American Family Association, the homophobic hate group that has mounted a much-ballyhooed boycott campaign against the Target retail chain for allowing transgender customers to use the restroom that accords with their gender identity, has started ‘testing’ the company’s policy by sending men into women’s restrooms.
To, you know, check on whether men are using them.
AFA director of governmental affairs Sandy Rios told Stephen Bannon about the initiative during an appearance on his Sirius XM Radio show, “Breitbart News Daily.”
Echoing a ridiculous, if persistent anti-trans trope, Bannon opined that Target was “trying to exclude people who are decent, hard-working people who don’t want their four-year-old daughter to have to go into a bathroom with a guy with a beard in a dress.”
I think there’s no question that when you say that there are no barriers in the bathroom, and that if men or women feel like they are men or women, the opposition of however they are equipped, and you have no restrictions, the net effect will be that people will not be stopped. We’ve already had people testing this, going into Targets and men trying to go into bathrooms. There is absolutely no barrier. And so the chief concern, even more than just, I think, trauma, certainly for little girls of having men dressed like women coming in their bathrooms, the chief concern of the American Family Association is the predators who will take advantage.
No word yet on whether any of these Target ‘testers’ wear dresses, which — if we are trying to be consistent — would definitely have to be part of this scenario. A gentleman just walking into the ladies’ room is not protected by store policy.
Of course, this ‘predator in drag’ scenario seems conspicuously absent from all reporting on the topic of transgender access rules. To date, neither Breitbart, Fox News, nor any other conservative ‘news’ organization has located a single verifiable example of a predatory male pretending to be transgender in order to access children.
While AFA has never let something so insignificant as the truth get in the way of their propaganda before, attempts to ‘test’ their implausible scenario by having men walk into Target’s female restrooms would be a bizarre new escalation in the culture wars.
But that’s assuming that Rios isn’t just lying again, as she does when she concern-trolls about child predators to deflect from AFA’s anti-trans bigotry in the first place.
Remember, AFA also implausibly and unverifiably claims that millions of Americans are boycotting Target in organized opposition to the transvestite pedophiles of their addled imaginations. You can’t take anything these people say at face value.
Listen to the stupidity, if you can stand it, via Right Wing Watch:
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