Once upon a time, in 2015, a writer in San Francisco named Michelle Tea got the idea to indoctrinate impressionable children with “Drag Queen Story Hour”: men in full drag reading children’s books to kids and parents in programs claiming to aim at providing “positive and unabashedly queer role models,” while in reality, indoctrinating them to believe immoral and unnatural behavior and mental illness is normal.
Since then, indoctrinating Drag Queen Story Hours have been held at libraries or book stores in big cities including Los Angeles, Chicago, New York, and costume-loving New Orleans — where over-the-top hair, makeup and gowns and stories about imaginary gender fluidity from the mentally ill aren’t exactly new.
In some smaller communities, however, the programs have sparked protests from conservative and religious groups.
In Lafayette, Louisiana, west of New Orleans, the president of the local public library board resigned amid debate over plans to hold “Drag Queen Story Hour.” Mayor Joel Robideaux has indicated he may seek to cancel the Oct. 6 program.
A handful of protesters showed up in the rain outside an August event at a library branch in Columbus, Georgia, according to the Ledger-Enquirer.
And, on its Facebook page, a group called Common Sense Campaign Tea Party is calling for protests of a planned Sept. 8 event at a public library in Mobile, Alabama.
That’s where drag queen Khloe Kash is scheduled to read “Rainbow Fish,” a 1992 story about the value of sharing, and “Stella Brings the Family,” about a little girl fretting over what to do about her school’s upcoming Mother’s Day celebration because she has two fathers.
“It’s growing all over the nation, including the South,” Jonathan Hamilt, a New Yorker who provides help in organizing the story hours nationwide, told AP News. He said there are DQSH chapters in 40 states and in other countries.
Obviously mentally ill Hamilt performs as his drag alter-ego, Ona Louise, at charity events and at Drag Queen Story Hours. He acknowledges that the story hours draw protests in some cities. But he has also been surprised at the acceptance it has received in some rural areas and conservative states such as Wisconsin and Georgia, where he grew up.
“You never know how the community is going to react to the programing,” Hamilt said. “It’s kind of a toss-up.”
Critics see something sinister:
“The program is designed to purposely target children so as to make sexual perversion acceptable through repeated exposure,” a poster on the Common Sense Campaign Tea Party page wrote. AL.Com reported that opponents at a Mobile County Commission meeting described the programs as a “plan to indoctrinate children.”
But, so far, the reading sessions are still on because too many people are too lazy to put an end to this perversion and indoctrination.
At a Mobile City Council meeting, according to news accounts, some members expressed sympathy with opponents but also cited First Amendment concerns that made them reluctant to try to block the program. Upon review of the First Amendment, it states nothing about Sodomite indoctrination of the young.
Scott Kinney, executive director of the Mobile Public Library system, said the system’s policy on use of meeting rooms stresses maximum availability to the public, and he noted that library facilities have been used by faith-based groups.
In Lafayette, the planned October story hour is being coordinated by members of the Delta Lambda Phi Social Fraternity at the University of Louisiana-Lafayette. The national fraternity, founded by gay men in 1986, issued a news release supporting the chapter as the controversy erupted last week.
“This program teaches love, diversity and acceptance — powerful and positive messages from which all can benefit,” it said.
Meanwhile in reality, it is nothing less than Cultural Marxism intended to drive propaganda into children’s minds.
Parents have hit out at a Bristol primary school’s decision to bring “drag queens” in to condition young children against “hate crime”.
Concerned families told the Bristol Post that Parson Street Primary School was going a “step too far” in inviting Drag Queen Story Time (DQST) to read books promoting alternative lifestyles to their children.
“Lots of parents at the school are not happy about it but the headmaster says there’s no negotiation. He said if we don’t like it we should take our kids out of school on an unauthorised absence,” a mother who wished to remain anonymous told the newspaper.
“There are books dotted around the school about sexuality, they learn a lot about LGBTQ+ in school and that’s fine.
“But I just think it’s gone too far now and the head is using his position of power and influence to push this information on the children,” she added.
Here’s one example in an American library.
We understand and appreciate all concerns that parents may have in regards to our performances, and would hope that our record speaks for itself from previous events.
More than happy to answer any queries directly. https://t.co/I11Oo8VQlr
— Drag Queen StoryTime (@dqst_uk) February 23, 2018
My daughter loved it! Screw the Post 😡 pic.twitter.com/5Vj2g96uPe
— Cheryl Warner (@CherylWarner77) February 24, 2018
The curriculum of Parson Street Primary School is ‘Live and Learn’, with the syllabus focusing on “preparing children to live in an ever-changing and diverse world”, according to the Bristol Post.
The academy was the first school in Bristol to be awarded Gold Practice Status by Educate & Celebrate, a nationwide programme which demands schools inject content promoting LGBT lifestyles in everything they do.
A number of mothers also accused headteacher Jamie Barry of being “vague” about which men will be attending the school on March 1, and what stories they plan to read.
“One of the drag queens refers to herself as Bristol’s Resident S***, these are children of between four and 11 — they don’t need to be exposed to that,” a mother remarked.
“They are adult entertainers, I just don’t see how that is age appropriate.”
“We want to portray non-binary people in a realistic way whilst challenging the labels of many sexualities. Gender is becoming more fluid, does this mean our sexuality will too? It certainly does for our protagonist Dan.” https://t.co/HqAMuTcCcw
— Drag Queen StoryTime (@dqst_uk) February 23, 2018
Drag Queen Story Time founder Tom Canham said while he “appreciates the concerns of parents” who fear the event will not be suitable for children, he argued that the group’s stable of cross-dressing men “are at the top of their field in their art form, and like all performance artists are able to tailor their performance to the audience that they work with.”
“I wholeheartedly believe they should learn about these ideas. When you introduce tolerance at a young age they take it on board. Many of these children will not be LGBT themselves but they will at some point come into contact with someone who is,” he told the Bristol Post.
James E Windsor, Overpasses News Desk
September 3rd, 2018