Minnesota Bill Would Cut State Funding For Libraries That Host Drag Queen Story Hours


A newly-proposed bill in the Minnesota state legislature seeks to impose stiff consequences on public libraries who allow children to be psychologically abused and sexually groomed at Drag Queen Story Hours, namely the loss of state funding.

According to Alpha News, HF 4323 was drafted by a handful of GOP legislators in response to a story hour last year at which a drag performer infamously flashed his crotch to a room full of budding readers.

If passed into law, the bill would go into effect in 2021 and would make all libraries that choose to host drag queen story hours past that point “ineligible for regional library basic system support aid from the Department of Education.” The funds those libraries would have received would then be “reapportioned equally among the other public libraries in the participating regional public library system,” according to the text of the bill.

HF4323 was assigned to the Democrat-led Education Finance House Committee after its first reading.

Rep. Eric Lucero, one of the bill’s primary sponsors, announced on Facebook that he and the bill’s other authors have been inundated with “hate mail” since the bill was first introduced on Monday.

“I woke up this morning to an email inbox full of hate emails from those who insist taxpayer dollars from the state level be allowed to continue funding ‘drag queen story hour events’ hosted at the local level,” Lucero wrote.

DRAG QUEEN STORY HOURYesterday, colleague State Reps. Glenn Gruenhagen, Sondy Erickson, John Poston, Sandy Layman, and…

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The bill has already earned the disapproval of blue-check elites on social media, including former Minnesota state rep. Erin Maye Quade.

An incredulous Quade tweeted the text of the bill on Monday:

Proceeding to ignore and grossly misrepresent the concerns of those opposed to Drag Queen Story Hours, Quade tweeted, “Who worries about kids being read to???” and joked that the bill’s authors simply want to end reading programs for children:

That is one of the most dishonest things I’ve ever seen a Democrat say on social media—and that’s saying something.

Obviously not a single opponent of Drag Queen Story Hour has a problem with people reading books to kids in libraries. How incredibly asinine to suggest otherwise.

Our problem is when those people are men dressed in the female equivalent of blackface, often with sexually suggestive stage names, the books are pro-LGBT propaganda, and the libraries are receiving tax money taken from an unconsenting public.

If you are a Minnesotan, contact the members of the Education and Finance committee and urge them to pass HF 4323!

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