Victorian Labor Premier Daniel Andrews sought to poke mainstream parents in the eye by inviting sexualised and gender-fluid LGBTIQA+ drag queens to read to children in Parliament House this week.
This event, held on the International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia and Transphobia (IDAHOBIT), aimed to defy growing community opposition to drag queen events being run in local council libraries.
Andrews wanted to ride rough shod over the legitimate concerns of parents who worry about their children being exposed to gender fluid ideology and sexualized role models.
By dismissing these concerns as "hate," Daniel Andrews is failing to acknowledge the genuine anxieties of mainstream parents.
He demonises those opposed drag queen story time as a "small hateful minority."
Nothing could be further from the truth as most Australians are tolerant towards the LGBTIQA+ community, they just want to protect their kids from ideologies they believe they should be free to disagree about.
Sadly the Liberals are no help in keeping a tolerant and open public square for parents.
James Newbury, the Liberal Party’s “equality” spokesperson expressed his unhappiness, not at Andrews’ demonisation of parents, but that Andrews excluded him from the drag queen event.
Mainstream parents worry that events like drag queen story time confuse impressionable young minds with concepts they should not have to face until much older.
Drag queen “Frock Hudson”, who was present at Parliament House, serves as an inappropriate role model for children due to the explicit content found on his social media. Accessing such content can have harmful consequences for the emotional and psychological well-being of children.
Daniel Andrews' dismissal of parents' concerns as "hate" is deeply offensive.
It undermines the importance of open dialogue and disregards the rights of parents to protect their children.
Clearly the Labor and Liberal parties in Victoria are using the resources of the Parliament to impose LGBTIQA+ ideology on parents and their children.
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