The recent brouhaha in North Carolina where the state legislators have passed a wide-ranging bill barring transgender people from bathrooms and locker rooms that do not match the gender on their birth certificates has certainly stirred up a hornet’s nest. The fallout so far has included threatened and real boycotts by Bruce Springsteen, Pepsi, Whole Foods, General Electric, IBM, Microsoft, Cisco, NFL, NBA, and so forth.
Then, last week, Target upped the ante by announcing: “We welcome transgender team members and guests to use the restroom or fitting room facility that corresponds with their transgender identities.”
What this means is that men may now walk into Target’s women’s restrooms in all of their 1,793 U. S. stores if they choose to do so.
“Holy Cow!” proclaimed Harry Caray from his gravesite in Chicago.
Sheol and Abaddon are never satisfied, and never satisfied are the eyes of man. (Proverbs 27:20)
Sin is never satisfied. It’s like a burning fire that never says, “Enough.”
Just so everyone knows: I believe transgendered people are pawns for Satan in the spiritual war being waged in American right now. How we treat them is important to the heart of the Father. Transgenders are not our enemies nor is Target, who is a puppet with Satan pulling its strings.
What are Christians doing about this issue right now?
The American Family Association is calling for a boycott of Target’s stores:
Clearly, Target’s new policy poses a danger to wives and daughters. We think many customers will agree. And we think the average Target customer is willing to pledge to boycott Target stores until it makes protecting women and children a priority.
Countless thousands of believers agree with AFA and have notified Target of their disagreements with its transgender bathroom decision and that they will no longer shop at Target.
Now, if you feel the Holy Spirit has told you to boycott Target, by all means do so. You will be blessed for obeying the Lord.
But remember this: boycotting stores is not a divine weapon of spiritual warfare for us believers — unless specified by the Lord — but it is instead, a weapon of our flesh. Thus, we can not expect to destroy arguments and lofty opinions raised against the knowledge of God and we will not take every thought captive to obey Christ.
From my viewpoint, boycotting Target is a losers’ position for the Church.
So, what should we instead do in this spiritual battle?
(Continued in Part 3….if you’re interested, the full series to date can be seen here.)