Tuesday, May 23, 2023

Target needs to experience a Bud Light movement


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?



LindaG said...

I stopped shopping there 10 or so years ago.
And made certain not to when they said they would no longer sell "little boy blue" or "little girl pink" clothes.
And when I heard about their bathrooms, that sealed it for me.

Andrew B said...

My wife called them the day this story broke to cancel her account. She made sure they knew exactly why she was doing so, God bless her. As for me, I almost never shopped their, although I liked some of their coffee. I can live without it, however.

Landroll said...

How does the song go? Dumb, dumb, dumb, another one bite the dust!

Fredrick said...

They are a chain of preference for suburban affluent white ladies of the left.

Old NFO said...

Haven't been in one in years.

Beans said...

They've been doing this for years. Just watch any of their ads. All non-nuclear family, gay this and that, non-white only couples, blah blah blah.

They have talked a good number, but every time I've tried to shop at them their stores are worse shelved, worse laid out, worse smelling than Walmart.

So, bleh, not stepped into one, for more than 5 years, and that was to get a specialty gluten-free item that neither Publix nor Walmart nor Amazon carried at that time (Annies gluten free mac n cheese deluxe.) Had to special order it and the stinking store 10 blocks from me shipped it to the mini-store in the center of town right next to the university where there's no parking. So wife suffered without Annies until Publix started carrying it, and then 'Zon got it and now we're set. I go out of my way to not shop at Target.

Anonymous said...

Can't help on this one.
I quit Target 10 yrs or so ago when they threw the Salvation Army out at Christmas.

Anonymous said...

The nearest one is 200+ miles from me, so not hard to avoid... But my wife likes them and has been hard to convince. I need to show her this.

Judy said...

As Fredrick has pointed out, they have always catered to the Woke/Left leaning/pick your descriptor community, clear back when they first came to the nearest big city to you.  And since I'm more of a Tractor Supply/Orschelns kind of shopper. I've been in their stores maybe a dozen times over the years and rarely found what I was looking for.

Bob C. said...

Like some others here I can't help; I seldom shopped there anyway, but their restroom idiocy clinched it. This is simply more of the same, and I can only hope that they follow Anheuser-Busch into bankruptcy.

chipmunk said...

I used to love Target, but, like the commenter above, stopped shopping there when they stopped allowing the Salvation Army bellringers at Christmas a while back. To me it indicated the direction they were heading, which has been made clearer in the ensuing years.

Gromit said...

Go to one if convienient. fill cart with LGBT crap and bud light. Abandon cart in inconvenient location in the store, walk out.

Anonymous said...

Target's customer base is fat women. They lack the self control to boycott. And they obviously lack the will.