Accept and Advocate or Else.

 

Drag Queen Storytime is scheduled this month at three of the local libraries where I live. I’m told in the comments on Facebook that if I disagree with it that I’m bigoted, narrow-minded, and hateful.

In 2010 I was invited to a forum to discuss the impending repeal of Don’t Ask Don’t Tell. A panel came to visit the Marine Corps base where my husband was stationed and military wives were invited to take part in the discussion. Many were vocally opposed to the repeal. We knew that it would open the door to much more than simply securing the rights of a specific group of individuals to serve openly in the military. I vividly remember one woman relaying that she was both apprehensive and concerned about the repeal of DADT because of the impact it would potentially have on DOMA (Defense of Marriage Act). She decidedly explained to the panel and to her fellow military wives that if DADT were to be repealed that DOMA would soon suffer the same fate, and so a snowball effect would sweep the nation.

We were adamantly assured that this repeal would have no effect on DOMA. We were assured that those pressing for the DADT repeal were only interested in the rights of gays to serve openly and that it would not impact marriage. That’s not what they were after. At least that’s what they said.

DADT was repealed by President Obama in December of that year.

Three years later DOMA was struck down as unconstitutional.

We have been told repeatedly when it comes to gay rights, that the goal is simply basic human rights for an oppressed and marginalized group of people. The LGBTQ community only wants the same rights as everyone else. They just desire to live how they choose and it won’t affect anyone else.

We all know what a blatant lie that turned out to be.

Bakers, florists, photographers, and others can attest to just how destructive the LGBTQ lobby has been to their businesses and their livelihoods.

And now, four years after Obergefell was decided (just two years after DOMA was struck down), the claim that all they wanted was to be able to marry has been proven a lie as well.

Last week I received an email from our local library listing 15 events included in their new “Rainbow Connection and Collection.” Three of those events are Drag Queen Storytime. No surprise there. We’ve watched over the past several years as these bizarre events have swept the nation’s public library spaces, funded by taxpayers, and targeting the youngest and most vulnerable among us.

But what we’re witnessing with these “inclusive” programs, events, and books is not just a group of people who want basic human rights. It’s the gay lobby forcefully pushing their agenda on every single American citizen and also entities bending over backward to appease, accept, promote, and push the LGBTQAI+ agenda. There is no end in sight.

There is an apparent connection between the progression of law and the changes we have witnessed in our culture over the past decade. How is it that there was an overnight change in the societal acceptance and praise of all things LGBTQ?

Nancy Pearcey writes extensively about what we have experienced in her book Love Thy Body. She argues that when society adopts certain practices as normative, acceptable, and good, and when it then enshrines such practices into law, the society also then absorbs the practice’s accompanying worldview.

In simple terms, a worldview is a lens through which an individual or a collective views the world regarding such things as truth, epistemology, ethics, and values.

The worldview that accompanies the LGBTQ agenda and culture is one that argues for no objective truth or biological facts. All is governed by what you feel you are, by what you decide in your mind to be, by your desires, feelings, and personal experiences. Truth, facts, evidence, and biology become not just less important, but irrelevant altogether. It is a Postmodern, Secular Humanist worldview which is in stark opposition to the historically dominant worldview of western civilization, namely a Christian theist worldview.

We are observing how law influences our collective values. And not just law, but the law that has been thrust upon the majority and implemented by a minuscule minority.

Now we are told, “It’s the law. You will accept it. You must embrace it.”

But the law is not the only way these practices and their accompanying worldview have become normative and accepted. This happened through a very calculated strategy that is outlined in the 1989 book After The Ball: How America Will Conquer its Fear and Hatred of Gays in the 90s. It was written by Marshall Kirk, a neuropsychiatry researcher and Dr. Hunter Madsen, an expert in public persuasion tactics and social marketing. Albert Mohler wrote a thorough and excellent review of the book in 2004.

To sum it up, their purpose was essentially to shift focus away from the immoral and unnatural behavior of homosexuals and onto the human rights denial and attack of “gay” citizens.

Their three-part plan included desensitizing people to homosexuality. We primarily experience this through media and marketing as Hollywood has been more than happy to oblige. The second step uses “jamming” which equates anyone who is opposed to LGBTQ individuals or the agenda with Nazis or the KKK. They are considered bigots and hate mongers. We saw headlines like “Gay is the New Black” meaning to oppose gay rights is tantamount to being a racist. Lastly is conversion which encourages, demands even, that people not only accept homosexuality, transgenderism, gender nonconformity, and all the rest (hence the + at the end of LGBTQIA), but that people advocate for and promote their cause.

Get used to it, embrace it, and promote it.

It has been 30 years since After the Ball was written. Their strategy has been successful and worse, we now are seeing the LGBTQ lobby vigorously target youth.

Hence: Drag Queen Storytime.

It is well understood that to get a hold of young minds, and to “groom” them early as one drag queen recently testified before the Lafayette City-Parish Council, is to rapidly progress an ideology among an entire culture and society. The sooner those Secular Humanist worldview lenses are on our children, the easier it will be to see the outcropping of that worldview and ideology. Young children grow up to be adults who determine the values, lifestyles, laws, and standards of a culture.

This worldview may be cloaked in rainbows, sparkles, love, tolerance, and acceptance, but the cold, hard reality is that there is no room for tolerance in the LGBTQIA+ ideology. Anyone who deviates from the acceptance of and promotion of it will be label “bigot” and dealt with accordingly. Soon it won’t be just bakers, florists, and photographers who suffer. It will be all of us. We will either accept and advocate or else.

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  1. Brian Watt Member

    This happened two days ago in Ottawa, Canada – (note that the sound cuts out for a few seconds at the beginning):

    https://youtu.be/FIj8D1vHt3Y

    More information and transcript here: https://www.lifesitenews.com/news/watch-parents-boo-as-christian-street-preacher-confronts-drag-queen-at-story-time

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    • August 19, 2019, at 9:42 PM PDT
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  2. Columbo Member

    Anonymous (View Comment):

    There is a huge misconception that I’ve been aware of since my then 10 year old daughter figured out that one of my good friends was a lesbian.

    My friend spent a few days in our home with her then “roommate”; now spouse. 10 year daughter, who was (and remains) relentless in her questioning, figured out there “was something going on”. And it was a big fat no big deal.

    Same daughter has a 7-year old stepson who has been dressing as a girl for a couple of years when with his mom, as a boy when he was with my daughter and his dad. My daughter and her husband finally had to give up the fight, (there ain’t no way to win) and stepchild now dresses as a girl exclusively.

    She told her 4 year old and 2 year old daughters the child’s new name. They accepted the dress change and the new name without question.

    As did my 7-year old grand son.

    People think you need to make a big deal out of … stuff like this (ridiculous story hours as described in the OP as an example) or the kids grow up to “hate” blah blah blah.

    Kids don’t care. And frankly, most of us adults are so exhausted we don’t care either. Wear a dress, don’t wear a dress; who the hell cares? Until you show up in the ladies’ room when one of my grand daughters are in there.

    And as for idiot parents taking their children to this type of story hour?

    I quote my daughter: Who dresses like that? No woman I know. Ever. Not even on New Year’s Eve.

    As a side note, the lesbian friend I referenced earlier? I don’t think we’re friends anymore. This is someone who I worked for and with, and who was my part time roommate. She helped me pick my china when I got married. She was at my wedding and my family was so happy to meet her. My mom was always afraid I was going to get murdered in a hotel, and was so happy that I had someone to stay with when I was in San Francisco.

    After my wedding, my friend told me that had she introduced herself as Barbra Streisand, she couldn’t have been greeted more warmly.

    I spent more time with her when pregnant with son #1 than I did my husband.

    Said friend has completely ghosted me since 2016. She has not responded to voicemails, emails nor a snail mail with pictures.

    Tolerance my tuchas.

    Indeed. The lie underneath all of this … and the LGBT+ers are no different than the Islamists on this … is that they only want to “coexist”. Wretch. They want no part of coexist. It is exactly as titled … “accept and advocate or else.”

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    • August 20, 2019, at 5:26 AM PDT
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  3. Stina Member

    Jessi Bridges:

    She argues that when society adopts certain practices as normative, acceptable, and good, and when it then enshrines such practices into law, the society also then absorbs the practice’s accompanying worldview.

    In simple terms, a worldview is a lens through which an individual or a collective views the world regarding such things as truth, epistemology, ethics, and values.

    I’ve seen this in other places to… wide acceptance of divorce, Big (L)ibertarian individualism, the breakdown of understanding of the nation…

    The worldviews that used to exist have been undermined for a long time. I think we went through a major worldview deconstruction phase and we are now in the phase of rebuilding worldviews without key ingredients.

    I mean, for a while there (still? Did that actually catch on?), we had apps with consensual sex contracts being exchanged between coeds before engaging in sex – little, mini marriage contracts after we had completely destroyed the concept of the marriage contract, beginning with it not conferring sexual rights to the partners in the contract.

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    • August 20, 2019, at 6:13 AM PDT
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  4. danok1 Member

    Jessi Bridges: The worldview that accompanies the LGBTQ agenda and culture is one that argues for no objective truth or biological facts. All is governed by what you feel you are, by what you decide in your mind to be, by your desires, feelings, and personal experiences. Truth, facts, evidence, and biology become not just less important, but irrelevant altogether.

    There’s a term for this: “Magical Thinking.” It’s not a compliment.

    Jessi Bridges: This worldview may be cloaked in rainbows, sparkles, love, tolerance and acceptance, but the cold, hard reality is that there is no room for tolerance in the LGBTQIA+ ideology. Anyone who deviates from the acceptance of and promotion of it will be label “bigot” and dealt with accordingly. Soon it won’t be just bakers, florists, and photographers who suffer. It will be all of us. We will either accept and advocate or else.

    Live not by lies.

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    • August 20, 2019, at 6:47 AM PDT
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  5. DonG Coolidge

    I am a big fan of DADT and androgyny in general. I prefer any professional interaction (teacher, doctor, lawyer, pest service, checkout,…) to be 100% asexual. I also think drag queens are hypersexual. If you want to read books to kids, please don’t (cross)-dress slutty or wear your S&M gear or a Speedo. I like those SciFi movies where everyone in the future wears a grey jumpsuit.

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    • August 20, 2019, at 6:48 AM PDT
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  6. Front Seat Cat Member

    Anonymous (View Comment):

    There is a huge misconception that I’ve been aware of since my then 10 year old daughter figured out that one of my good friends was a lesbian.

    My friend spent a few days in our home with her then “roommate”; now spouse. 10 year daughter, who was (and remains) relentless in her questioning, figured out there “was something going on”. And it was a big fat no big deal.

    Same daughter has a 7-year old stepson who has been dressing as a girl for a couple of years when with his mom, as a boy when he was with my daughter and his dad. My daughter and her husband finally had to give up the fight, (there ain’t no way to win) and stepchild now dresses as a girl exclusively.

    She told her 4 year old and 2 year old daughters the child’s new name. They accepted the dress change and the new name without question.

    As did my 7-year old grand son.

    People think you need to make a big deal out of … stuff like this (ridiculous story hours as described in the OP as an example) or the kids grow up to “hate” blah blah blah.

    Kids don’t care. And frankly, most of us adults are so exhausted we don’t care either. Wear a dress, don’t wear a dress; who the hell cares? Until you show up in the ladies’ room when one of my grand daughters are in there.

    And as for idiot parents taking their children to this type of story hour?

    I quote my daughter: Who dresses like that? No woman I know. Ever. Not even on New Year’s Eve.

    As a side note, the lesbian friend I referenced earlier? I don’t think we’re friends anymore. This is someone who I worked for and with, and who was my part time roommate. She helped me pick my china when I got married. She was at my wedding and my family was so happy to meet her. My mom was always afraid I was going to get murdered in a hotel, and was so happy that I had someone to stay with when I was in San Francisco.

    After my wedding, my friend told me that had she introduced herself as Barbra Streisand, she couldn’t have been greeted more warmly.

    I spent more time with her when pregnant with son #1 than I did my husband.

    Said friend has completely ghosted me since 2016. She has not responded to voicemails, emails nor a snail mail with pictures.

    Tolerance my tuchas.

    (PS If this post gets promoted, I will delete it so fast … I might delete it tomorrow regardless)

    Unbelievable! The story about the little 7 year old boy makes me sad and angry – I’m also sad that you and your friend had a falling out – why? If she chooses a gay lifestyle, why can’t you still be friends?

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    • August 20, 2019, at 6:53 AM PDT
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  7. Vance Richards Member

    Jessi Bridges: I’m told in the comments on Facebook that if I disagree with it that I’m bigoted, narrow-minded, and hateful.

    Bullying is an effective technique. If anyone disagrees with you, call them names. People without real strong feelings or beliefs will play along because no one wants to be called a bigot.

    Jessi Bridges:

    The LGBTQ community only wants the same rights as everyone else. They just desire to live how they choose and it won’t affect anyone else.

    We all know what a blatant lie that turned out to be.

    Bakers, florists, photographers, and others can attest to just how destructive the LGBTQ lobby has been to their businesses and their livelihoods.

    I am sure there are plenty of individuals who saw this as equal rights, but for the activists and the people shaping the movement, it was never, ever about “live and let live.”

    Jessi Bridges:

    Hence Drag Queen Storytime.

    It is well understood that to get a hold of young minds, and to “groom” them early as one drag queen recently testified before the Lafayette City-Parish Council, is to rapidly progress an ideology among an entire culture and society.

    I don’t really see a point to drag queen story time other than to sexualize children. I imagine age-of-consent being the next movement, probably promoted as a “children’s rights” issue. “This poor 15 year old boy is not allowed to date a 40 year old man because his parents are homophobic bigots.”

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  8. Western Chauvinist Member

    Brian Watt (View Comment):

    This happened two days ago in Ottawa, Canada – (note that the sound cuts out for a few seconds at the beginning):

    More information and transcript here: https://www.lifesitenews.com/news/watch-parents-boo-as-christian-street-preacher-confronts-drag-queen-at-story-time

    Who are these parents?? Talk about a captive audience for parading one’s perversion!

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    • August 20, 2019, at 8:08 AM PDT
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  9. Fake John/Jane Galt Thatcher

    Western Chauvinist (View Comment):

    Brian Watt (View Comment):

    This happened two days ago in Ottawa, Canada – (note that the sound cuts out for a few seconds at the beginning):

    More information and transcript here: https://www.lifesitenews.com/news/watch-parents-boo-as-christian-street-preacher-confronts-drag-queen-at-story-time

    Who are these parents?? Talk about a captive audience for parading one’s perversion!

    That is what get me. Why would you take your child to such an event. Obviously this is how they parent. It is almost like parents want their children to outside normal so they can get the attention from it.

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    • August 20, 2019, at 8:23 AM PDT
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  10. Western Chauvinist Member

    Fake John/Jane Galt (View Comment):

    Western Chauvinist (View Comment):

    Brian Watt (View Comment):

    This happened two days ago in Ottawa, Canada – (note that the sound cuts out for a few seconds at the beginning):

    More information and transcript here: https://www.lifesitenews.com/news/watch-parents-boo-as-christian-street-preacher-confronts-drag-queen-at-story-time

    Who are these parents?? Talk about a captive audience for parading one’s perversion!

    That is what get me. Why would you take your child to such an event. Obviously this is how they parent. It is almost like parents want their children to outside normal so they can get the attention from it.

    Yes, I think it’s totally about the parents’ need for affirmation as “open minded.” So open minded their brains fell out. Kids hurt worst.

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    • August 20, 2019, at 8:34 AM PDT
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  11. Western Chauvinist Member

    Can’t you hear the devil laughing — “Let’s see if we can get parents to accept dudes dressed as hookers as story time readers for their kids. This will be fun! Mwhahahahaa.”

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    • August 20, 2019, at 8:42 AM PDT
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  12. Stina Member

    Fake John/Jane Galt (View Comment):
    It is almost like parents want their children to outside normal so they can get the attention from it.

    Socially acceptable Munchausen by Proxy. You get your kid taken away when they catch you feeding your kid tiny amounts of rat poison so simulate a deathly illness that requires lots of doctor visits and emoting sympathy noises from complete strangers.

    However, you get all the noise and attention without any of the criminality by making your kid sexually deviant (clinically… as in deviating from the mean… for all the pantywaists who would be offended by the actual meaning of words).

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    • August 20, 2019, at 8:46 AM PDT
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  13. Hartmann von Aue Member

    It boils down to this: About the LBGT Dobson was right, Medved was right, Prager was right, Santorum was right and even my lefty father-in-law of respected memory was right. They will and can only get what they really want through Maoist tactics. 

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    • August 20, 2019, at 9:46 AM PDT
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  14. DrewInWisconsin, Thought Leader Member

    Jessi, I hope you can find some like-minded local citizens and fight this sexualization of our children, and fight back hard!

    And everyone else — plan now for when this comes to your local library. Get people together and make plans for how you’re going to fight it. Find people on your local library board and make it clear to them now — now before the events get scheduled — that this is not acceptable.

    Conservatives do not have the natural organizational mindset that the left has, and that’s why we lose these battles.

    Get ready, everyone. It’s coming to you.

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    • August 20, 2019, at 9:47 AM PDT
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  15. Jerry Giordano (Arizona Patrio… Member

    Jessi, good post. I salute your courage.

    I find it very difficult to understand the enthusiasm of the pro-LGBT side. It is just bizarre to me. Why would one celebrate such odd behavior?

    I understand the motivations of the LGBT individuals themselves. They have a desire to engage in behaviors and activities that, until very recently, were considered socially and morally unacceptable. Their desire for a change in social norms makes perfect sense.

    What I do not understand are their “allies.” Perhaps they simply hate traditional morality so much that they are eager to vigorously support any deviation.

    The propaganda directed against children is not new, although the “drag-queens-at-the-library” seems to be a new manifestation. My impression is that many public schools have been indoctrinating children into the acceptance of LGBT behavior since the 1990s.

     

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    • August 20, 2019, at 9:47 AM PDT
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  16. Old Bathos Member

    The next step will be to punish parents who object to their 9-year olds being exposed to their first sexual experience.

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    • August 20, 2019, at 10:34 AM PDT
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  17. Annefy Member

    Old Bathos (View Comment):

    The next step will be to punish parents who object to their 9-year olds being exposed to their first sexual experience.

    We’re close. Parents have been investigated by CPS for not embracing their child’s identification choice.

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    • August 20, 2019, at 10:36 AM PDT
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  18. DrewInWisconsin, Thought Leader Member

    Annefy (View Comment):

    Old Bathos (View Comment):

    The next step will be to punish parents who object to their 9-year olds being exposed to their first sexual experience.

    We’re close. Parents have been investigated by CPS for not embracing their child’s identification choice.

    And the media happily promotes child-trannies, like that poor Desmond kid, thereby normalizing the whole perversion.

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    • August 20, 2019, at 11:07 AM PDT
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  19. Annefy Member

    double post

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    • August 20, 2019, at 11:41 AM PDT
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  20. Unsk Member

    “I find it very difficult to understand the enthusiasm of the pro-LGBT side. It is just bizarre to me. Why would one celebrate such odd behavior?”

    Breaking down social norms and creating chaos is a long term Marxist strategy. The more social and personal ruin the better, because distraught people whose lives have been torn apart are more open to the security of a radical Authoritarian Dictatorship and the need of a “helping hand” from government. 

    What I don’t know is how did the 7 year old boy become exposed to even the idea of Transgenderism? Without some really bad outside influences, most kids at that ages are not even aware that there could be sex.

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    • August 20, 2019, at 12:16 PM PDT
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  21. Lois Lane Coolidge

    Anonymous (View Comment):

    am indifferent to her gay lifestyle – she came out 30 years ago. And frankly my husband and I were just happy she wasn’t alone

    she has ghosted me since the 2016 election, so I assume she is not indifferent to my voting choices

    I really just don’t understand why the LGBTQIA+ community seems to think Trump’s the devil. I mean… he’s a creation of Hollywood, for goodness sake. He was a celebrity from NYC! Does he have an anti-gay stance of note? From his campaign? He doesn’t seem to care that much about wanting to control people’s sex lives at all, so I just don’t understand that particular backlash… and I am not looking at that as a big fan of the President’s. I just don’t get it. It’s sad to me that someone who was clearly a big part of your life would not even have the courage to talk to you about it.

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    • August 20, 2019, at 12:17 PM PDT
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  22. Arthur Beare Member

    Unsk

    What I don’t know is how did the 7 year old boy become exposed to even the idea of Transgenderism? Without some really bad outside influences, most kids at that ages are not even aware that there could be sex.

    Drag Queen Storytime

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  23. Stina Member

    Lois Lane (View Comment):

    Anonymous (View Comment):

    am indifferent to her gay lifestyle – she came out 30 years ago. And frankly my husband and I were just happy she wasn’t alone

    she has ghosted me since the 2016 election, so I assume she is not indifferent to my voting choices

    I really just don’t understand why the LGBTQIA+ community seems to think Trump’s the devil. I mean… he’s a creation of Hollywood, for goodness sake. He was a celebrity from NYC! Does he have an anti-gay stance of note? From his campaign? He doesn’t seem to care that much about wanting to control people’s sex lives at all, so I just don’t understand that particular backlash… and I am not looking at that as a big fan of the President’s. I just don’t get it. It’s sad to me that someone who was clearly a big part of your life would not even have the courage to talk to you about it.

    I wonder if its inclusion of Pence in his administration or the incredible support he got from trad-cons. They probably think there were dog whistles. Or they think letting bakers choose contracts is a threat to them…

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    • August 20, 2019, at 12:37 PM PDT
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  24. Columbo Member

    Lois Lane (View Comment):

    Anonymous (View Comment):

    am indifferent to her gay lifestyle – she came out 30 years ago. And frankly my husband and I were just happy she wasn’t alone

    she has ghosted me since the 2016 election, so I assume she is not indifferent to my voting choices

    I really just don’t understand why the LGBTQIA+ community seems to think Trump’s the devil. I mean… he’s a creation of Hollywood, for goodness sake. He was a celebrity from NYC! Does he have an anti-gay stance of note? From his campaign? He doesn’t seem to care that much about wanting to control people’s sex lives at all, so I just don’t understand that particular backlash… and I am not looking at that as a big fan of the President’s. I just don’t get it. It’s sad to me that someone who was clearly a big part of your life would not even have the courage to talk to you about it.

    Log Cabin Republicans endorse Trump 2020

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    • August 20, 2019, at 12:40 PM PDT
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  25. Front Seat Cat Member

    @jessi-bridges– are you the one that posted the story about the Library Assn Convention this year that included the new guidelines for librarians and the change in language towards patrons? That was also an eye-opener. The majority of the convention that attracts authors, publishers, large book suppliers etc. were allowed to participate in forums during the several day event. I looked at the forums and they were heavily indoctrinated with the same – so it is a concentrated effort here towards new lifestyles, language, completely new to me. I love libraries and books. This was always neutral ground. Really shocking what has transpired over the last 10 years.

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  26. DrewInWisconsin, Thought Leader Member

    Front Seat Cat (View Comment):
    I love libraries and books. This was always neutral ground. Really shocking what has transpired over the last 10 years.

    I think it’s been longer than 10. I’d go for 30. But they’re just more openly propagandizing now.

    Something really changed in the children’s book industry somewhere in the 80s and 90s. I noticed that a lot of the books winning the awards were more about social problems and personal issues, as if the authors were working out their own psychological struggles in the pages of a book. The books were no longer being written to entertain children. The writers were trying to impress each other and win the praise of their peers first and foremost.

    And . . . whatever you think of her talents (or lack thereof), we can thank J.K. Rowling for pulling the industry out of this self-destructive navel-gazing nonsense. She got kids excited about reading books again, because she wasn’t writing for pedagogical purposes, but to entertain the kids. And then all the new authors wanted to write the next Harry Potter instead of the next multi-culti novel about kids from third world countries or inner cities being oppressed, or depressed, or suicidal.

    However, it’s been 12 years since the last Harry Potter book, and while there are certainly a lot of good books for kids, we need another Potter-like phenomenon to reinvigorate it.

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    • August 20, 2019, at 1:12 PM PDT
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  27. Front Seat Cat Member

    DrewInWisconsin, Influencer (View Comment):

    Front Seat Cat (View Comment):
    I love libraries and books. This was always neutral ground. Really shocking what has transpired over the last 10 years.

    I think it’s been longer than 10. I’d go for 30. But they’re just more openly propagandizing now.

    Something really changed in the children’s book industry somewhere in the 80s and 90s. I noticed that a lot of the books winning the awards were more about social problems and personal issues, as if the authors were working out their own psychological struggles in the pages of a book. The books were no longer being written to entertain children. The writers were trying to impress each other and win the praise of their peers first and foremost.

    And . . . whatever you think of her talents (or lack thereof), we can thank J.K. Rowling for pulling the industry out of this self-destructive navel-gazing nonsense. She got kids excited about reading books again, because she wasn’t writing for pedagogical purposes, but to entertain the kids. And then all the new authors wanted to write the next Harry Potter instead of the next multi-culti novel about kids from third world countries or inner cities being oppressed, or depressed, or suicidal.

    However, it’s been 12 years since the last Harry Potter book, and while there are certainly a lot of good books for kids, we need another Potter-like phenomenon to reinvigorate it.

    I was in Books a Million yesterday and at the entrance was a big display of the Stephen King book IT and it had scary clown dolls for sale. I said to the sales clerk – wow – what kid would want a scary clown doll? She said casually, oh that book has gone mainstream – adults even love the doll – ok…… Thanks Stephen King for ruining clowns for kids. But the Harry Potter series did get kids reading.

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  28. Lois Lane Coolidge

    Stina (View Comment):
    I wonder if its inclusion of Pence in his administration…

    I do think that plays a part. Pence is really painted as the devil, which is in line with the opinion writer’s post here because Pence is just a regular Christian guy who can’t be “tolerated.” The idea that he wanted to electro-shock kids into straightness was a canard and a gross manipulation of what he actually did support. 

    DrewInWisconsin, Influencer (View Comment):
    And then all the new authors wanted to write the next Harry Potter instead of the next multi-culti novel about kids from third world countries or inner cities being oppressed, or depressed, or suicidal.

    They are back to social issues. This is why The Little House on the Prairie books got attacked. Publishing is very PC. That hurts books. The internet–and homeless people–has destroyed libraries.

    Columbo (View Comment):
    Log Cabin Republicans endorse Trump 2020

    Interesting!

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    Vance Richards (View Comment):I don’t really see a point to drag queen story time other than to sexualize children. I imagine age-of-consent being the next movement, probably promoted as a “children’s rights” issue. “This poor 15 year old boy is not allowed to date a 40 year old man because his parents are homophobic bigots.”

    Absolutely. This is a train. A fast-moving train. Among others the cars include homosexuality, transgenderism, and pedophilia. Let one car through and the others are close behind.

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    Stina (View Comment):

    I’ve seen this in other places to… wide acceptance of divorce, Big (L)ibertarian individualism, the breakdown of understanding of the nation…

    The worldviews that used to exist have been undermined for a long time. I think we went through a major worldview deconstruction phase and we are now in the phase of rebuilding worldviews without key ingredients.

    I mean, for a while there (still? Did that actually catch on?), we had apps with consensual sex contracts being exchanged between coeds before engaging in sex – little, mini marriage contracts after we had completely destroyed the concept of the marriage contract, beginning with it not conferring sexual rights to the partners in the contract.

    Yes definitely. Abortion is another example. Before Roe people largely disapproved of it. Things have changed since then to include an increase of child abuse. Our society has such a low view of children, and the value of human life in general. 

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    • August 20, 2019, at 2:58 PM PDT
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