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LGBTQ radicals send targeted bomb threats after Pride month setback

LGBTQ radicals have reportedly flooded Target with bomb threats in retaliation for the retail giant which pulled some of its Pride Month merchandise after significant backlash.

The bomb threats were reportedly made against several Target stores in at least three states: Utah, Pennsylvania and Ohio. An email to a Cleveland store that Cleveland 19 News reviewed indicated that radical LGBTQ activists may have been behind the threats.

“Target is full of cowards who have turned their backs on the LGBT community and decided to address the right-wing homophobic redneck fanatics who protested and vandalized their store,” the email allegedly read.

In Utah, Salt Lake City Police Communications Director Brent Weisberg said USA TODAY that officers determined that no “credible threat” was directed against the two stores in the city.

“Officers will continue neighborhood patrols around Target locations in Salt Lake City out of an abundance of caution,” Weisberg said in a statement.

“We encourage anyone who sees anything suspicious to call 911 immediately,” he added.

Display of Target Pride Month merchandise (Phillip Pessar/Flickr)

Target said in a statement that stores will remain open and with regular hours, turning the matter over to law enforcement.

“Law enforcement has investigated these allegations and determined that our stores are safe,” the company said.

Bomb threats were also made against Target stores in Layton, Taylorsville and Provo. sergeant. Layton Police’s John Ottesen also told CBS affiliate KUTV 2 News that the bomb threats directed at the area target mentioned Pride Merchandise and came from a “fake email address”.

As Breitbart News reported last week, Target has garnered considerable backlash with the release of its LGBTQIA2S+ “Pride Collection” for the month of June – including clothing by British designer Abprallen, whose previous work has included the phrases “Satan loves you” and “Satan respects pronouns. Other items included in the Pride collection were “tuck-friendly” swimwear typically designed for male genitalia in women’s styles. In response to the massive backlash, Target pulled some of the items from its stores, accusing team members of receiving “threats” without citing evidence.

“Since introducing this year’s collection, we have experienced threats affecting our team members’ sense of safety and well-being at work,” Target said in a statement.

“Given these volatile circumstances, we are making adjustments to our plans, including removing items that have been at the center of the most significant confrontational behaviors,” the company added.

LGBTQ activists have accused Target of abandoning their commitment to the cause in the face of political backlash.

“Extremist groups and individuals are working to divide us and ultimately don’t just want rainbow products gone, they want us gone,” said Kelley Robinson, president of the Human Rights Campaign, in a press release. “For the past decade, the LGBTQ+ community has celebrated Pride with Target – it’s time for Target to stand with us and redouble our commitment to us.”

Related: Pride merchandise sold at Target includes children’s coloring books

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