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(LifeSiteNews) – As conservative activists consistently expose the LGBT movement’s agenda for children, the media is kicking into high gear to defend their territorial gains at all costs.  

Legislation protecting children is labeled “homophobic” or “transphobic,” and accusations of endangering children are leveled (a sick irony, but the gaslighting is real). Despite the hundreds of videos of sexually explicit drag performances being put on for children, journalists rush to insist that anyone pointing out the obvious is a sinister conspiracy theorist. 

The latest defence of Drag Queen Story Hour is a 2,300-word essay by Tim Jonze at The Guardian titled “‘I’m just trying to make the world a little brighter’: how the culture wars hijacked Drag Queen Story Hour.” According to a wide-eyed and bewildered Jonze, the growing anger of parents is just confusing.

“How have we reached a place where these joyful events are seen as a threat to infants?” he asks, while remaining completely committed to avoiding finding the answer to that perfectly reasonable question. Jonze, as it turns out, took his own three-year-old to a pub for a drag event back in 2020, and said that all the kids at the pub loved it. 

Thus, Jonze is horrified that Drag Queen Story Hour has proven controversial to many people who do not write for The Guardian and other media arms of the LGBT movement: 

This summer, groups including the far-right and conspiracy theorists calling themselves “sovereign citizens” have been holding up signs saying “Welcome groomers” and “Nonce upon a time” outside libraries in places from Bexleyheath to Reading when Drag Queen Story Hour events were due to take place. Parents entering the libraries had questions shouted at them about why they were taking their children to see a paedophile. Videos of the protests in Reading were posted online and looked terrifying. It was a scene you might expect to see in the US, where homophobic Christian groups have long maligned large parts of the LGBTQ+ movement and their allies as “groomers”. But in Reading?

Jonze, of course, could do a bit of research and find out why parents are so upset. There’s the fact that a registered sex offender charged with 25 counts of child pornography was one of the drag queen readers. Or the fact that U.K. Drag Queen Story Hour tweeted out the pedophile slogan “Love has no age!” (that’s not a conspiracy theory—here’s the screenshot). Or the documented instances of children getting flashed at these events. Or the fact that a primary school brought a drag queen named “Flowjob” in to read to small children. Or that a drag troupe called “Glitter Hole” — their logo is a bare bottom with the word “HOLE” beneath it — was invited to read to children at a library, possibly as a nice break from their performances including strap-on genitalia and other sex acts better left undescribed. 

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There are countless reasons to conclude modern sex-education is less about critical thinking and more about indoctrinating and sexualizing children at as young an age as possible.

Consider these 3 questions: 

  • Why are politicians around the world pushing radical transgender theories on children as young as 5? 
  • Why is the World Health Organization calling for 4 year-olds to be taught how to masturbate?
  • Why are children in schools being shown graphic images of sex and told anything goes so long as consent is established, if not to encourage our sons and daughters to become sexually active? 

A sane society would try to shield impressionable children from becoming sexualized, and encourage them not to watch pornography, take puberty blockers or mutilate their genitalia, but our schools increasingly promote these behaviors.

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The results of this explicit, inappropriate sex-saturated culture and education have been startling: there have never been more children claiming to be transgender, gay, lesbian and bisexual, nor have we ever seen such high levels of sexual assaults by minors.

Countless politicians, media personalities and education chiefs are too busy promoting woke trends to realize that sexualizing minors amounts to grooming, and has devastating consequences in many cases.

Children whose inhibitions are broken down risk addiction to pornography, teenage pregnancy, STDs, gender dysphoria, online shaming, and a whole host of other negative outcomes. 

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Now, none of that might be concerning to a columnist at The Guardian. But there are plenty of ordinary, every-day people who don’t think that sort of thing is appropriate for children and believe that drag is an explicitly sexualized phenomenon that should be kept away from them. 

One would think that in a column purporting to explain why Drag Queen Story Hour is controversial might actually feature interviews with those who find it to be controversial. But no — Jonze’s deep dive into the culture war surrounding DQSH involves talking to the drag queen at the centre of many of the protests, who of course has his own thoughts. These people are far-right; homophobic; conspiracy theorists — what they most certainly aren’t are parents with reasonable concerns, according to the drag queen. (He does quote the concerns of some radical feminists, who point out that the caricature of femininity presented in drag is fundamentally misogynist; he then promptly quotes some rebuttals.) 

Throughout the entire essay, Jonze fails to interview, quote, or even accurately represent a single one of the protestors. He manages to pen an entire essay-length screed on why people are protesting Drag Queen Story Hour without bothering to ask any of the protestors why they’re taking time out to attend these events and hoist signs for hours.  

Obviously, he isn’t interested — and The Guardian is happy to publish a puff piece for adult men who like to put on dresses and read to small children.    

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Jonathon Van Maren is a public speaker, writer, and pro-life activist. His commentary has been translated into more than eight languages and published widely online as well as print newspapers such as the Jewish Independent, the National Post, the Hamilton Spectator and others. He has received an award for combating anti-Semitism in print from the Jewish organization B’nai Brith. His commentary has been featured on CTV Primetime, Global News, EWTN, and the CBC as well as dozens of radio stations and news outlets in Canada and the United States.

He speaks on a wide variety of cultural topics across North America at universities, high schools, churches, and other functions. Some of these topics include abortion, pornography, the Sexual Revolution, and euthanasia. Jonathon holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in history from Simon Fraser University, and is the communications director for the Canadian Centre for Bio-Ethical Reform.

Jonathon’s first book, The Culture War, was released in 2016.