BY THE ANCHORAGE DAILY PLANET
We could not help but be drawn to the story beneath the headline, “Loussac Library’s drag queen storytime draws detractors.”
Drag queens? Storytime? Kids?
It turns out the library has received some negative comments about some story sessions for preschoolers in which stories are read by drag queens, KTVA says. That’s right. Drag queens.
But the library says a campaign organized by Identity Inc., a non-profit that supports the LGBT community and partners with the library for the story sessions, has generated more support than the program’s detractors.
As the dueling comments continue – and it is frightening that library administrators seem to leave right and wrong in the hands of commenters – we wonder at what appears to be something akin to indoctrination of preschool children about a particular lifestyle – and doing it in a library.
Are there similar library story times where Baptist ministers, or members of the military or bar bouncers or Republicans read stories to pre-schoolers? With all the emphasis on the city being “welcoming,” we cannot help believe that there are.
In fact, we find ourselves waiting with great anticipation for the announcement of a National Rifle Association story time.