Monday, November 11, 2019

Hate group leader forgets that some people maintain a record of his bigotry

Tim Wildmon claims that the is not about transgender hate. The record demonstrates otherwise.
Tim Wildmon
Hate Group Leader Tim Wildmon is trying to claim that he and his group, American Family Association, are not transphobic.
via Jackson Free Press
American Family Association's campaign against Target Stores is a campaign against LGBTQ people. Specifically, they are suggesting that transgender women pose a threat to cisgender women.

Since that theme cannot be supported with evidence, AFA has drifted off to claiming (quite idiotically) that every pervert caught spying on women's changing areas has a connection to Target's policy of accommodating gender diverse customers and staff.

Amazingly, Tim Wildmon claims that this campaign has never been about transgender people, even though he refers to them as perverts. As you will see, the record demonstrates otherwise.

Monday, AFA has spewed: Why 1.6 Million People Refuse to Shop at Target Right Now.

At this point, AFA is looking for a graceful way to claim victory in a contest that has been a debacle. However, let us not forget that what AFA demanded is that Target reverse its policy. AFA is an anti-LGBTQ hate group. AFA does not approve of transgender people because their existence creates a conflict with scripture. That disapproval is the crux of AFA's Target campaign.

According to the text of today's screed:
1.6 million of those shoppers still won't be spending their hard-earned dollars at Target after signing on to American Family Association's (AFA, afa.net) multi-year #BoycottTarget pledge.

Since 2016, AFA has warned families about the dangers created by Target's ill-advised, open-door restroom and fitting room policy, which puts women and children in harm's way, especially during the holidays when stores are crowded and people are laser-focused on shopping.

One of many examples occurred just this summer at a Pittsburgh-area Target store, where a man lurking near fitting rooms took photos of a 13-year-old girl while she was trying on clothes. The girl saw the camera flash in the mirror and notified her mother.
First the obvious. Nearly four years of stupidity and they have not made a dent. Moreover, Target has ignored AFA's campaign. As for the $1.6 million, it is wishful thinking. The fact that people signed a pledge as far back as nearly four years ago is meaningless. Most of those people will purchase something at Target if it has the best price or if Target is offering something unique.

Characterizing Target's policy as “open door” is misleading. Locally, Target has unisex changing areas. So does Macy's. So does just about every specialty retailer along Lincoln Road in South Beach. The economic logic is compelling: Unisex changing areas require less floor space because they optimize usage. In retail, floor space equals revenues.

The fact that some weirdo might have been trying to take photos of a teen girl in a dressing area is irrelevant to Target's policy. The store had the same fitting areas before there was a clarification of policy. Again, AFA — an anti-LGBTQ hate group — is attempting to dishonestly secularize religious opprobrium.
Tim Wildmon lies with such ease.
"As AFA has stated many times," Wildmon added, "our worries do not stem from fear of the transgender community, rather from both the real and potential threat that predators and voyeurs would take advantage of the Target restroom policy to harm women and children—and there are plenty of incidents to show that they have."
In July, 2016 Tim Wildmon wrote: Declare Your Independence From Pro-Perversion Companies Like Target. In other words, transgender people are “perverts.”

When this all started in April, 2016, the emphasis was on bathrooms. Hate group leader Tim Wildmon also tried to trivialize transgender people:
This means a man can simply say he "feels like a woman today" and enter the women's restroom...even if young girls or women are already in there.
The focus on bathrooms is a direct attack on transgender people. Men cannot use Target's restrooms. A transgender woman can use those facilities and Wildmon suggested that trans women pose a peril to cisgender women. Indeed the solution that Wildmon posed is for Target to force trans customers and staff to use transgender bathrooms.
I offered a common-sense approach and a reasonable solution to the issue of transgendered customers: a unisex bathroom. Target should keep separate facilities for men and women, but for the trans community and for those who simply like using the bathroom alone, a single occupancy unisex option should be provided.
Therefore, it is transgender people who are the problem. Therefore, when Wildmon says, “our worries do not stem from fear of the transgender community” he is lying. Wildmon's problem is that, in nearly four years, there is no reported incident of any transgender person creating a problem in a bathroom. To keep his fantasy alive, Wildmon switched to fitting rooms. Even then, there is no evidence of any transgender person doing anything nefarious.

In the absence of evidence Wildmon is ludicrously claiming that Target's policy of accommodating gender diverse people is responsible for every snooping deviant. Check out this search of Nordstrom and peeping Toms. How about changing that to JCPenney? Macy's?

Plug in any other department store and you get the same results because it's a problem. What you will not find is that the problem is caused by a transgender woman. Never! The problem is that there are some sick people who like to spy on the opposite sex.

American Family Association is deemed a hate group because of its persistent and odious efforts to denigrate and marginalize LGBTQ people. When Tim's father was in charge, AFA was often anti-Semitic as well.

Many Wildmon family members are on the payroll. That includes the idiot son's two idiot sons, Walker Wildmon and Wesley Wildmon. AFA will continue to put its bigotry on display for as long as its enablers provide the funds for it to do so. Donors seem to be attracted to the intolerance. The fact that AFA doesn't seem to really do anything is apparently irrelevant to people who hate LGBTQ members of society.

The Wildmons will never be a part of polite society. They will never be accepted by those who realize that LGBTQ people are meaningful and productive members of that same society. We continue to make important contributions in every area of life around the world. We are not defined by our sexuality.

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