Republican Texas Rep. Troy Nehls sent a letter to Target on Tuesday calling on the retailer to remove all pro-LGBT merchandise for children and criticizing them for “exploiting children.”
The Daily Caller first obtained a copy of the letter, which was sent to Target CEO Brian Cornell. In it, Nehls accuses Target of pushing sex changes for minors and urges the retailer to immediately remove any Pride products marketed to children.
“LGBT Pride Kid’s Clothing products showcased by Target inherently promote sexuality and sexual behavior,” Nehls wrote. “Not only does Target’s PRIDE clothing line desensitize our nation’s most vulnerable to mature content, but it promotes dangerous and potentially sterilizing gender transition surgeries on minors. It is morally reprehensible that Target is putting parents in a position to have conversations with their children about sexual adult content before they are ready- just for going to the store.”
Sources with knowledge told the Caller that Cornell is in receipt of the letter and that Target executives have been received large amounts of critical feedback from consumers over its Pride displays.
Target’s market value dropped by $9 billion in just one week amid backlash over the retailer’s “PRIDE” collection, which includes merchandise for children and a “tuck-friendly” women’s bathing suit. (RELATED: ‘Volatile Circumstances’: Target Removes Some LGBTQ Displays Over Backlash, Spox Says)
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“Target’s ‘LGBT Pride Kids Collection’ inherently promotes sexuality and sexual behavior, which desensitizes our children to adult content,” Nehls told the Caller before sending the letter. “This puts our nation’s most vulnerable in danger. Target’s LGBT children’s merchandise also puts parents in a position to have conversations with their own children about adult content they might not be ready for.”
“I am disgusted Target is exploiting children because of the pressure from the radical Left and those with personal agendas inside the corporation. Our nation’s children and their innocence should be protected from these folks at all costs,” he added. (RELATED: ‘Worst Thing That They Could Have Done’: Target Faces New Backlash Over Decision To Pull LGBTQ Products)
Target did not immediately respond to a Caller inquiry about Nehls’ letter.