Monday, May 23, 2016

Boycott Target movement just entered the silly season

I don't care what public front they may put up, I am guessing creators of the Boycott Target movement, the anti-lgbt group the American Family Association, aren't exactly happy right now.

From The Huffington Post:

The ongoing right-wing backlash over Target’s pledge to allow transgender patrons and staff members to use the restrooms which correspond with their gender identity isn’t dying down anytime soon. Faith2Action, a group which calls itself a “pro-active launching pad for the pro-family movement,” now hopes to go a step further by organizing a “Don’t Target Our Daughters Day” protest just four days before the retail giant’s shareholders meeting on June 8. Organizers want to designate Saturday, June 4 to be a “moment to stand together” and warn shoppers about Target’s policy allowing “predators and sex offenders” into women’s restrooms and fitting rooms by protesting outside stores.

You'll notice that Faith2Action says nothing about "our sons" being "targeted." That of course is deliberate because the group is a throwback to the days when anti-lgbt groups used shocking, albeit false, videos to demonize the lgbt community. Videos like the following which announces this event:

Now I know you are asking who would make such an insane video like this.

Well let me introduce you to the head of Faith2Action, Janet Porter via the following video, which is not a parody, but a serious request from Porter to God:

The irony was that she was dropped from a radio show she hosted after this video. She never got the hint because she continued to put out crazy anti-lgbt videos. They were funny, but also sad because she and her supporters took them seriously to sensible people, they looked like Ed Wood movies without the charm:

And let's not forget her Cecil B. DeMille magnum opus against the lgbt community, Light Wins:

Which featured crap like this:

According to the Huffington Post article I linked to, Target isn't worried about Porter's protest. But I have a feeling that some shoppers, rather than dealing with Crazy Jane Porter, will be begging for this woman to come back:

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