Fall River Drag Queen Stage for the Toddler Set [OPINION]
The drag queens are coming! The drag queens are coming!
Yes indeed. The folks who run the Fall River Public Library, seemingly happy to attract anyone beyond old gentlemen with newspapers, invited the drag queens for an encore. In fact, the organizers say that Drag Queen Story Time is so popular with the masses that it will be a monthly event.
Bella Luna must have really packed them up when she appeared on October 9, as she has already been booked for a return engagement on November 13. It has been reported that Myles Lowry, the media director of the Fall River Pride Committee, thinks Drag Queen Story Time is “a great way to bring the community together.”
I have nothing against drag queens and this is not a gay issue, so keep your self-righteous condemnation. Guys can dress like Madonna or Barbra Streisand all day long if they want to. It’s none of my business and I don’t mind. Praise be to every man who dresses like a woman and makes money by doing so. Entrepreneurship is American style. But leave the children alone.
The idea behind Drag Queen Story Time is to indoctrinate young children by incorporating alternative lifestyles. Knock down, but children are prohibited.
Any parent who would take their kids to Drag Queen Story Time or expose their young children to adult men in drag for “entertainment” purposes needs professional help. There is a lot of time for children to be introduced to alternative lifestyles when they are older and have a better understanding of what it is. Let the children be children.
To the Mayor of Fall River, Paul Coogan, and members of the library board who feel it is appropriate to use a publicly funded library building to influence young children in this way, you deserve to be fired.
Parents, find your voice. Speak out. Don’t be afraid of the waking crowd. The future of your child’s mind is worth fighting for. These artists are not suitable for children and this insane program should be stopped immediately.
Barry Richard is the host of the Barry Richard Show at 1420 WBSM New Bedford. It can be heard on weekdays from noon to 3 p.m. Contact him at [email protected] and follow him on Twitter @ BarryJRichard58. The opinions expressed in this commentary are solely those of the author.