In Newark, Ohio, a public backlash has successfully stopped a drag queen event that was scheduled for June 7th to celebrate Newark’s Pride Day. The event, “A Universe of Stories – Galaxy of Diversity,” was supposed to be held at the Licking County Library and was being targeted at teens.
According to a report by the Newark Advocate, the event details included “a drag queen celestial makeup tutorial, flag button and rainbow wing crafts, a safe-sex program from Equitas and games.” The name of the event suggests that this is just another drag queen story time but, according to the event’s details, it doesn’t appear that any reading was even scheduled to happen. This event is blatant indoctrination and promotion of sexual immorality.
The month of June has now been deemed “Pride Month,” despite the fact that millions of Americans oppose this kind of lifestyle and do not support the sexual lewdness associated with “pride” events.
Fortunately, there are people standing up for what’s right. Ohio House Speaker Larry Householder (R-Glendford) sent a letter to the Licking County Library expressing his opposition to the event. Householder said in the letter that he thought the event to teach teen boys how to be drag queens was a joke.
“But the joke is apparently on the taxpayers, who fund our libraries,” Householder wrote. “This is a stunningly bizarre breach of the public trust. And it must stop.”
Householder was careful to make the distinction between banning thoughts or books and standing up for what is right. He included in his letter, “Our libraries are an incubator for thought and ideas, for debate and discussion. On this point, we can all agree,” he continued, “But I can also assure you the taxpayers aren’t interested in seeing their hard-earned dollars being used to teach teenage boys how to become drag queens. I expect this to end immediately.”
Of course, the Newark Ohio Pride Coalition responded to Householder’s letter, defending their event with the explanation that it was being funded by an independent grant.
“We are also interested in our local library using public resources to support their robust programming,” the organization wrote. “With that in mind, we decided to fully fund this program for the teenagers in our community, rather than expecting the Licking County Library to do so.”
“…We would like to conclude our statement by publicly asking Speaker Larry Householder to respect the civil liberties of Newark, Ohio’s residents,” the group wrote. “We also ask that, in the future, Speaker Householder take the time to gather accurate facts, prior to issuing a factually inaccurate response to a program hosted by and for our community.”
The fact is that the event itself was being sponsored by a private grant is beside the point. The library itself is funded by taxpayer dollars and it should not be hosting such controversial events. Period. Drag queen story times are essentially grooming young children for the acceptance of sexual perversion. These events serve no purpose other than to promote sexual immorality and tax dollars should absolutely not be used to facilitate them in any way. Householder was exactly right when he called for this to end immediately.
The event was ultimately canceled thanks to pressure put on the library from elected state officials.
These drag queen events are popping up all over the country. We need to put pressure on our elected officials to take a stand against this kind of perversion being promoted in our public facilities if they aren’t already. Tax-funded libraries should be safe places for children and families.
Remember, friends, you too can speak up and put an end to these immoral events!
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