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Anti-Trans Group Launches Insaneballs Music Video Attacking Target’s Inclusive Bathroom Policy

Faith2Action has declared June 4 as "Don't Target Our Daughters Day"

Opponents of LGBT equality always go on about being “forced” to follow laws that contradict their values, but they’re fine with attacking Target for its trans-friendly bathroom policy, even though they’re under no obligation to shop there.

The latest salvo from the bathroom Nazis comes from Faith2Action, a group describing itself as a “pro-active launching pad for the pro-family movement.” (In other words, they run around telling everyone how to live their lives.)

SPRINGFIELD, VA - AUGUST 14:  Customers leave Target August 14, 2003 in Springfield, Virgina. Target Corp. reported a four percent increase in second-quarter profits.   (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)
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The group has launched a truly bizarre (and terrible) music video promoting its planned demonstration against Target on June 4, four days before the company’s shareholders meeting. In it, we see people cutting up their Target cards and a little girl being attacked in a bathroom stall.
 

 
They’ve dubbed the event “Don’t Target Our Daughters Day,” and plan to warn shoppers about the retailer’s policy of allowing trans customers and employees to use the facilities that match their gender identity.

While anti-trans demonstrators have barged into Targets shouting hateful slurs, Faith2Action says its protests will take place outside stores nationwide.

Janet Porter, Faith2Action’s president and founder, said it was time to take their activism “to another level,” after the American Family Association’s boycott has netted negligible results.

The song, above, reframes the bathroom issue as a war between the forces of light and darkness, telling listeners “shine your light for Jesus… Don’t bow down to anyone but him.”

Worst of all, it rhymes “right” with “right.”

“No matter how loud it’s shouted, sin is not a civil right,” sings an insipid female voice. “Calling evil good will never make it right.”

Sure, Beyonce can rhyme “left” with “left.” Ignorant transphobes, however, may not.

h/t: Huffington Post

Dan Avery is a writer-editor who focuses on culture, breaking news and LGBT rights. His work has appeared in Newsweek, The New York Times, Time Out New York, The Advocate and elsewhere.
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