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The False God of Drag Queen Story Time

Guest Commentary · Jun. 17, 2019

By Howard Sachs

The leaders of what is nominally called an American Jewish institution, The Jewish Community Center of Austin, Texas, recently invited a group, Drag Queen Story Time, to come into the center and read to children. This group does this activity all over the country from what I understand. Its purpose, the group argues, is to widen the understanding and openness of our kids regarding human sexuality. The group’s vision, according to its website, is to “give kids unabashedly queer role models. The kids are able then to see people who defy rigid gender restrictions and imagine a world where people can present as they wish, where dress up is real.”

I consider it an unabashed attack on the foundations of our American culture. It’s also an attack on our kids, their innocence, and their delicate and vital world of figuring out what it truthfully means to be a boy or girl, father or mother, friend or acquaintance, husband or wife. The bottom line is that it is basically an attack on the God of the Bible. It is the worship, instead, of the god of leftism.

The man in a dress reading to our kids is no less due our respect and love as a child of God, but he is also due our opprobrium because this man in his public action is worshiping at another alter — the inappropriate and harmful altar of leftism. It is, in essence, a religion of a false god, a divinity calling us to reject a core Judeo-Christian value of distinctions and boundaries. This action harms our man in a dress, our culture, and particularly our young.

Look all around us. Look at what has happened over a century as this false religion has washed over Europe and now invades America. The regression is palpable. The distinction of good and evil is gone in this new religion. Here, there are only narratives.

To the man of the Left, there is no distinction between the morally good Israelis and the Arabs intent on completing the Final Solution. Each side simply has its own subjective stories to tell.

The distinction of man and animal is gone. A four-inch fish called the Delta Smelt has as much of a right to water in the central valley of California as the poor farmer.

The distinction of adult and child is trashed. It’s why men of the Left call for voting rights from our clueless 16-year-olds. It’s why large numbers of American kids assault our teachers in school and mouth off to our wonderful police on our city streets.

The distinction of one married man and one woman forming a family and raising a child? Poof. Leftists “imagine a world” where families can present as they wish — no mom, no dad, a group of lovers in a polyamorous mush, or whatever floats your boat. It’s no wonder millions of our poor fatherless boys are growing up with such lack of control and virtue, giving us 50 murders in a typical weekend in the leftist diocese of Chicago.

How about the distinction of elevated and vulgar language? That’s gone, too. That’s why our public space is now wretchedly polluted with the most vile language spewing from adults.

Then there is the rejection of distinction regarding national borders. How are things going with the Left erasing such distinction? Now we have utter anarchy at our sovereign borders, with millions of people flooding into our American home, the majority having to feed off the hard labor of U.S. citizens.

How about the distinction of private vs. public property? It’s constantly attacked by the adherents of this false religion. As Barack Obama, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, and Bernie Sanders have said, after a certain point, you’ve made enough money, and the rest belongs to one of the enlightened priests of the Leftist Temple on Capitol Hill.

How is that Venezuelan collapse drama going to play out in America?

What these men are doing in Austin is tearing apart another distinction so vital to America — the distinction of male and female. All of us understand there are similarities between men and women, but there are also essential, deep, and radical differences. We have learned from experience, heritage, history, science, and common sense that embracing such distinctiveness is vital to maintaining a healthy society and producing happy, healthy men and women, boys and girls, and families. Breaking or blurring the distinction is destructive.

Just look around us. Because of the disrespect for such distinctions, we essentially have society-sanctioned child abuse going on. Our kids are being told the lie they are not girls or boys. They are told they will decide that at some point later in life. Before they can even figure out what is a mom and dad, they are told to celebrate that there are 52 genders on Facebook. We’ve got poor little boys running around in dresses at birthday parties because their parents have been brainwashed by this false religion of leftism. Prepubescent children, doing what many kids naturally do — namely, questioning their sex — are being encouraged to “transition,” sometimes even being offered life-altering medicines or surgery by their lost and brainwashed parents.

Our poor young men and women are bewildered and befuddled at the meaning of masculine or feminine. A guy channeling his God-given nature to be strong, assertive, physical, gentlemanly — to be a provider or protector — is now medicated with Adderall for his presumed ADD or reviled for his “toxic masculinity.” Our poor young women, trying to exhibit femininity with modesty in dress and sexual matters, or pursuing natural inclinations like getting married, bonding to a man, having kids, and building a marriage and home, are told they are succumbing to the male patriarchy. This god of leftism is, with its attack on distinctions, a master at producing nihilism and destruction on every front it touches.

No wonder we are left with the utter foolishness and harm of these American Jewish teachers and leaders welcoming into our schools men attired in dresses and lipstick to read to our kids. It has nothing to do with advancement of Judaism, Americanism, Western culture, or the God of our Bible. It has to do with leftist nihilism and narcissism. In so doing, its advocates indeed defy healthy and vital norms, boundaries, and distinctions that have taken millennia in the West to refine and produce. They are proud of it, but in so doing they defy science, logic, wisdom, knowledge, experience, and the God-based ideas and values of this great American and Judeo-Christian civilization that resides here on our shores.

Shame on them and their assault on our culture and especially on our children.

Men, it’s also the 75-year anniversary of the D-Day invasion. I don’t think less of you as a complex, dignified, soul-possessing human for your choice, but I’d encourage you to take off the dresses, especially in public, and particularly in front of our kids, and embrace the distinction of male and female. As it says in the Bible: “He created them male and female and blessed them.”

Embrace the blessing of our nature and your distinctiveness as men, not the falsehoods and destructiveness of the god of leftism with its lack of distinctions and “gender fluidity.” We may again need you to charge down some new beaches ready and willing with your great and unique male nature and abilities.

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