If you think boycotts never have any influence......you're wrong!

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  1. Revmitchell

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    .@toddstarnes: "@Target has agreed to meet with representatives of the American Family Association." @TrishIntel


    Target Corporation has learned the hard way that inserting itself into the transgender bathroom controversy currently sweeping the nation wasn’t such a great business move.

    On April 19th, the image-conscious retailer publicly declared customers in its stores are free to use the restroom or fitting room facility that corresponds with their gender identity, sparking a huge outcry and backlash on a number of fronts.

    Its stock has fallen 4.2% in the past two weeks, from $83.50 per share on April 19 to a closing price of $79.99 per share on May 3. As CNS reports, by April 28th, the retail giant’s stock market value was down $1.5 billion, according to Accuracy in Media......

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    No further details are yet available, and many in support of the boycott are urging a wait-and-see approach until we know more.

    But Target has put itself in a tough spot now. Anything that’s seen as backing away from their original position will likely spark outcry from LGBT activists. And anything less than addressing it will likely continue to cost them in shoppers and their bottom line.

    http://www.allenbwest.com/michellejesse/just-in-target-makes-huge-announcement-on-bathroom-policy
     
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    I am done with Target because of their high prices on groceries and other merchandise. So their anti-family policies just make me even more disgusted with them. There are so many other nice stores that have more reasonable prices and are family friendly.
     
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    My on line church/ministry has joined in with this Target protest, however, I have encouraged my members to seek out management when they visit Target and inform them that if they want their continued business, they need to find a different solution I.e., letting transgender folks use EMPLOYEE restrooms, not public ones. My cyber ministry reaches (potentially) several thousand people across America, and if all of them discuss their concerns with management prior to cutting Target out of their shopping options, management may get an ear full to take back to their leaders at corporate levels.
     
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    I remember when J C Penny tried to push the gay agenda in their business model a few years back by hiring Ellen DeGeneres as their marketing face. This also backfired and they lost billions. The CEO was trying to use his business as a political tool instead of a department store and it cost him. I see the same thing here with Target.
     
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  5. Aaron

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    Boycotts will soon be classified as hate speech, and will be prosecuted as a violation of civil rights.
     
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    but liberals will be exempted from that
     
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  7. Aaron

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    I should have added "economic terrorism."
     
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    In my mind, a boycott is fine. It is simply refusing to ship. However, I have long held that protesting a business (picketing) is a form of terrorism, on a couple levels. Firstly, it could scare away potential customers. That's using fear to get your way (terrorism). Secondly, you're trying to force someone to acquiesce to your wishes using destructive techniques (terrorism).

    I have long called it non-violent terrorism.

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    Some work. Some don't. The liberal boycott of Chik-Fil-A was a massive failure. I believe their business increased.

    The effectiveness of a boycott depends somewhat on whether or not the cause is just. This one definitely is.
     
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