Posted Jun 07, 2022 by Michael L. Brown

There is a lot of outrage over viral video footage depicting little children being entertained by drag queens in a gay bar. As Alex Stein tweeted, “7 year olds tipping drag queens and hanging out in a 21 and up bar & the Dallas Police dept is letting it happen….why not enforce the law?” And there should be outrage. But there should be no surprise. Scenes like this have been common at gay pride events for many years, with full parental approval.

In response to local protests at the gay bar, the bar, named Mr. Misster, released a statement claiming it was raising money for a local LGBTQ+ youth organization and accused protesters of being ‘transphobic.’”

As the bar’s statement explained, “We are more than happy to open our doors to celebrate Pride in a family friendly, safe environment, separate from our normal operations of 2 p.m. – 2 a.m. on Saturdays because we believe that everyone should have a space to be able to celebrate who they are. Mr. Misster is a place where everyone is welcome to feel accepted, safe and included. We had a group of protestors outside yelling homophobic threats, transphobic remarks and vile accusations at these children and parents.”

Oh, those terrible, evil protesters! As for the vulgar verbiage posted on one of the bar’s walls – get over it!

Once again, there should be outrage but not surprise. Not in the least.

Last year, on July 6, I posted an article titled, “This Is the Dangerous LGBTQ+ Trajectory That We Have Been Warning About.”

In it, I referenced an op-ed in the Washington Post in which a “gendervague” parent wanted her kids to “check out the BDSM practices enjoyed by some of our community” that were on display at gay pride events.

And this was her reasoning: “Children who witness kink culture are reassured that alternative experiences of sexuality and expression are valid — no matter who they become as they mature, helping them recognize that their personal experiences aren’t bad or wrong, and that they aren’t alone in their experiences.”

The op-ed also produced outrage, some of which was cited in an article by Mary Margaret Olohan titled, “‘You Should be in Prison’: Critics Slam WaPo Article Encouraging ‘Kink Culture’ for Children.”

But while the outrage was fully justified, there should have been no surprise at all. These kinds of attitudes have been common among some members of the LGBTQ+ community for many years.

As I wrote on June 26, 2019, “There are some things so wrong that we cannot allow ourselves to get used to them. We must always be outraged over them. Always grieved over them. We can never accept them as the new status quo. The drag queen assault on our children is one of those things.

“I’m talking about the celebration of little children in drag.

“I’m talking about drag queens dancing for our children (and reading stories to them).

“I’m talking about children posing with naked (or nearly naked) drag queens.

“This is unacceptable. This is perverse. This is outrageous.

“It was bad enough when this stuff happened at gay pride parades.

“It was even worse when it started to happen in our community libraries.

“Now it has even entered houses of worship.” (See further here.)

Should we be outraged? Absolutely. Should we be surprised? Not at all.

As I explained in a March 2020 article, “It Was Drag Queens Dancing for Little Children that Got My Attention in 2004.”

Yes, that was back in 2004, well before most of us had LGBTQ+ activism on our radar.

That was certainly the case for me before 2004, as I devoted almost none of my writing or speaking to the subject. I did not even focus on outreach to those who identified as LGBTQ+.

But, as I wrote, after colleagues of mine shared the gospel at the Charlotte, NC gay pride in 2004, they shared with me in detail what they saw. (I was doing ministry in England at the time.)

There was a gay porn exhibit that anyone could view. Including children.

Our team snapped pictures to document all this while they were there. The images were terribly disturbing. And where were the parents? Did they care?

And then there was the drag queen.

He was dressed in a tutu, and he was dancing before a small crowd of onlookers. (I can assure you he was not doing ballet.)

And as he shimmied and shook, a small child walked up to him – again, in the presence of a good number of adults – and put a dollar in his panties.

What insanity.

More troubling still, when we raised our voice in protest in the months (and years) that followed, there seemed to be no outcry from the local gay community.

It’s one thing for them to want to be out and proud. To walk down the streets, with men holding hands with men and women holding hands with women. To proclaim that their relationships are just as valid as heterosexual relationships. To call for “equality and tolerance.”

 

While I profoundly differ with them on all these fronts, I fully understand why they would unite together in a gay pride event like this.

But pornographic displays in view of children? And a drag queen in a tutu dancing for little children? And an innocent little child putting money in the drag queen’s panties?

When I discussed this with local gay activists (whom I sought to befriend for honest dialogue and understanding), I was basically told this: “Those children were not there on their own. They were there under the oversight of their parent or parents. And we trust the judgment of those parents.”

When I wrote to Starbucks in 2005, sending them pictures of the 2004 gay pride event and urging them to drop their sponsorship, they responded, “Starbucks is deeply committed to our Mission Statement and Guiding Principles. One of our six principles is ‘embracing diversity as an essential component to the way we do business.’ This includes the gay and lesbian community. Supporting local events like the Gay Pride Festival in Charlotte, NC, gives us the opportunity to live by the values we have set.”

Yes, this is how they justified their actions after reviewing the graphic images that we sent them.

And this is why so many of us have been raising our voices these many years, urging compassionate outreach to the LGBTQ+ community along with courageous resistance of their agenda.

It is a direct and perverse attack on the children. And it has happened on our watch.

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Really now posted a comment · Jun 19, 2022
Wow, so to be a ‘real’ Christian, you basically have to grovel and ask for forgiveness on an hour by hour, (or at least daily?) basis….as we ALL consistently sin and fall short - even the real Christians. Real Christians are good at grovelling and pleading for forgiveness, while ‘bad Christians’ are not. Sounds like a LOT of work and effort for a supposed ‘free’ gift. What if you forget to grovel? What if you missed a day, and that was the day you died?? What if you didn’t realize you were doing something that SHOULD be grovelled about?? So is it free or do we have to work incredibly hard?? Can’t be both.
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Really now posted a comment · Jun 19, 2022
Wow, so to be a ‘real’ Christian, you basically have to grovel and ask for forgiveness on an hour by hour, (or at least daily?) basis….as we ALL consistently sin and fall short - even the real Christians. Real Christians are good at grovelling and pleading for forgiveness, while ‘bad Christians’ are not. Sounds like a LOT of work and effort for a supposed ‘free’ gift. What if you forget to grovel? What if you missed a day, and that was the day you died?? What if you didn’t realize you were doing something that SHOULD be grovelled about?? So is it free or do we have to work incredibly hard?? Can’t be both.
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Severiano David posted a comment · Jun 18, 2022
Swkh310, you are correct. The sins of the gays are no more egregious in the eyes of God than any of the sins we straights commit. The Bible does not describe homosexuality as a greater sin than any other. ALL sin is offensive to God. Homosexuality is just one of the many things listed in 1 Corinthians 6:9-10 that will keep a person from the kingdom of God. According to the Bible, all have sinned and are outside the kingdom of God in their own merit (Romans 3:23; 6:23). No one is good enough. But God’s offer of forgiveness is through Jesus Christ is extended to all people; anyone who puts his faith in Jesus can be forgiven of all his sin and become God’s child (John 1:12; 3:16–18; Ephesians 2:1–10). God’s forgiveness is just as available to a homosexual as it is to an adulterer, fornicator, idol worshiper, thief, greedy person, etc.—it is equally available to all sinners, which is all human beings. God also promises the strength for victory over sin, including homosexuality, to all those who will believe in Jesus Christ for their salvation (2 Corinthians 5:17). First Corinthians 6:11 says, “And that is what some of you were. But you were washed, you were sanctified, you were justified in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ and by the Spirit of our God” (emphasis added). Does God approve of homosexuality? No. Can a person truly be a Christian and at the same time a practicing homosexual? According to 1 Corinthians 6:9, no. While Christians should stand firm in the biblically based conviction that homosexuality is sin, we must also keep the tone of the message biblically based. Ephesians 4:15 instructs us to “speak the truth...in love.” First Peter 3:15 teaches us to proclaim the truth, but to do so with “gentleness and respect.” Our message should be focused on the forgiveness and freedom from sin that are available through the Lord Jesus Christ.
OT posted a comment · Jun 15, 2022
Hideous!
OT posted a comment · Jun 14, 2022
They scurry like rats!
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Really now posted a comment · Jun 14, 2022
Number of children sexuality abused in the Christian church - hundreds of thousands. Number of children sexually abused at a drag show - ZERO.
OT posted a comment · Jun 13, 2022
Because Antifa - they run like rats and hide!
OT posted a comment · Jun 13, 2022
Black-clad demonstrators hurl projectiles toward GOP rallygoers supporting gubernatorial candidate Stan Pulliam in Portland, Oregon, on April 30, 2022. (Photo courtesy Stan Pulliam campaign)* Why is Antifa not charged / with hate crimes?* arrested for assault? Because the run like rats and hide!
OT posted a comment · Jun 13, 2022
News: Antifa harasses and injures peaceful protest group in Portland park. Why isn’t Antifa charged w/ a hate crime? The enforcement is selective and prejudicial! Skwh310 this is what the left/progressives creates! log and splinter syndrome definitely! Protesters protest drag queen story hour in LA library …. Investigating potential hate crime? ___________________________ News headline: “California police probe 'Drag Queen Story Hour' disturbance as possible hate crime.”
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Really now posted a comment · Jun 11, 2022
Number of children sexuality abused in the Christian church - hundreds of thousands. Number of children sexually abused at a drag show - ZERO.
OT posted a comment · Jun 11, 2022
True Canada the only way to get acceptance is coercive threat of fines/ jail. Known as the Two wrongs , The two-wrongs-make-a-right-fallacy is an argument, a or collection of assumptions and a conclusion, that suggest it's okay to do something wrong if someone has done a similarly wrong thing first. It's often a way of claiming that your actions are justified because of what others have done or do. It takes that kind of threat because, it is a violence against reason! And Gods word. Forcing people to abandon what they believe and then in your attempt you employ here and with predictability the jamming tactic of being labeling everyone bigots, haters, and homophobes so as to pre-empt reasonable debate. You are in the wrong here, Try as you might you’ll never rewrite the truth of Gods word. No BS
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Really now posted a comment · Jun 11, 2022
JUST - homosexuality is a NORMAL variation of human sexuality. It is not a ‘sin’. It is NORMAL. Time to move on. Grow up. Progress. Gay people exist, always have, and are NOT going away. Most ‘civilized’ societies have moved on from this issue, but what - would you rather go back to the days where gay people were chemically castrated, jailed, or diagnosed with a mental illness? Or you - like Mikey - are naive enough to think that the gay can be prayed away? A ‘revival’ will turn everyone straight?? The ONLY solution is progression of thought, aka ‘growing up’. Try it. It just may make you a better person and a better ‘Christian’. You seriously think God will be angry with you for that??
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Really now posted a comment · Jun 11, 2022
Number of children sexuality abused in the Christian church - hundreds of thousands. Number of children sexually abused at a drag show - ZERO.
OT posted a comment · Jun 11, 2022
Skwh310 & Really Now defense of and illicit promotion of homosexuality life style Is undermined and shot down by medical science study after study that report undeniable facts : Those who challenge the normalcy and equivalence arguments of GLBT advocates are predictably met with the jamming tactic of being labeled bigots, haters, and homophobes so as to pre-empt reasonable debate. Disagreeing with GLBT sexual practice is neither hatred, harassment, phobia, nor violence, but the expression of opinion firmly grounded in medical literature. Behavioral consequences exist and the results are not the same for all sexual behaviors. Technology cannot correct this and blame shifting the negative results of same-sex sexual practice is misguided. Encouragement, let alone celebration, of same-sex sexuality is not a benign mistake, as the record of the health statistics of those practicing GLBT sexuality demonstrates.” Copied from CMDA https://cmda.org/article/negative-health-consequences-of-same-sex-sexual-behavior/
OT posted a comment · Jun 10, 2022
Hideous!
Swkh310 posted a comment · Jun 09, 2022
Really, JUST? Do we have laws against divorce/remarriage? No. Laws against fornication? Nope. What about laws that protect our elders from disrespect? Darn few. (I've got plenty more examples...) Seems to me that we sinners have our "lifestyle" protected by law, church, and society. Like Dr. Brown, you seem myopically focused on one sin and one sin only to the exclusion of all others.
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JUSTJC1992 posted a comment · Jun 09, 2022
Swkh310 True we are all sinners true however no other sinners are going around forcing people to agree with them. no other sinners are going around saying that their sin is not a sin and that God approves of their sin. no other sinners are attacking the church because the church doesn't agree with their sin. no other sinners throw pride parades to celebrate their sin. no other sinners are going around calling people haters and bigots for not agreeing with their sin. no other sinners are forcing their sin upon others. you don't see adulterers throwing people in jail for not agreeing with adultery or porn watchers throwing people in jail for not agreeing with pornography but people have been thrown in jail for not agreeing with homosexuality and transgenderism. there is only one group that is doing all of this.
Swkh310 posted a comment · Jun 08, 2022
News flash, JUST: we are ALL sinners. The sins of the gays are no more egregious in the eyes of God than any of the sins we straights commit. Hopefully you have not fooled yourself into thinking your hetreosexuality makes you somehow better than our gay brothers and sisters.
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JUSTJC1992 posted a comment · Jun 08, 2022
Swkh310, there is no such thing as gay brother or sister. by that comment you're implying that an unsaved practicing homosexual can be Christian, that isn't true.
Swkh310 posted a comment · Jun 08, 2022
Czar, I can only speak for myself, but my personal disgust and resentment of the Evangelicals and Born Agains who are Christian Nationalists is hardly limited to their vile treatment of our gay/lez brothers and sisters.
czarpaul posted a comment · Jun 07, 2022
I’m for compassionate outreach BUT until they can admit the HATE, INTOLERANCE and UGLINESS in their own hearts and souls we won’t get anywhere. You recently posted in a article about a man who got a loving letter from his pastor worded without any malice all he saw was hate. That is on HIM not the pastor. We can be loving as can be BUT as long as the hate us in their hearts and souls and teach that hate to new kids who come out no amount of love will suffice. It will ALWAYS be seen as hate.
OT posted a comment · Jun 07, 2022
New York pro-life pregnancy center allegedly 'firebombed' by left-wing group, investigation launched ___________________________ Pro-Abortion Terrorists Firebomb Buffalo Pro-Life Pregnancy ...left wing group takes responsibility. ___________________________
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JUSTJC1992 posted a comment · Jun 07, 2022
And the thing is, they don't want to be called pedophiles and get mad when we call them that but yet do things like this. these people seriously have a sick obsession with children, everything they do always have to involve children.
Swkh310 posted a comment · Jun 07, 2022
I think it is very dangerous to have children around drag queens: fishnet panty hose could be snagged, fake fingernails could snap, and wigs might be displaced. DANGER!