Ahhh, story time. A fixture of childhood. That special time when young tykes are guided through a world of make-believe, where anything is possible.
And one of those fictitious miracles, apparently, is a man transforming into a fabulous woman.
As you may have read recently, courtesy of RedState’s Joe Cunningham, libraries around the country are hosting Drag Queen Story Hour.
‘Cause, you know, draq queens are the people you most want reading to your children.
And bonus: the stories they’re reading are about how that whole antiquated notion of sex is completely arbitrary. The purpose? Well, I’ll just let them tell you:
“Drag Queen Story Hour (DQSH) is just what it sounds like—drag queens reading stories to children in libraries, schools, and bookstores. DQSH captures the imagination and play of the gender fluidity of childhood and gives kids glamorous, positive, and unabashedly queer role models. In spaces like this, kids are able to see people who defy rigid gender restrictions and imagine a world where people can present as they wish, where dress up is real.”
And it’s super fun! And really important:
“Drag Queen Story Hour is a fun and important program that celebrates diversity in the way that children may dress and act. It encourages children to look beyond gender stereotypes and embrace unfettered exploration of self. Programs like DQSH encourage acceptance of difference and help to prevent bullying, while providing an enjoyable literary experience.”
Well, that’s nice. But what if, in the exploration of self, the children determine they are what in reality they are, and that people pretending to be otherwise are weirdos? Is that too “unfettered”? As I’ve written previously, true “diversity” must include beliefs which oppose the left-wing groups attempting to hijack that word (please see here).
If you’re less than psyched about your child being mesmerized by the spun yarn of a dude named Hugo pretending to be chick named Agatha, you’re not alone.
As reported by the Associated Press, in contrast to LA, New York, and Chicago, there’s been resistance “in some smaller communities”: protests have ensued.
In August, a group set up camp in the rain outside a library in Columbus, Georgia to express their radical disapproval of the makeshift Brother Goose spectacle.
The president of the public library board in Lafayette, Louisiana resigned in the midst of debates preceding the town’s tentative October 6th story-and-stilettos event. Mayor Joel Robideaux has announced its potential cancellation (this updated turn of events was also noted in Joe Cunningham’s piece).
In Mobile, Alabama, Common Sense Campaign Tea Party is planning a Sept. 8 rally against the shemales n’ tales. As it stands, drag queen Khloe Kash is set to bring to life Rainbow Fish and Stella Brings the Family, the latter featuring a little girl with two daddies who’s nervous about her school’s Mother’s Day festivities.
(Wouldn’t she just bypass Mother’s Day and double-up on Father’s Day?)
Baptist ministers and supporters are speaking out against Mobile's Drag Queen Story Hour.
"We recognize it as the opening salvo in a clearly defined cultural war," said the Rev. Mack Morris, pastor at Woodridge Baptist. "We must protect our children." https://t.co/IcuwSKj2rT pic.twitter.com/MRUn7gL6Zs
— AL.com (@aldotcom) August 28, 2018
Still, according to national organizer Jonathan Hamilt, there’s no substantial impediment to the movement:
“It’s growing all over the nation, including the South.”
You may know Hamilt by his alternate name, Ona Louise. And he/she could be coming to a really confused story time near you.
A city library is a public institution, and as such, its purpose is to serve the community at large, rather than only one faction. But here is where many contemporary ideological issues come to a head with regard to government: in days of old, society existed upon the bedrock of a singular morality, known as culture. However, that foundation has long been cracked, and what once was traditional is now religious; what once was secular is now alternative. Thus, a war of doctrine is being somewhat fought between faith and its foes. Many in politics believe religion should be kept outside of municipal boundaries, while other lifestyle and moral viewpoints are welcome as they are non-religious. Therefore, in that battle of dogma, the alternative is crushing the traditional, by way of legal access and governmental endorsement. Such a conflict recently occurred at the Boston capitol, where a Christian flag was denied as a #Pride flag sat atop a pole (see here).
If this anti-faith and — subsequently — anti-culturally-conservative paradigm is not replaced with something better, our nation awaits a transformation that fewer than half want, and yet far more than half will be helpless to prevent.
In the meantime, the next generation is preparing to let the world change, having been taught as children that such a metamorphosis is in fact, like the conclusions of stories read by men in makeup and dresses, a beautiful and happy ending.
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