What began in places like New York and Los Angeles is now spreading across the country. Believe it or not, Drag Queen Story Hour is a recent phenomenon that may just show up at your community library very soon. In fact, these gatherings and others like them have already happened or are planned in at least 40 states to date.
The events feature men outfitted in makeup and outfits, using their “drag” name, and reading stories to children as young as 3 years old at public libraries. And despite what organizers say, there is nothing innocent or “family-friendly” about these events. The story-times have a very specific agenda and event organizers are not coy about the intent of this program.
According to advertisements, “Drag Queen Story Hour 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.”
The ideology behind Drag Queen Story Hour goes even further beyond ideas regarding sexual identity, and for these activists, undermining parents’ authority in the lives of their children is often necessary. For example, Gay Pride Director Jeremy Hobbs of Columbus, Georgia was quite explicit about the desire to undermine parents when he stated, “We’re not born with hate; we learn hate. And it all starts at home.”
Yes. In addition to introducing and pushing gender confusion on innocent children, this program plans to teach kids that any biblical values they may glean from their parents at home is “hate.”
Friends—it is time to act and, thankfully, thousands of people across the nation have already spoken up and raised concerns with their local libraries and leaders. Meanwhile, in New Mexico, we must be ready to act if and when the time comes, so here are some things you can do right now:
- Please continue to follow us for more information on this unacceptable program.
- Please make sure your pastor is aware of this program and encourage him to preach on the important biblical issues of gender and human sexuality.
- Please remember to vote this November for those candidates who will support parental rights and push back against the radical left’s assault on Christian parenting.
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Today we are facing issues that just 5 years ago would have been unimaginable. The only way to push back is for the church to be awake, alert, and active. And to that end, we look forward to partnering with you.
God bless you and thank you for your continued prayers and generous support.
President and Executive Director