We have sent multiple updates about the “Drag Queen Story Hour” taking place TOMORROW (Saturday April 27th) at 2pm at the Alpharetta Public Library (10 Park Plaza, Alpharetta, GA 30009). This event subjects children to a radical ideology that undermines biology and God’s design.

While we have encouraged you to write to elected officials and pray, we also wanted to make you aware of a group of citizen activists that are organizing a peaceful sit-in to protect these children.

They are asking everyone to arrive by 12:30pm and gather downstairs in front of the auditorium door where the event will be held. There, they will pray and be ready to fill the seats when the doors open.

This quiet protest might save a child from being exposed to this experience.  This, and all events at a public library, are open to the public. Use this as an opportunity to make your voice heard!

In order to know who is with the group, they are suggesting you wear something white. When you arrive, look for Rhonda, Nichole, or Mary. They will all have on nametags and can answer any of your questions. I have not had the opportunity to meet them, but I am grateful for their efforts to protect the children of their community.

If you are unable to join in this quiet protest, please join us in prayer – even for the drag queen, “Miss Terra Cotta Sugarbaker.” The lack of comfort and contentment with God’s design and His plan for sexuality is a real struggle for many. We need to pray for them, for healing, and for the Lord to do a mighty work in the hearts of people and in our culture as a whole.

In Prayer,

Cole Muzio
President and Executive Director

P.S. First Baptist Church of Alpharetta is allowing participants to park in their lot 44 Academy St, Alpharetta, GA 30009 until 4:00 pm. After that, cars need to be moved.

If you arrive after the auditorium doors have been closed, please ask the police officer to direct you to the sidewalk for the StopDQSH group. When it is over, they will gather to share thoughts and discuss next steps.

I know that each of you understand that appropriate, kind decorum is needed. The goal is not to engage or be hostile to those who disagree with us. This is a great opportunity to be Christ-like!

Last week, we sent an update about the Drag Queen Story Hour planned for the Alpharetta Public Library, and you responded in a BIG way!

However, the library is still insisting on allowing the event to take place, so we need to ramp up the pressure. Will you make your voice heard today?

A Drag Queen Story Hour is inappropriate for children and constitutes “adult entertainment,” something truly unsuitable for a taxpayer-funded library. It seeks to impose a lifestyle on children that is inconsistent with God’s design, leads to increased rates of depression and suicide, and is incompatible with science.

The library will be quick to tell you that this is not a library-sponsored event. However, hosting the ideology-driven “Story Hour” is woefully inappropriate and incompatible with the library’s mission. By allowing the event on the premises, it is a tacit endorsement.

The kids that will be funneled to this event need our protecting and need leaders to take action. Please take action today and then spread the word!

As of now, the event is still scheduled for April 27th at 2:00pm at the Alpharetta Library. Be in prayer!

Because our children deserve better,

Cole Muzio
President and Executive Director

A movement that began in places like New York and San Francisco – an effort to highlight the “drag queen” lifestyle to young children in our public libraries – has made its way to Alpharetta, Georgia.

Yes, Alpharetta, a suburban, right-leaning community, is slated to host a “drag queen” known as Miss Terra Cotta Sugarbaker who will read to young children at the library built with taxpayer dollars.

This individual, Steven Igarashi-Ball, has used this and other events to politicize and gain sympathy for his lifestyle. As a movement, Drag Queen Story Hour has focused on undermining parents and family values while aiming to expose and indoctrinate young children into believing that men dressing in drag is normal and good.

Your action is needed. Please make your voice heard today!

There has been some confusion about this event, which currently does not appear on the library’s calendar. However, in news reports the library has confirmed the event is still on. We believe this confusion is born from an effort to keep this event quiet so that you, the concerned citizens, will be silent.

Unable to win on the strength of their ideas, the radical Left’s great hope is to indoctrinate our youth. We can’t let this happen! Imposing this agenda on young children is unhealthy and highly detrimental. Join us today by making your voice heard!

Because our children deserve better,

Cole Muzio
President and Executive Director

P.S. Please share this email or the Action Center link so that even more people can make their voice heard on behalf of our kids!

Dear Friends:

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:

  1. Please continue to follow us for more information on this unacceptable program.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. To help fund our efforts to inform and engage local communities with calls to action, please consider a contribution to help in our efforts.

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.

Sincerely,

Vince Torres
President and Executive Director

You may have read our recent report about the latest effort to normalize sexual brokenness and push it on our kids. It’s called Drag Queen Story Hour, and if it hasn’t come to your community – maybe even your library – keep an eye out for it.

But what actually happens at one of these surreal events? Family Policy Alliance recently went to one to find out.

This event was at a library, though the library – in response to heavy public criticism and media coverage – took great pains to say that it was not sponsoring the event. So who was the sponsor? A local gay nightclub that also includes a gay bathhouse – a business where men have sex with other men. Not exactly the kind of folks that one would expect a library to facilitate interaction with children, especially in the #MeToo age.

Notably, the library also allowed the event – titled Drag Queen Story Time in this location – to be scheduled shortly after the library’s “Story Time”, presumably to attract more kids.

What the kids got was in large part political parody, followed by recruitment to kids’ drag queen competitions and an opportunity for all of the kids to get personal photos with the drag queens.

The story was A Day in the Life of Marlon Bundo, a parody of a book about a rabbit by Mike Pence’s daughter. In this version, two male bunnies want to get married, and Vice President Mike Pence is the villain – a stink bug who tries to stop them.

After introducing various drag queens who hold various “titles” from drag queen competitions, the lead drag queen invited kids ages 10 or older to compete for drag queen titles of their own. “So,” he said, “if you have kids who think this is great, or if they want to explore into other things, there are outlets for that.” The drag queen then detailed the titles and opportunities.

Events similar to this are happening with increasing frequency around the country. What can you do?

Thank you for speaking up for our kids!

The Family Policy Alliance Team

It began in places like New York, Los Angeles, and even came to Atlanta last year. Now, “Drag Queen Story Hour” is a phenomenon that could show up at your community’s library very soon.

The events- which feature confused men outfitted in makeup, dresses, and using their “drag” name reading stories to children at public libraries- have generated controversy in Lafayette, LA and Mobile, AL. Closer to home, however, a “Drag Queen Story Hour” came to Columbus, GA this month and plans are in the works to make it a monthly occurrence. Drag Queen Story Hour and events like it have already happened or are planned in at least 40 states.

It’s time to act.

There is nothing innocent about these events. Beyond the shock of a child seeing an adult male dressed as an over-the-top female, the story-times have a very specific agenda. The mission of the program is to:

“capture 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.”

Books read to the children are “LGBT books” according to one of the “queens” and books that teach them what a “drag queen is from a kid’s perspective” and how they too can express themselves that way.

But, it doesn’t stop there.

Columbus Gay Pride Director Jeremy Hobbs was overt about a desire to undermine parents: “We’re not born with hate; we learn hate. And it all starts at home.”

Yes, beyond introducing and pushing an LGBT lifestyle to innocent children, this program plans to teach kids that any biblical values they may glean from the home is “hate.”

First, we will be providing more information in the coming weeks on this unacceptable program, and we will be ready to act. To help fund our efforts to inform and engage local communities with a call to action, consider a contribution to help in our efforts.

Second, the most effective local tool is the church. Make sure your pastor is aware of this program AND encourage him to preach on the important topic of gender and the assault it is facing from the radical Left.

Third, remember to discuss this upcoming election with your network. One choice running for governor, Stacey Abrams, has been transparent about her intent for the government to supplant parents, to use the state to fully embrace the LGBT agenda, and indoctrinate Georgia children.

Our culture is facing issues that- even just 5 years ago- seemed unimaginable. The only way to push back is for the church, the Body of Christ, to be awake, alert, and active. We look forward to partnering with you to that end.

Standing with you,

Cole Muzio
President and Executive Director

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The Pikes Peak Library District is using your tax dollars to host a local Drag Queen Story Time for El Paso County children. It happens on Saturday, Sept. 1.

Drag Queen Story Times are being pushed by national transgender activist organizations and by the American Library Association. For more information, see our recent story. Yet many libraries have been resistant – as they should – to hosting such programs for children. That’s why it’s especially concerning that the Pikes Peak Library District would host a program intended to push this agenda on kids in our community.

Family Policy Alliance and our close ally, Colorado Family Action, are asking concerned El Paso County citizens and taxpayers to speak up and help stop it.

Because the PPLD Trustees are appointed by a joint committee of the Board of El Paso County Commissioners and the Colorado Springs City Council, your message will go to all members of the Commission and the City Council.

Sending that message to all of these leaders can be done in just moments on our Action Center. Please speak up today – and please also let others in El Paso County know about it.

Thanks for making your voice heard!

The Family Policy Alliance Team

The push to give drag queens personal face time with kids is becoming widespread, and Family Policy Alliance is calling on Americans like you to take action.

If you heard about Drag Queen Story Hour and thought it was limited to libraries in New York City and Los Angeles, it’s time to think again.  A review by Family Policy Alliance has discovered that such events have already happened or are planned in at least 40 states.

With backing from the American Library Association, most of these events are happening in public libraries.  The events feature one or more drag queens in full garb – reading stories and engaging in hands-on craft projects – all to push the message that their behavior and lifestyle is perfectly normal.

In Boston, the public library hosted the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence – a group that mocks Catholics – for a presentation to children (photo at right).

But evangelicals aren’t left out either. Just this month, the Brooklyn Public Library hosted a story hour with drag queen Rev. Yolanda, known for “Rev. Yolanda’s Old-Time Gospel Hour.”

Perhaps most alarming is that the push for these events is now going national, with events happening in all but a handful of states.

However, there is reason to believe that with organized opposition, some of these attacks on kids, families and faith can be stopped. Libraries in some communities have been reticent to host these events – forcing organizers to look for other sites. And a major library in Phoenix even cancelled an event after facing opposition from local residents.

Please join Family Policy Alliance in taking a stand against these events. Here’s what you can do:

Thank you for speaking up for our kids!

The Family Policy Alliance Team