'Drag Queen Story Hours' Expose Pre-Schoolers to What Some Parents Call 'Gender Insanity'
- This public library herein Virginia Beach, Virginia
recently hosted an eventcalled Drag Queen Story Hour,
and we witnessed parentstaking their children
as young as two inside to take part.
Drag Queen Story Hour isadvertised as an event
that captures the imaginationand play of childhood,
and gives kids glamorous,positive, and diverse role models.
It is all part of a national initiative,
with more than 20 chaptersacross the country.
Last summer, the BostonPublic Library allowed
drag queens dressed as Catholic nuns,
called the Sisters of PerpetualIndulgence, to read to kids.
Princeton professor RobertP. George told CBN News
it's dangerous to use thestate to promote ideas
that defy normal ideas about gender.
- Well, it's a message about power.
The group in question, the so-called
Sisters of PerpetualIndulgence, is sending a message
that they have the power to enter into
the public domain, apublicly-funded institution
I believe, not a privateone, and to essentially
hold a catechism classfor this new religion
that they've created,a religion of hedonism,
of self-indulgence, Sistersof Perpetual Indulgence,
say a religion of licentiousness.
- [Charlene] At another,a man dressed in drag
encouraged a young childto become a drag queen.
- I'd like to be a superhero.
- Yeah, you could be adrag queen superhero.
- [Charlene] ElizabethJohnston, also known as
the Activist Mommy, callsthe issues surrounding
gender confusion gender insanity.
- Moms and daughters transitioning
to the opposite sex together.
We've got guys going into girlslocker rooms and bathrooms,
and drag queens arereading stories to children
in public libraries, therebynormalizing this behavior
of men, dressing up inhigh heels, a wig, a bra,
and copious amounts of makeup.
Whatever happened to puppet shows
and craft day at the library?
- [Charlene] One Virginiaparent disagrees.
- I think that we should saythat everybody's different,
and we should accept peoplefor their differences,
and that we should treatthem as we would treat
anybody else, with just different tastes.
Some people like pizza, somepeople don't like pizza,
some people dress up like women,
some people dress up like men.
- [Charlene] More than20 parents brought kids
ages two to eight to aVirginia Beach Story Hour,
where Gillette Black, who is openly gay,
dressed as a mermaid and read three books
as part of an under-the-sea theme.
Black wants to be a positive role model,
and says reading in drag makesit more fun for the kids.
- Just to give them somethingextra to look forward to,
the makeup, the glitter,it's gonna keep them
more in tune and more willingto listen and pay attention.
They were all accepting,they all were happy about it
and excited, and givingme hugs and everything.
- [Charlene] Libraryofficials say the program
highlights a need in its community.
- The library has a strategicplan, and one of our
big parts of our plan isinclusion and diversity,
so we offer about 8,000programs for children
and adults a year, and wejust wanted to make sure
we cover a wide variety of interests,
and speak to all members of our community,
so this program fell intothat strategic action item.
- [Charlene] But outraged residents argue
the program will harm kids.
- I think it's reallyunfortunate that our city
isn't going to, they're hereto protect, and keep us safe,
and I'm not sure they're doing that
for all the population,especially the children.
Here they're gonna getexposed to something that
they're really not sureabout and be confused.
- [Charlene] And it doesn't stop there.
Netflix plans to debut agay-themed superhero show,
featuring cross-dresserscalled Super Drags.
The Activity Mommydescribes today's culture
movements as an embarrassingmoment in our nation's history.
- We have become so open-minded
that our brains are falling out.
Truth and reality and science
really mean nothing to the left.
People are fighting theirtrue biological identity
and Hollywood and the media are trying to
pressure us to celebrate this.
- Two more Drag Queen StoryHour events are planned
for this Virginia Beach library,in August and September.
Charlene Aaron, CBN News.