Franklin Graham Praises Parents for Protesting Drag Queen Story Hour at Local Libraries

A drag queen who goes by the name Xochi Mochi reads a story to children at the Michelle Obama Neighborhood Library in Long Beach, California, on October 14, 2017.
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Evangelical leader Franklin Graham is lauding the efforts of parents and concerned community activists who are protesting efforts to bring the Drag Queen Story Hour to their local libraries.

“Men in full drag reading books to kids at the public library? No wonder people are protesting!,” Graham said in a Facebook post Thursday in response to an AL.com article about pushback in the South against drag queens reading books to children such as one titled Stella Brings the Family, about a girl who takes her two dads to a Mother’s Day celebration.

“Drag Queen Story Hours have been held at libraries or book stores the last couple of years in cities including Los Angeles, San Francisco, Chicago, New Orleans, and New York. Now it has come to the South, and some are protesting — a librarian is reported to have even resigned over the issue,” Graham added.

The president of a library board in Lafayette, Louisiana, resigned following debate over plans to hold a Drag Queen Story Hour in October, which Mayor Joel Robideaux has suggested might be canceled, according to AL.com.

Last month, concerned parents and community activists protested outside a library in Columbus, Georgia, that hosted the event.

Similarly, a group called Common Sense Campaign Tea Party called on concerned parents to protest Saturday at a public library in Mobile, Alabama, that is also hosting the event.

The Christian Post earlier reported on the Drag Queen Story Hour as efforts were being made to emulate the Drag Queen Story Hour in the U.K., where it’s known as Drag Queen Story Time and books about “feminist fairytales and gender fluid novels” are read to “young children.”

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SOURCE: Christian Post, Melissa Barnhart