Tim Wildmon

Hate group leader and religious fanatic Tim Wildmon (American Family Association) is again promoting the ridiculous idea that LGBT people are trying to indoctrinate children.

Via Jackson Free Press

A missive from American Family Association, an anti-LGBT hate group, reads: Whole Foods sponsors ‘Drag Queen Story Hour’ targeting children:

Opposition to Drag Queen Story Hour is nonsensical when you think about it. Religious conservatives are criticizing an event that parents choose to take their children to. The critics want to make decisions which curtail the rights of those participating parents and their children. Suggesting that the children of parents who make an informed choice are targeted is saying that those parents are irresponsible.

Furthermore, the word “targeting” suggests that someone (I am not sure who) is deliberately harming children. Getting children interested in reading and in using the resources of the library is not harmful. Exposure to drag queens is not harmful. There is no contagious agent involved. Rational, educated parents find DQSH very beneficial.

AFA promotes the idea that evil LGBTQ people are intent on doing harm:

Whole Foods Market is a sponsor of Drag Queen Story Hour events designed to indoctrinate children into transgenderism and homosexuality. Their goal is to normalize the LGBTQ lifestyle.

I required a couple of minutes of thought not to respond it kind. The notion that the sexual orientation or gender identity of a child is subject to influence is staggeringly ignorant. Furthermore Drag Queen Story Hour is “designed” (I repeat) to interest children in reading and to bring people to their libraries. Children also learn that people who are different are not bad. There is no sinister agenda. To suggest otherwise is an idiotic lie.

Of course LGBT men pose a danger to children. That theme has been in use for decades:

A danger to our children

At these events, men dressed in woman’s [sic] clothing read books that teach kids that boys might actually be girls – and vice versa. Drag Queen Story Hours pose a dark threat to the moral and spiritual lives of America’s children.

Who the fuck is forcing parents to take their children to these events? Furthermore it is a scientific fact that transgender people exist. How does teaching children something that is scientifically true pose a threat to them?

These are not isolated events, but represent a real trend. According to one news source, Drag Queen Story Hours are a “global phenomenon” with more than 35 chapters in the U.S. alone. The events often draw hundreds of participants.

It is a phenomenon because it makes education fun. The kids get it even if the adults at AFA are bewildered.

In Houston, earlier this year, two drag queens who participated in the story hours were later revealed to be convicted child molesters and transgender prostitutes.

I have not researched the veracity of this claim. Assuming it is true, two out of thousands of readings. Were any children harmed in any way whatsoever? How many Christian youth counselors have been convicted of child molestation? I agree that the Houston library should have done better background checks but no child was harmed or exposed to potential harm.

Of course Tim Wildmon has a petition for the faithful to sign. I expect that Whole Foods will ignore these religious idiots and bigots.

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By David Cary Hart

Retired CEO. Formerly a W.E. Deming-trained quality-management consultant. Now just a cranky Jewish queer. Gay cis. He/Him/His.