A Pennsylvania man was arrested last month for drilling holes in the women’s dressing rooms of a Target store with the intention of spying, The Mercury reports. Sean Christopher Anderson, 41, was initially charged with criminal mischief and possessing an instrument of crime, but had his charges upgraded this Monday to invasion of privacy and possessing child pornography.
Now, the right-wing Christian group American Family Association is trying to use his case as proof of the urgency of their boycott campaigns targeting Target’s gender-neutral bathrooms, but as LGBTQ Nation points out, Anderson is a straight cisgender man.
Speaking to LGBTQ Nation, AFA president Tim Wildmon tried to argue that their opposition to gender-neutral bathrooms doesn’t specifically focus on trans people.
“As AFA has stated many times, our worries do not stem from fear of the transgender community, but rather from both the real and potential threat that predators and voyeurs would take advantage of the Target restroom policy to harm women and children — and there are plenty of incidents to show that they have,” Wildmom stated.
Sean Christopher Anderson, 41, of #Elverson, #Chesco originally charged with criminal mischief & possessing an instrument of crime, saw charges upgraded on Monday to include invasion of privacy & possessing child pornography, according to #MontcoPa #Court records.
Sean Anderson pic.twitter.com/yjirj20DR7
— Carl Hessler Jr. (@MontcoCourtNews) June 10, 2019
Target has been the subject of boycotts from anti-LGBT groups, and the AFA is no exception. In 2017, the group urged Christians to boycott the retailer in response to its policy of making its public bathrooms open to all genders. But the boycott was widely seen as a failure, with U.S. Target officials telling the Wall Street Journal in April of 2017 that “any lost sales from the boycott weren’t significant enough to require reporting to investors.”
The AFA has been designated as a hate group by the Southern Poverty Law Center, which points out that a “large part” of the group’s work involves targeting the LGBT community through various means, “including publicizing companies that have pro-gay policies and organizing boycotts against them.”
“AFA also supports President Trump’s efforts to ban trans people from serving in the military, posting a statement on its website in July 2017 that stated, in part, ‘AFA applauds President Trump for his courageous decision to end the usage of our military for social engineering and political correctness.’ The policy has been challenged in court, and thus far has been ruled against,” the SPLC states on its website. “Trump tried a retooled ban in early March, but in August, a U.S. district judge ruled that the administration could not enforce a ban and the judge refused to lift an injunction that she had issued against the original ban.”
DC police union buried in mockery after accidentally revealing their own incompetence in stopping crime
On Friday, the Twitter account for the Washington, D.C. police union posted statistics on a recent upswing in crime rates in the area — trying to imply that police accountability reforms in the wake of the George Floyd killing are preventing officers from doing their jobs.
YoY Crime Stats in DC 6/3 - 7/3
Homicide ⬆️28%Armed Robbery ⬆️33%Shootings ⬆️41%Burglary ⬆️45%Stolen Auto ⬆️45%
This is what ‘knee-jerk’ policies look like in your neighborhood.
WATCH: Trump advisor trashes Dr. Fauci — while pushing coronavirus conspiracy theories
White House economic advisor Peter Navarro pushed several conspiracy theories about the COVID-19 pandemic as the administration attempts to deflect blame for America responding to coronavirus worse than any other developed country.
At one point in the interview, MSNBC's Ali Velshi had to ask, "What are you talking about?"
Navarro harshly criticized Dr. Tony Fauci, who is one of his colleagues in the administration.
And he tried to blame the "Chinese Communist Party" for the disease, saying "they spawned the virus, they hid virus, they sent hundreds of thousands of Chinese nationalists over here to seed and spread the virus before we knew."
Matt Schlapp mocked for claim this may be final 4th of July before ‘Marxists’ take over US: ‘Groucho? Harpo? Chico?’
Far right wing lobbyist, Fox News contributor, Trump campaign surrogate, and provocateur Matt Schlapp is being mocked after claiming Marxists are taking over the country and warning that as a result, Saturday may be America's final Fourth of July.
Schlapp apparently was forced to use a photo of umbrella-holding protestors fleeing what looks like tear gas, with one particularly patriotic young man donning an American flag face mask while holding up a rather large American flag.