I am definitely old. I grew up in the age of dinosaurs when all you had to do to decide which bathroom to use was check your pants. Men who dressed in women’s clothes were simply odd. There was no reason to harm them or look down on them, but they were simply not something you were interested in incorporating into the mainstream of society. They were certainly not something you felt it necessary to discuss with your elementary school child. Well, evidently there is a definite effort being made to change those cultural norms.
The Hill posted an article today about “Drag Queen Story Hour.” This is a relatively new phenomena where men in drag read children’s books to kids in libraries or bookstores. This seems really bizarre to me.
The article reports:
And a group called Common Sense Campaign Tea Party is also reportedly calling for a protest of an event this month at a public library in Mobile, Ala., it added.
“The program is designed to purposely target children so as to make sexual perversion acceptable through repeated exposure,” according to a poster on the group’s Facebook page, the AP reported.
Drag queen Khloe Kash is reportedly scheduled to visit Mobile and read “Rainbow Fish” and other children’s books, including “Stella Brings the Family,” about a little girl unsure what to do as Mother’s Day approaches because she has two fathers.
According to the news service, critics say that the program is meant to indoctrinate children into a progressive view of sexuality. Citing AL.com, it noted that opponents at a Mobile County Commission meeting described it as such. Those defending the event at a meeting reportedly sympathized with the critics, but pointed to the First Amendment.
So far, there are no plans to cancel “Drag Queen Story Hour” in Mobile, the AP noted.
Despite small pockets of opposition, the events are becoming more prevalent, Jonathan Hamilt, a New Yorker who helps organize the story hours across the U.S., told the news agency.
“It’s growing all over the nation, including the South,” Hamilt said.
I’m sorry. I just don’t think this is appropriate for young children. Can’t we just let them alone to be children for a while?