A Philadelphia-area community is pushing back against a library’s plans to host a drag queen story hour, saying the event is hostile to Christianity in part because the performer’s stage name is “Annie Christ.”
The drag name Annie Christ is a play on words for Anti-Christ. What is being called the “Drag Queen Story Fun Time with Annie” is scheduled for Saturday at the Lansdale Public Library.
“Lansdale, Pennsylvania, is bringing perversion from the nightclubs and sexually charged pride parades into the library with children,” a Facebook event page for a protest and prayer rally says.
“Trusted officials and library staff are promoting a foul-mouthed adult entertainer named ‘Annie Christ’ (a discriminative attack on Christianity) as a role model to our small children, and we must take action. Why is our library taking on such a politically controversial issue especially when receiving our tax dollars?”
According to Philly.com, the library has already received several complaints.
“There’s definitely more complaints about this than any other event we’ve done,” said library director Tom Meyer, but support for the event is “overwhelming,” he said.
“One of the tenets of our mission here is to celebrate cultural diversity in the community, and I think a lot of the parents are interested in that and also the message of the story time, about acceptance and inclusion,” said Meyer who’s unphased by plans for potential protests.
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SOURCE: Christian Post, Brandon Showalter