It wasn’t all that way back when a narrative like this was off-the-charts surprising. That is not the case. Similar tales now make the information frequently with nary a jaw dropped. The query is, what does the shortage of widespread outrage say and about whom?
In celebration of Pride Month, the Fairfax Public Library in Virginia invited “school-age children,” “preschoolers,” and “babies and toddlers” to the library’s “Drag StoryBook Hour” scheduled for Saturday, June 26. Babies and toddlers.
The Fairfax Republican Party made its emotions recognized in a Friday morning tweet.
OUTRAGEOUS: @FairfaxLibrary has focused their “all ages” “Drag StoryBook Hour” to “school age children,” “preschoolers,” “babies and toddlers.” pic.twitter.com/Bxapuw1b4v
— Fairfax GOP (@FairfaxGOP) June 25, 2021
In addition, because the library tweeted on Thursday, the Pride Month celebration wraps up on Monday night with digital “Rainbow Families Storytime.”
As #PRIDE2021 wraps up, be part of us nearly Monday night for our Rainbow Families Storytime. Designed for ages 2-7 with an grownup, these inclusive, affirming tales and songs have a good time rainbow households, self-expression, and Pride Month.
Apparently, the household that “self-expresses” [sic] collectively stays woke, collectively.
As #PRIDE2021 wraps up, be part of us nearly Monday night for our Rainbow Families Storytime. Designed for ages 2-7 with an grownup, these inclusive, affirming tales and songs have a good time rainbow households, self-expression, and Pride Month. https://t.co/udMtfqUWMu pic.twitter.com/FTpNtGP4Kq
— Fairfax Library (@fairfaxlibrary) June 24, 2021
Also this week, as reported by The Daily Wire, the Plymouth Public Library hosted “Drag Queen Story Hour” on Tuesday — “Intended for children 3-8. No registration necessary.”
Plymouth Public Library is internet hosting a Drag Queen Story Hour subsequent Tuesday, June 22, on their entrance garden! Check it out 🙂 pic.twitter.com/zR4kuFLrNT
— SharonPublicLibrary (@SharonLibraryMA) June 20, 2021
Protesters gathered on the library as a Drag Queen Story Hour was held, as famous by Daily Wire, with one consultant protester saying:
“The idea to bring drag queens down, that are adult entertainers, to talk to children about transgender is completely inappropriate. I wouldn’t be able to take my kids to a drag show.”
Drag queen story hour in Plymouth attracts ire from some https://t.co/8cy3uV1SrR #7News
— 7News Boston WHDH (@7News) June 22, 2021
Incidentally “Drag Queen JP” was chosen to learn tales to these 3-8-year-old youngsters.
That is a few function mannequin you may have chosen there @SharonLibraryMA https://t.co/0chmtnTzNd
— MassResistanceTEXAS – Exposed DQSH SEX OFFENDERS (@mass_tx) June 22, 2021
According to The Wall Street Journal in October 2019, the “drag story hour” originated in San Francisco in 2015. In an op-ed titled What I Saw at Drag Queen Story Hour, journalist Charlotte Allen, wrote, partly:
You may be forgiven if you happen to haven’t heard of “Drag Queen Story Hour,” through which males dressed as girls learn to youngsters at public libraries and lead them in track. […] Do these occasions actually “corrupt children” at taxpayer expense, as critics cost? I made a decision to discover out by becoming a member of about 20 dad and mom and their preschool-age offspring one Saturday morning. […]
Mr. Havranek, who performs in character as Venus Valhalla, was dressed to the nines: a flirty pink occasion frock (assume early Katy Perry ), sparkly stilettos, a Niagara Falls of a blond wig, and sufficient stage make-up to provide all 14,000 extras in “The Ten Commandments.”
Venus’s studying … was comparatively unobjectionable. There was nothing off-color about both her gown or her efficiency. [But] the critics have some extent. The group’s web site declares its goal is to assist “kids to celebrate gender diversity” through “glamorous, positive, and unabashedly queer role models.”
The adults current beloved Drag Queen Story Hour. They laughed at Venus’s jokes, and they sang the youngsters’s songs alongside together with her. […] It was the youngsters who didn’t react in any respect. They both stared transfixed at Venus, squirmed restlessly, or crawled and toddled off to discover their very own entertainments. […]
How many youngsters actually need to hear yet one more tiresome lesson about “individuality,” a lot much less same-sex marriage? I’ve [a] suggestion: Leave the little ones with the babysitter and have a Drag Queen Story Hour for folks.
As I’ve written on quite a few events, I don’t give a rattling what consenting adults do to or with themselves and their our bodies within the privateness of their very own properties, or wherever. That is their enterprise, not mine. Needless to say, I’m not the Lone Ranger on this respect.
I’ve additionally stated I do care — lots — when no matter these actions is likely to be are shoved in our faces. When we’re advised by the woke, progressive left that we should settle for — and even condone — such habits. And if we don’t, we’re to be labeled “bigot,” “homophobic,” or worse. I don’t give a rattling about their labels, both.
Toss in younger college youngsters, preschoolers, and infants and toddlers, and oh hell, no.