Truth so that would make Jason spot on correct when he says you’re a Liar and that would explain why you are here,.

        Now, do you REALLY think you are gonna persuade anyone on this site that you have any truth at all?

    • wandakate

      It’s NOT actually our business however we are the judge righteously and with LOVE. GOD loves the sinner (in His eyes) but HATES the sin. Some may not know, some may not care b/c it’s all about self, all about me, all about what makes me feel good. It’s about serving our fleshly desires and of course satan loves it when we give in to those whims and desires and go with the flow of what turns us on.
      Right is right, and wrong is wrong according to scripture. GOD said it, end of conversation! We can’t add to GOD’s laws, we can’t take away from GOD’s laws, but we have focused on watering it all down in order to suit “man” and have disobeyed what GOD wanted all along.
      People don’t have to account to you or I, however judgment day is coming, and they will HAVE to account to GOD for the way they lived, right or wrong according to His plan, NOT their plan. On that day, the plan they followed won’t matter one iota. If we don’t OBEY His plan, we will ultimately pay the consequences. Therefore, confession and repentance is needed if we find ourselves in that position of not doing it His way. We must forsake our sins. HE will forgive us if we are faithful and just (do the right thing), otherwise scripture tells us that we won’t enter the Kingdom of GOD (heaven). So, it all boils down to our own ultimate choices. We have the right to choose…
      Like it or not, we really do seal our own fate. GOD sends nobody to hell, they will send themselves.

      • Psalms 11:5 The LORD trieth the righteous: but the wicked and him that loveth violence his soul hateth.
        Don’t prefer the words of Ghandi the devil worshiper to the words of God.

        • Royce E. Van Blaricome

          THANK YOU!!! I get SO sick and tired of seeing the Cultural Christianity cliches bantied about.

        • XB99Z

          Yawn, anyone can quote scripture for their own purposes. How cliche..

          • Don’t believe everything you r

            Thank you!!!!

            LGBTFC. A new movement!

            Transgender is about the concept of new identity right? From a man to a woman, or vice versa. Or back again. I have friends that are transgender, and quite enough of the general public think they are crazy. They are not. I can relate to the Transgenders.

            Under the concept of identity. I identify myself as a Feline. Meow! And my spouse identifies as a Canine. Woof! Woof! We feel like we are being discriminated when we go to the bathrooms. Especially in so called “liberal” Berkeley, CA. We go to the public restrooms there, and NO Cat litter boxes and NO small box of sod available! There are so many bigots out there against us! We need Cat Litter boxes and Small boxes of sod in every public restroom!

            LGBTFC. The “F” is for Feline, and “C” is for Canine. Please join the new movement! Together we’ll fight those bigots! Bigots against humans who identify themselves as a Feline and/or Canine! Meow and woof woof!

          • You can’t.

      • Chris

        “GOD said it, end of conversation!”

        People SAID that God said it. Start of conversation.

    • Rachelthemillenial

      Why do you call yourself Tonya when you’re a man named Tony?

      Denying who you are is mental illness.

      • Tenstron

        His reply is evidence of mental illness. Completely incoherent.

      • Chris

        How many years have you been practicing medicine? And how well do you know Tonya? And why do get a say again?

    • Amos Moses

      “Ok this is just a new thing just like the race battle only it is now sexual and gender ID.”

      Nope …. confusion is not a new thing …… it is very old ….. and conflating race and sexual confusion is racist ………….

  • Luminous

    Someone who is confused about his own sex should not be allowed to vote. Determining your sex isn’t rocket science. Midwives living in 10,000 BC knew the baby’s sex as soon as it left the womb, so it’s peculiar that those pretending to be intellectuals claim that we shouldn’t believe our own eyes.

    • Michael C

      I didn’t realize Target stores operated as polling stations.

      I also thought that voting was a right.

    • To be fair, your position would make better sense if only men voted. (IMNSHO, a great deal of the decline of western democracy can be traced to the poorly considered notion that women should vote.)

      • Luminous

        Face it: if only men voted, the nanny state would not exist. Liberalism is essentially an effeminate ideology, which is why it’s attractive to women and to gay men who, emotionally, are more like women than men. I’m fortunate in knowing so many intelligent women who are not sucked in by liberalism, but regrettably the majority of women are. Just announce that some policy is “compassionate,” and most women will love it.

        • XB99Z

          All this is of course aggressive, hateful people demanding their brand of bigotry be the “Christian” gold standard. Sorry but you are literally dying out!

          • Dan

            Hey, moron, it’s you gays who are dying of AIDS, not Christians.
            We’ll out live you by a long time.

          • Chris

            Yep. You’ll live to see your faith die out. Oh and according to the bible you’re going to hell for calling someone a ‘moron’.

          • Don’t believe everything you r

            Meow!!

          • Musky

            Got a chapter and verse for that, Granny?

          • Chris

            Why yes Granny. Yes I do. “But I say unto you, That whosoever is angry with his brother without a cause shall be in danger of the judgment: and whosoever shall say to his brother, Raca, shall be in danger of the council: but whosoever shall say, Thou fool, shall be in danger of hell fire.” [Matthew 5: 22 KJV]

          • michael louwe

            1CORINTHIANS.2: = 13 These things we also speak, not in words which man’s wisdom teaches but which the Holy[d] Spirit teaches, comparing spiritual things with spiritual. 14 But the natural man does not receive the things of the Spirit of God, for they are foolishness to him; nor can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned. 15 But he who is spiritual judges all things, yet he himself is rightly judged by no one. 16 For “who has known the mind of the Lord that he may instruct Him?”[e] But we have the mind of Christ.

            _ _ _ _ _ _ _

            Seems, your understanding of MATT.5:22 is a bit lacking because you likely do not have God’s Spirit or have not been born-again of the Spirit.(JOHN.3:8)

            According to the Bible or God’s Word, calling someone a fool or moron is not a sin/evil-deed/law-breaking, but doing so shows that the person is filled with immoral anger in his/her heart(EPHESIANS.4:26) = on the brink of breaking the commandment, “love your neighbour as yourself”.

            Anyone who has ever harboured immoral anger, hate, sexual lust, greed, selfishness, jealousy, fears/worries, doubts, etc in his/her heart is
            already bound for the judgement of hell when he/she dies. This means everyone is bound for hell because all humans have been born of the flesh of Adam, ie carry Adam’s Original Sin.(ROMANS.5:12)
            ……. Only those who believe and accept Jesus of Nazareth as their Christ/Messiah/Saviour will be saved from the final judgement of hell.(MATTHEW.16:16, JOHN.4:25)

            ……. If the Christians had committed sins/evil-deeds/law-breaking and repented, they would have been cursed by God with a sad and short life on earth.(DEUTERONOMY.28:15, 1COR.5:5 & 11:30, 1JOHN.5:16) If non-Christian unbelievers unrepentantly commit sins, they too will be cursed by God with a sad and short life on earth, eg AIDS-stricken gays, on top of being sent to hell when they die

            Also,(MATT.5:17-48) Christians do not have to pluck out their eyes and chop off their limbs, turn the other cheek, walk the extra mile, lend to all who ask and do other foolishness, in order to be saved from hell. Only the unbelieving Pharisees, Jews and their kind need to do them, if they wanted to be saved from hell without accepting Jesus as their Christ.

            ……. For these post-BC(ie, year AD) unbelievers, their non-committing of murder, adultery, blasphemy, lying, swearing and other sins/evil-deeds/law-breaking will not save them from the judgement of hell.

          • Chris

            Ah so you’re a follower of Paul and not jesus at all. You seem to be using Paul’s teaching to negate Jesus’.

          • michael louwe

            1COR.1: = Sectarianism Is Sin

            10 Now I plead with you, brethren, by the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that you all speak the same thing, and that there be no divisions among you, but that you be perfectly joined together in the same mind and in the same judgment. 11 For it has been declared to me concerning you, my brethren, by those of Chloe’s household, that there are contentions among you. 12 Now I say this, that each of you says, “I am of Paul,” or “I am of Apollos,” or “I am of Cephas,” or “I am of Christ.”

            13 Is Christ divided? Was Paul crucified for you? Or were you baptized in the name of Paul?

          • Chris

            You seem to be providing even more quotes from Paul to show that you don’t follow Paul. It doesn’t compute.

          • michael louwe

            2PETER.2: = 12 But these, like natural brute beasts made to be caught and destroyed, speak evil of the things they DO NOT UNDERSTAND, and will utterly perish in their own corruption, 13 and will receive the wages of unrighteousness, as those who count it pleasure to carouse in the daytime.

            They are spots and blemishes, carousing in their own deceptions while they feast with you, 14 having eyes full of adultery and that cannot cease from sin, enticing unstable souls. They have a heart trained in covetous practices, and are accursed children. 15 They have forsaken the right way and gone astray, following the way of Balaam the son of Beor, who loved the wages of unrighteousness; 16 but he was rebuked for his iniquity: a dumb donkey speaking with a man’s voice restrained the madness of the prophet.

            17 These are wells without water, clouds[b] carried by a tempest, for whom is reserved the blackness of darkness forever.[c]

          • Chris

            Now you’re quoting a fake letter? To quote the interpreter’s guide to the bible “While the letter bears the name of Simon Peter, hardly any scholar today, or even in the early church, regards it as having come from that apostle”.

          • Don’t believe everything you r

            Thank you!!!

            LGBTFC. A new movement!

            Transgender is about the concept of new identity right? From a man to a woman, or vice versa. Or back again. I have friends that are transgender, and quite enough of the general public think they are crazy. They are not. I can relate to the Transgenders.

            Under the concept of identity. I identify myself as a Feline. Meow! And my spouse identifies as a Canine. Woof! Woof! We feel like we are being discriminated when we go to the bathrooms. Especially in so called “liberal” Berkeley, CA. We go to the public restrooms there, and NO Cat litter boxes and NO small box of sod available! There are so many bigots out there against us! We need Cat Litter boxes and Small boxes of sod in every public restroom!

            LGBTFC. The “F” is for Feline, and “C” is for Canine. Please join the new movement! Together we’ll fight those bigots! Bigots against humans who identify themselves as a Feline and/or Canine! Meow and woof woof!

  • airstart

    Wal Mart and Fred Myers, are you paying attention?

  • Grace Kim Kwon

    All men should live to protect women and children, never pretend to be a woman or try to exploit women and children. Any man who just watches in silence the men who pretend to be women and go into women’s restrooms is guilty of endangering women and children. Is the State trying to impose some tyranny? This custom of knowingly endangering women and children is so strange. If the State truly cared about anyone, they’d make a third bathroom. Why trying to mix men and woman and children in restrooms in a civilized world? Only all women and children get endangered.

    • XB99Z

      Always people like you who think of the perverted reasons to do something…almost like…..

  • XB99Z

    Petty hatred disguised as moral concern by people who are far from moral. LGBT people are here and their rights will be respected no matter how hard the bigot brigade tries. Note I’m not making a generalization about Christians but about that particularly hateful group of right-wing pseudo Christians.

    • Don’t believe everything you r

      Thank you!!

      LGBTFC. A new movement!

      Transgender is about the concept of new identity right? From a man to a woman, or vice versa. Or back again. I have friends that are transgender, and quite enough of the general public think they are crazy. They are not. I can relate to the Transgenders.

      Under the concept of identity. I identify myself as a Feline. Meow! And my spouse identifies as a Canine. Woof! Woof! We feel like we are being discriminated when we go to the bathrooms. Especially in so called “liberal” Berkeley, CA. We go to the public restrooms there, and NO Cat litter boxes and NO small box of sod available! There are so many bigots out there against us! We need Cat Litter boxes and Small boxes of sod in every public restroom!

      LGBTFC. The “F” is for Feline, and “C” is for Canine. Please join the new movement! Together we’ll fight those bigots! Bigots against humans who identify themselves as a Feline and/or Canine! Meow and woof woof!

      • Chris

        If you identify as feline why are you typing words?

        • Don’t believe everything you r

          Meow!

          • Chris

            Same question applies.

          • Don’t believe everything you r

            Bigot!!

          • Chris

            Why?

    • airstart

      What you call hatred disguised as moral concern is simply the defense of the culture and our daughters, wives and sisters. Your favorite special interest groups (LGBT) are responsible for opening the door of the women’s facilities to male predators,
      not to mention the militancy espoused by some that results in the personal destruction of peoples’ lives because their religious convictions don’t fall in line with the ideology.
      Do the LGBTs have the right to destroy someone’s life simply because they disagree with their agenda. Send them to a Muslim business and see how that works out.

  • Don’t believe everything you r

    LGBTFC. A new movement!

    Transgender is about the concept of new identity right? From a man to a woman, or vice versa. Or back again. I have friends that are transgender, and quite enough of the general public think they are crazy. They are not. I can relate to the Transgenders.

    Under the concept of identity. I identify myself as a Feline. Meow! And my spouse identifies as a Canine. Woof! Woof! We feel like we are being discriminated when we go to the bathrooms. Especially in so called “liberal” Berkeley, CA. We go to the public restrooms there, and NO Cat litter boxes and NO small box of sod available! There are so many bigots out there against us! We need Cat Litter boxes and Small boxes of sod in every public restroom!

    LGBTFC. The “F” is for Feline, and “C” is for Canine. Please join the new movement! Together we’ll fight those bigots! Bigots against humans who identify themselves as a Feline and/or Canine! Meow and woof woof!

  • Chris

    Why on earth is anyone pandering to these mentally deranged people who think they are the opposite sex? The compassionate thing to do with the mentally ill is to bring them back to reality. Mutilating the body God gave you and shooting yourself full of hormones is not the way a sane person behaves. Target ought to be embarrassed at this nonsense.

  • 1Johnny

    This really was a self inflicted mess! As an investor, stay away from companies (and CEOs) who want to inject their personal political beliefs into the management of companies.

  • Ruth

    @Tonya Elise
    In your profile, you stated that you’re a transgender and you’re a Christian. I’m wondering how did you become a Christian?

  • Grace Kim Kwon

    If they really cared about people, they’d have built a third restroom for anyone’s use in order to protect women and children instead of allowing men into women’s restrooms.

  • Rick

    These companies keep buying into the media hype as well as a liberal Obama administration that made them think this was a good idea. A majority of America still believes in the traditional values our country was founded on. Faith, Family and Freedom.

  • Jim Vet

    he is one demented person.