Library board can’t agree on sex crime checks proposed after drag queen story event. So goes the headline. Perverse to say the least. Setting aside the issue of decent role models for our kids, do we really not care if sex offenders are interacting with our kids? Parents! Board! What is wrong with you!
A proposal to background-check people for past sex offenses before they are allowed to make presentations at Wichita libraries was put on hold Tuesday, after a split in the board between those who want a complete ban on sex offenders and those who want staff to have some leeway.
The policy originated in a backlash against a drag queen story time almost a year ago at the Advanced Learning Library and has been criticized by the leader of the LGBT-rights group Equality Kansas.
Drag queens drew more than 200 people on September 25, 2018 to the downtown Wichita library for story time.
On a motion from board Chairman Kevin McWhorter, the board voted to send the policy back to its operations committee for further revision.
Board member Lamont Anderson Sr. referenced a long list of sex crimes covered by the proposed policy including rape, aggravated sexual assault, aggravated sodomy, solicitation of prostitution and lewd and lascivious conduct. Ed: You think so?
“To me, some of these, they’re just hard noes,” Anderson said. “It’s not someone I would want presenting to my granddaughter. That’s just me being truthful.
Pastor Craig Coffey, who leads a small congregation in Derby, said the board erred earlier in passing a policy that appears to allow drag queen story hours like the “Say YAAAS to Reading” event that drew a standing-room-only crowd at the library last year.
The event brought about 220 adults and their children to watch men who were dressed and made up as women read from LGBT-sympathetic children’s books.
Bonus time today- anything to make the abnormal seem normal… previous post.
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