Updated: “Drag Queen Storytime” Coming to Central Arkansas Library

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.

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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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White House’s Family Program Overlooks Importance of Marriage

Last February, President Obama announced a new initiative “designed to determine what works to help young people stay on track to reach their full potential.”

The initiative is called “My Brother’s Keeper.” Its stated goal is to create and expand opportunities for young minorities. The president’s memo, talking-points, and official report on the program all identify poverty, poor education, and other issues as problems that need to be addressed.

President Obama wrote,

“Specifically, the Task Force [for My Brother’s Keeper] shall focus on the following issues, among others: access to early childhood supports; grade school literacy; pathways to college and a career, including issues arising from school disciplinary action; access to mentoring services and support networks; and interactions with the criminal justice system and violent crime.”

Despite My Brother’s Keeper being an effort to rebuild communities and strengthen families, we could not find one instance of the word “marriage” being used anywhere in the White House’s documents on the program. The reports talk about parents, children, mothers, and fathers, but not about marriage.

Here is why that is so significant: (more…)