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Activist Mommy’s truly awesome idea to push back on ‘Drag Queen Story Hours’

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July 31, 2019 (LifeSiteNews) ― Elizabeth Johnston, better known as “The Activist Mommy,” posted an outstanding idea that grassroots activists can use to turn the tables on Drag Queen Story Hours in their own neighborhoods. 

Perhaps a bit tongue-in-cheek, Johnston suggested on Facebook and Twitter that concerned parents should schedule story hours at their local libraries to hilariously combat Drag Queen Story Hours, which have been proliferating across the country.  

Johnston tossed out a few possibilities, all of which would most likely make most Drag Queen Story Hour promoters cringe:  

  • “Trans-regret Story Hour” 

  • “Bible Story Hour”

  • “How To Keep Children Safe From Pedophiles Story Hour” 

  • “Make America Great Again Story Hour”

She then offered a final bit of strategic advice: If your local library denies your application, then “sue the library for discrimination!” 

Johnston’s many Facebook followers loved the idea: 

“700,000 followers,” noted Tony Mendoza, referring to the number of those who follow The Activist Mommy on Facebook. “If we band together in each city, it would make a TREMENDOUS impact on this nonsense.”

“I follow you and know how many drag queen story hours we are fighting,” wrote Jan Diskin. “When I saw this post of yours urging us to start our own story hours, a light bulb went off over my head! I am going to contact my local library and set up my own story hour for children. I have always loved the author Max Lucado and the Christ-filled lessons he teaches, and hopefully I'll be able to read stories by him.”

“I am so excited to start this endeavor and I thank you from the bottom of my heart for giving me the idea!” added Diskin.  

Someone who had already attempted the strategy wrote: “The libraries know what we are trying to do. I was officially denied again even after filling out the proper paperwork and meeting the library meeting room use requirements.” 

“Again, no reason, just a no and a refusal to deal with me anymore,” continued Mikki Dee Mackin. “Oh wait, I told them I wanted to read about American history that’s why!

Others suggested additional story hour ideas: “How about a ‘Make Libraries Safe for Children Again,’" wrote Anita Rush.

“Better yet, GOD's Natural Law Story Hour,” wrote Auzzia Beatman. “Makes sense, because the child is learning about JESUS. And what He has done for us on the cross and is still doing for us even to this day.”

Why parents need to fight back

Johnston’s proposal comes amid increasing reports from libraries across the country where drag queens, some of whom have criminal sexual pasts, including convicted pedophiles, are pushing the envelope with their "Story Hours." 

LifeSiteNews recently reported how young children were photographed having extreme physical contact with a drag queen in an Oregon public library. And a drag queen who read to young children at a library in Maryland was discovered to be involved with numerous lurid and pornographic sexual businesses and activities.

These are occurring while the massive American Library Association (ALA) is working to not only promote Drag Queen Story Hours (DQSH) but to teach librarians how to sneak these events into libraries in rural or conservative jurisdictions. 

The ALA’s recent national conference provided librarians from across the country with strategies for advancing gender identity ideology in schools and finding ways to bring DGSHs into public libraries despite the objections of local communities.

Not everyone likes Johnson’s idea

Of course, not everyone was thrilled with The Activist Mommy’s proposal. Johnston’s detractors couldn’t resist pitching their own ideas, many of which are too vile for LifeSiteNews to share. Michael Cade Hughes wrote: 

I support Atheist Story Hour, Don't Trust Pedophile Priests and Pastors Story Hour, Why "God" Hates Zealots Story Hour, as well as readings of 'Atheism For Kids', 'Older Than The Stars' and 'Grandmother Fish' - for starters.

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Doug Mainwaring

Doug Mainwaring is a journalist for LifeSiteNews, an author, and a marriage, family and children's rights activist.  He has testified before the United States Congress and state legislative bodies, originated and co-authored amicus briefs for the United States Supreme Court, and has been a guest on numerous TV and radio programs.  Doug and his family live in the Washington, DC suburbs.