Go ahead ... be as 'dumb' as Target

Wednesday, February 15, 2017
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Chris Woodward (OneNewsNow.com)

Target restroomThe lieutenant governor of Texas isn't holding back in his response to businesses that are speaking out against a "bathroom bill" in Texas.

Speaking Wednesday at an event hosted by the Family Research Council, Lt. Governor Dan Patrick (R-Texas) said:

"We say to businesses, you make up your mind what you want to do. If you want to be as dumb as Target, be as dumb as Target."

The bill in Texas would require men to use men's restrooms and women use women's restrooms. The National Football League has warned the Lone Star State that future Super Bowls may not its way if the state's lawmakers adopt that bill.

Target has a policy allowing transgender people to use the bathroom or changing room of the gender in which they say they identify. While Target says it is about inclusivity, American Family Association and other groups are boycotting Target, saying the policy puts women and children at risk of sexual predators who may take advantage of the policy.

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Tony Perkins, president of the Family Research Council, points out there have been many cases of voyeurism and other illegal acts taking place at Target.

"Target, which is the only corporation I'm aware of that has embraced this policy – and there's probably a reason – their stock since embracing this has dropped by about $20 per share," he noted. "If you want to see a real version of CSI, just go into one of [Target's] changing rooms – because ... it's been the site of crime scenes. And we're not talking about necessarily transgender people committing crimes; it is those taking advantage of these laws."

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