Customer Confronts Ranting Protester In Target Store: This Is None Of Your Fucking Business [VIDEO]

Customers usually scurry away when street preachers launch into one of their ranting tirades inside of a Target store. But not this customer, who got right in the nutjob’s face while he screamed about Jesus Christ, perverts, abominations, and his right to sue any Target employee who touches him. Watch below.

  • Mark

    Good on ‘im!!!

  • David L. Caster

    In the store the “preacher” is on private property. His ass can be thrown out by any store employee who is authorized by management to do so and there not a damn thing said bible thumpers can do about that.

    • bkmn

      And charge them with trespassing, and if these men go into a women’s bathroom, charge them with attempted sexual assault so they have to register as sex offenders (and possibly lose their rights to have guns.)

      • Paula

        Yes, it would take away firearm ownership rights. That would be extra delicious to do to these assholes. It adds an extra way to go after them in the future. If found with a weapon, they would be felons in possession of a firearm. Very bad!

      • David L. Caster

        Criminal Trespassing.

      • YES! Trespassing, causing a disturbance, disturbing the peace, yep yep yep and more. If there’s truth to it costing Target $1M, it’s also actionable as libel. Worse, it’s cruel libel against transfolk, and theyre the ones who take it on the chin for all of us. So the word gender can be mistaken for sex. so what? How miserable must we be made over this?
        How dare he pretend he’s protecting children? My YOUNG, KIND transdyke granddaughter outa be able to take a pee without harassment from evil buffoons like this one.
        Our local Target has a men’s room, a women’s room, and a unigender bathroom side by side. I saw a very self-possessed dyke coming out of the unisroom. We exchanged big smiles.

        ALL WE ARE SAYING IS GIVE PEE A CHANCE
        Let’s all go to Target!

        • bkmn

          The fact that the haterz have a hard time understanding there is s difference between sex and gender is their problem, not ours. On top of that they think that anything that involves private parts equates to sexual activity, again, their problem, not ours.

          • This ass is no doubt an inbred from NC where you can marry your cousin and have kids by them. They need to change that law so evil bible-thumpers are not born into this world.

    • Jimmy R

      I thought so, too. So why the hell didn’t they throw him off of their property LONG before his seven minutes of ranting? If he came into my house, he’d be shown the door immediately…And not in such a pleasant way. Pity Target can’t employ Jack booted thugs to literally toss him face first into the curb. He just ranted on and on, and only one individual had the balls (!) to challenge him? He may be mentally ill, as are all of those so ate up with hate, but I simply do not care. They rant and carry on and have been coached as to how far they can go…And what their rights are if anybody touches them. But what about after they leave the store? This is one situation where I strongly advocate violence. I’m deeply sick of this shit.

      • David L. Caster

        I suppose there may have been a few minutes of administrative paralysis induced by what had up until recently been a very rare event. There is usually a loss prevention officer or other security personnel that deals with shoplifters and other security concerns in the store. Perhaps the training for such situations was not adequate and people just didn’t know how to handle it. Target needs to step up and train their personnel to deal promptly with these trespassing aggressive christianist protesters.

        • NancyP

          I thought the security staff did well. Not every security team is good on handling crazies.

      • NancyP

        The security guys were doing the right thing by herding him out the door. You don’t “argue”, you just surround and walk forward, anticipate his moves and get in his way so he doesn’t break free. See, as long as he is yelling and walking, he isn’t thinking how to get round the security team. He’s getting his attention needs met – and other people in the store know that he isn’t being hurt (witnesses to craziness). Why escalate?

        #1 goal, get him out before he goes even more apeshit and assaults customers. Once he is on the street, he’s the police department’s problem.

    • another_steve

      Why do they need to hire bouncers? Every store has a manager on duty at all times. Or an acting manager, yes?

      Why isn’t that person responsible for asking the protester to leave — or calling the police if s/he won’t leave?

      • David L. Caster

        Go into any bar and misbehave, see what happens. The very same thing should have happened in this case. Whom ever was in charge of the store should have immediately taken charge of the situation and informed this disruptive individual they had to leave the store at once or they would be forcibly removed.

        • another_steve

          Exactly. I certainly hope and expect that that’s what’s happening in Target stores today.

          If not, Target has some explaining to do.

          • David L. Caster

            Indeed. Target has chosen a (correct and moral) position and needs to step the rest of the way up. Wading into this controversy has resulted in a new reality which must be squarely and firmly confronted.

          • another_steve

            My concern, David, is that Target’s top brass may be experiencing some PC agita and may have sent down a memo to the effect that stores are not to be “overly forceful” with bigot protesters.

            I’m practically a free speech absolutist, but when you harass people on private property — harass people anywhere for that matter — that’s not “free speech.”

            I want these bastards to immediately be asked to leave, and if they don’t, to be arrested.

          • David L. Caster

            The cops are not going to prioritize such a call. The stores must have trained personnel to handle the problem. Disruptive protesters in the stores should be met with immediate confrontation, the miscreants declared trespassers and told in no uncertain terms to leave or be ejected. There are plenty of security cameras in retail stores to document any such incidents. These unruly christianists will take a mile if given an inch. They need to be slapped down hard when they misbehave.

          • Jay Silversmith

            Meanwhile, the police answer 1 million calls a year to all the wallyworld stores on the taxpayers dime because walmart is too cheap to hire its own security. Just another benefit they get from the taxpayers.

      • Kara Connor

        To be fair, these protesters are clearly deranged, and removing them would seem to fall under the purview of trained security people rather than the manager risking her safety.

    • MBear

      perhaps Target needs to ban religious people.

      • David L. Caster

        Preaching in their stores is already banned under the general rubric of expected decorum in retail establishments.

        • MBear

          religious people seem to get so upset by anything that isn’t ‘of their particularly rules of batfuckery’.

          Perhaps we should do one big remodel of all the churches. Put gates on them and individual padded cells – food service – medication schedules – and maybe a few big strong orderlies to keep them in line if they get uppity.

          That would honestly be worth the increase in taxes to keep society free, intelligent, educated, and with significantly fewer acts of terrorism

          • Dave 925

            Increase in taxes? Here’s a better idea. Since all these damned fundie churches can’t keep their noses out of politics then they need to have their tax-exempt status revoked. Of course they’d howl bloody murder and the whole Rightard Noise Machine would raise holy hell and the Goddammed Repuke congress would probably start terrorizing the IRS with bogus “investigations”. They already did this when all sorts of wingnut organizations applied for tax exempt status when they were clearly not eligible but no matter, the Pukes started screaming bloody murder and have actually started impeachment proceedings against the head of the IRS who was just trying to do the job right. This is what you can expect from the right wing nutbars when the law is being applied to them about most everything, they cause all kinds of trouble until they get their way. You could be sure they’d do the same about taxing these bogus wingnut “churches” but it is the right thing to do and someone needs to have the courage to stand up to these monsters.

          • MBear

            that’ll never happen – so if you’re going to fantasize, fantasize big: imagine a world with no religiturds! Good times…good times

          • Dave 925

            Certainly it can happen. Did you know religious orgs were not exempt until the 1960’s? It’s true. What has been done can be undone and there is precedent.

    • Ragnar Lothbrok

      Change sidewalk to dumpster and I’m with ya man !

    • Robincho

      “And the Lord Almighty saith unto Felicia, ‘Later, bitch…'”

    • Buford

      Any time you are shopping at Target is a good time to pick up some wasp and hornet spray… you know.. the kind with the 25-ft spray range… for self-defense, of course.

      • David L. Caster

        Oh, yes, of course. 😎

    • SilasMarner

      Pick me! I’d love to get my hands on a couple of these knuckle-dragging morons.

    • NancyP

      This is an urban Target, too. Sidewalks, not a mall parking lot.

      • This Target is in downtown San Francisco. Even here. 🙁

  • LottaGoo

    They lost a million dollars…in money???

    • Rex

      That’s about all those “million” that signed the boycott would have spent, about $1 each.

      • Gustav2

        If that…

  • Octavio

    Yeah. The guy is all up about gawd and homos. But the real tragedy is not his “religious” belief(s). It’s the fact he’s seriously mentally ill. He’s in grave need of treatment for his disease.

    • james_from_cambridge

      There’s only one kind of treatment for his kind.

      https://23thorns.files.wordpress.com/2013/10/the-hangover-stun-gun-o5.gif

      • Dramphooey

        This is what needs to start happening in Targets. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9S2IvczRb6A

        • another_steve

          What? Have you not read Chapter 4, Section 3 of The Official Handbook of Political Correctness?

          Tasering is a tactic of police departments, 100 percent of which are racist. Anyone who tasers anyone is obviously an out-of-control police officer who has been instructed by their management to enforce the law only in certain neighborhoods.

          Please don’t forget this again.

          • Lumpy Gaga

            Tasering is deadly business.

            Saw a festive video over the weekend where the victim’s MOTHER didn’t want to get out of the front seat of the car, saying “You’re gonna shoot him!”

            Well, just a few taser blasts later and one more dead guy. Mission accomplished, bloodlessly.

            Taser jokes: funnier than prison rape!!

          • Todd20036

            The problem is that tasers were meant to be non lethal. That’s what they were advertised as when they were first implemented.

          • Lumpy Gaga

            I’m sure the lawyers who work for that shitbag company which makes them will admonish you that they’re not being “used as directed”.

            Yeah, well neither was the Kool-Aid at Jonestown.

          • another_steve

            And your point is…what exactly?

            Perhaps that all police officers that use tasers are out-of-control murderers?

          • Lumpy Gaga

            Speaking only of the evidence in the specific video I saw, they certainly seen to have a big problem with defiance, and humans doing stupid human stuff like raising their stupid human hands and arms when they’re being literally tortured and don’t feel like dying.

            Good police work? Get the others out of the car to safety, let the guy have his timeout. Get paramedics in case he’s a danger. At most you lose a window.

            Bad police work? what actually happened.

          • Paulino

            Great. Another keyboard cop who asks, “Why don’t they just shoot him in the leg?”

          • Lumpy Gaga

            Excuse me? I didn’t ask why they didn’t shoot him.

            In any extremity.

          • Paulino

            It’s the mentality of those who always know how a police encounter should have been handled. Too much Olivia Benson.

          • Lumpy Gaga

            Too much FPS gaming.

          • another_steve

            My point is that there are bad apples in every single profession. Every single one. And that the vast majority of police officers are honorable human beings doing the best they can in war-time situations.

            I hate blanket stereotyping. Forgive me, I just do.

            You’d think that of all communities, our community, the queer community, would hate and reject that stuff too.

            But no.

          • Lumpy Gaga

            A stoned guy in the back seat is not exactly a “war time” situation.

            Who knew cops were such drama queens?

          • another_steve

            I’m not a cop but my niece’s husband is one. A New York City cop. I’ve heard a lot of stories from him.

            I have a great deal of respect for cops as a result.

          • Lumpy Gaga
          • Vartra Antonelli

            Just gotta shoot down one thing here : “war-time situations”
            BULLSHIT. 2015 was the safest year for law enforcement in over three decades.
            http://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/number-police-officer-killings-drops-reversing-2014-spike-fbi-data-n574746
            http://www.dailykos.com/story/2016/5/18/1527930/–War-on-Cops-leads-to-one-of-the-safest-years-for-cops-on-record
            http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/fbi-police-deaths_us_573b53aae4b0646cbeeb02b8
            http://www.inquisitr.com/3112420/fbi-data-says-2015-was-one-of-the-safest-years-for-the-police-officer-critics-say-information-is-not-a-true-reflection-of-what-is-really-happening-on-the-streets-of-america/
            Now, here’s the kicker, I’m in law enforcement myself and at my department we actually are at war, I’m a corrections officer in a maximum security prison. Despite the fact that we deal with known and convicted murderers every single day, it’s actually pretty rare one of them actually harms an officer, even rarer they kill one. Last time we had a death in my department was in 2005, and that was caused as much by the inmate as it was by the employee that turned on the officer. So no, your “war on cops” / “war on law enforcement” is a load of tripe that has rotted and smells like an angry skunk.

          • another_steve

            I live in the Baltimore/D.C. area, babe.

            Check the crime statistics for those two cities and then tell me we’re not living in war time.

          • Vartra Antonelli

            Just because you treat your law enforcement like shit does not mean we are in war time, do not use YOUR failure as justification for claiming the nation is war.

          • Joseph Miceli

            Yeah, all those dead black people must have seized those guns from the police and shot themselves. Good on you for recognizing that there is no problem at all of inherent racism in our under-militized police departments!

        • Hank

          Not necessarily in favor of force, but this Asshat was looking for trouble, since he could not get his way. Watching this episode made me smile!!!

          • RaygunsGoZap

            Me too! That was very gratifying. HAHAHAHA! Freedom of Movement can in the spells section of D&D Players Handbook not in the Constitution, asshat. Also, I have a camera means I’m the press! LOL. Give the camera to your mom, he said. OMG.

        • james_from_cambridge

          I have a terrible addiction to “assholes get theirs” videos on YouTube and this is one of my favs!

        • Lumpy Gaga

          LOL! “You guys are really overstepping your bounds!”

        • 2karmanot

          YES!

    • Don Blair

      Ronald Reagan dismantled the mental health system. He empowered the Christian right. This is what we have to deal with now. Another of Reagan’s failed projects has come home to roost.

      • 2patricius2

        The system that Congress enacted and President Carter signed after the hard work that Rosalyn Carter did to get it passed.

      • Bj Lincoln

        When the mental hospital closed in my town, there were tons of confused sick people on the streets with no place to go and a police dept. that didn’t know how to handle them. Very sad.

        • doninkansas

          All over the country and what Reagan didn’t destroy his latter day minions did. Topeka used to be the mental health capital of the USA, with three large inpatient psychiatric facilities and three smaller units attached to the three general purpose hospitals. One of these was the world famous Menninger Institute. Now we have the VA, and a stand alone inpatient unit attached to one of the private hospitals. And our streets and jail are overladed with the mentally ill. It is very sad to see.

    • MB

      “How come, how come…..?? They’re takin’ pitchurs of little kids in that bathroom, and Target has lost OVER a million dollars in money…” – what,
      not in Bitcoin ???
      A real keeper, this one, right ???
      LOUD-MOUTHED NESCIENT FUCKWEASEL.

    • Goodboy

      This story sure has brought them out. Sad that they’re being used. What’s funny is it’s going to backfire on the religious fascists if this is the face of your PR campaign .

    • Acronym Jim

      I think he may also need to be treated for alcoholism issues. He sounds like he’s more than three sheets to the wind.

    • Richard Rush

      And I think his disease is the Holy Trinity of mental disorders:

      • Gay Obsession Disorder
      • Gender Obsession Disorder
      • God Obsession Disorder

      It is exceedingly rare for a person to suffer from just one of those disorders without suffering from all three of them.

      • Octavio

        Very good point . . . and informative, too. 🙂

  • JT

    Shove your religion up your ass where it belongs.

  • geoffalnutt

    If there’s ever going to be a “holy war” it will ultimately be between “believers” and anti-theists. Belief will blissfully destroy the world. It’s what they want.. Is that okay?

  • Sam_Handwich

    call the cops

    • David L. Caster

      Or have store security escort the idiot out of the store and if he resists grab him by the scruff of the neck and forcibly eject his ass from the premises.

      • Don Blair

        Call a cab and send him to Walmart !

        • SoCalVet

          I’m sure he’s mad at them too…

      • Chucktech

        That’s essentially what they did. Good.

  • Todd

    https://fusiondotnet.files.wordpress.com/2015/05/preach-it.gif
    …… but, but ….. privacy …. safety …. daughters …. wives ….

  • Skokieguy [Larry]

    Don’t forget June 4th is the AFA hate day. If you’re near a Target, a great day to stock up!

    • Dana Stinson

      Gonna stand outside with my tuba and crank out some annoying tunes to drive the haters nuts..

  • oikos

    The best advertisement for atheism ever.

    • Ragnar Lothbrok

      I made a similar comment, but you used fewer words. 🙂

    • Christopher

      • oikos

        That’s the truth. Most atheists know all about the bible , hence their rejection of it. Most xtians have never read it, they just hear cherry picked sections from evangelicals.

        • 2karmanot

          Didn’t Mr Gawd smite the Tower of Bible and all?

          • oikos

            Tower of Babble. 😉 Allegedly.

    • Goodboy

      Really does hold a mirror up to people. No one wants to be that guy.

  • Prion

    • JT

      Anti-Target asswipe: What about the pedophiles?

      Go visit a church and ask them.

  • justmeeeee

    They lost a million dollars in MONEY?!?!???! OMG OMG OMG! What about their third quarter 2015 sales, increased 2.1 percent to $17.6 billion from $17.3 billion last year, reflecting a 1.9 percent increase in comparable sales combined with sales from new stores???

  • Sam_Handwich

    any idea where this was?

    • Ernest Endevor

      Some Target store with a lot of ceilings.

  • Rocco

    Time for your Invega shot!

  • Prion

    ..,

  • oikos
    • JT

      “Jesus, your credit has been declined.”

      • Chucktech

        “Jesus, your credulity has been declined.”

        • McSwagg

          “What?!?!? I’m over my credulity limit again?”

    • Chucktech

      “Goddammit, it’s that pest Jesus again… I’ll let it roll to voice mail. Again.”

  • Jean-Marc in Canada

    Actually dumbass, you can’t sue them for touching you. You’re trespassing and they have the right to use physical force, if necessary, to remove your sorry ass from the premises. Black letter law dumbfuck.

    • Reality.Bites

      You can sue anyone for anything. Cause them bad publicity, inconvenience and money. What you can’t do is win. Most organizations want to avoid lawsuits regardless of whether or not they’re in the right.

      • Jean-Marc in Canada

        True, but he’s assertion regarding being touched is BS. Sadly, lawsuits in the states are different than, say, Canada or Britain. In those nations, the loser pays all costs and, as such, frivolous lawsuits tend to be less an issue……..not that they still don’t happen from time to time.

  • Prion

    .,.

  • DJ John Bear

    Target needs to have armed security; these folks are off…the…wall

  • Jacob

    Every post makes me buy.

  • Mark

    Ok….I don’t get it. Why can’t Target have these yokels forcibly removed from their stores? Hell – political rallies are afforded the luxury of rebel removal (with or without sucker punches)!

    • CPT_Doom

      Don’t know about Target policies, but when I worked at a grocery store back in the 80s, we were barred by company policy from confronting customers, to protect the staff. Even when we knew the individual in question had been committing an illegal act – like shoplifting – we couldn’t confront them and could only call the police. We actually had a guy assault a kid in one of the aisles – just punched him for no reason – and our staff couldn’t physically restrain him. Instead, they followed him out an to his apartment building, noting the address and let the police know.

      • Mark

        So, it’s more about policy than it is legal standing?

        Target needs to hire some bouncers!

      • Steve Teeter

        Interesting. Different stores have different policies, it seems. When I worked at a membership department store we had an incident when a woman grabbed one of those plastic dividers from the checkout conveyor belt and started whaling on her kid. The staff stopped her and threw her out. Later, our supervisor told us if anything like that happened again, intervene. The store will back you up.

  • Rex

    He passed a Starbucks on his way out, should have gotten a semen latte, I’m sure his throat was dry after the non-stop ranting.

  • Prion

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    • fuow

      Old as this quote is, it’s still the Internet winner of the day.

  • Rex

    These asshole protesters don’t really know what they’re protesting, do they.

    • Dramphooey

      That’s actually an excellent point. He can barely even make his nonexistent argument.

    • Chucktech

      Sure they do. It’s all homos and fags and trannies and queers and pervs and queers and Jesus and stuff.

      • Rex

        Ah, everything in most of their sex dreams.

    • Goodboy

      Just like those crazies you see mumbling to themselves on the street. I’m sure they know about as much too.

  • Ernest Endevor

    umm…

    • Falconlights

      Amen to that. I know I am.

  • Lazycrockett

    Do all the right wing crazies now speak word salad.

    • Ginger Snap

      They always have.

  • Chucktech

    His video is an interesting study in how Target stores are lighted…

  • Chucktech

    “Over a millyun peeple have banned Target!!11!!!111 That’s 1 millyun dollers!!11!!11”

  • Lazycrockett

    Plus Im fine with NOT being okay with god.

    • Todd20036

      Not his God anyway.
      I should introduce you to Priapus. You’ll need lots of lube and poppers though

      • McSwagg

        I heard he is hard to please.

  • safari

    Some people deserve a punching.

  • Tigernan Quinn

    I halfway hope some good Christian tries this anywhere near me, as I’ve had a rough week and would love someone to focus that on.

  • Rebecca Gardner

  • Lumpy Gaga

    “Sorry about taking up all that HIV and not bringing enough for everybody.”

    — The Homosexuals

    • Tigernan Quinn

      “Pay attention to me and my awesome edginess!!!” — Lumpy Gaga.

      • Lumpy Gaga

        Nutty Christer in Target used the phrase “take up 90% of the HIV”.

        2:08

        Didn’t watch?

        • SoCalVet

          I watched it to the end and I’m afraid I now need some shock treatment to forget it.

          • Lumpy Gaga

            I carry a taser in my clutch, if that’ll help.

          • Todd20036

            I have a violet wand. Close enough?

          • Lumpy Gaga

            I’m seeing an update to the old Reese’s Peanut Butter cup commercial.

          • Oh’behr

            Thanks for watching. Some days I cannot take it in. I know, I’m wimping out. Yet I appreciate others who can take it in (others hate, hating and generally their mentally ill and religious baggage).

      • Lumpy Gaga

        If I respond to this, can I say “I know you’re an attention whore but what am I?” without rewarding the sin?

  • MBear

    continuing the assholism that is religion

  • MBear

    “homosexuality is an abomination”

    ummm…that’s not the topic, dipshit

    • Rex

      He does know that the damn homos are pissing in the same restroom he is, doesn’t he?

      • MBear

        apparently not – and apparently he’s totally unaware that children are more likely to be molested in his church. I’d almost go so far as to quip, “probably by him”.

      • Lumpy Gaga

        And really, does he want to open up the “You’re being filmed” can of worms in modern American retail???

    • Chucktech

      Oh, sure it is…

  • safari

    Can I go into his church shout during service? That’d be nice.

    • MrSkippy

      One of them would probably shoot you claiming self defense because he thought you were a terrorist.

  • CatApostrophe

    Take a shot every time he screams, “MUHnee!”

  • Oscarlating Wildely

    “Show me god. Show me god. Show me god.”
    Where is your god now, asshole?

    • Chucktech

      Betcha god’s not in Target… Walmart, either…

      • Rex

        I’m sure I saw him getting new patio furniture for the Garden of Eden.

        • Ragnar Lothbrok

          and Pet Smart, looking for a better snake

          • Dazzer

            I saw God walk past Whole Foods, though. Even God can’t afford the price of apples there.

    • Johnny Wyeknot

      He’s at the Vatican counting his loot.

  • Sam_Handwich

    this is way o/t, but my jaw just hit the fucking floor…. 7-1 SCOTUS ruling this morning

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court ruled decisively in favor of a death-row inmate in Georgia on Monday, chastising state prosecutors for improperly keeping African-Americans off the jury that convicted him of killing a white woman… Chief Justice John Roberts wrote for the court that Georgia “prosecutors were motivated in substantial part by race” when they struck African-Americans from the jury pool. Justice Clarence Thomas dissented, saying he would have respected the
    decisions of state judges who sided with prosecutors and rejected
    Foster’s claims.

    • Dramphooey

      Wow. He really is Uncle Ruckus.

    • fuow

      When Chief Justice Roberts calls you a racist, you are one.
      I won’t write what I’m thinking of Justice Thomas.

      • Frostbite

        I will, Scalia’s bitch, even after Scalia’s death.

      • Oh’behr

        I’ll bet Justice Thomas didn’t say a peep.

      • The most corrupt Justice want shis rep to be about something besides that and porn.

    • sherman

      In Thomas’s defense, he no longer has Scalia there to tell him what to think. He’s just flailing at this point.

  • America’s Taliban.

    • Tina CRACKA Vane

      without the chopping of heads …….YET

  • SoCalVet

    pick up some merchandise and throw it at his fucking head.

    • Dramphooey

      We should just start circling him with shopping carts making motor cycle noises.

      • MBear

        or follow him around and back him with humming “Yakety Sax” or the themesong from Looney Tunes

    • KCMC

      where is the blessed hysterical Chewbacca Mom when she’s most needed?

      • SoCalVet

        She’s on GMA, just saw her seconds ago…

  • bambinoitaliano

    See what happens when individuals uses arbitrary god law to overwrite the civil law.

  • Hue-Man

    Somehow, I don’t think Target is too worried about the anti-LGBT “boycott”.

    “Los Angeles-based law firm Glancy Prongay & Murray has begun an
    investigation into possible violation of federal securities laws by
    Target Corporation and its officers. The possible violations relate to
    Target’s operations in Canada.”

    “Target pulled the plug on the expansion in January 2015 at a cost of
    more than US$5 billion. The retailer’s stock traded as high as US$73.50
    during the expansion but fell to US$55 after the extent of the Canadian
    unit’s troubles were disclosed, and two top executives were dismissed.”

    http://www.bnn.ca/News/2016/5/20/US-law-firm-probing-Targets-Canadian-expansion-disclosure.aspx

  • fuow

    Yup. This is what we have to look forward to under a Republican appointed Supreme Court Majority.
    I do hope the Berniebros will remember that next January after they stay home in November to ‘teach us a lesson’.

  • Ragnar Lothbrok

    Ha Ha I love this. These freaks are chasing people away from jesus faster than me and Satan can.

    • sherman

      Atheist to fundie: “Have you heard the good news?”

      Fundie face smiles widely.

      “Every day you guys are turning people away from religion. Congrats.”

  • kirtanloorii

    This guy is SUCH a fucking moron.

  • MrSkippy

    “Jesus Christ was not friends with any homos!”

    Yeah, dude, he hung out without 12 dudes and a hooker… that guy was into some crazy weird shit.

  • bryan

    They are supposed to have everlasting life in the VIP lounge in the sky, and yet these christians are the most bitter, hateful and insane people you could meet.

  • Oscarlating Wildely

    Sweetie, Target made 72.62 billion last year, after rebounding from a dismal 71.28 billion in 2014. They are now on target (see what I did there) for tapping 73.79 billion this year.
    You, your million other freaks, and the apparent one dollar that they are spending to decrease Target’s profits by a million dollars–not a big deal. Sorry, hon.

    • kevin vincent

      Funny thing Target stock has started to rebound somewhat from the slump on the 18th

  • kirtanloorii

    Ins’t this what they call a projection? Sort of a “smelled it, dealt it”?

  • Derrick Johns

    Someone said that Donald Trump reminds them of street corner preachers like this fool.

  • Joseph Miceli

    I really need to go shop at Target.

    • Oh’behr

      Just went over the weekend. Though for me, CVS is a block away while a smaller Target is a bus ride away or for SuperTarget a car ride away.

  • More evidence that we need to be spending much more money, and effort, to battle mental illness in this country.

    • Chucktech

      Yes. The Freedom From Religion Foundation is working hard on that.

    • Oh’behr

      Except those net taker red states won’t spend it on health care anyway.

  • tomfromthenews

    HAVE there been any instances of anyone taking pictures in the Target bathrooms? I don’t believe this shouting jerk says even one thing that is remotely true throughout the entire rant. Not one single thing.

    • Ragnar Lothbrok

      If there are, it was probably by this guy

  • I’m not a bible-beleiveing Christian, but Matthew 6:5 says the following: “And when thou prayest, thou shalt not be as the hypocrites are: for they love to pray standing in the synagogues and in the corners of the streets, that they may be seen of men. Verily I say unto you, They have their reward.”

    Hypocrites? For sure. But really they’re just ignorant assholes who, looking at the bright side, completely turn people off the idea of becoming a Christian. I mean, who’d want to join a group that compels you to become to a blathering idiot in public?

    • Skokieguy [Larry]

      If anyone plans to go to Target on June 4th to protest the AFA’s planned protest, this might be great to have printed out and hand to protesters, or a large camera- friendly sign.

  • kcken

    Because Jesus. This ahole doesn’t even know what an actual Transperson is. But he sure likes the word million… A million dollars, a million boycotting Christians, maybe he just wants a million in his lawsuit for being “touched”.

    • Rex

      For each of the million brain cells he seems to be missing.

    • Ragnar Lothbrok

      He wasn’t even bright enough to use the word boycott. He said A million people have banned you. LOL

  • Harshan

    Imagine, a million people allegedly boycotting Target and they only lose a million dollars. Why worry about losing customers who only spend one dollar each?

  • Baltimatt

    OT, but Baltimore police officer Edward Nero was acquitted of all charges in the death of Freddie Gray after a bench trial.

    http://www.baltimoresun.com/news/maryland/freddie-gray/bs-md-ci-nero-verdict-20160521-story.html

    • Sam_Handwich

      jesus christ

  • Bill

    Just walk over to the dairy aisle, pick up a couple of dozen eggs and take care of the ranting protestor.

  • Johnny Wyeknot

    Time for Target to step up its security force.

  • Dan Robinson

    There’s an organization that might be able to help him.
    http://www.web-pub.com/aa/img/aa5.gif

    • GC

      Fun fact: Like other vertebrates, humans are deuterostomes. At one point in early embryonic development, each of us was nothing more than an asshole. Fortunately, most people outgrow that very quickly!

      • Lumpy Gaga

        “With that one, she’s all asshole.”

      • Dan Robinson

        Mouth and anus. I think I met that guy at church once.
        His preaching was often from Deuteronomy.

  • Larry in Oklahoma

    I would have called the police and said he was causing a disturbance. Then, this guy would have a criminal record. This asshole bragged that Target has (supposedly) lost a million dollars in sales. So, this means that employees are gonna lose jobs. Is he okay with them going on the welfare or getting unemployment compensation? Yeah, I don’t think so.

  • Secure

    Well isn’t that speciallll? Go Church Lady on his ass.

  • Johnny Wyeknot

    So did preacher man upload this video?

  • lies. that’s all they’ve got. deplorable, vicious lies.

  • Steven Leahy

    “Don’t touch me or I’ll sue!” ??? Seriously, the arrogance and gall of these delusional fuckers, intimidating and harassing the public on PRIVATE property, never ceases to amaze me. I would love watching this guy get tasered.

    • rabbit_ears

      “….tasered repeatedly.”

      There I fixed it for you.

  • Theodore Fenton

    I’m reminded of a line from Annie Hall: “What I wouldn’t give for a sock with horse manure in it.”

  • KQCA

    My god the christians have lost their fucking minds…or what little was left of them.

    On another note, this reminds me I need to pick up cleaning supplies today. Off to Target.

    • Paulino

      No fan of Christianity, but consider how many self-identified Christians there are and how few whack jobs are making scenes at Target.

      • KQCA

        You’re right. We have to be fair or our argument has no integrity. Thanks for reeling me in.

      • Lumpy Gaga

        You wanna armchair second-guess every security guard?

        Shoot first. Ask theology questions later.

    • justme

      It’s only the Amurrikkkan fake christians…

      • KQCA

        That’s a valid point. I stand corrected.

  • justme

    Pepper spray from a 70 year old woman would have worked..

  • DN

    I realize it’s extemporaneous speaking, so it’s not entirely fair to harp on mistakes… BUT…. *he* chose to go in there and start screaming, so it was *his* responsibility to figure a few things out beforehand.

    a) “Ban” and “boycott” are different words, with different meanings. When he shouts, “ban Target!” I’m sure he means, “boycott Target!” But he’s evidently too stupid to know the difference.

    b) A million customers have banned [sic] Target, leading to a loss of a million dollars of revenue. Forgive me, but if that were the case, I don’t think Target would be terribly upset. The loss of a million one-dollar transactions? I’ve never managed to spend less than $50 when I go to Target. I sincerely doubt there were a million people who thought to themselves, “I’d really enjoy a single candy bar right now, and Target is the most convenient place for me to get one. But I won’t because of their inclusive bathroom policy.”

    c) I thought conservatives loved the free market, and that free markets are part of America’s identity. A private business has every right to forego a million dollars in revenue for any reason whatsoever. Yet this guy is screaming at them for doing so. Why does he hate America?

  • Jmdintpa

    Bout time to organize and show up at churches in Sunday morning using the same tactic.

  • TestSubject51

    He CAN touch you fucktard. Go back to Walmart where you really shop.

  • tcinsf

    “You can’t touch me or I’ll sue.” Weasel.

    • jmax

      Graduate of the Fred Phelps School of Theology.

  • jomicur

    It’s really time–PAST time–for the government to file RICO and/or conspiracy charges against the creeps and the organizations, such as the AFA, that enable them.

  • Chrissy

    I’m making it a point to shop at Target one time this week, even if its for one item.

    • KQCA

      That’s a good plan. That’s the high road. I’m making a shopping list right now.

  • KQCA

    Can you imagine if church services were interrupted by the scores of people who suffered childhood sexual assault at the hands of heterosexual born-again Christians? The difference would be staggering. As some have suggested, we should ignore and step around these Target protesters. They’re being left in the road behind the rest of humankind.

    • rabbit_ears

      I hope we find out where this guy’s church is so that can happen.

  • usorthem3

    I guess his “mighty and powerful” is not enough to protect him, he wants police.

  • 2patricius2

    So a million people are boycotting Target and they have lost a million dollars? Those are some cheapskate customers, spending only a dollar at the store. 🙂

  • Lauchlan Bernard-Christopher M

    Perhaps Target should start selling taser guns

    • Friday

      How bout free trials of Nerf products? 🙂

      • rabbit_ears

        Its the summer season, so they could sell some water boards. 😉

  • Kelly Lape

    The ignorance of their own religion is astounding.

    To make a statement regarding money, and then to equate the loss of money with the teachings of Jesus is just astounding. Jesus had something to say about the “Money-Changers” and those who worship money. Amazingly an American Corporation is putting morality and values ahead of profit and the Jesus Freaks are the ones using money as a cudgel.

    “Worship our Money!” – I’m certain Jesus would be so proud.

  • Riley James

    Is it actually true that he can sue if they touch him? People get escorted out of bars all the time. Also is Dallas the only city where we have a cop in Target all the time?

    • Circ09

      This asshole has no right to disrupt that store. They can legally touch him. And legally escort him off of property.

      • William

        That is better left to the police. They carry cuffs and tasers.

    • StevenMN

      I’ve never seen a cop in a Target. It appears from the (really poor) video that there are some Target employees and perhaps a store security person trying to get him to leave. He’s not doing it voluntarily and needed to be removed and arrested forcibly. It might have taken more than one cop to pull that off.

    • Helen Damnation ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

      When I was a new director of security at a 28 acre resort in Scottsdale, Arizona, the Scottsdale PD told me that “putting your hands on an intruder (or otherwise unwanted guest) constitutes an arrest. Best to avoid, if possible. Call them, let them take the risk.

  • sherman

    Target, you messed up. This guy was there to buy a “Make America Great Again” cap, and you rushed him out before you made the sale.

  • WIGuy

    This is why you can’t let these crazy fuckers win – ever!!

  • Jerry Reiter

    Churches, more than anyplace else, are where kids are likely to be attacked by pedophiles. Zero cases of transgender people molesting kids in public restrooms. There is far more chance this screecher preacher is a pedo.

  • JB

  • Paul Vee

    Organized religion is a mental illness…

  • Rillion

    Interesting, that is one of the Target stores in SF. I recognize it because I was in there on Saturday. It was very busy and our check out clerk was a very friendly and pretty obviously gay man. Glad I spent some money there.

  • Friday

    *laugh.* At the end there’s a good line:

    Lie-spreading Nutjob Hate-Preacher: “You guys are sick! ”
    Security Guard (or employee) “Let’s not go there, K?”

    • KnownDonorDad

      At the very end: “Let me talk to you over there…” I wish I heard THAT conversation!

  • rabbit_ears

    Its always a fucking zero sum game with these nutbags.

    Jesus Christ was not friends with any homo? Oh I dunno about that sweetums, 13 guys hanging around together alone in the desert, or usually without women sounds kind of like 3 Village People cover bands and their manager to me.

    • Kissmagrits

      Well spoken, sir.

      This guy kinda reminds me of our street preacher in the ’70s – Ron something or other – whose signs all read “Turn or Burn!”. And we had the obnoxious shock troops representing “Jews for Jesus” while taking up residence in front of our biggest department store. It never really ends, does it?

  • coram nobis

    The common-law language for this sort of thing is probably in every state criminal code, and while there is a relevant Supreme Court decision on this, it isn’t unlimited license.

    415. Any of the following persons shall be punished by imprisonment in the county jail for a period of not more than 90 days, a fine of not more than four hundred dollars ($400), or both such imprisonment
    and fine:
    (1) Any person who unlawfully fights in a public place or
    challenges another person in a public place to fight.
    (2) Any person who maliciously and willfully disturbs another
    person by loud and unreasonable noise.
    (3) Any person who uses offensive words in a public place which
    are inherently likely to provoke an immediate violent reaction.
    — Cal. Penal Code

    … the constitutional guarantees of free speech and free press do not permit a State to forbid or proscribe advocacy of the use of force or of law violation except where such advocacy is directed to inciting or producing imminent lawless action and is likely to incite or produce such action.
    — Brandenburg v. Ohio, 395 U.S. 444 (1969) [emphasis added]

    • William

      A store is private property, not public. Target employees can ask him to leave at any point, for any reason. If he declines, the police will offer to escort him off the property. If he refuses that, then they arrest and charge him with trespassing.

      • Helen Damnation ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

        I would have called the po-leese, and have him charged. Once “trespassed”, he cannot come back. Fuck him and the rest of ’em.

        • coram nobis

          In California, just tell the police dispatcher we have a “four fifteen PC” at Target. They’ll understand.

      • coram nobis

        There’s some case law, the Pruneyard decision among others, that complicates this law at least regarding shopping centers. But, yes, there is a lower threshhold, especially if it rises to disturbing the peace or some other breach of criminal law, say battery or vandalism.

      • ultragreen

        The police might be able to charge him with ‘disorderly conduct’ even if he does leave.

  • April

    I’d ask him about bearing false witness against transgender folk.

    And tell him FUCK YOU ASSHOLE several dozen times.

  • jimfern

    Does he not realize that if a man is in the ladies’ room taking pictures of women and girls, he is not a homosexual?

    • Friday

      Guy’s brain is basically a storm of lunacy, stewed in hatred, bigotry, false righteousness, and slander.

  • KnownDonorDad

    “That’s a million dollars!” So he thinks the one million signers (who shop at Walmart anyway) were all going to spend one dollar at Target? Creationists really are innumerate.

    • Friday

      I’m pretty sure most of those ‘signers’ are bots whose friends are making nearly a hundred dollars an hour from home… 🙂

  • Buford

    “A million dollars in money”… as opposed to…?!

  • Kissmagrits

    A taser with multiple probes and a fresh battery solves many problems.

  • Dana Stinson

    One million dollars people. One million dollars.

  • ColdCountry

    And he doesn’t care about your children, either. He’s after his 15 minutes of fame. These idiots are really beginning to burn my butt. I’m inclined to go to Target, whether I need anything of not, just to see if anyone is protesting and then chew them out.

  • Sean

    That “Christian” needs to stop violating Matthew 6 & 7, Luke 6: 31, & John 8: 7 (from the King James Version – you know King James the homosexual). I’m just saying.

    P.S. Jesus Christ was a homosexual & so was the man who created parts of the foundation used to form the technology that made this video. Now I’m going to buy some Beekman 1802 & Nate Berkus, products available at Target designed/produced by homosexuals.

  • Dick518

    What a crazy motherfucker…

  • Bill Harnsberger

    The boycott has cost target one million dollars? Really? Talk about a failed effort—from the report I just looked up their annual net revenue is north of $70 billion.

  • Cosmo Tupper

    There is one thing I have garnered from all of this judgment and hate…..their god is EVIL!

  • StraightGrandmother

    The managers all should have those rape whistles, blow the eardrums outta these haters. Grab your ear protection and the rape whistle and just blast him so he does not get the joy of having his words heard.

  • Pablo Sánchez

    You want to make these protesters run back to their trailers. Just stand in front of them, saying words over and over like “penis”, “vagina” and “clitoris.” (Especially if they have their kids with them) Nothing, not even Lucifer himself, scares these people more than accurate anatomic terminology.

    • Helen Damnation ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

      True, but I bet “cock, pussy and asshole-licker” would be quicker than liquor, even.

  • DrRobY

    OMG! He did this at the Metreon in San Francisco! (They exit onto Mission at 4th.) Talk about an exercise in futility. Good luck on converting anyone over to Jesus.

    • Johnny Wyeknot

      Ah, bad drugs making a comeback in SF?

  • Emily Marie Browne

    I was born Intersexed, Male and Female. OK! I am a Transgender. So why did God make me this way, if “god” made only Males and Females, why did he make me, and other’s like me? In Germany they have (3) SEXSES. Intersex, Male, & Female, Countries need to Unite. Transgender’s are not Petal-files, all they want to do is get reassignment surgeries, to give them a right to be whom they should have been at birth. For me, I do not think it should have been my Parents to decide my sex, but me. These Religious Goofs, mainly Southern Baptists and Morons, should pray for themselves. Just look at all the Tornado’s, Floods, Fires, Drought, that is in those states that hate People like me, it would seem their god, is punishing them! I will never help with The Red Cross, in those Screwed up States. NEVER!

    • Johnny Wyeknot

      If God really does exist I would suppose God would be Intersex.

  • ultragreen

    This kind of behavior by Christian fundamentalists will only backfire with members of the general public, who will conclude that they are loud and obnoxious lunatics.

  • studd55

    This is where it goes when belief in the invisible sky daddy is encouraged by society.

    Once you convince someone to believe in non reality, they can be convinced of anything.

    Please just stop supporting and enabling.

  • TimCA

    Insane xstian screaming buybull babble………..just another day in America.

  • Osowoofy

    That looks like the Target in downtown San Francisco.

  • DutchBoy74

    Kid are getting their pictures taken inside that particular target? Where’s the proof? Where’s the police report.

    Isn’t lying a sin? They don’t care. They just can’t believe their systematic societal inquisition is falling apart.

    This guy can fuck right off. Ask them to leave politely once. Call the cops. Tell them they have an uncooperative mentally deranged mad man harassing customers.

  • TampaDink

    I cannot imagine how awful it must be to be so unhinged that you think that a company can be banned….and that a million dollars IN MONEY has been lost.

  • Orly

    Well, based on history, I’d suggest the FBI take a long hard look at this guy’s drives. I’d bet money they’re full of kiddie porn.

    • Johnny Wyeknot

      If history teaches us anything you would be correct

  • Karen Marie

    Gee, this reminds me — there’s something I need to buy at Target. Don’t know what it is but I’m sure, once I get there, I will find something to buy.

  • Coby Koehl

    HE WASN’T AT TARGET HE IS AT A CATHOLIC CHURCH.

  • This one needs shock treatment. Get the tazers.

    You can protest outside the store, not inside. Private property and all.

  • Tallulah

    Methinks he doth project too much!

  • That ass was drunk! and I wish I was there to kick his ass down the stairs.
    Target is not the only store trans people go in. All stores are frequented by us trans people. And if he were to get in my face he would be eating my fist.

  • TallBearNC

    I wore the customer I would’ve knocked the living shit out of him… Then smashed his phone. I doubt anyone would have testified for that asshole. And probation for 30 to 60 days in the county jail would be very much to be able to punch assholes

  • Gianni

    They take ‘pitchers’ of children. Good English. Of course, that dood would never face the fact that any paedophiles in the women’s restroom will be a hetero perv. They’re the ones you want to be watching, shithead.

  • robert

    OMG – that’s the downtown SF target @ the Metreon. I wish I could have been there when this crazy was in there. I would have shouted back at him. Good for target. Good for that lady. They will be getting more of our business soon.

  • John Sherwood Jr

    Um, he’s filming without consent. Can’t they all (the customers and security) sue him???

  • douglas

    All this loudmouthed ass has is fake Jesus and lies. Who writes his shtick? Trump?

    • abel

      It isn’t actually written, it’s just regurgitated, ex tempore

  • nsh

    Is that the TARGET on 4th & Mission in Downtown SF? I guess I’m not surprised… there are a lot of mentally ill people around there. He gives them a bad name tho

  • ChadSF

    I’m gonna skip this clip because it’s just going to make my blood boil but I want to point out that this looked like it happened at the Target store in downtown San Francisco. So even in a city like San Francisco, we encounter religious douchenozzles like this religious zealot. Not today Satan, Not Today!!!

  • Curtis Jensen

    Well I at least appreciate that this protester is honest that the supposed safety of children in restrooms isn’t what he’s actually protesting. He makes it clear that he’s mad that LGBT people exist. These deluded creeps need to worship their twisted concept of what Jesus wants from them in private.

  • Ed Mansuetti Davidson

    Ok, just a couple of things…They are either pedophiles Or Homo’s CAUSE THEY ARE DIFFERENT~ WHERE ARE THE COURT CASES? haven’t heard of ONE? THREE DIFFERENT things here: Transgender, Homosexuals, and pedophiles ALL DIFFERENT!!!! He’s a NUT!!!

  • Ralph_Edmunds

    I just went toTarget, opened an account and bought some shit.

  • Debbie Burton

    I dont understand why he isnt arrested and removed? If anyone carried on like this in an Australian store he would never be allowed back in the store!

  • Kara Connor

    Notice how, as ever, they have to repeat the completely discredited lies about people “taking advantage of this already” to commit pedophilia. But then he’s moronic enough to actually believe that there is some law-abiding child molester who’s saying “Yes, at last, a loophole I can exploit”. Mendacious, evil and moronic.

  • Purple_Zebra

    Nothing that dumbass said was a fact.