Now that students are back to school in many states across the nation, families may also be planning trips to their community libraries this fall.
But the American Family Association (AFA, afa.net) is warning families that a powerful agenda is targeting small towns.
Over the past year, "Drag Queen Story Hour" has been increasingly scheduled at public libraries nationwide. And AFA says small-town America is in the crosshairs.
In addition, dozens of news outlets, including the Christian Broadcasting Network, reported that the drag queen who read to children during a story hour in Houston was discovered to be a convicted child sex offender.
According to a post written by radio host, author and president of Mission America Linda Harvey for AFA's blog site "The Stand," "local libraries and city councils are being appropriated by 'LGBTQ' activists because you are considered low-hanging fruit."
"Leftists are targeting smaller towns because their political climates are easier to manipulate," Harvey writes. "Here's what one frank article says about how to implant 'LGBTQ' values in smaller towns: 'City councils are simply faster and more nimble than state legislatures. They've got to be. Cities in the likes of Wyoming and Kentucky and Arkansas are the best chance for leading their deep-red states toward overdue changes.'
"Homosexuality is unhealthy, immoral and sinful," she adds. "Trying to change genders is not only an affront to Almighty God's marvelous and beautiful creation, [but] it's impossible. This is what books should be saying to kids: If you have such attractions/confusion, you were not born this way, and you can change. And you should change, if you want a far better, more productive life that fits your body and honors the Lord. This is the truth that pastors should proclaim passionately in the face of a culture saturated with harmful sexual lies."
AFA's partner organization, One Million Moms (1MM), is also calling on the American Library Association to stop supporting Drag Queen Story Hour.
According to the official website of Drag Queen Story Hour, this perverted reading time "captures the imagination and play of the gender fluidity of childhood and gives kids glamorous, positive and unabashedly queer role models. ... [K]ids are able to see people who defy rigid gender restrictions and imagine a world where people can present as they wish, where dress-up is real."
"Public libraries are targeting our children by hosting these reading hours that are saturated in absolute filth," said One Million Moms Director Monica Cole. "Our children are being 'groomed' by drag queens under the disguise of education. Some drag queens have even admitted that their goal is to 'groom' the next generation. Drag Queen Story Hour events are not enhancing learning but instead brainwashing our preschoolers and elementary-age children. The goal is to normalize the LGBTQ lifestyle, and the American Library Association is defending these efforts when it should be protecting our children and refusing to take part in this abomination."
AFA is urging families to take action regarding Drag Queen Story Hour in their local communities in several ways:
- Sign the 1MM petition to the American Library Association, urging the 60,000-member organization to stop supporting Drag Queen Story Hour.
- Ensure that family and friends are aware of the danger of this indoctrination and grooming of children. Check regularly with local public and school librarians to learn if drag queens are scheduled to hold Drag Queen Story Hour.
- Become informed through the AFA Cultural Institute DVD, "Preparing Your Children for the Transgender Revolution." For the resource, Christian author and apologist Tom Gilson explains what parents need to know and what children need to hear about the transgender revolution. The one-hour presentation equips parents with the knowledge they need to confidently address the issue with grace and truth.
- Read additional articles from AFA's blog "The Stand," such as "The Multiple Dilemmas of a Boy Dancing in Drag in a Gay Bar" and "How About Transgender Story Time from a Victim?"
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