Target's Argumentative Essay

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As many have heard, Target recently made the decision to open all bathrooms to gender neutrality so as not to exclude transgendered people. In doing so, they opened up the door for pedophiles to more easily target children. As such, because of ties against both the LGBT crowd, and sexual offenders, many Christians have said they would boycott Target. On the outside, that appears to make sense, however, it no longer does to me the more I think about it. This is probably the most radical statement that I’ve thought of, but, Christians DON’T need to boycott Target, at least not physically. As far as providing monetary spending in their store, you don’t have to spend a single dime. The truth is, we don’t need to abandon Target the same …show more content…
They are issues that need to be addressed. However, if you think boycotting the places that support modern viewpoints does anything, there are a few reminders needed. As the illustration points out, by avoiding Target, Target remains in darkness. Millions of Christians may agree to boycott it, but when we leave, there are others, who agree with the company’s decision, that take our place. However, by not boycotting Target, at least physically, the light we are supposed to shine (Matthew 5:14-16) remains lit. We should be harbingers of the love Christ showed us for …show more content…
In keeping with the body as a holy temple of God, you could substitute boycotting Target with avoiding numerous other places. However, Christ ministered to the sinners in his ministry (Mark 2:15-17). Followers of Christ don’t need to be found; they already are. They do need to be discipled in order to lead more effective lives and produce more fruit, but they are already His. The sinners need to be found and ministered to in order to further the kingdom of God. Now, ministering to someone, and loving them doesn’t mean you have to partake in the activities involved, or support the actions they are taking in their lives. Love and support are two vastly different things. Often times, love means not supporting the actions of someone, much as a parent chastises a child. Not being present makes that love almost impossible. You can’t just stand back and say “I love you” without doing anything. It means nothing unless your actions follow suit (1 John 3:18). The greatest love you can show anyone of the transgender community, and others who are in dark places, is by not exiting the places they may be (which you can’t do because sometimes you can’t tell who they are, and the fact is, it doesn’t matter if you can detect them; see the point after this), and showing them the love of Christ, what their actions do to Him, and what His action did for them (The Gospel in its

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