The LGBTQ movement, which promised the public sphere it only wanted equality a la Obergefell v. Hodges, regularly reveals their entitled desire for more. As Erick Erickson famously said, "You will be made to care."
Little demonstrates this more than taxpayer-funded libraries hosting "drag queen reading hour" for preschoolers and toddlers who can't even read, let alone understand sexuality.
The events kill several birds with one stone: They attempt to associate something irregular with normalcy to kids at a very young age, and they abuse taxpayer dollars typically reserved for essential humanities' outreach.
Just recently, a transsexual named Xochi Mochi wore a dress, cape, and a five-horn headdress while reading to a group of kids at the Michelle Obama Library in Long Beach, Calif. The Church of Satan tweeted their support of the event and while the library initially posted the photo of Xochi Mochi reading to the kids on their Facebook and Twitter pages, they were eventually taken down.
At the Brooklyn Public Library in Park Slope during "Drag Queen Story Hour," Little Miss Hot Mess (dressed in full, glittery, drag queen get-up) asked preschool age attendees and their caregivers, "Who wants to be a drag queen when they grow up?" Hot Mess sings, reads and tells stories. "The hips on the drag queen go swish, swish, swish," Hot Mess sang to the delight of children. The Brooklyn Public Library has been hosting drag queen story hour since last year. One caregiver told the reporter she thought it was "fantastic" because it addressed "gender fluidity, self-acceptance, and all of these topics that are very real."
It's one thing for drag queens or transsexuals to lobby for equality via marches and even legislation. It's quite another to show up at a taxpayer-funded facility and showcase a very abnormal (and in the case of Xochi, religiously-biased) lifestyle as healthy, common, and educational.
People who support LGBTQ rights or who embody that lifestyle on a daily basis are certainly human beings with rights and desires just like everyone else. But there's little psychology or science to support it being healthy or normal or something children who can't cross streets by themselves should have to grapple with during reading hour. Imagine the questions: Is he a boy? Is he a girl? Why is a boy wearing a dress? Why does s/he look like Satan?
Kids are moldable, which is why every major lobby (be it conservative Christians, liberal transgenders, or feminists) try to teach them their particular political, cultural, or religious bias. But because kids are easily swayed, parents, teachers, and other influential adults need to be careful what they are putting in a child's path to embrace. What looks like political correctness or an "open mind" might produce confusion or anxiety.
If the LGBTQ community really cared about kids, would they be reading to them dressed in demonic drag queen outfits?
Nicole Russell is a contributor to the Washington Examiner's Beltway Confidential blog. She is a journalist in Washington, D.C., who previously worked in Republican politics in Minnesota. She was the 2010 recipient of the American Spectator's Young Journalist Award.
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