The so-called Drag Queen Story Hour (DQSH) program, wherein grown men dressed as overly-dramatized and sexualized women read to children in public libraries, have popped up across the nation within the last five years or so. Parents, understandably, have raised serious questions and concerns over the general over-sexualized nature of the drag queens and clear transgender agenda being pushed on impressionable young minds.
These concerns were horrifyingly validated in September by drag queen Dylan Pontiff, who proudly told the Lafayette City-Parish Council in Louisiana that drag queens at these story hours "are trying to groom the next generation."
"This is going to be the grooming of the next generation. We are trying to groom the next generation," admitted Pontiff.
According to LifeSite News, Pontiff, whose drag alter ego is named Santana Pilar Andrews, helped organize DQSH events for children as young as three years old at the Lafayette Public Library in October.
"I'm a person who's been through a lot in their lives [sic]. I've been bullied most of my life for being a gay male, not necessarily being what a typical man is, and I thought that this event shows people, and shows children, especially at that age, that understanding that people are different than you doesn't make them necessarily un-normal or not good," Pontiff told a room filled with Lafayette residents.
The part-time drag queen decried the "amount of hate" he's received from residents and classified opposition to DQSH as "misunderstanding" and intolerance.
"I'm not there to push any agenda," he claimed, before admitting to the "grooming" of young children.
Pontiff also dismissed the notion that drag queens at these events are age-inappropriate or overly sexualized, since drag queens, like actors, can turn down their "R-rated" performances to "PG" performances when need-be.
"I'm just as talented as a singer or a dancer or anyone who has a special talent, it's just mine is dressing up as a woman and entertaining a crowd," said Pontiff. "I can go in and entertain adults in a club and also entertain a group of students and young children. I'm able to do that because I'm an adult and able to filter myself."
"This is not about tolerance or anti-bullying," Lafayette resident Leslie Alexander told the Lafayette Daily Advertiser. "It is a direct and intentional effort to create gender confusion and doubt among very young children at the very time they need solid guidance and understanding. The intent is to plant a seed to make children more likely to question their sexuality or gender at a later age."
The September meeting was set "to consider a motion to denounce the drag queen story hour proposed for the local library on October 6 as not being age-appropriate," reports LifeSite. The motion "would not have been binding on the public library. But it never got that far. The majority of the Lafayette City-Parish Council declined to vote on it, effectively scuttling the motion."
The DQSH program has at least 27 chapters in varying cities.