Reading to Children for LGBTQ History Month

October is Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer (LGBTQ) History Month in the U.S.  Not so coincidentally, it is also Respect Life month for the Catholic Church. I read a commentary once informing readers that gay and lesbian rights are part of the Church’s Respect Life Month, traditionally in October.  Really? That fellow must come from the same planet as Xochi Mochi who describes himself as a “killer clown from outer space”. Respect Life month in October is about calling attention to the plight of preborn children threatened by abortion and their moms in crisis pregnancies.

Drag Queen Xochi Mochi performed for an audience of children who were part of the Michelle Obama Public Library’s “Drag Queen Story Hour” in Long Beach, California on October 14th. His presentation was part of the library’s young readers program, a collaboration between the library, the LGBTQ Center of Long Beach, the Genders and Sexualities Alliance Network, and the LGBTQ nonprofit Imperial Court of Long Beach. Inquiring parents might want to ask if these books were being promoted? The Boy in a Dress, Heather Has Two Mommies? Daddy’s Roommate? Mommy, Mama, and Me? How about Goodbye, Testicles for “transgender” youth planning sex change surgery? I’m not making this up. Do an internet search for gay-oriented children’s books.



On his Facebook page, Mr. Mochi offers his services for a fee of course. I would imagine for library visits, children’s parties, and other gay friendly celebrations.  A very enterprising young man. Certainly his appearances would be loads more entertaining than a traditional clown. But he’s not a clown. He is a manifestation of the sick, deviant culture we live in where parents would allow their small children to be entertained by such a grotesque looking character with red-tipped horns.

Images from sacred scripture come to mind:

And I saw a beast rising out of the sea with ten horns and seven heads, with ten diadems upon its horns and a blasphemous name upon its heads … and to it the dragon gave his power and his throne and great authority.” (Rev.13:1-2)

” … the fourth beast, which was different from all the rest … and concerning the ten horns that were on its head … as  I looked, this horn made war with the saints … and it shall devour the whole earth, and trample it down, and break it to pieces … He (one of the kings represented by the horns) shall speak words against the Most High, and shall wear out the saints of the Most High, and shall think to change the times and the law.” (Daniel 7:19-25)

The Drag Queen Story Hour (DQSH) website illuminates its mission:

“DQSH captures the imagination and play of the gender fluidity of childhood and gives kids glamorous, positive, and unabashedly queer role models. In spaces like this, kids are able to see people who defy rigid gender restrictions and imagine a world where people can present as they wish, where dress up is real,” the DQSH website reads. “DQSH happens regularly in LA, New York, and San Francisco, and events are popping up all over the world!”

Beware,  San Antonio parents, this circus may be coming to your school and public library!

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