Wow. We have been saying from the beginning just how absurd it is to have a drag queen story time at the library for children. Liberals called us homophobic and insensitive. I wonder if this will open their eyes or if they will come up with another justification.
Photographs have surfaced from Drag Queen Story Hour at Ridgedale Library in Minnetonka, Minnesota. It shows the drag queen, dressed in a miniskirt, flashing the 22 children in attendance.
Anne Taylor attended the event, and took the photos. She wrote about the nonsense, and her piece is published on Caffeinated Thoughts.
The drag queen, who went by the name of Sasha Sota, showed up in a pink miniskirt, spiked heels, and a belly shirt. Taylor said he "strode in suggestively past the children, sitting down in a chair before several preschool-aged girls with his legs spread wide, exposing his nylon-covered crotch in front of children sitting at eye level. We noticed that he did this often while reading nervously before the children."
At this time, the librarian allegedly told the attendees that “if anyone gets upset — even grownups — you can leave."
Taylor said that Sota approached her afterwards and sat down next to her. "So I inquired how he got started in drag. He told me he loved theatre, and this is merely a way for him to stay connected. I asked, “All the time?" He responded, “Oh, Yes! I'm in college studying theatre." Taking note of how he nervously kept flipping back his wig, I inquired what he thought of children. He quickly responded, 'Oh! I love children!'"
"I will point out that not all Drag Queens are pedophiles or convicted sex offenders." Taylor added, "Being in theatre during my college years, I noticed that dressing in drag was viewed as an easy out where one could justify these individuals are merely "practicing their craft." What you don't see behind the act and the makeup is very dark: self-abuse, drugs, alcohol, and a lot of sex. That IS the nature of the drag community, period."
TheBlaze reached out to the Hennepin County Library for comment, and here is what they said:
Storytime Together with Drag Performers is a relatively new program in the Hennepin County Library system and elsewhere. Drag performers historically were leaders in the fight for equality — including them in LGBT History Month observances is meant to both honor the history and provide a welcoming space for families who may not otherwise see themselves reflected in our public places.
We are all still learning — and unfortunately making mistakes. Most storytime performances involve a performer in brilliantly colored costume and theatrical makeup. They read books and share songs about characters who are different in some way, and who learn to accept and celebrate differences in themselves and others.
Every performance is different. That allows for a new show every day, but also introduces the possibility of new mistakes.
This is absolutely unacceptable.