Amazon and Walmart have one standard for transgender persons and one for Catholics: they will not tolerate the slightest insults to the former, but they have no problem offending the latter.

Recently, Amazon, Target, and Walmart pulled a “Tranny Granny” Halloween costume, saying it was offensive. It is not certain how many cross-dressers complained, but at least one activist said that it was “humiliating, dehumanizing, and degrading.” Walmart was particularly contrite, telling LGBTQ-Nation that “it clearly violates our policy.”

We have no problem with Target: it does not carry costumes that clearly insult Catholics. But Amazon and Walmart do.

Amazon recently carried an outfit called, “Keep Up the Faith Priest Men’s Costume.” The priest was wearing a black cassock that featured him sporting an erection; the nun, dressed in full habit, was depicted as pregnant. It was also selling, “Foreplay Women’s Sinful Sister Catsuit and Headpiece,” a black scantily-clad costume with black stockings.

Walmart had a “Pregnant Nun Costume” that lives up to its name. “Heavenly Hottie Costume Foreplay” was also available in black: the nun outfit was a one-piece body suit that featured white high boots; it was adorned with a large cross in the chest area.

There are no excuses for what Amazon did, but Walmart is worse. It likes to tout itself as a “Christian-friendly” store, yet when it comes to Catholics, it drops its guard.

It is not a good cultural sign when corporate elites are more sensitive to cross-dressers than they are to Catholics.

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