Updated August 23, 2018 8:20 AM: The Central Arkansas Library System apparently has removed the Drag Queen Storytime event from its calendar.
We have read reports on social media that the event has been rescheduled, but the CALS website has no further information.
The decision to remove the event from the calendar seems to have come on the heels of criticism of the event from Sen. Jason Rapert (R — Conway) and others.
This is good news, and we hope it means Arkansas’ public libraries won’t be used as a pawn by homosexual and transgender activists.
The Fletcher Library in Little Rock will host a “Drag Queen Storytime” this October, according to the calendar on the Central Arkansas Library System’s website.
The 90-minute event advertises “sass, class, stories, and songs.”
Over the past several months, homosexual and transgender activists have used events like this one at public libraries to foist their message on kids. Men dressed as women and wearing outrageous costumes read to children and talk to them about homosexuality and transgender issues.
In Louisiana, news outlet KATC reports the Lafayette Public Library is hosting a Drag Queen Story Time on the same day as Fletcher Library in Little Rock. Drag Queen Story Times also have occurred at libraries in New York, Boston, Orlando, Houston, and elsewhere.
Last July, the “Intellectual Freedom Committee” of the Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC) published a blog post offering highlights from the American Library Association’s (ALA) annual conference in New Orleans. Among other things, the blog post says ALSC members were given information about hosting a Drag Queen Storytime at local libraries.
According to the ALSC, the purpose of these events is to “[foster] empathy, tolerance, creativity, imagination and fun.”
In other words, these events are not about getting children to read or play together. They’re about promoting homosexual and transgender ideology to little kids.
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According to various reports, the National Institutes of Health is using federal tax dollars to launch a study “proving” it’s OK to perform sex-change operations on children.
Researchers intend to show transgender affirmation therapy is safe and effective for children who disagree with their biological sex. John Stonestreet at the Colson Center for Christian Worldview writes,
Let’s be clear about what “affirmation therapy” really means: Children are given high doses of puberty-suppressing drugs. Doctors then flood their systems with testosterone or estrogen to induce the formation of opposite-sex characteristics like breasts in males and facial hair in females. Some patients, partway through this process, will undergo “sex-reassignment surgery” in which their internal and even external genitals are removed or remodeled.
This so-called “treatment” will render them infertile for life and can create a host of side-effects, like cancer, infections, gallbladder diseases, and spikes in blood pressure. There is also no long-term research on how these high doses of hormones affect bodies in the long run—bodies that weren’t designed to handle them in the first place.
There is, however, abundant data on the psychological damage of medically “transitioning.” One study from Great Britain found that 20 percent of patients who’d undergone this procedure regretted it. Walt Heyer, a man who formerly lived as a transgender woman and now identifies with his biological sex once again, thinks that’s a serious underestimation.
Advocates for children have said time and time again that encouraging kids to disagree with their biological sex is dangerous.
The American College of Pediatricians writes, “puberty is not a disease and puberty-blocking hormones can be dangerous. Reversible or not, puberty- blocking hormones induce a state of disease — the absence of puberty — and inhibit growth and fertility in a previously biologically healthy child.”
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