Boycott of Target Stores Is Proving Though CEO Is in Denial


Franklin Graham: Target CEO in Denial as Stocks Tank $10B Over Transgender Bathroom Policy

May 24, 2016|12:24 pm

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Franklin Graham, son of evangelist Billy Graham, addresses the crowd at the Festival of Hope, an evangelistic rally held at the national stadium in Port-au-Prince, January 9, 2011.

The Rev. Franklin Graham says Target CEO Brian Cornell is in denial over the reason for the company’s plunging stock prices, insisting that the conservative boycott against the retailer’s transgender bathroom policies is playing a key role.

“Target stock is tumbling after they announced a pro-transgender restroom policy allowing men to use women’s bathrooms and changing rooms. Stock value has fallen 20 percent and shareholder value has lost $10 billion since they began promoting this dangerous policy,” Graham wrote in a Facebook post on Monday.

He then referred to a media statement made by Cornell, where he denied suggestions that the conservative boycott is to blame for Target’s financial setbacks.

“To date we have not seen a material or measurable impact on our business. Just a handful of stores across the country have seen some activity and have been impacted,” Cornell told Forbes last week.

Graham responded: “Really? He must be in denial. Wake up corporate America and stockholders — American families clearly do not want this. Over 1.2 million people have signed the online petition to boycott Target stores. This is sending a strong message, and I hope that millions more will sign it.”

The leader of the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association linked to the petition started by the American Family Association, which has collected over 1.2 million signatures against Target’s new bathroom policies allowing customers and employees to choose which bathroom they go to based on their gender identity.

While Target has explained that its directive is aimed at being inclusive and helping all customers feel welcomed, AFA warned that it opens up a very dangerous situation for women.

“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. Target’s policy is exactly how sexual predators get access to their victims. And with Target publicly boasting that men can enter women’s bathrooms, where do you think predators are going to go?” the petition asks.

Meanwhile, Traditional Values Coalition, another conservative group that has started its own petition against Target, warned that parents should not allow their young daughters to try on swimsuits in the retail giant’s dressing rooms.

“We need more people to sign up for the boycott. We’re launching something this week. We’re now heading into bathing suit season. … Do not let your young girls and teen girls buy their summer clothes or bathing suits at Target,” Andrea Lafferty, president of the Traditional Values Coalition, told Breitbart News Daily with SiriusXM on Monday.

Despite conservative criticism and reports of plunging stock prices, Target has remained firm and said it will not be reversing its bathroom policy.

“Our focus on safety is unwavering. And we want to make sure we provide a welcoming environment for all of our guests,” Cornell said in another interview earlier in May.


They Didn’t Ask Me…

The assault in the U.S. against traditional biblical values by the “liberal-progressives” seems to slowly but steadily eroding away the moral and spiritual underpinnings of most Christians according to the article below. This spiritual brainwashing isn’t working on me, though, because the Torah-Word of Elohim is the solid and immovable foundation on which my spiritual house is built. Foundations don’t change. If they did, we’d have some pretty shaky buildings. Perhaps this is why the buildings called America, the Christian Church and the West are falling. Elohim’s judgments unto repentance are on them now.

For me, the Word of Elohim is the divine revelation of the heart and will of Elohim. What the Bible calls sin was sin in the past and is still sin now. YHVH Elohim and his Word do not change. Period!

The data below is a sickening commentary on the negative influence that secular humanism along with its sister, moral relativism, has had on our society.

In Mark 13:22, Yeshua says that even the very elect will be in danger of being deceived by the end times tidal wave of evil that will be sweeping across the earth. This is a warning for us all.



Most U.S. Christian groups grow more accepting of homosexuality

Almost all Christian groups now more accepting of homosexualityAcceptance of homosexuality is rising across the broad spectrum of American Christianity, including among members of churches that strongly oppose homosexual relationships as sinful, according to an extensive Pew Research Center survey of U.S. religious beliefs and practices.

Amid a changing religious landscape that has seen a declining percentage of Americans who identify as Christian, a majority of U.S. Christians (54%) now say that homosexuality should be accepted, rather than discouraged, by society. While this is still considerably lower than the shares of religiously unaffiliated people (83%) and members of non-Christian faiths (76%) who say the same, the Christian figure has increased by 10 percentage points since we conducted a similar study in 2007. It reflects a growing acceptance of homosexuality among all Americans – from 50% to 62% – during the same period.

Among Christians, this trend is driven partly by younger church members, who are generally more accepting of homosexualitythan their elder counterparts. For example, roughly half (51%) of evangelical Protestants in the Millennial generation (born between 1981 and 1996) say homosexuality should be accepted by society, compared with a third of evangelical Baby Boomers and a fifth of evangelicals in the Silent generation. Generational differences with similar patterns also are evident among Catholics, mainline Protestants and members of the historically black Protestant tradition.

At the same time, however, a larger segment of older adults in some Christian traditions have become accepting of homosexuality in recent years, helping to drive the broader trend. For instance, 32% of evangelical Protestant Baby Boomers now say homosexuality should be accepted, up from 25% in 2007.

Regardless of age, seven-in-ten Catholics – whose church teaches that homosexual behavior is “intrinsically disordered” – say that homosexuality should be accepted by society, a 12-percentage-point increase since 2007. Similar jumps have occurred among mainline Protestants (from 56% to 66%), Orthodox Christians (from 48% to 62%) and members of the historically black Protestant tradition (from 39% to 51%).

Most Mormons and evangelical Protestants still say homosexuality should be discouraged by society – in line with the teachings of many of their churches – but 36% of both groups say it should be accepted. Among Mormons, there was a 12-point increase (from 24% to 36%) in acceptance since 2007, and among evangelicals there was a 10-point rise (from 26% to 36%). Jehovah’s Witnesses remain perhaps the most opposed of any U.S religious tradition toward homosexuality, with just 16% saying it should be accepted by society.

The trend of growing acceptance is evident across many specific Protestant denominations, including some conservative denominations with official teachings that remain strongly opposed to same-sex marriage. For example, among members of the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod, the share saying homosexuality should be accepted by society grew by 12 points (from 44% to 56%) between 2007 and 2014. And although Pentecostals who identify with the Assemblies of God remain largely opposed to homosexuality, 26% now say it should be accepted by society, up from 16% in 2007.

Members of many Protestant denominations now more accepting of homosexuality

Among members of the Southern Baptist Convention – an evangelical church and the nation’s largest Protestant denomination – the share saying homosexuality should be accepted increased 7 points, from 23% to 30%.

Members of several mainline churches – some of which have officially embraced same-sex marriage – have become even more accepting of homosexuality in recent years. For instance, 73% of members of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America now say it should be accepted by society, up from 56% in 2007. Members of the United Methodist Church, the Episcopal Church, the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) and the United Church of Christ also have become more accepting toward homosexuality.



People — especially children — with gender identity issues need to be lovingly counseled and helped to understand and appreciate their Elohim-given gender and NOT affirmed in their gender confusion. As the article below points out, when humans mess with and try to change the natural order of things, this can lead to serious negative consequences and even suicide for the individual.

Cloning, extreme genetic modification/engineering and transgenderism is toying with the natural, created order of things and produces perverts and freaks of nature. This is not a good thing, no matter how the moral relativists and perverts in control of much of the media, court systems, our government, the entertainment industry and educational systems spin it otherwise. Right is still right, wrong is still wrong, black and white are still the same no matter how alluring the secular humanists make it appear otherwise.

Satan, the god of this world, wants to destroy humans anyway he can. Why is this? They were created in Elohim’s image and are destined to replace the devil as co-regents with Elohim in his eternal kingdom. Because of men’s carnal, fallen sin nature, men has an in-built penchant toward all sorts of unnatural and perverted sexual tendencies including transgenderism. Because Satan wants to destroy humans, hates the family including marriage, husbands, wives and children, which are a picture of the “Godhead,” he will use any means possible to do so. Humans who hate Elohim, or, at least, who disagree with his revealed truth as found in the Bible, will be all too eager to follow the lies of the devil and  go down a path of perversion that, unbeknownst to them, leads to mayhem and death.

In Romans chapter two, Paul sums up well the moral and spiritual mess our society presently finds itself of which transgenderism is but one manifestation of spiritually sick society who has lost its moral compass and turned its back on Elohim.

18 For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who suppress the truth in unrighteousness,

19 because what may be known of God is manifest in them, for God has shown it to them.

20 For since the creation of the world His invisible attributes are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even His eternal power and Godhead, so that they are without excuse,

21 because, although they knew God, they did not glorify Him as God, nor were thankful, but became futile in their thoughts, and their foolish hearts were darkened.

22 Professing to be wise, they became fools,

23 and changed the glory of the incorruptible God into an image made like corruptible man–and birds and four-footed animals and creeping things.

24 Therefore God also gave them up to uncleanness, in the lusts of their hearts, to dishonor their bodies among themselves,

25 who exchanged the truth of God for the lie, and worshiped and served the creature rather than the Creator, who is blessed forever. Amen.

26 For this reason God gave them up to vile passions. For even their women exchanged the natural use for what is against nature.

27 Likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust for one another, men with men committing what is shameful, and receiving in themselves the penalty of their error which was due.

28 And even as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge, God gave them over to a debased mind, to do those things which are not fitting;

29 being filled with all unrighteousness, sexual immorality, wickedness, covetousness, maliciousness; full of envy, murder, strife, deceit, evil-mindedness; they are whisperers,

30 backbiters, haters of God, violent, proud, boasters, inventors of evil things, disobedient to parents,

31 undiscerning, untrustworthy, unloving, unforgiving, unmerciful;

32 who, knowing the righteous judgment of God, that those who practice such things are deserving of death, not only do the same but also approve of those who practice them.

transgender_restroomUnfortunately, the tragedy of sexual-reassignment surgery has a sordid history.The heinous idea of all of this began with well-known sexual-perversion advocate Dr. Alfred Kinsey. He contended that we are “sexual from birth” by experimenting on babies during World War II. His legacy stands largely unchallenged today by the American Medical Association, despite his advocacy of bestiality, pedophilia, sadomasochism, incest and more.“Kinsey has given the sexual revolutionists their license to sexually pervert our culture,” said Judith Reisman, author of “Kinsey, Crimes and Consequences” and current director of the Liberty School for Child Protection.

In an interview with WND, she added, “We have a sexual revolution brought about by sexual revolutionaries.”

Walt Heyer, author of “Paper Genders” & “Gender, Lies and Suicide,” tells the secret that the medical journals are not telling, and that news media today are largely ignoring in glorifying sexual reassignment and transsexualism.

Following Kinsey and his understudy, Harry Benjamin, Dr. John Money took up the sexual revolutionary mantle. In 1967, he was asked by a set of broken-hearted parents to simply repair a botched circumcision on their baby (one of twins). Money convinced the trusting and distraught couple to raise the boy as a girl due to his “damaged” gender. He removed his genitalia when David was a baby, and David was raised as “Brenda.”

Read the first person story of someone who doesn’t exist – at least according to “gay” advocates. Janet Boynes has written “Called Out: A Former Lesbian’s Discovery of Freedom” about her departure from a 14-year walk in same-sex relationships.

Glowing medical journal reports that followed (and are still cited today) were nothing more than the medical industry circling wagons.

By age 12, David was severely depressed. By 14, his parents told him about the surgery and he begged to be made whole again. He underwent yet another surgery to try to reverse the damage done to him by Dr. Money and his Kinseyan colleagues, but continued to be haunted by it all.

It was later reported that Dr. Money had, in fact, sexually molested both of the twin boys the during “exam” procedures, and he forced them to have incestuous sexual activities with one another, at the tender age of 7.

Ultimately, both brothers committed suicide within months of one another.

Though tragic, this isn’t the only story like it. Dr. Paul McHugh, a former psychiatrist in chief at Johns Hopkins Hospital and author of “Try to Remember: Psychiatry’s Clash over Meaning, Memory, and Mind,” says that the heart of the problem is confusion over the nature of the transgendered.

In a Wall Street Journal commentary, McHugh calls a sex change “biologically impossible.”

He cites a 2011 study at the Karolinska Institute in Sweden that followed 324 people who had sex-reassignment surgery for up to 30 years. The study showed that about 10 years after the surgery, transgendered people began to have increased mental difficulties. As they progressed through life, their suicide mortality rose almost 20 times above the comparable nontransgender population. McHugh points to the data as evidence that the high suicide rate trumps the typical surgery prescription propagated by many as the answer to gender confusion.

What do YOU think? Is transgenderism still a mental illness? Sound off in today’s WND poll

McHugh points his finger at the “everything is normal” movement for allowing, even advocating for this tragedy exacted on the transgendered population, now cluttered with casualties of this sexual revolution. He says that the transgendered suffer assumption disorder, much like other amorphic disorders, such as anorexia. The difference is that body parts are not amputated in an effort to “cure” other assumption disorders.

“For the transgendered, this argument holds that one’s feeling of ‘gender’ is a conscious, subjective sense that, being in one’s mind, cannot be questioned by others. The individual often seeks not just society’s tolerance of this ‘personal truth’ but affirmation of it. Here rests the support for ‘transgender equality,’ the demands for government payment for medical and surgical treatments, and for access to all sex-based public roles and privileges.”

McHugh adds that just as it is incumbent upon the medical community to begin to speak about truth on this matter, it is equally incumbent upon the mental health community to challenge the concept that what is in the mind can never be questioned.

“Disorders of consciousness, after all, represent psychiatry’s domain; declaring them off-limits would eliminate the field,” he said.

But that is exactly what states like Massachusetts, California and New Jersey have already done. Even upon parental request, mental health professionals in those states are banned from trying to help children in crisis regain their natural feelings of gender.

Instead, they are told to refer these children to endocrinologists to prescribe gender bending/gender delaying hormone treatments, that obviously still do not address the fatal psychological components that lead to the dramatic increases in depression and suicide.

These hormones have other physical side effects, too, such as delayed growth, sterility and more.

More compelling, perhaps is the recovery data. Vanderbilt University and London’s Portman Clinic tracked those who forewent gender reassignment, and found that 70 percent to 80 percent of those who face the confusing identity crisis, but do not ultimately have the surgery, report that their feelings dissipate over time.

Johns Hopkins ended their sexual reassignment surgery in 1970 for the above reasons. Still there is little in the news about that.

McHugh says that “given that close to 80 percent of such children would abandon their confusion and grow naturally into adult life if untreated, these medical interventions come close to abuse.” He recommends a prescription of devoted parenting instead.

“They simply reject the factual data,” Reisman told WND. “Goebbels said that if you repeat a lie often enough, soon everyone is repeating it, too. That is what has happened. Fact checking seems to be a way of the past.”

Some suggest this all be added to sex education courses. Reisman says sex education in schools is a bad idea from the start.

“Sex ed is going to make things better? What do those who teach our children the most about sex even really know about sex? The truth is not much. People who know very little are talking the most about sex. That’s not education, that is indoctrination.”


Idaho Pastors Face Jail, Thousands in Fines for Refusing to Officiate Gay Weddings

Idaho Pastors Face Jail, Thousands in Fines for Refusing to Officiate Gay Weddings

Amanda Casanova | Religion Today Contributing Writer | Monday, October 20, 2014
Two Christian pastors in Idaho have filed a lawsuit and asked the courts to temporarily restrain city officials from making them perform same-sex wedding ceremonies. Donald Knapp and wife, Evelyn, operate Hitching Post Wedding Chapel and have been required by city officials to perform same-sex marriages or else be jailed or fined.
The Christian Post reports that Knapp’s penalty could be up to 180 days in jail and fines up to $1,000 per day that they refuse to officiate the weddings. After one week, that would amount to three years in prison and $7,000 in fines.
The city of Coeur d’Alene says its non-discrimination ordinance requires the couple to perform the wedding ceremonies.
“The government should not force ordained ministers to act contrary to their faith under threat of jail time and criminal fines,” ADF Senior Legal Counsel Jeremy Tedesco said in a statement.
“Many have denied that pastors would ever be forced to perform ceremonies that are completely at odds with their faith, but that’s what is happening here — and it’s happened this quickly,” Tedesco added. “The city is on seriously flawed legal ground, and our lawsuit intends to ensure that this couple’s freedom to adhere to their own faith as pastors is protected just as the First Amendment intended.”
My response to this?
Stop doing drive-by weddings for money! In our congregation, I have stringent requirements  for anyone that I will marry. Marriage is an institution ordained of YHVH, and we want it to be built on a solid spiritual foundation, so that it will last. We don’t want to be a contributor to the epidemic of divorce statistics.
These are my requirements: You must be in our congregation for one year and attend every Shabbat service and all the feast days. You must go through an entire Torah cycle with us. You must be born again spiritually (including repenting of sin, which is Torahlessness, which includes the sin of homosexuality) with Yeshua as your Savior and Master. You must undergo three months of marriage counseling from a qualified Bible-believing marriage counselor. Boom. That’s it. After that, we’ll perform a nice Hebraic wedding for you with our congregational blessing on it.
Needless to say, I perform very few weddings. 
My word to the folks in Idaho who’ve turned marrying people into a business is the same message I have for pastors who’ve turned running a church into business: Stop your unbiblical, hireling and money-grubbing ways. Repent of your sin!
YHVH is using the State to judge the church for its ungodly ways.

Christians Lose Another Battle

The marginalization of Bible believers continues in the U.S. and elsewhere. Little-by-little, the church is being driven out of the mainstream. Only when the church repents of its Torahlessness and for preaching a watered down, easy-believism gospel will YHVH begin to fight for his people against their enemies.

NY Christian Farm Owners Will No Longer Host Any Wedding Ceremonies After Fined $13K for Refusing Lesbian Ceremony

August 31, 2014|8:16 am
The owners of a New York farm, who were fined $13,000 for “discriminating” against same-sex couples by refusing a wedding service to a lesbian couple due to their religious convictions, have now decided not to hold any marriage ceremonies even though it will likely hurt their business.

A month after a judge ruled that the farm owned by Cynthia and Robert Gifford is a public accommodation and therefore (Continue reading


Would this ever happen in the U.S. and other western countries?

The Ebola virus under magnification

As health officials worldwide spend hundreds of millions of dollars to bring under control an Ebola outbreak in several West African nations where nearly 1,000 people have died, local religious leaders are turning to God.

report in the Liberian Observer in Monrovia says leaders in the Liberian capital met to talk about the threat and decided that three days of prayer and fasting should be observed in conjunction with seeking God’s forgiveness for “immoral acts” such as “homosexualism.”

The report said more than 100 ministers, including bishops, pastors and prophets from a wide range of church denominations, discussed the Ebola crisis at a meeting convened by Archbishop Jonathan B.B. Hart, president of the Liberia Council of Churches.

They agreed that:

1. God is angry with Liberia and that Ebola is a plague. “Liberians have to pray and seek God’s forgiveness over the corruption and immoral acts (such as homosexualism, etc.) that continue to penetrate our society. As Christians, we must repent and seek God’s forgiveness.”

2. Three days of fasting and prayer be observed across the nation, concluding Friday.

3. An interdenominational (to continue reading:



Why I wouldn’t make that homosexual “wedding” cake

We have all heard about the Christian cake makers who refuse to bake and decorate wedding cakes for homosexuals wanting to get “married.” There are also the wedding photographers who refuse to photograph a homosexual “wedding,” and the print shops who refuses to produce and print the wedding invitation for same. These business owners are either vilified or lauded, depending on which side of the homosexual rights issue you fall.

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Many years ago, it wasn’t uncommon to see a sign posted in a retail business that said, “We reserve the right to refuse business to anyone.” Remember those days? After all, it seems reasonable that if you’re the owner of a business you can choose who you want and don’t want to do business with. Right? Wrong! Welcome to the brave new world of our 21st century post-Christian society! just trying refusing doing business with a homosexual who demands that you bake them a wedding cake. You’re likely to have the state penalize you with fines for “discrimination” and try to force you to bake that cake against your will. As a small business owner myself for nearly 30 years, I find this impossible to imagine. I started my business so that I could be the captain of my own ship without having to compromise my deeply held spiritual, biblical values. I consciously chose not to go into the corporate world because serving and obeying YHVH was more important to me than prostituting my values to the god of mammon. Now the state tells me that I have to do something that goes against my biblical beliefs or be punished. Can anyone say “religious persecution”?

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