On Wednesday, Todd Rokita, Indiana’s Attorney General, along with six other Attorney Generals, sent Target a letter indicating the retail giant may face upcoming legal consequences following its June LGBTQ+ displays.
Dear Mr. Cornell:
As Attorneys General committed to enforcing our States’ child-protection and
parental-rights laws and our States’ economic interests as Target shareholders, we
are concerned by recent events involving the company’s “Pride” campaign. Our concerns entail the company’s promotion and sale of potentially harmful products to minors, related potential interference with parental authority in matters of sex and gender identity, and possible violation of fiduciary duties by the company’s directors and officers.
As the chief legal officers of our States, we are charged with enforcing state
laws protecting children and safeguarding parental rights. State child-protectionAdvertisement
laws penalize the “sale or distribution . . . of obscene matter.” 1 A matter is considered
“obscene” if “the dominant theme of the matter . . . appeals to the prurient interest in
sex,” including “material harmful to minors.” 2 Indiana, as well as other states, have
passed laws to protect children from harmful content meant to sexualize them
and prohibit gender transitions of children.
In addition to confronting the company on its potential harm to children in using its displays to advocate sex and gender identity, the company was also warned that it had harmed its stockholders financially. Target shares dropped significantly in value as consumers pushed back on the store’s pride line and satanically influenced goods.
Social Media Influencer DC Draino posted a friendly reminder that Target was selling transgender children’s merchandise made by Abprallen. The designer added “Satan respects pronouns” to their apparel.
Friendly reminder that Target was exposed for selling transgender children’s merchandise made by Abprallen, a Satanic designer whose shirts say:
“Satan respects pronouns”
This is why we’re boycotting Target pic.twitter.com/4hIkTTxbeH
— DC_Draino (@DC_Draino) May 23, 2023
Abprallen’s merchandise also promotes graphic violence against those disagree with their sexual messaging. The design below features a barbaric guillotine implying that those considered “Homophobic” should have their heads cut off.
“In connection with its “Pride” campaign, Target provides financial support toan organization called GLSEN (pronounced “glisten”). GLSEN furnishes resources to activists for the purpose of undermining parents’ constitutional and statutory rights by supporting “secret gender transitions for kids” and directing public schools to withhold “any information that may reveal a student’s gender identity to others, including [to] parents or guardians.”