Boy, does this drag queen have a story — and not an hour, either. Billy, who goes by the name Kitty Demure when performing and is a self-professed “conservative drag queen,” has a warning for the world:
Keep your kids away from drag events.
They’re akin to having, he says, “a stripper or a porn star influence your children.”
To be clear, the drag queen phenomenon is not healthy, either for those involved or a wider society that rubber stamps it. This may be more obvious now to some with efforts made to indoctrinate children through “Drag Queen Story Hours,” events that are sometimes taxpayer funded. And the characteristic brokenness of drag queens themselves is evidenced by their apparent zeal for inuring innocent children to their deviance.
Yet this is why it’s noteworthy that Bill, a member of the #WalkAway movement, has inveighed against this phenomenon. In accordance with repeated warnings he has issued about the sexualization of children via sexual devolutionary events, Bill re-posted last week a powerful video he cut about drag and kids. In a message for parents, he stated:
I have no idea why you want drag queens to read books to your children. I have no idea what in the h[**]l has a drag queen ever done to make you have so much respect for them and admire them so much, other than put on makeup and jump on the floor and ride around and do sexual things on stage. I have absolutely no idea why you would want that to influence your child.
Would you want a stripper or a porn star to influence your child?… A drag queen performs in a nightclub for adults; there is a lot of filth that goes on, a lot of sexual stuff that goes on, and backstage there’s a lot of nudity, sex, and drugs. Okay? So I don’t think that this is an avenue you would want your child to explore.
Bill later added that “to actually get them [your kids] involved in drag is extremely, extremely irresponsible in your part.” If “you need your child to be entertained by a big human in a costume or in makeup, take them to the circus or something,” he later added (video below).
Bill’s point about how parents who wouldn’t take their kids to see a stripper or porn star will nonetheless expose them to drag queens relates to a common double standard today. That is, contrary to claims about victimhood, sexual devolutionary (aka “LBGTQ”) individuals actually get preferential treatment.
Just consider Gene Robinson, who in 2003 became the first openly homosexual man to be made an Episcopal bishop. He was lauded for “bravery” despite the fact that he’d left his wife and kids years before to be with a man. Now, Question:
Would a man who’d left his wife to be with another woman have been consecrated bishop and praised?
(Note: In 2014, Robinson “divorced” his “husband,” too.)
And drag queens benefit from this double standard double. Lately, in fact, “drag queens have suddenly become Democrat America’s cultural icons,” observes pundit Andrea Widburg. “They are everywhere and are being treated as the newest front in civil rights. Michigan’s attorney general, Dana Nessel, even declared that ‘Drag queens make everything better,’ and opined that there should be ‘a drag queen for every school.’”
Moreover, Widburg adds, cementing the preferential treatment point, “most drag queens (not all but most) are completely untalented but get a pass because … they’re drag queens.”
Unfortunately, though, even conservatives err here simply by, well, conserving past mistakes. Consider that Bill also states that when your kids “turn 18, then why don’t you take them to the clubs? On their 18th birthday — because it’s an adult thing, okay? So don’t ruin your child’s life.”
As for Widburg, an excellent commentator for whom I’ve great respect, she writes, “In a free country, there’s absolutely nothing wrong with adults enjoying a drag queen’s performance.”
In truth, however, such things’ moral status doesn’t change based on your country’s level of freedom, only recognized rights change. Yet having “the right to do something,” as G.K. Chesterton noted, “is not at all the same as being right in doing it.”
Moreover, if exposure to drag before age 18 could “ruin your child’s life,” as Bill warns, is it really true that such exposure after 18 couldn’t possibly ruin his life? Does some magical transformation occur upon the moment of one’s 18th birthday that bestows an immunity from corruption that didn’t exist the moment before that birthday?
This is much like the partial-birth abortion standard allowing prenatal infanticide upon the baby’s emergence from the birth canal but not a moment sooner: It’s an irrational legal distinction, not a moral, reality based one.
In reality, there are rights and privileges coming with adulthood that are legitimately denied to children, such as those relating to voting, entering into contracts, joining the military, and driving. Minors accept this “discrimination,” too, because it has moral justification.
But there is no moral right to do wrong, no maturity that mitigates misdeeds, no sanctified season for sin. Kids instinctively understand this, and adults who don’t lose their respect. For a prerequisite for having respect is being respectable.