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Drag Queen Story Hour sparks protests in conservative towns

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Shaping young minds to accept perversity....get them before eight or it's too late.

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NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Once upon a time, in 2015, a writer in San Francisco named Michelle Tea got the idea for "Drag Queen Story Hour": men in full drag reading children's books to kids and parents in programs aimed at providing "positive and unabashedly queer role models."
Since then, Drag Queen Story Hours have been held at libraries or book stores in big cities including Los Angeles, Chicago, New York, and costume-loving New Orleans — where over-the-top hair, makeup and gowns and stories about gender fluidity aren't exactly new.
In some smaller communities, however, the programs have sparked protests from conservative and religious groups.
In Lafayette, Louisiana, west of New Orleans, the president of the local public library board resigned amid debate over plans to hold "Drag Queen Story Hour." Mayor Joel Robideaux has indicated he may seek to cancel the Oct. 6 program.
A handful of protesters showed up in the rain outside an August event at a library branch in Columbus, Georgia, according to the Ledger-Enquirer.
And, on its Facebook page, a group called Common Sense Campaign Tea Party is calling for protests of a planned Sept. 8 event at a public library in Mobile, Alabama. That's where drag queen Khloe Kash is scheduled to read "Rainbow Fish," a 1992 story about the value of sharing, and "Stella Brings the Family," about a little girl fretting over what to do about her school's upcoming Mother's Day celebration because she has two fathers.
"It's growing all over the nation, including the South," Jonathan Hamilt, a New Yorker who provides help in organizing the story hours nationwide, told The Associated Press. He said there are DQSH chapters in 40 states and in other countries.
Hamilt performs as his drag alter-ego, Ona Louise, at charity events and at Drag Queen Story Hours. He acknowledges that the story hours draw protests in some cities. But he has also been surprised at the acceptance it has received in some rural areas and conservative states such as Wisconsin and Georgia, where he grew up.
"You never know how the community is going to react to the programing," Hamilt said. "It's kind of a toss-up."
Critics see something sinister: "The program is designed to purposely target children so as to make sexual perversion acceptable through repeated exposure," a poster on the Common Sense Campaign Tea Party page wrote. AL.Com reported that opponents at a Mobile County Commission meeting described the programs as a "plan to indoctrinate children."
But, so far, the reading sessions are still on. At a Mobile City Council meeting, according to news accounts, some members expressed sympathy with opponents but also cited First Amendment concerns that made them reluctant to try to block the program. Scott Kinney, executive director of the Mobile Public Library system, said the system's policy on use of meeting rooms stresses maximum availability to the public, and he noted that library facilities have been used by faith-based groups.
In Lafayette, the planned October story hour is being coordinated by members of the Delta Lambda Phi Social Fraternity at the University of Louisiana-Lafayette. The national fraternity, founded by gay men in 1986, issued a news release supporting the chapter as the controversy erupted last week.
"This program teaches love, diversity and acceptance — powerful and positive messages from which all can benefit," it said.

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Nope, our young kids aren't getting read stories from Drag Queens all dressed up with their ballz neatly tucked.

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While i don't agree with the drag queen thing, right now, it is what it is. Folks don't like it? Don't bring your kids to see those sick and suffering men dressed as women.

Why would a good, God fearing parent subject their child to such evil. Just stay away:howdy:  

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22 mins ago, KnewBee said:

Don't understand the question?  Is there a question?

Ill ask you one. Very pertinent here

 

A whike back you said in a thread that the tranny running for Governor of Vermont is a woman.  You know thats not true.  Why did you say that?

 

 

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28 mins ago, Little said:

Ill ask you one. Very pertinent here

 

A whike back you said in a thread that the tranny running for Governor of Vermont is a woman.  You know thats not true.  Why did you say that?

 

 

because "she" identifies as a female.   I have no dog in the VT Gov race, but if the candidate prefers to be woman, I will refer to her as such.  Pretty sure that is what she wants.  

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Just now, KnewBee said:

because "she" identifies as a female.   I have no dog in the VT Gov race, but if the candidate prefers to be woman, I will refer to her as such.  Pretty sure that is what she wants.  

I want a pony.  That does not make me a cowboy.

 

See you are already back tracking, and now I have to go find the quote.  There was no "prefer" before.  Stand by I will corner you in a moment.

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I identify as an attack helicopter.  Doesn't mean rotor blades are shooting out my ass or I get to fly.  How far are we, as a society, going to indulge this mental illness.  

 

  I call "Chelsea" Manning "he."  He is a boy (can't really in good conscience say he's a man).  

 

  No way I'd subject my little kids to that "queerness."   It's is social programming pure and simple.  

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10 mins ago, KnewBee said:

because "she" identifies as a female.   I have no dog in the VT Gov race, but if the candidate prefers to be woman, I will refer to her as such.  Pretty sure that is what she wants.  

Do you think that a man calling himself a woman normal?

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I think the parents that subject their children to such things as this should have their kids removed from them by the state.

Kids get taken for much lesser things all the time because of possible danger.

What could be worse than subjecting the kid to an hour of such perversion.

Show your kid an hour of porn, and watch them get snatched from you post haste.

This is every bit as traumatizing.

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Padt Tuesday, 2pm  You ststed the tranny Halquist-running for governor of Vermont 
 

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Christine Hallquist is a transgender woman

 

And here, you backtrack and claim Halquist only Identifies as a woman.

 

 

 

 

What do you believe?  Not willing to go all the way like you did with that Global Warming stuff, eh?  Science science blaaa bllaaaa blaaaa.

 

Say it.

 

"Halquist is a MAN, science says so".  I said other in a poor attempt to spread Frankfurt School Herb Fromme nonsense

 

 

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3 mins ago, JimP said:

I identify as an attack helicopter.  Doesn't mean rotor blades are shooting out my ass or I get to fly.  How far are we, as a society, going to indulge this mental illness.  

 

  I call "Chelsea" Manning "he."  He is a boy (can't really in good conscience say he's a man).  

 

  No way I'd subject my little kids to that "queerness."   It's is social programming pure and simple.  

For thirty housand bucs Ill sew rotor blades on your ass.  Then you are "cured"

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