March 30, 2017
Editor-in-Chief, CRTX News
In 1 Timothy 6:12, Paul the Apostle encourages us to “fight the good fight!” Well, it’s about time for you and your fellow Texans to stand up and fight against those businesses and organizations that are using economic extortion against Texans to promote allowing men and boys, who claim to be women, including registered sex offenders, to be given access to women’s and girls’ bathrooms, showers and locker rooms.
Just because a man really thinks, believes and feels like he is a woman, does not make it so, any more than if he thinks, believes and feels that he is a dog, can bark and chase squirrels with the best of them, makes him a dog. This is lunacy to buy into this irrational thinking. Gender is determined at birth. This is a scientific and medical fact. To teach otherwise is to oppose objective facts and the truth.
You may not be aware that, according to the “Advocate,” a homosexual online news organization, “only 33% of transgender people have undergone some form of gender conforming surgery.” They are just like Bruce Jenner, transvestites. Men that dress up like women are transvestites. They are sexual deviants and perverts. Why in the world would these businesses or any right-thinking person want to promote allowing these sexual deviants into women’s and girls’ bathrooms, showers and locker rooms? Don’t women and girls have a right to have their privacy and safety protected? The so-called “transgendered” represent less than 0.3% of the population, homosexuals represent 3%. Immoral actions and behavior can never be a legitimate basis for establishing special rights and minority status. To permit this to happen would be like letting the flea wag the tail that then wags the dog.
“The wicked strut about on every side, when vileness is exalted in the land.” (Psalm 12:8)
A group of only 70 businesses and organizations have recently come out in opposition to SB 6, The Women’s Privacy Act, the “No Men in Women’s Bathrooms!” Bill. These businesses and organizations are engaging in economic extortion and terrorism. They have stated that they will leave or boycott Texas if the legislature passes SB 6, which would prevent men and boys from entering women’s and girls’ public and school bathrooms, showers, and locker rooms. These businesses expect Texans to adopt their liberal pro-homosexual agenda for our state. These are some of the same companies that supported Houston’s “Bathroom Ordinance” promoted by Houston’s former mayor, Annise Parker, who was an outspoken liberal and lesbian. As you may recall, we defeated Parker’s “Bathroom Ordinance” by a vote of 61% to 39% in a city that is 2 to 1 Democrat by voter registration. There were all kinds of dire warnings that Houston would lose business if the “Bathroom Ordinance” was defeated. Houston hosted the NCAA Men’s Final Four in basketball in 2016 and the Super Bowl in 2017. Business is booming in Houston.
The businesses that oppose SB 6 should consider the example of Target, which adopted an open gender bathroom policy in 2016, before trying to threaten Texans.
Example of Target Stores
In April of 2016, Target announced that it would allow men, who claimed to be women, including registered sex offenders, to enter the women’s bathrooms and changing areas. Evangelical Christians and others responded by boycotting Target. According to Wall Street’s BEST Daily journalist, Crista Huff, “It’s actually somewhat unusual of a large American company to make such a poor business decision. That’s why I was incredulous at Target’s bathroom policy. I immediately knew Target’s revenue would drop, because its customer base would become disenfranchised. How did Target’s management team not know this? Was there an executive meeting wherein the CEO and the marketing department discussed the pros and cons of this pending decision? Or did the decision solidify during a Kum ba yah moment between martinis at an executive retreat?”
Customers have chosen to boycott Target because of its dangerous bathroom policy. The financial numbers tell the story. Target’s stock value has fallen from $84.14 to $55.58, a drop of 35% since the April boycott began. This represents a $16.5 Billion loss in total stock value for investors. 2017 second quarter sales and earnings continued the downward trend. Target continues to flush their profits down the toilet with its pro-homosexual bathroom policy statement, “We welcome transgender team members and guests to use the restroom or fitting room facility that corresponds with their gender identity.”
Crista Huff, a former Target customer, describes it best, “As a mom, and as a woman who has encountered armed criminals in public places, my family’s safety considerations rank higher than feel-good corporate policies. My mantra is, ‘First, do no harm.’ And anybody who knows me knows that I’m vigilant against people and organizations that aim to harm my fellow citizens. Bottom line: If a retailer makes a decision that increases danger to my family, I’m going to shop somewhere else.”
Take a Stand!
It is time for us to stand up, speak up, and refuse to give up! How do we do that? We stop purchasing the products from these businesses that are economically threatening Texans, we quit their organizations, we send emails, tweets, faxes, Facebook posts, telephone calls, and utilize any other tool at our disposal to speak to what is most important to these businesses – money. We let their management and stockholders know that we will not remain silent. We let them know there is an economic price to be paid for allowing perverted men, including registered sex offenders, into women’s bathrooms, showers and locker rooms. We let them know there is an economic price to be paid for compromising the safety of our mothers, wives, daughters, and granddaughters on the altar of political correctness. We must fight these economic bullies who seek to use their services and products to force their liberal pro-homosexual social agenda on the people of the great state of Texas.
Below is a list of companies who have chosen to oppose SB 6, the Women’s Privacy Act, which prohibits men from entering women’s restrooms, showers, and locker rooms. Please let your voices be heard and contact these companies and organizations immediately, and tell them that there should be “No Men in Women’s Bathrooms!” Stop using their products and services. Encourage your family, friends and associates to do the same.
It is time for grassroots conservatives to come together and fight back! It’s time for us to “Target” the companies and organizations identified in the list below. Texans have never run from a fight and we will not start now! Let’s fight the good fight!
The following is the March 1, 2017 news release from the Human Rights Campaign (HRC), the nation’s largest lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) civil rights organization. There were only 70 businesses that were willing to sign this letter. This is a pittance of the businesses that operate in Texas.
WASHINGTON (March 1, 2017) — Today, the Human Rights Campaign (HRC), the nation’s largest lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) civil rights organization, hailed the nearly 70 businesses for making public their opposition to Texas’ SB 6, an anti-transgender bill similar to North Carolina’s HB2 law. The businesses, along with several Texas Chambers of Commerce, signed a letter to Texas Gov. Greg Abbott, Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick, Speaker of the House Joe Straus and other lawmakers, voicing their opposition to this discriminatory proposal. The letter was organized by the Texas Association of Business, as part of its “Keep Texas Open for Business” project.
“As we have witnessed in North Carolina with HB2, businesses want nothing to do with states that promote anti-LGBTQ discrimination,” said JoDee Winterhof, HRC Senior Vice President for Policy and Political Affairs. “It is heartening to see businesses stand up against harmful bills like SB 6, and hopefully lawmakers in Texas are paying attention to the increasingly frequent warnings that anti-LGBTQ laws will be detrimental to Texas’ future.”
“If state leaders pass SB 6 and other discriminatory bills, Texas could lose billions of dollars in GDP — a critical loss of revenue that would threaten the state’s ability to fund public education, transportation and other essential state services,” said Chris Wallace, president of Texas Association of Business. “The economic impact is very real and very significant. Consider the losses that continue to pile up in North Carolina due to HB2, a law that tracks very closely with Texas’ SB 6.”
The full list of businesses are included at the end of this release.
SB 6 is a discriminatory, anti-transgender bill. It would overturn non-discrimination ordinances currently providing critical protections in several major Texas cities; further, it would force state agencies, municipalities, public schools and public universities to discriminate against transgender people. By making it illegal for transgender people in Texas to be afforded access to facilities consistent with their identity, it opens them up to increased discrimination and harassment as they simply live their everyday lives. It also exposes Texas to tremendous risk of the kind of financial, legal, and political blowback that North Carolina has continued to reckon with after the passage of HB2.
Alamo Drafthouse, Albemarle, Amazon, AMD, American Airlines, American Society of Association Executives, Apple, Arconic, Atlassian, Ben & Jerry’s, Bishop Avenue Capital, Bracewell LLP, Capital Factory, Capital One, Cedar Park Chamber of Commerce, Celanese, Choice Hotels, Civitas Capital Group, CompTIA, CompX International, Dell Inc., Destination El Paso, Dow Chemical, eBay, Facebook, Fort Bend Chamber of Commerce, Google, Google Fiber, Greater Austin Chamber of Commerce, Greater El Paso Chamber of Commerce, GSD&M, Haynes & Boone, Hilton, HP, IBM, Indeed, Intel, InterContinental Hotels Group, Ketchum, Kronos Worldwide, La Quinta Inns & Suites, Marriott International, McShan Florist Inc., Microsoft, NL Industries, North San Antonio Chamber of Commerce, NXP, PayPal, Plano Chamber of Commerce, RetailMeNot, Round Rock Chamber, Salesforce, Samsung Austin Semiconductor, Sanders\Wingo, Silicon Labs, South Padre Island Chamber of Commerce, Strasburger & Price LLP, SXSW, TechNet, TEKVOX, Tenet Healthcare, Texas Association of Business, Thompson & Knight LLP, Under Armour, Unilever, United Airlines, VisitDallas, Xoxco, Inc.
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