A local library recently held one of those drag queen story hours for little kids. The writer who reported it said, “it would have been easy to walk right past without even being aware it was going on”, as it wasn’t seriously marketed, except for one thing. A few people demonstrating outside the library against it grew into a near riot of two sides shouting at each other. This does NOT work people! All that noise accomplished was to pique interest in an event that probably would have been sparsely attended, and to make many of the demonstrators look bad with their “you’re going to Hell” signs.
So many parents of young children, as well as most people ignorant about the lgbtq agenda, don’t understand it’s unceasing efforts to groom and initiate younger and younger children into their lies. Many people think it’s harmless, or cute, or hip to bring their young kids to drag queen events or other indoctrinating activities. Short sighted or naive, many are your neighbors, some are even your friends. Demonstrations virtually always degenerate into shoutfests, and are not effective in changing or educating minds. Shouting epithets and threats, whether through signs, demonstrations or Twitter, might feel good or virtuous, but are anywhere from ineffective to counterproductive. Don’t be stupid.
Research the kind of activities your libraries and schools are promoting. Check lgbtq children’s books out of the library and discuss them with your neighbors and friends. Print out pages from ALA.org publications that promote perversion. Educate yourself, then your neighbors. Here’s a test for you. What is the significance of this: CHICAGO – The American Library Association (ALA) and several library associations in the United States have pledged their commitment to Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI). The statement reads, “Equity, diversity, and inclusion are core values of our associations. We believe that as a profession we must continue to support efforts in building a more equitable, diverse, and inclusive society. As professional organizations, we strive to advance the capacity to identify and remove barriers to equity, diversity, and inclusion relative to all members and patrons with a broad spectrum of best practices, tools, and resources.”
Doesn’t that sound great? But what does it actually mean, what actions and policies result from EDI? Ask your librarian. Record the conversation, if you can do so without inhibiting a truthful response. Ask specifically, “What is EDI? How does inclusion play out? What exactly does that mean in the context of our library? What about equity? Diversity usually means a variety of skin colors, ethnicities or religions, but does this initiative also support diversity of opinion?” We already know how “diversity” plays out in hiring practices, college admissions and EEOC lawsuits. But “equity” means what exactly? The most problematic one is “inclusion” That has become a buzzword for “non-binary” sexuality, “gender science” and transgenderism. Will your librarian even know? Will they be honest?
On the surface, EDI appears to be a push to get more different kinds of people involved in the library field. That’s good, but note that the EDI statement also includes patrons, not just members. See what’s actually on your local library’s website. My local library is pretty conservative, but they do carry one of the LGBTQ titles I mentioned in the previous post. I looked up “story times” but haven’t found any future drag queen story hours; perhaps the controversy generated by the recent one put the library on the hotseat. Spokane, Wa. isn’t L.A. or NYC, afterall. Your community may be even more conservative than Spokane. I hope so, for the sake of your children.