Many people believe that the boycott against Target and LGBT Americans is the work of some religious anti-gay hate groups and the ultra-rightwing Q nut jobs.
It is being pushed by what is now America’s largest anti-LGBT Hate Group.
The Republican Party itself.
CPAC – The Conservative Political Action Conference is a annual Republican political conference attended by conservative activists and elected officials from across the United States and beyond. CPAC is hosted by the American Conservative Union and has been held since 1974.
On Friday I received the following text message.
Sent via Messenger:
CPAC: Join CPAC in calling for Target Corporation to End Its Partnership with Satanic Designer!
Reply Stop to opt out
Below is the text of the petition:
(Add your name below to co-sign this petition!)
To: Target Corporation
ATTN: Mr. Brian Cornell
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Target Corporation
From: The American people
Dear Mr. Cornell:
As one of the nation’s largest private employers and department stores, Target has become a beloved merchant by families across our great country. Recently though, conservative and religious Americans have become deeply troubled by your partnership with an individual who practices satanism, along with your apparent embrace of radical gender ideology, which seeks to sterilize and brutalize the bodies of the youth.
It is disturbing to the many families of shoppers from religious backgrounds that Target Corporation partnered with Erik Carnell, a self-declared “satanist” to design the new “Pride Month” collection of items. Carnell openly flaunts his anti-Christian agenda posting that “Satan respects pronouns,” selling items with phrases like, “Trans Witches for Abortion,” and participating in a “satanic flea market” in London called an “anti Christmas fayre.” Someone like this should never be promoted by a company which purports to support families, especially not to create items geared toward children.
For example, it has now been widely reported that your stores are targeting young children with more than 2,000 products including “tuck friendly” swimsuits, chest binders, music, home furnishings, and products geared toward kids between the ages of 2-8 with phrases like “gender fluid,” “queer all year,” “Bye Bye, Binary,” “Pride 1,2,3” and “I’m not a girl.” Not only is such content inappropriate for children in those age groups, but it also seeks to confuse and tacitly endorse a pathway to gruesome irreversible procedures like vaginoplasty, metoidioplasty, and masculinizing chest surgery. These are procedures where healthy functioning body parts are distorted and destroyed to perpetuate false and radical reflections of human biology.
Also troubling is your organization’s promotion of abortion by paying to facilitate out-of-state abortions for your employees. Target’s anti-life policy thereby enlists unknowing customers to subsidize a practice which they morally oppose.
Surely as board members with a fiduciary responsibility to your shareholders, you must understand that Target’s embrace of radical gender ideology is alienating millions of your customers who will take their business elsewhere.
In the past, Target has relied on center-right and conservative organizations to further policies that benefited Target, its shareholders, and its customers. And when anti-capitalist politicians and activists attacked the company for its success and profitability, we stepped up to defend Target. However, we can no longer tolerate your leftist policy agenda – particularly when it facilitates demonic messaging and the destruction of the American family.
CPAC has sent this petition link out out to well over 100,000,000 people on their email/mailing lists.
And they have it listed brazenly on their website reaching million more each day.
How do we ever compete without any LGBT leaders or LGBT organizations that have any worth any more? (Except for Lambda Legal. PLEASE SUPPORT THEM.)
Your answers are as good as mine.
Please list them in the comments below.