Man arrested protesting Targets Transgender policy charged with domestic violence

Michael Lloyd Merichko Target

Michael Lloyd Merichko

Managers at the Bradley Illinois Target told employees Monday to evacuate the floor after Michael Lloyd Merichko questioned them about Target’s bathroom policy. One hysterical team member called the police and gave a second-hand account saying that there was an ‘active shooter’ in the store. (Listen to the 911 call by clicking the Daily Journal link at the bottom of the post)

Michael Lloyd Merichko
An image shared by Merichko on Facebook

There is an obvious disconnect Merichko’s memory of the incident, what actually occurred, and how mainstream media is downplaying the criminal activity as just a man protesting Targets bathroom policy.

“Here’s the concern,” Merichko says he told the Target employee after she explained that Target welcomes transgender employees and guests to use the restroom that corresponds with their gender identity.

“I am a husband, and I am a father. And I have a wife and a daughter. I do not want some wicked pervert in the same bathroom as my wife or my daughter, someone who self-identifies at that time as woman. That’s a problem, don’t you think,” Merichko says he told the employee.
Merichko says that he was walking around the Target store holding his Bible and reading and memorizing scriptures to himself. He says that after police officers questioned him he told them that he disapproved of Target’s transgender bathroom law and that the Bible “110% disagreed with this so-called law.” He says that he would go in the bathroom with his wife and daughter “and stand guard” to prevent “some wicked pervert” from laying a hand on them.

From a previous Target protest….

According to Daily Journal, Merichko was arrested two days later for domestic battery after allegedly bruising his eight year old son.

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  1. Good points Bobbie Jo Justice.

    It’s so called biblical lessons like these… Laws of Rape (Deuteronomy 22:28-29 NAB)

    Quote… “If a man is caught in the act of raping a young woman who is not engaged, he must pay fifty pieces of silver to her father. Then he must marry the young woman because he violated her”

    Which really do reinforce that the bible is nothing more than a “man made” load of absolute crap, for the control and manipulation of humanity.

    “A prison for your mind”.

    Never did I realise just how much I had been affected all my life by negative feelings of shame, fear and guilt, until I abandoned Christianity.

    If God loves each one of us so much, then why make me feel that way just because of gender!

  2. First the white “christian” people bullied, harassed, marginalized and murdered native americans. Then white “christian” people bullied, harassed, marginalized , enslaved and murdered black people. Then white “christian” people bullied, harassed, marginalized and murdered gay people. Now white “christian” people are bullying, harassing, marginalizing and murdering transgender people. WHEN IS THIS NONSENSE FROM WHITE “CHRISTIAN” AMERICA GOING TO STOP?

    He wants to quote bible verses, fine, here’s some bible verses for him. I bet you have never heard these in church.

    Psalm 137:9 – Happy is the one who seizes your infants and dashes them against the rocks.

    Laws of Rape (Deuteronomy 22:28-29 NAB)

    If a man is caught in the act of raping a young woman who is not engaged, he must pay fifty pieces of silver to her father. Then he must marry the young woman because he violated her, and he will never be allowed to divorce her.
    What kind of lunatic would make a rape victim marry her attacker? Answer: God.

    Kill the Entire Town if One Person Worships Another God

    Suppose you hear in one of the towns the LORD your God is giving you that some worthless rabble among you have led their fellow citizens astray by encouraging them to worship foreign gods. In such cases, you must examine the facts carefully. If you find it is true and can prove that such a detestable act has occurred among you, you must attack that town and completely destroy all its inhabitants, as well as all the livestock. Then you must pile all the plunder in the middle of the street and burn it. Put the entire town to the torch as a burnt offering to the LORD your God. That town must remain a ruin forever; it may never be rebuilt. Keep none of the plunder that has been set apart for destruction. Then the LORD will turn from his fierce anger and be merciful to you. He will have compassion on you and make you a great nation, just as he solemnly promised your ancestors. “The LORD your God will be merciful only if you obey him and keep all the commands I am giving you today, doing what is pleasing to him.” (Deuteronomy 13:13-19 NLT)

  3. And here I was thinking =what a good idea it would be to move to Illinois to be closer to work. Screw that noise – I’ll stay in California, thanks!

  4. This guy has to be a nut case and glad he was arrested but what makes a person like this carry a Bible and then a couple days later beats his son~~good heavens!

  5. Yeah good point Chrissy, I’m pretty sure the bible doesn’t teach domestic violence either.

  6. Pretty sure the Bible says nothing about transgender people, or bathrooms for that matter. I guess God was having an off day, forgetting that stuff … what? It doesn’t matter what God says or doesn’t say, because people just make that shit up? Well, why have a Bible in the first place then??

  7. Absolute moron! This is the problem with this world. Far to many ignorant, bigotted, narrow minded, easy to brainwash, total mind controlled, religious slaves, who have NFI whatsoever about anything to do with being transgender. It’s programmed religous dickheads like these who have been responsible for more division, hardship, hatred and killing throughout history than any other group I can think off, and if this is what religion teaches, then fuck your religion, I will burn every bible I see.


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