Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on justifications for Drag Queen Hour events:
What does it take for the defenders of Drag Queen Hour events to raise an objection to the sexualization of children? After reading the March 20 news story in the Miami Herald, it is clear that the dumbing-down of these indefensible shows has reached a new low.
In the last week of 2022, the Plaza Live theater in Orlando hosted “a Drag Queen Christmas” that is just now receiving attention. Children were in attendance. The defenders say nothing happened that was problematic, and this includes the reporters for the newspaper. Those who objected, led by Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, found much that was disturbing.
No one denies what happened.
The performance featured “shimmying, bare-chested men who wouldn’t have been out of place at a Madonna concert.”
Question: What kind of men shimmy half naked in front of children? Wouldn’t pedophiles find this attractive? Furthermore, to compare an event, whose target audience is children, with a Madonna concert, is intellectually dishonest.
The performance featured men in “outfits [that were] provocative (bikinis and short shorts).”
Question: Why is it that these men like to parade around in public wearing the equivalent of a jock strap in front of kids? Is there something wrong with them? Pictures of them “performing” show them almost entirely naked.
The performance did not show “exposure of genital organs.”
Question: Why would this even have to be said if this were truly a typical children’s event? Are we to celebrate their “modesty” for not exposing themselves? Normal men don’t go to the grocery store dressed this way. Why is it okay at a children’s event?
The performance showed a male actor, Jimbo the Clown, “giving birth to a log of bologna and throwing slices to the crowd.” The scene was described by state agents, who have it on video, as a “graphic depiction…of childbirth and/or abortion.” Also, there was a display of “an image of a finger penetrating a wreath.”
Question: Why are these freaks bent on putting sexual ideas, of a crude sort, into the heads of children? Do they have that little respect for childhood?
The performance included lyrics to their sick version of “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer” that were patently vulgar, even for adults, never mind kids. “You know Dasher and Dancer and Prancer and Vixen/Vomit and Stupid and Dildo and Dicks-in/But do you recall the most famous reindeer of all?/Screwdolph the Red-Nippled Reindeer had a very shiny bust.”
What would possess men to act this way? Are they mentally ill? Or just plain evil?
Children as young as six were in attendance.
Kudos to Gov. DeSantis for putting the welfare of children ahead of any alleged “artistic” expression. He stands in stark contrast to Hillary Clinton, who just this week said it was “absurd” to put any restrictions on Drag Queen Hour performances, comparing these obscene antics to “Shakespearean” entertainment.
This is child abuse. Not to call it that is to enable more of it.