National Store Chain Pushing ‘Satanist Pride’ LGBTQ+ To Kids

Target, a well-known retail store, has found itself in the midst of a widespread boycott as Americans express their discontent with corporations leveraging social causes to market products to children. The recent controversy stems from Target’s decision to stock ‘pride’ products designed by a designer who identifies as a Satanist, incorporating occult imagery.

Wisconsin Activist Raises Concerns. Wisconsin activist Scarlett Johnson has brought attention to Target’s decision to carry products designed by an individual known as Abprallen. Notably, some of these products embrace Satanism, which has caused significant controversy and backlash.

The Controversial Product Line. Target offers a range of products under its ‘Pride product line, specifically categorized as “Pride Adult Clothing.” This collection comprises various items that showcase slogans and designs with the purpose of advocating for and showing support to the LGBTQ+ community. Noteworthy examples of these products include a compact messenger bag labeled “We Belong Everywhere,” a spacious tote bag featuring the phrase “Too Queer for Here,” and a comfortable sweatshirt conveying the message “Cure Transphobia, Not Trans People.”

The “Satan Respects Pronouns” Shirt. A notable item that has garnered significant attention is the “Satan respects pronouns” shirt. The accompanying description emphasizes the discrimination experienced by individuals within the LGBTQ+ community, who are frequently subjected to derogatory associations with Satan or deemed contrary to the divine will. However, the description contends that both the Church of Satan and The Satanic Temple exhibit greater acceptance towards LGBTQ+ individuals. It further clarifies that Satan serves as a symbol denoting attributes such as fervor, dignity, freedom, optimism, benevolence, parity, and affection. The purpose of the shirt is to demonstrate solidarity with all members of the LGBT+ community.

Controversial Imagery and Slogans. In addition to the “Satan respects pronouns” shirt, Target’s ‘pride’ product line also includes items featuring skeletons adorned with pride and trans colors. Some products even display slogans like “gay cult” and buttons with the phrase “trans witches for abortion.”

Additional Product Offerings. Aside from the controversial ‘pride’ products, Target is also selling a separate line of swimwear labeled as ‘tuck-friendly’ for children. Moreover, they offer an extensive range of clothing for transgender and LGBTQ+ kids, along with chest binders.