Target’s Malicious and Perverse Support of Sexual Perversion!
Over the months, I had read that the American Family Association was boycotting the popular department store, Target. I had never gone to this store frequently before this time, choosing instead to buy most of my supplies at Walmart. But I kept reading from the AFA organization that Target was very much in favor of “diversity” which, in context, means that they were supporting the perversion of sodomy and related sexual sins.
More recently, I read that Target permits boys and men to enter women’s restrooms (if they claim to be “oriented” to women rather than men and think of themselves as the opposite gender than they actually are). Obviously, the reverse would be true—that women may enter the men’s bathrooms. But was this report true?
A week or two ago, I went to our local Target store and inquired about this policy. A woman who claimed to be a manager came to answer my inquiry. She explained that if a man claims to be a woman, he may enter the women’s restrooms. She said that if I felt “uncomfortable” (she used this term) with this arrangement, and didn’t want to share my visit to their men’s room with a woman, or if a woman didn’t feel “comfortable” with a man using her restroom, we are free to use a “family rest room” near the company office. I objected and said that regardless of “comfort,” it was wrong, disrespectful, and perverse for the company to allow the opposite gender to use the restrooms provided. She insisted on giving me the company line that if anyone felt “uncomfortable” with their imposed immoral arrangement, they are free to use the “family” restroom.
I wanted more information, thus I went to the official company website (corporate.target.com). One section deals with “diversity & inclusion” (corporate.target.com/corporate-responsibility/diversity-inclusion). Here we read some eye-opening statements. They begin their indoctrination and support by saying: “As champions of diversity and inclusivity, we’re making our business stronger, building our talented team, and working toward a more equal society.” Any time we read the terms, “diversity” and “inclusivity,” we know that something evil and malicious is being referring to. By “diversity” they mean that they equally welcome sexual perversion, such as male sodomy, female lesbianism, transgenderism, and bisexualism. This is not just a matter of accepting people who are white, black, brown, or another color of skin, but it is a matter of Target’s deliberate plan to accept all sorts of perverse and wicked sexual orientations and lifestyles!
Further, when they use the loaded term, “inclusivity,” they mean that they openly welcome all kinds of sexual activity and orientation. They seek to be “inclusive” and include these various evil sexual views and lifestyles! They refuse to promote sexual morality and decency.
The page continues: “We believe diversity and inclusivity make teams and Target better. And we’ll live that belief as champions of a more inclusive society by creating a diverse and inclusive work environment, cultivating an inclusive guest experience, and fostering equality in society.” As we can see, this effort to promote sexual immorality is not hidden. They boast about their openness to this immorality! They promote it! They boast about it! I had to think of Jeremiah 6:15: “Were they shamed because of the abomination they have done? They were not even ashamed at all; they did not even know how to blush.”
It would seem that the Target management has also lost their ability to blush because of the abomination that they are promoting! They don’t even blush about it! Rather, they proudly announce to the world that they promote “diversity” of sexual orientations and they believe in “inclusivity” or acceptance of various sexual orientations!
The Target page continues: “Our commitment to diversity and inclusion is reflected in the way we engage in the community, through our innovative programs, partnerships, sponsorships and volunteerism.”
We then have a short section dealing with “On Women Taking the Lead.” This, of course, directly violates God’s principle that “the man is the head of a woman” (1 Corinthians 11:3). But they care little about this Biblical principle and insist on using women at the highest levels of management.
We then come to a section entitled, “Welcoming Our Guests.” Here we read, “As demographics shift and people define their identities in increasingly nuanced ways, we’ll continue to evolve our guest experience to make sure it reflects the challenging world. By integrating diversity and inclusion throughout our business and company culture, we’ll be able to offer guests more innovative and relevant experiences, which leads to growth and competitive advantage. Bottom line: It’s good business.”
This revealing explanation says much. Target is looking to society to determine their responses and positions, and not at all to God’s Word in the Bible. They are completely oblivious to the principles of the Lord! They want to integrate “diversity and inclusion” throughout their business and company culture. They are interested in “competitive advantage” rather than what is right and wrong. They are promoting “good business” which, to them, means having a positive view of gross sexual immorality! They allow the Almighty Dollar to determine their thinking and acting rather than allowing the moral principles of the Word of God to direct them!
Continuing, we read: “More than 10,000 team members participate in our diversity and inclusion business councils.” They say that one of the groups represents “Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Ally,” and the last group promotes “Women” issues. Does this sound like a “family-friendly,” a “wholesome” or a “moral and respectable” place to work and shop? How can a company that actively promotes gross and wicked sexual immorality as well as feminism be a wholesome, respectable, and responsible place to work and shop?
You might be interested to know that the AFA has been encouraging respectable, moral and wholesome people to sign a statement that would say that they will not do business with Target as long as they continue their irresponsible activity of promoting homosexuality and other sexually immoral relationships and activities. (https://www.afa.net/) They tried again and again to encourage the Target leadership to change their policies, but the company has steadfastly maintained their immoral stance. While we haven’t been active in promoting boycotts since there seems to be no end to such an activity, we thought you might want to know about this effort.
We are living in a wicked world. This is why we read in Scripture: “We know that we are of God, and that the whole world lies in the power of the evil one” (1 John 5:19). Let us do what we can to speak out in defense of the moral alternatives in this world and let us pursue the way of holiness—without which no one will see God (Hebrews 12:14).