‘Drag Queen Story Hour’ sparks protests in rural, Southern towns

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“Drag Queen Story Hour,” a program in which men in drag read children’s books to kids in libraries or bookstores, is reportedly seeing opposition in some rural, Southern towns.

The president of the local public library board in Lafayette, La., resigned due to pushback against the program, according to The Associated Press, which added that Lafayette Mayor Joel Robideaux (R) might cancel the library’s story hour.

The news service also noted that a small group of protesters also demonstrated outside a similar event at a library in Columbus, Ga., citing the Ledger-Enquirer.

{mosads}And a group called Common Sense Campaign Tea Party is also reportedly calling for a protest of an event this month at a public library in Mobile, Ala., it added.

“The program is designed to purposely target children so as to make sexual perversion acceptable through repeated exposure,” according to a poster on the group’s Facebook page, the AP reported.

Drag queen Khloe Kash is reportedly scheduled to visit Mobile and read “Rainbow Fish” and other children’s books, including “Stella Brings the Family,” about a little girl unsure what to do as Mother’s Day approaches because she has two fathers.

According to the news service, critics say that the program is meant to indoctrinate children into a progressive view of sexuality. Citing, it noted that opponents at a Mobile County Commission meeting described it as such. Those defending the event at a meeting reportedly sympathized with the critics, but pointed to the First Amendment.

So far, there are no plans to cancel “Drag Queen Story Hour” in Mobile, the AP noted.

Despite small pockets of opposition, the events are becoming more prevalent, Jonathan Hamilt, a New Yorker who helps organize the story hours across the U.S., told the news agency.

“It’s growing all over the nation, including the South,” Hamilt said.

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