August 25, 2017 Radio Commentary

Anatomical ID Rejected

Radio Commentary, 90.7, 91.7 New Life FM, August 25, 2017 – By Sue Ella Deadwyler

Friends, we have another bizarre problem!  While Liberty Counsel attorneys wrote letters to the Fort Benning Army Base asking the commanding officer to exempt soldiers from the new “transgender training” program, 60 kids from four to twelve years old were attending Rainbow Day Camp for transgender and “gender fluid” children, where they choose which pronoun suits them.  Some choose he or she or a combination of she/he and some change pronouns daily “to see what feels right,” and they want to be addressed according to that day’s preferred identity.

Gender specialists say they are seeing more gender clinics nationwide as children “come out” and claim transgender ID younger and younger.  The mother who founded Rainbow Day Camp in the San Francisco Bay Area three years ago said her 9-year-old son knew he was a girl when he was only two years old.

Transgender for children is surfacing in Georgia through the American Library Association’s radically new programs for children age three to teen-age.  They are advertised under the guise of simple puppet shows or plays with LGBT actors or cross-dressers who, simply, read children’s books to children.The play scheduled in September for Georgia features “Miss Terra Cotta Sugarbaker” at the Ponce de Leon Branch of the Atlanta-Fulton Public Library System.  Miss Sugarbaker is, actually, Steven Igarashi-Ball who usually performs at LGBT clubs, colleges, and fundraising events, but is scheduled to read the book entitled, “Be Who You Are,” during the library’s Drag Queen Story Hour.  “Be Who You Are” promotes an alternate lifestyle and familiarizes young children with cross-dressing as they listen to the reader who is dressed in drag.

In March, a local library in Arlington, Massachusetts scheduled a “gender play” for ages 3 – 8, to explore gender and imagination.  But remember this: “gender” does not mean biological sexual identity, it means sexual behavior in alternate lifestyles.  The self-proclaimed aim of the gender play producer is to “incite audiences by using performance to smuggle ideas across society’s borders.”

After Drag Queen Story Hour was conducted in a Brooklyn library, Fox News & Commentary host Todd Starnes asked whether the library would ever allow ministers to dress up in clerical garb and read Bible stories to the children.  Without quoting the library verbatim, this is what he said: “Let’s just say the library’s tolerance and acceptance does not extend to those people with religious beliefs.  However, they said they would be glad to let a religious leader reserve a community room to conduct a story hour.  And by community room, I suspect they mean a closet.”  So, I must ask: Does your local tax-payer-funded public library have a drag queen hour:  If so, is a drag queen program or LGBT play or puppet show scheduled for your community?  For Georgia Insight, I’m Sue Ella Deadwyler, your Capitol correspondent.