Pro-Family Group Outraged at Drag Queens Reading to Preschoolers

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by David Nussman  •  ChurchMilitant.com  •  December 5, 2018   

Huntington Woods Library in Michigan hosts recurring event 'Drag Queen Storytime'

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HUNTINGTON WOODS, Mich. (ChurchMilitant.com) - A public library in Michigan is indoctrinating children in gender ideology.

On Dec. 13 and again on Jan. 26, the Huntington Woods Library in the suburbs of Detroit will host an event for pre-schoolers titled "Drag Queen Storytime." As the name suggests, it will feature "drag queens" — men, typically homosexual, dressed in flamboyant, vaguely feminine costumes — reading storybooks to young children.

International pro-family group MassResistance is opposing the event and encouraging concerned locals in Michigan to take part in the opposition.

On Tuesday, MassResistance Organization Director Arthur Schaper told Church Militant about the event, "This is adult, perverse, sexually explicit entertainment."

A pamphlet produced by MassResistance argues, "Drag queen story hour teaches even the littlest children that biological sex means nothing, that sex is just 'assigned at birth,' that people can be any gender they want, and that 'it's ok to be gay.' These are all lies."

The library's webpage for the event lists it as suitable for preschoolers and states, "Drag Queen Storytime captures the imagination and play of the gender fluidity of childhood and gives kids glamorous, positive, and unabashedly queer role models."

"In spaces like this," it continues, "kids are able to see people who defy rigid gender restrictions and imagine a world where people can present as they wish [sic], where dress-up is real."

This is adult, perverse, sexually explicit entertainment.

Schaper noted that MassResistance has had success protesting similar events in the past, saying, "We actually stopped this program at a library in Atlanta."

An online article put out by the pro-family organization in October describes how pro-family protests led to the cancelation of a drag queen storytelling event at the Ponce De Leon branch of the Atlanta Public Library.

Events like Drag Queen Storytime, where gay men in bizarre drag outfits sit down to read stories to children, have been popping up at libraries across the country. An organization called "Drag Queen Story Hour" claims on its website that it has more than a dozen chapters in states like Nebraska and Vermont and big cities like Boston and New York.

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Screenshots of a pamphlet from MassResistance opposing Drag Queen Story Hour.

Church Militant asked Schaper what people can do if an event like this comes to their hometown. He replied, "They need to protest government officials, local and county, who promote this agenda."

He added, "They need to boycott private firms which promote this perversion!"

Huntington Woods is a small suburb northwest of Detroit. Just east of Huntington Woods is the city of Royal Oak, which back in the 1990s was apparently known as a hub for the gay community. Less than a mile south is Ferndale, a suburb known in recent years for progressivism, gay bars and a strong LGBT presence.

Church Militant asked the library for comments but did not receive a response by time of publication.

The Huntington Woods Library has been hosting Drag Queen Storytime since December 2017. An organizer of the event said at the time, "My hope is that the next generation of kids won't see Drag Queen Storytime as anything unusual."

MassResistance is known for having a no-holds-barred approach to confronting gender ideology and the LGBT agenda.

Schaper said that the LGBT agenda is based on lies, "and you don't accomodate a lie."

Though based in the United States, MassResistance is an international organization. Schaper notes they have assisted with pro-family efforts in Mexico, Canada, the United Kingdom, Taiwan, the Philipines and other countries.

The Huntington Woods Library can be contacted at 248-543-9720 and htwd@huntingtonwoodslib.org.

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