It seems to me that Target, the well-known department store chain, is actively working against normal people and seeking to impose an anti-Christian, "woke", sometimes blatantly pro-perversion ethos on its customers and our nation. Not content with "selling 'tuck-friendly' bathing suits, LGBTQ onesies for babies, 'trans power' T-shirts [and] drag queen books for young children", the chain has now hired an openly Satanist designer to offer LGBTQ gear in its aisles.
Target describes all the products as: "All items were designed for all bodies, regardless of gender identity and presentation. We added design features to help make the fit customizable for you. Our hope is for all guests to find clothing that makes them feel comfortable and affirmed in their identity. We understand that fit is incredibly important and will continue to evolve and improve on fit needs for the LGBTQIA+ Community."
In the product descriptions, Target credits the Gay, Lesbian & Straight Education Network, and boasts of having over a 10-year partnership with GLSEN.
"GLSEN leads the movement in creating affirming, accessible and anti-racist spaces for LGBTQIA+ students," the retail behemoth glowingly said. "We are proud of 10+ years of collaboration with GLSEN and continue to support their mission."
There's more at the link.
The garments are from a company called AbPrallen, run by someone who gives his name only as "Erik". I'll let him describe his beliefs in this description of one of his T-shirts.
Satan Respects Pronouns Tee
Satan loves you and respects who you are. You’re important and valuable in this world and you deserve to treat yourself with love and respect.
I’ve been thinking a lot lately about The Satanic Temple, and to a lesser extent, The Church of Satan, how they’re so frequently misunderstood and demonised (pun not intended) and how LGBT+ people are so often referred to as being a product of Satan or going against God’s will.
Satanists don’t actually believe in Satan, he is merely used as a symbol of passion, pride, and liberty. He means to you what you need him to mean. So for me, Satan is hope, compassion, equality, and love.
So, naturally, Satan respects pronouns. He loves all LGBT+ people. The Church of Satan openly accepts LGBT+ people, it has done since it was created in the 60s and the more recent Satanic Temple accepts them too, with open arms.
I’ve always loved the juxtaposition of “creepy” or “weird” things being presented as soft or cute and personally I think Baphomet, a mystical deity, looks very charming in their pastel colours; Baphomet themself is a mixture of genders, beings, ideas, and existences. They hardly fit into binary stereotypes.
Again, more at the link.
So, Target regards a person with those views as someone who's ideally positioned to sell products to their customers; and those who buy those products are, with their consumer dollars, supporting those views and enabling "Erik" to go on propagandizing them.
Do you really want your dollars supporting either the store, or its product vendors? I most certainly don't! In fact, I consider it blasphemous for any seriously believing Christian (or Muslim or Jew, for that matter) to support them. It's certainly in diametric opposition to our classical faith.
We've all seen how former drinkers of Bud Light are punishing Anheuser-Busch for going "woke" in their advertising. I think it may be time for right-thinking consumers to boycott Target as an expression of their rejection of everything this range of products (and all other related products) stands for. What say you, readers?