Franklin Graham Voices Support for Target Boycott

Franklin Graham Voices Support for Target Boycott

Evangelical leader Franklin Graham has announced that he stands in solidarity with those who are boycotting Target over the retail store’s new restroom policy, which allows transgender people to use the restroom of their choosing. The Christian Post reports the the president of Samaritan’s Purse and the Billy Graham Evangelistic Associated wrote that he supported the Target boycott in a Facebook post. 

Graham wrote, "Target is putting its shareholders — and its customers — at risk! Just since last Wednesday over [854,000] people have signed a pledge to boycott Target over its new bathroom policy that welcomes employees and guests to use the restrooms or fitting rooms that 'corresponds with their gender identity.' Target certainly has the prerogative to make this decision, but it's proving to be bad for business.” 

He continued, "I'm glad people are standing up and letting them know this is wrong. I agree with the American Family Association — this policy encourages sexual predators and puts women and children in danger. A man shouldn't be able to enter the women's restroom or dressing room because he says he 'feels like a woman today.' That's ridiculous.” 

Currently, over 868,000 people have signed the American Family Association petition urging Target to reverse its policy. 

According to the petition, "Target’s policy is exactly how sexual predators get access to their victims. And with Target publicly boasting that men can enter women's bathrooms, where do you think predators are going to go?" 

It continues, "Clearly, Target's dangerous new policy poses a danger to wives and daughters. We think many customers will agree.” 

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Publication date: April 27, 2016