Katie Kerekes, FISM News
Target has announced a clothing line designed to introduce infants and young children to the LGBT community.
In support of “pride month,” marked by an increasing flood of LGBTQ celebrations through the entire month of June, the retail giant now carries a wide array of material that promotes the awareness of sexuality to young minds.
This addition comes as part of a years-long effort from the company to facilitate the destruction of gender roles and promote fluidity and confusion between the sexes.
In 2016, Target waded into the controversy with its policy to allow those who identify as transgender permission to use the opposite sex’s restroom facilities. Critics of this say it is particularly concerning in regard to women and children, among those who, as the most vulnerable in society, such policies disproportionately affect.
The company has more recently been criticized for its gender-neutral clothing, as earlier this month a viral Tiktok video showed feminized clothes in Target’s little boys section.
The boys clothing section at Target looks like a mix between the girls section and the closet of someone from Queer Eye for the Straight Guy.
— Stew Peters (@realstewpeters) March 4, 2023
In addition to clothing, Target also carries an LGBT book line with categories such as “Elevating Transgender Voices,” and a children’s book featuring a lesbian couple with a daughter. Another title with “4-8 years old” listed as the suggested age, “Bye Bye Binary,” encourages indoctrination such as the denial of the gender binary.
The store’s agenda has sparked widespread backlash and nationwide concern over the rising sexualization of young children, with conservatives like Charlie Kirk highlighting much of the campaign on Twitter:
Welcome to @Target's new "Pride Collection" that includes shirts with slogans like:
"Queer! Queer! Queer! Queer!"
"Homophobia. Transphobia. Can be cured with Education"
"Ask me about my pronouns" and
"Live, Laugh, Lesbian"
— Charlie Kirk (@charliekirk11) May 10, 2023
AUTHOR’S BIBLICAL ANALYSIS
The jeopardization of innocence when not only introducing children to sexuality prematurely but also to the realm of sexual deviance, remains a grave concern for believers worldwide.
We find confirmation within scripture of God’s design and purpose for mankind, and the order to which He has called us. In Genesis 5:2, we read:
He created them male and female, and blessed them and called them Mankind in the day they were created.
The Bible clearly lays out the intentional differences and complimenting attributes that a man and a woman both possess, with intelligent design to facilitate prosperity.
As believers in Christ and inhabitants of a fallen world, we can find encouragement in the Lord’s promises in Psalms 2:1-6:
Why do the nations rage and the people plot in vain?
The kings of the earth take their stand and the rulers take counsel together against the Lord and against His Anointed saying ‘let us break their bonds in pieces and cast away their cords from us.’
He who sits in the heavens laughs, the Lord scoffs at them. Then He will speak to them in His wrath and terrify them in His fury saying, ‘As for Me, I have set My King on Zion, My holy hill.’
Sisters and brothers have hope, the Lord is sovereign.