If you hadn’t heard about the Drag Queen Story Time controversy in Lafayette… Well, let’s just say everybody else has heard about it.
About a month ago, the public library released their printed newsletter which included, on the last page, a Drag event for three to six-year-olds. The fact that there is study after study suggesting that exposing young children to this lifestyle results in skyrocketing incidents of depression and suicidal thought, the government representatives at the Library are moving forward at full-speed.
While some have called this an event being put on by Delta Lambda Phi and facilitated by the Public Library, the truth is the Library is putting the event on and it’s being facilitated by Delta Lambda Phil. The nuance makes Drag Queen Story Time an official position of Lafayette Consolidated Government.
A petition was started a few weeks ago calling for the Lafayette City/Parish Council to take a position on the issue. After all, the Library board is made up exclusively of the council’s appointees. Joseph Gordon-Wiltz, the Mayor/President’s proxy on the board, resigned soon after Mayor/President Joel Robideaux publicly asked the Library to move the event elsewhere.
Until now, that petition had only drawn a press release from the council stating that the Council is not taking a position. Today, we received word that the official narrative may be changing. Resolution R-062-2018 (see it here) has been put forth for the September 18th meeting by Councilmen William Theriot and Jared Bellard. The language of that ordinance denounces the Library for using government’s megaphone to endorse a dangerous lifestyle to three-year-olds. This is important because rather than allowing public officials to not take a position on such a controversial issue, the public vote will require each one to take a side publicly just ahead of any re-election bids that will be underway next year.
Proponents of the resolution include Citizens for a New Louisiana and thirty-five pastors from Lafayette area churches. Concerned citizens are encouraged to sign the petition (which has about 1,500 signatures as of this writing), and attend the City/Parish Council meeting at 5:30 PM on Tuesday, September 18th at City Hall – 705 West University Avenue, Lafayette, LA 70506. Parking is limited, so First Baptist Church of Lafayette, which is a short distance away, has made their parking lot available.