(LifeSiteNews) – Since Drag Queen Story Hour became a flashpoint in the culture wars, LGBT activists have insisted that these performances are a) not sexually explicit and b) not inappropriate for children. Time and time again, the work of conservative journalists and activists have proven that both these claims are lies. For example, the North Carolina Museum of Art was forced to cancel its drag show oriented towards promoting “gender fluidity” and a “maelstrom of passion” to children as young as two.
In September a show titled “Drag Kids” in Boise, Idaho—which was scheduled to feature “child drag queens as young as 11 years old”—was also canceled after a pressure campaign, with state legislators looking into making these sorts of shows illegal in public venues.
And this, by the way, is what a “family-friendly” drag show looks like—a transvestite “simulating a striptease in front of children,” singing lyrics like: “my p***y good, p***y sweet …f**k me all night.” If that vile collection of evidence isn’t enough for you, check out the regular videos posted by Libs of TikTok or Christopher Rufo, who has been posting clips of parents reading from explicit, homosexual sex manuals for children being used in American public schools. Much of it is completely unquotable—and again, it is targeted at children.
It isn’t enough for sexual revolutionaries to promote transvestite stripteases for children and drag queens reading LGBT stories and how-to manuals on anal sex for kids as part of their school curriculum: they also must recruit, groom, and train children to become drag queens themselves. Some of these performances have been cancelled under pressure, but a bar called “Old Nick’s Pub” in Eugene, Oregon, for example, are hosting a “child drag performer” along with adult drag queens this coming Sunday.
The child, who is obviously underage to be in a bar, much less as a drag queen, was billed on the bar’s Facebook page as “here to show you what a 11 year old drag queen can do.” The child, they go on, has “all the charm and sweetness of a bowl of sugary cereal” and will “brighten up your morning with all her drag talent.”
According to The Daily Caller: “The child appears to participate regularly in drag shows and has numerous pictures with drag performers at various events on her Facebook page. In one video, she performs for a crowd in a midriff-baring outfit and at one point is handed dollar bills from an audience member. A Venmo page operating under the child’s stage name has accepted several payments from users who appear to be adults for her drag show performances.”
The evidence that progressives are engaged in the sexualization of children on an industrial scale—from child drag shows to a sex-infused public-school curriculum—is simply overwhelming and undeniable. Throw in the hijacking of children’s entertainment and the goal here should be obvious. LGBT activists will call this assertion hysterical, or bigoted, or worse. Liberals will twitch uncomfortably, nervous about the implications of this evidence for their preferred worldview (and the fact that they had a hand in the queering of the public square, and cheered it through either enthusiasm or cowardice). But remember: the original sexual revolutionaries, from Michel Foucault to Dr. Alfred Kinsey, were groomers. The sexualization of children and childhood was always part of the plan, but a concerted backlash halted their plans.
It is essential that these trends be met with a similar backlash once again. To paraphrase Flannery O’Connor, parents must push back as hard as the age that is pushing against them.