The Holly Jolly Drag Show will perform on December 8 at a local restaurant in Albertville, Alabama, outside of Huntsville. Jessica Turner’s catering business, Baked and Boozy, is hosting the event. Because it is being held on private property, the local mayor, Tracy Honea, says he cannot do anything about it. He’s right about that, but that doesn’t mean that no response is justified.
Fortunately, several local Christian leaders, among them Justin Childers, pastor of Antioch Baptist Church in Albertville, are going to mount a protest: it will be held December 4-8, in advance of the event. He is urging local churches to “cross denominational lines” and join with him. We support him 100 percent.
Unfortunately, there are many naïve Americans who are unfazed by drag queen shows; others actually like them. Whether it is ignorance or malice, the facts are not open to dispute.
The purpose behind these events is to confuse children about sexuality. That’s not an opinion. It’s the explanation afforded by Judith Butler, a prominent lesbian professor: She proudly admits that these performances are a “subversive enterprise.” So does Michelle Tomasik (who goes by the name Michelle Tea), the founder of Drag Queen Story Hour. She admits that her drag queen events are targeted at children.
Homosexuals and the sexually confused (a.k.a. transgender persons) used to choose one day in late June as their day of celebration. Then it became a week. Then it became a month. But even that’s not enough.
This Holly Jolly Drag Show is being held in December because it is Christmastime. It is not being done to complement, but to demean. Anyone who can’t see this for what it is—the exploitation of Christmas for a sick cause—is deceiving himself. Or worse.
The Catholic League for Religious and Civil Rights is urging all Christians in Albertville, and surrounding towns, to join the protests and stand by Pastor Childers. Those who cannot attend should at least email him, showing your support for his effort.
We are contacting the 17 Christian churches in Albertville. We are also contacting St. William Catholic Church, as well as the Diocese of Birmingham.