There’s a charming and wholesome event series known as Drag Queen Storytime in which fabulously clad drag queens read to kids at public libraries.
As events go it’s extremely unobjectionable and nice so of course its become a flashpoint for conservative moral scolds and crackpots of all stripes. At one such even a Trump supporter with a gun even showed up.
These guys are easily triggered and with their love of camp and disregard for old-fashioned gender norms drag queens trigger them like no one else. As such, reacting to an invite for such an event at the Sacramento Public Library, New York Post opinion editor Sohrab Ahmari melodramatically declared that the event was “demonic” and blasted the “liberal order.”
This is demonic. To hell with liberal order. Sometimes reactionary politics are the only salutary path. pic.twitter.com/Gw4tEm8Kko— Sohrab Ahmari (@SohrabAhmari) May 26, 2019
It’s less than shocking to hear this coming from someone affiliated with the NY Post as the paper has routinely engaged in right-wing moralizing and Islamophobic smears, which has included targeting Muslim Congresswoman Ilhan Omar.
Needless to say, Ahmari was dragged to hell for his “demonic” claims.
First came the lesser demons: Memes.
Reading to kids? Yeah, the horror. pic.twitter.com/fN4tHh9E07— Sh (@NightsWatchIt) May 28, 2019
Then came the third degree burns.
Totally normal, measured response, bud. https://t.co/P0oqIEIe2Y— Parker Molloy (@ParkerMolloy) May 28, 2019
imagine thinking demons were real and instead of just eating people their plan was to host light entertainment at a library in the early afternoon https://t.co/iUZxgUZild— Johnny McNulty (@JohnnyMcNulty) May 28, 2019
If anything is "demonic" it's the abuse the Catholic church has reaped upon the children in its care.— Gebnut (@CaliCatWwoman) May 28, 2019
Listening to drag queens read a story ain't gonna hurt them. https://t.co/FhjuOCUgNE
It's very upsetting to Catholics when people read to children instead of molesting them. https://t.co/aeHcgMcykt— Molly Hodgdon (@Manglewood) May 28, 2019
sad diaper man has opinion— Freddy Scott (@freddyscott) May 28, 2019
This tweet is demonic— Lyanna Mourningmont (@mentor_to_be) May 28, 2019
Showing kids an example of acceptance and self-expression?— small?️samson (@smallsamson4) May 26, 2019
Omg so demonic
Thanks for letting me know! I'll be bringing my kids ❤️— I Am She (@MercuryRenegade) May 28, 2019
My kids love the drag queen shows every year at our local pride festival. It has this added bonus of making them more worldly, fun, kind, compassionate, and open minded. Just TERRIBLE character traits for our children, huh? ??♀️— CareBear (@KaySch10) May 28, 2019
guess who just earned the Sacramento Public Library a donation? Yup, you! ?️? ?️??️??️?— Oz Katerji (@OzKaterji) May 28, 2019
religion is one helluva drug https://t.co/u0AbfWjF9p— Jeff Lewis (@ChicagoPhotoSho) May 28, 2019