These conservative are crazy! They despise anything LGBTQ I think that they are psychotic and are delusional. They live in Neverland.
Watch 'Mulan' with your kid, wind up in prison? What will Arizona lawmakers think of next?
If a parent is OK with letting their child watch drag queens perform, what business is it of the supposedly freedom-loving Arizona Legislature?
The Arizona Republic
By Laurie Roberts
February 4, 2023
EThis bill is brought to you by Sen. Justine Wadsack, R-Tucson, a member of the Arizona Freedom Caucus.
Freedom, that is, unless you allow your child to watch “Mulan,” in which case you’d be guilty of a “dangerous crime against children” if said child is under the age of 15.
I realize there’s political gold these days in demonizing drag but isn’t this just a tad … I don’t know … full-on, flat-out bonkers?
They definitively bonkers!
They are certifiable bonkers.
Republican Sen. John Kavanagh of Fountain Hills wants to bar state-funded drag shows for kids (SB 1026). Never mind that not even Kavanagh can point to any state-funded drag shows for kids.
Republican Sen. Anthony Kern of Glendale wants to ensure that no drag performances occur within a quarter mile of a day care center, school, playground, park, house or church (SB 1028). He also wants to prevent drag performances between 1 a.m. and 8 a.m. Monday through Saturday and between 1 a.m. and noon on Sunday (SB 1030).
“Hairspray,” the musical in which spunky Tracy Turnblad’s mother is played by John Travolta?
That’s criminal behavior, if a parent allows a child to see it.
It also would be a crime to expose your child to Robin Williams (“Mrs. Doubtfire”), Dustin Hoffman (“Tootsie”), Julie Andrews (“Victor/Victoria”), Tom Hanks (“Bosom Buddies”), Martin Lawrence (“Big Momma’s House”) or Jamie Farr (M.A.S.H.)
The Republicans are definitively cookcoo, cookcoo.
But the thing is in their craziness they are killing us! They are killing the children that they say the want to "protect" by denying of who there are and trying to force the Republican reality on them.
Their pogrom against all think LGBTQ is causing harm to the children. It is creating fear in parents who are afraid that if they support their LGBTQ child that they could be arrested and their taken away from them!
It is causing an increase of bullying in schools and on violence on the streets.
“We’re not trying to be anti-anybody, anti-trans, anti-anything, we’re just trying to protect our kids,” said Bentley, who acknowledged at the hearing that schools expressed concerns that student performances might be targeted if costumes had exaggerated anatomical features or had certain types of singing and dancing. “We’re not trying to stop plays. We’re not trying to stop Peter Pan, or Tootsie, or any of those things.”
Drag show restrictions have become a leading cultural issue during this year’s legislative sessions for the right and prominent Republicans like Gov. Sarah Huckabee Sanders, who is set to deliver her party’s response to President Joe Biden’s State of the Union address on Tuesday.
It is not about the “kids” it is about riling up their base and trying to get votes from the middle class. The thing is most people have no idea what goes on in a drag show and all the lies that the Republicans are spreading some are going to stick out if ignorance and fear.
Opponents argue that signing these measures into law might not only violate constitutional protections, but also provoke a broader cultural suppression of LGBTQ people.
“The goal for many of these lawmakers has been to frighten people about what drag performances are, and what kids are actually being exposed to,” said Sarah Warbelow, the legal director of the Human Rights Campaign.
The conservatives are like magicians with a sleight of hand trick… don’t look behind the curtain, look over here! They want to distract you from the crumbling bridges, from the lead in our water supply, from the failing power grid, and on and on.