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CPAC Chairman Matt Schlapp sent a letter to Target leadership urging the retailer to end its relationship with a “satanist designer.”

Schlapp said Target has become a “beloved merchant” by families across America, but conservatives and religious Americans have recently become “deeply troubled” by its partnership with an “individual who practices satanism, along with (Target’s) 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,” the letter said. “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.”

Schlapp pointed out Target is offering swimsuits that are “tuck friendly,” along with chest binders, music, home furnishings and products geared toward kids from 2-8 years old 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,” Schlapp wrote. “These are procedures where healthy functioning body parts are distorted and destroyed to perpetuate false and radical reflections of human biology.”

Schlapp also expressed concern over the company’s policy of promoting abortion by paying to facilitate out-of-state abortions for its employees.

“In the past, Target has relied on center-right and conservative organizations to further policies that benefited Target, its shareholders and its customers,” Schlapp wrote. “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.”


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