As I strive to finish my Christmas shopping this season, the stores I choose to shop at are in the forefront of my mind. There are some companies that are actively supporting the lesbian, “gay,” bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) agenda in our nation; therefore, they will not be getting my business. In the past week, one more store has been added to my list – Macy’s (also their affiliate company Bloomingdales).
The Macy’s store in San Antonio, Texas, fired Natalie Johnson after she noticed a cross-dressing man wearing lipstick coming out of the women’s dressing room; she politely told him the rooms were for women only. The man, and several friends who were with him, began shouting profanities at Natalie and demanded to speak with her supervisor. After the management of the store assured the man that Macy’s was indeed a LGBT friendly store and transgender men could use the women’s dressing rooms, the supervisor then summoned Natalie into an office where she was forced to choose between upholding the company policy or job termination. Natalie chose to defend her values and the belief that it is a dangerous precedent to allow men to change in a women’s dressing room also used by young girls. For that, she was fired.
We need to spread the word to all of Concerned Women for America’s Prayer/Action Chapters and Home Teams to send this information to their friends and family members and ask them to e-mail Macy’s President, Terry Lundgren, at [email protected] or call the headquarters in Cincinnati, Ohio, at 513-579-7000. You could also call Jim Sluzewski, Senior Vice President of Corporate Communications, at 513-579-7764; or Julie Strider, of Macy’s Media Relations, at 646-429-5213. Tell them that you are not only deeply disturbed and outraged at the firing of Natalie Johnson, but are adamant that as long as they hold to the policy of allowing men to dress in the women’s dressing rooms, you will neither feel safe to shop there, nor take your daughters, nieces, or granddaughters there.
Even if a man wears a dress or has lipstick on, it does not make him a woman. It is absurd if one thinks so. Stores need to draw a line in the sand, especially for the safety of their customers. Make no mistake; there are women and young girls who could suffer harm by having to dress with a man in the stall right beside her.
On December 6 at the United Nations, Hillary Clinton championed LGBT “rights.” She claimed that members of the LGBT community are born that way, and it is something they cannot change. We know from all of the facts and testimonies of those who have come out of LGBT lifestyles that this is simply a lie. They can and do change all of the time. It is a behavior and a choice, and this is why there are several nationwide ministries helping those who want to be free from this lifestyle.
Statistics and facts already prove the destructiveness of these behaviors (such as the high numbers of sexually transmitted diseases in the homosexual community). Yet despite that, LGBT activists want to alter OUR lifestyles by intimidating us into accepting what we know is not of God, by trying to inhibit our free speech rights and abilities to speak out against it, and by forcing us to use the same dressing rooms (and, in many cases, bathrooms) with the opposite sex.
I can tell you that in the midst of my busy Christmas season this was just too important an issue to get tucked away. More and more stores will adopt these kinds of policies unless we stand up and let them know we notice and will choose other places to do business over theirs.
Cindy Asmussen serves as Concerned Women for America (CWA) of Central Texas’ Area Director. To get involved with CWA of Texas, visit ctx.cwfa.org.