There's an article by Tayler Hansen titled "The 'All Ages' Drag Show Epidemic Plaguing America". It documents - complete with video recordings - what's actually going on in these so-called "Drag Queen Story Hours" being presented at local libraries, churches and other venues.
I was horrified to read it, not because I was unaware of how bad things were getting, but at how widespread the infection has become in our society. An example:
Within 5 minutes of sitting down with my bingo card and pamphlet detailing the [First Christian Church's] “values” I was approached by who I labeled “church worker #2”. (A total creep) He sat next to me and immediately asked my name and how I identify. He began talking about how much pride the church places in what they call the “trans” or “transparency” closet. At this point I knew something even weirder than Drag Queen Bingo was taking place and I leaned into the conversation. He offered to give me a tour after I showed interest and had already made multiple sexual remarks about my appearance. He seemed very fidgety and sporadic as if he were on an amphetamine of some kind.
He began to lead me to the back where a confined room was located, where he would take multiple children throughout the event without adult supervision. Once I entered the room, worker #1 explained that this closet was for children to come and select “gender affirming” clothing. They were offering chest binders, underwear, bras, jewelry, and other clothing. He explained how they even have whole foods bags so children can bring their “gender affirming” clothes and binders home without raising suspicion of their parents. Definitely not a “transparent” closet as they said it was. Throughout this entire process, church worker #2 was struggling to open a package of donuts while acting like an addict.
This is - at least nominally - a church. A Christian church. Anything less in conformity with the Gospel of Christ is almost impossible to imagine . . . but they're doing it. I somehow doubt they bother to read the salient portions of those Gospels in that church, particularly Luke 17:1-2. Perhaps someone should leave a pile of millstones outside their front door as a reminder.
(Nor is that church alone. Witness the current brouhaha over a Catholic church in New York that proclaimed - on the altar - "God is Trans". I understand the display was not approved by the local Bishop, but the very fact that the parish pastor could permit and/or tolerate such an exhibit is - literally - heretical. In the light of the ongoing fallout from the Catholic Church's problems with child sexual abuse by some of its pastors, it's even worse.)
Also noteworthy is that many parents of the kids who are dragged along to such events are themselves mentally deranged. I've seen this as a pastor many times. A parent persuades him/herself that their child is oriented in this, or that, or the other way, because it makes them - the parent - look good to their social circle. Therefore, they effectively force their child into that way of behavior, despite the damage they're undoubtedly doing to them. Another example from the article:
I remember sitting there at the bar alongside Aldo Buttazoni in complete disbelief in what we were witnessing. In the moment I couldn’t fathom that this gay bar with sexual signs and scantily dressed men posing as women were about dance for little children with easily malleable minds. The environment was that of a strip club or a burlesque show. Looking around I was in complete disbelief watching parents, who are supposed to protect their children from perversion, were hooting and hollering in anticipation for men to dance sexually for their children.
As the show started, a young child was sitting next to me at the bar top, he looked miserable and out of place. He was playing with a rubiks cube and Nintendo throughout the entire performance. The bartender began talking to him as he was serving alcoholic beverages over the child’s head. That’s when I overheard a conversation that was truly horrifying and depicted the days events perfectly.
Bartender: Are you gay?
Child: No, I’m not gay.
Mother: *Interrupting* No he is gay, don’t let him lie to you, he is.
The Child, visibly uncomfortable by the bartenders comment and his mothers correction, bowed his head towards the ground like a puppy that was just scolded. The child didn’t say another word for the remainder of the show, and instead resumed playing on his Nintendo with his head hidden away.
Again, millstones come to mind.
I'm not going to embed more here, but I am going to recommend as strongly as I know how that you click over to the article and read it in full for yourself. When you've done so, pass it on to your family and friends, and keep the link handy for future use.
Our kids are being targeted by the forces of evil. There's no other way to put it. The way one deals with evil is to drag it out into the light, so that it can be clearly seen and understood for what it is; and, when that's been done, one deals with the evildoers as firmly and as permanently as possible, so that they no longer have any opportunity for future evil.
This article is a good start to that process.