The Australian Christian Lobby (ACL) is conducting a campaign calling for Drag Queen story time events to be banned saying it is putting adult entertainment in front of children. The push against drag queens reading children’s books came as the Palmerston library in the Northern Territory held an event featuring local performers reading age appropriate books to children. “Let’s not pretend drag queens in libraries are not promoting an ideology to children,” commented ACL’s acting NT director, Wendy Francis. “In our society, we need to recognise that there are places for adult entertainment and then there are safe places for children. These should never be conflated.”
“Attending one of these readings in the local library can plant a thought about gender fluidity in children who would have otherwise never considered this confusing and difficult life choice,” Francis said. ACL has previous complained about drag queens performing in Sydney during the Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras. Francis argues that children are being referred to gender clinics concerned that they may be transgender because they have faced ‘constant exposure to transgenderism’. Christian author James Parker has published an article claiming that many of the performers featured in Drag Queen Storytime events were leading “bizarre lives as sex entertainers”.
Parker has previously campaigned against marriage equality and formerly worked in the Catholic Archdiocese of Perth. He claims he was previously homosexual but was able to lead a heterosexual life after embracing religion. The Christian activist says Drag Queen Storytime is a harmful indoctrination process that is designed to lure children into a transgender lifestyle. Parker claimed on Perth radio that few gay couples were able to maintain a monogamous relationship, and gay men had shorter life spans due to their high risk of catching sexually transmitted infections. He also claimed many gay men were same-sex attracted because they had been sexually abused.
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