The Rev. Franklin Graham has once again criticized Target for allowing men to go into women’s bathrooms if they identify as female and called on Americans to sign an online petition boycotting the retail chain.
In a Facebook post shared on May 23, Graham, the president of the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association and Samaritan’s Purse, argued that Target CEO Brian Cornell is in denial over the reason for the company’s plunging stock prices.
“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.
He cited media statement made by Cornell, where the Target CEO denied claims that the boycott is responsible for Target’s monetary issues. “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.”
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