Canada’s media is gaslighting parents in defence of drag queen events for children

By Jonathon Van Maren

As any reader of this site will know, the drag queens are at the forefront of the latest skirmish in the sexual revolution—specifically, the phenomenon of drag shows or drag queen-led story events for children. These events have sparked a parent-led backlash, and it isn’t difficult for any sane person to understand why. Drag queens are promoting gender fluidity to kids; teaching children how to “perform” and collect tips like strippers; and doing sexually explicit dances in front of children. The activists behind Drag Queen Story Hour have stated explicitly that their aim is to “create a site of queer pleasure” and subvert “childhood innocence.” Those are their words, not mine.

In response to this, much of the mainstream press has engaged in a coordinated campaign of collective gaslighting, insisting that anyone who sees these sexually-charged and often sexually-explicit events as sexual is somehow perverted in turn; that anyone who says these events are inappropriate are bigots; and finally, when the sheer torrent of video and photographic evidence prove beyond doubt that these events are precisely what conservative journalists and horrified parents say they are, that they are “family-friendly” nonetheless. The media’s willingness to defend every aspect of the sexual revolution reveals, once again, their complete moral bankruptcy.

Exhibit A is a recent article from Canada’s CTV News titled “Drag queens and how they got pulled into politics.” Of course, the answer to this implied question is a simple one. Nobody much cared about drag queens and their weird fetishes when they weren’t the featured attraction at children’s events at schools and in public libraries. Parents didn’t think about drag queens at all before their performances morphed from a niche fetish into a “family-friendly” event (many of them funded by Democratic politicians). But as you might have suspected, CTV—which receives a substantial amount of funding from the Trudeau government—isn’t interested in the obvious (and true) answer. They’re interested in smearing those who object to sexual performances for children.


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