Updated: Arkansas Senate Overwhelmingly Passes Bill to Protect Children from Drag Performances

Above: Sen. Gary Stubblefield presents S.B. 43 in the Arkansas Senate.

On Tuesday the Arkansas Senate overwhelmingly passed a measure protecting children from drag shows.

S.B. 43 by Sen. Gary Stubblefield (R – Branch) and Rep. Mary Bentley (R – Perryville) clarifies that drag shows are a type of adult performance under Arkansas law, and it prohibits adult performances on public property or in view of children.

We have written repeatedly over the past few years about how public schoolscolleges, and libraries in Arkansas have scheduled drag performances — including performances intended for children.

Some of these events have been canceled following public backlash.

At public libraries in particular there has been a push to let men dressed in hyper-sexualized, female costumes read books to children. In some parts of the country events like these have exposed children and families to sexual predators.

On Tuesday the Arkansas Senate passed S.B. 43 by a vote of 29 to six.

Drag shows should not take place on public property or anywhere near children. S.B. 43 will protect children from these performances.

The bill now goes to the Arkansas House of Representatives for consideration.

The Following Senators Voted FOR S.B. 43

  • J. Boyd
  • J. Bryant
  • Caldwell
  • A. Clark
  • Crowell
  • B. Davis
  • Dees
  • J. Dismang
  • J. Dotson
  • J. English
  • Flippo
  • Gilmore
  • K. Hammer
  • Hester
  • Hickey
  • Hill
  • Irvin
  • B. Johnson
  • M. Johnson
  • B. King
  • M. McKee
  • J. Payton
  • C. Penzo
  • J. Petty
  • Rice
  • M. Stone
  • G. Stubblefield
  • D. Sullivan
  • D. Wallace

The Following Senators Voted AGAINST S.B. 43

  • L. Chesterfield
  • S. Flowers
  • G. Leding
  • F. Love
  • R. Murdock
  • C. Tucker

Fayetteville Public Library Cancels Drag Show Targeting Children

Above: Public libraries around the country have hosted Drag Queen Story Times and similar drag events like this one. These events are inappropriate and have rightly drawn criticism from parents and individuals concerned about child welfare. | Photo Credit: YouTube Screenshot.

The Fayetteville Public Library’s website indicates that the library has canceled a back-to-school event slated to include drag performances directed at children.

News outlets reported last week that the August 7 event at the public library would let middle and high school students select clothing from The Transition Closet, and it would also host a “Back To School Dance Party” where students would be able to watch drag performances.

The Fayetteville Public Library also posted on social media that the event would offer “name change info” and gender support plans for students.

It’s good to see this event has been canceled.

As we have written before, LGBT activists use events like these at public libraries to foist their message on kids.

In some cases, children have been exposed to convicted sex-offenders through drag performances at public libraries.

These types of events are not appropriate for children — and certainly not in a public library.

Photo Credit: YouTube Screenshot.

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U of A Fort Smith Library to Host Drag Queen Story Time

This week we learned students at the University of Arkansas Fort Smith are planning a Drag Queen Story Time event.

The announcement for the event scheduled for this coming Friday reads,

De-stress before the tests!  Join us for Drag Queen Story Time featuring Chloe Jacobs, Miss Gay Arkansas America 2018.  All ages are welcome to attend as Miss Chloe Jacobs reads some delightful children’s books.  Expect dancing, coloring, and light refreshments!  Special thanks to our cosponsors: Pride@UAFS and the River Valley Equality Center.

The story time is scheduled to be held at the Boreham Library on the UAFS campus.

You may recall in August the Central Arkansas Library System had scheduled a drag queen story time at one of its locations, but the event was quickly scrapped following criticism from citizens and elected officials.

Across the country, LGBT activists are working to convince libraries to host these sorts of events. As we’ve said before, these Drag Queen Story Times aren’t really about reading or fun. They’re about promoting a radical homosexual and transgender ideology.

Photo Credit: YouTube Screenshot.