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Jul272017

When Corporate America Says I Don't Care

Proverbs 29:12 If a ruler listens to falsehood, all his officials will be wicked.

It has been eight months or more since I have visited a Target store. I refuse to spend a dime at Target because of their corporate arrogance and transgender policies. I usually do not participate in boycotting businesses due to any political disagreements I may have with a company, but Target is different. 

Tim Wildman wrote this on May 17, 2017:

Yesterday afternoon, I personally delivered another 500,000 #Boycott Target signatures to Target headquarters in Minneapolis, MN. I met face-to-face with Target executives and spoke to them on your behalf, urging them to end this boycott by protecting women and children in their stores (bringing the total signatures to 1.5 million). Target representatives were gracious and respectful, but sadly, they rejected our offer. They basically repeated what Target CEO and Chairman Brian Cornell said during an interview on CNBC, "We're going to continue to embrace our belief in diversity and inclusion…," code-words for sticking with its dangerous policy of allowing men to use women's dressing and bathrooms.

I agree with Tim Wildmon. Target is a retail outlet; it sells stuff, so why is it so concerned about bathrooms and dressing rooms? Why not stick to selling stuff instead of trying to make history by pandering to a group of people who make up between .03 to 1.4% of the American population? Transgender people are not healthy people, and it is time society says so. If one of my children came to me and said, I think I am a chicken, do you think I would accept that as normal?  If you want to dress like the opposite sex that is your issue, but don't tell me that the rest of society thinks that it is okay, because it is not. You can quietly be whom you are without trying to make everyone accept and pander to your obsession. The transgender agenda is nothing more than confused, unhealthy people bullying the rest of society to think its okay to be a female today and a male tomorrow. Well I don't agree that that is normal, nor will I accept it as such. So of course this makes me the bad guy because I have an opinion that doesn't fit the agenda of the day. So be it. I recently received a notification from the credit card division of Target notifying me that unless I used my credit cards in the next two months my account will be closed. Little did they know, that those cards were sent back to Target with a letter from my wife explaining why the cards were being returned and why we will no longer shop at Target. So in response to their latest request I sent the following:

Target Corporation,

I received your mass mailing to former customers who have not used their Target Cards for some time and so I am responding. I know this is going to a card center in Sioux Falls, but it would be great if you would send it to top management in Minneapolis. These are the culprits that need to hear what I have to say.

There is a reason for my refusal to shop at Target and it will not change in the foreseeable future. When my wife returned our cards earlier this year here is part of her letter:

“I understand that the bathroom policy is being reworked, but as a woman, a mother, and a grandmother of girls, I cannot in good conscience shop where a man who decides that day that he identifies as a female can saunter into a female dressing area and make things uncomfortable for everyone or, in some reports, actually become a perpetrator.”

The Target Executives who decided they were going to be proactive in changing their bathroom and dressing room policies concerning transgender people was beyond what I felt was reasonable. Then when people complained about the safety issues with children they basically said that it didn’t matter they were going ahead with their plans. Even when the American Family Association met with Target people, to give them millions of names of people who objected to their new policy and would boycott Target, there was no response. First of all that showed the arrogance on behalf of the Target corporation, and secondly, I always wondered if there ever was a petition drive from the transgender crowd for a change in bathroom and dressing room policies? From what I was hearing, they never even asked for this change in the first place. Now isn’t this a silly issue?  Target is one of the leading retailers in America, and they are arguing about how to change bathrooms and dressing rooms around to accommodate a miniscule percentage of people. So Target spent a considerable amount of money doing something that didn’t need to be done, and that alone should have drawn the resignation of the CEO and those executives who executed this insane policy.  

Until the current CEO resigns, or retires, and a change occurs within the current policies outlined here in my letter, my wife and I will continue to boycott Target stores. The arrogance of Target’s decision in light of a large number of protests makes me think they don’t care about what middle America thinks, so I will spend my money elsewhere.

So do me a huge favor and take me off the Target credit list.

Thank you. 

My letter may not do any good, but to me it is the principle of taking a stand against what is wrong and not just submitting to the bullying of corporate America and the ungodly agenda of immoral values. 

Just a reminder to Target CEO and Chairman Brian Cornell - there will come a day when all things will be judged by Jesus Christ and every word will be reviewed and I sincerely hope you will be prepared for your response to a Holy God.

 Matthew 12:35-37  good man brings good things out of his good store of treasure, and the evil man brings evil things out of his evil store of treasure. 36But I tell you that men will give an account on the day of judgment for every careless word they have spoken. 37For by your words you will be acquitted, and by your words you will be condemned.”…

 Keeping it honest and truthful....K

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