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By REY FLORES

Back when our children were little, my wife and I homeschooled our kids. As more children were added to our growing family, the public library became a great resource for the kids’ studies. We would spend hours on end learning together the old-fashioned way, instead of just “Googling” everything. Ah yes, those were the good old days.
Mind you, libraries in the early 2000s were far from perfect. I recall seeing some materials, whether they were books or videos, promoting the LGBTQ agenda. As a vigilant Catholic dad, if I saw any of these materials, I made sure my kids wouldn’t get anywhere near them. Let’s just say that I “relocated” some of these materials in places at the library where these books and DVDs wouldn’t be found until the building meets the wrecking ball sometime in the distant future. I admit, this wasn’t the most mature way of handling the matter, but I knew that complaining to the front desk would be nothing other than an exercise in futility.
As the kids have grown older and now live with their mom, my time with the kids at the library has become less frequent, but as recently as early this year, I noticed how some of the libraries we’d visit started to have LGBTQ reading nights for youth, not to mention the promotional posters plastered on their bulletin walls promoting these events.
It’s bad enough that publicly funded libraries have been marketing this immoral agenda to teens for several years now, but a very disturbing trend has taken hold in more recent years.
If you do have kids and attend your local libraries often, don’t be surprised to learn that many are now hosting an abomination known as “Drag Queen Story Hour.” Yes, you read that right. In 2019, your child could have a story read to him or her by a homosexual man dressed up like a clownish woman in full-blown garish dress and makeup.
It used to be that story hour for kids at the library meant hearing fantastic stories about kings, queens, dragons, and knights. Today’s kids are more likely to have stories about boys dressing up like princesses, or kids having two mommies or two daddies instead of a mom and dad, read to them.
Today’s libraries have been taken over by the radical pro-homosexual left who believe that they are doing our children a service by supposedly teaching them about “diversity.”
Last week I briefly addressed Drag Queen Story Hour in my “Is Abnormal the New Normal?” column (p. 6B). I asked, “How do we know some drag queen won’t expose himself to kids in the public libraries?”
I then wrote: “As a matter of fact, one such drag queen was a registered sex offender, prohibited from being anywhere near kids. Nevertheless, library staff permitted this sick criminal to read perverse stories to the children in their community. Any parents bringing their children to these brainwashing events should be immediately investigated for child abuse.” This week, I am twice as repulsed with this growing problem.
Why are we as taxpayers, as God-fearing Americans, allowing these abominations to continue to take place in our communities?
Our children and young people have been slowly brainwashed by the weaponized radical left. Their weapons of choice used to be mainstream Hollywood, television, and popular culture in the forms of music and fashion as well. Today, the most dangerous places for children are their mother’s wombs, their public schools, and even the public libraries.
It’s the classic frog in a pot of water for our kids. The forces of evil are turning the heat up little by little until our kids souls’ are boiled alive. As parents and community leaders, we are obligated to take action to stop this kind of molestation of our once-respectable public education institutions.
Drag Queen Story Hour (DQSH) has become a thing among liberals who have bought into the Godless culture. They’ll take their toddlers and children to these library-hosted events as readily as many of them have also taken their kids to “gay pride” parades.
There’s even a DQSH Facebook page where they describe their story as follows: “Drag Queen Story Hour is just what it sounds like: local drag queens reading stories to children. Created by Michelle Tea and RADAR Productions in San Francisco, DQSH now happens in SF, LA, New York, and beyond! Drag Queen Story Hour captures the imagination and play of the gender fluidity in 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, and where dress-up is real.”
They even share a quote from some librarian in San Francisco. “Drag Queen Story Hour is a wonderful program that helps to bring acceptance of diversity to our communities. At the most recent DQSH at The Eureka Valley/Harvey Milk Memorial Branch Library, the presenter, Black Benatar, read My Princess Boy, by Cheryl Kilodavis. When she finished reading, she asked the children (about 40 of them), ‘If you met a Princess Boy, would you make fun of him?’ and all the children said, ‘No!’ Then she asked them if they would ask him to play with them, and they all said, ‘Yes!’ I had tears in my eyes, it was so beautiful and moving. This program is more important than ever.”
Wow. They sure make it sound so wonderful when it’s the exact opposite. Children have no business concerning themselves with any topics of a sexual nature, especially one very disordered form of it.
Many of these drag queens dress in provocative clothing which are scandalous enough to an audience of adults, let alone small children. They read stories from homosexual propaganda books like Sparkle Boy or My Princess Boy, encouraging children to break away from their God-given gender roles.
Please let me know if your local library is hosting such events. Perhaps if we have enough parents protesting these most inappropriate “story hours,” we can put a stop to them once and for all. I will continue to monitor this situation so stay tuned.
For now, I urge you all to visit, share, and sign the petition organized by LifeSiteNews and Personhood Alliance. You can read the LifeSiteNews article ‘Petition Against Drag Queen Story Hour Goes Viral’ for more information and the link to the petition. You can search for the petition at www.lifesitenews.com.
As the LifeSiteNews article explains, “The Personhood Alliance and LifeSiteNews will seek to present this petition both to the American Library Association (ALA) and to members of the Trump administration and Congress — all with a view to putting a stop to these drag queen visits to public libraries, and to have the ALA’s public funding cut until it starts focusing again on literacy rather than LGBT indoctrination.”
(Rey Flores writes opinion and book and movie reviews for The Wanderer. Contact Rey at reyfloresusa@gmail.com.)

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