The Christian conservative group that
is leading a boycott against Target over its transgender bathroom
policy said Monday that it is testing the policy by sending men into
The American Family Association (AFA)
was spurred into action after Target reiterated that transgender
people were free to use the bathroom and changing room of their
choice in their stores.
AFA warned that the policy would lead
to men pretending to be women entering women's bathrooms.
On Breitbart News Daily, Sandy
Rios, the group's director of governmental affairs, said that the AFA
was testing Target's policy.
Stephen Bannon, the show's host,
claimed 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,” Rios
said, “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,” she added.