By Bronte Price, PoliticKING
In response to Target's new policy allowing employees and customers to use the bathroom that aligns with their gender identity, the American Family Association has been "testing"by sending men to women's bathrooms, according to the conservative group's director of governmental affairs, Sandy Rios.
"I think there’s no question that when you say that there are no barriers in the bathroom, and that if men or women feel like they are men or women, the opposite of however they are equipped, and you have no restrictions, the net effect will be, people will not be stopped," Rios told "Breitbart News Daily" on Monday.
She added, "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.
— ABC News (@ABC) April 28, 2016
Last month, the American Family Association called for a boycott of Target over the store's "harmful" bathroom policy.
According to AFA’s website, the group believes that Target should instead create unisex bathrooms for transgender people. The group also instigated a nationwide boycott of Target last month. As of Monday, AFA says it has over one million signatures from people who have vowed to no longer shop at Target.
"Corporate America must stop bullying people who disagree with the radical left agenda to remake society into their progressive image," AFA President Tim Wildmon said in a statement. "Target’s harmful policy poses a danger to women and children. We think many customers will agree."
Widmon said that while the AFA "does not believe the transgender community poses this danger to the wider public," they are concerned that Target's policy "provides a possible gateway for predators who are out there."
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