FINALLY: Missouri Lawmaker Files Bill to Prevent ‘Drag Queen Story Hour’ Child Grooming Events

A state lawmaker is finally taking aim at drag queen story hour events that allow creeps and weirdos to groom children in public libraries and other formerly wholesome venues.

Rep. Ben Baker, a legislator from southwestern Missouri, has introduced the “Parental Oversight of Public Libraries Act” to provide criminal sanctions against librarians who permit children to be exposed to drag queen story hour events without parental consent.

“In some places — St. Louis, Kansas City and I think St. (Joseph) — they’ve had these drag queen story hours and that’s something that I take objection to and I think a lot of parents do,” Baker said. “That’s where in a public space, our kids could be exposed to something that’s age-inappropriate. That’s what I’m trying to tackle.”

The legislation would allow parents to have “recourse” to express that they are “not OK” with drag queen story hour events coming to their community, according to Baker. Libraries would be compelled to create a five-person oversight board to determine whether certain “material,” like pro-tranny books read by cross-dressers at story hour events, is appropriate fr kids.

Library personnel who refused to comply with these rules would be charged with a class B misdemeanor, facing a fine of $500 and up to a year in jail. The bill author is clear that he does not want to ban any type of literature, only protect children from LGBT indoctrination from events like drag queen story hour.

“If we were trying to ban books or censor literature, I would kill the bill, myself,” Baker said.

The Missouri lawmaker is concerned about young children’s minds being poisoned with ideas regarding gender theory at drag queen story hour events. Because of the transgender fad, children are now being dosed with drugs in preparation for gender-mutilation surgery.

“Some of those events are open from ages 1 to teen years,” Baker said. “I don’t think a 2-, 3-, 4-year-old is prepared to grapple with those ideas and I don’t think they should be subjected to that just by walking through the library.”

Cynthia Dudenhoffer, the Missouri Library Association president, is coming out against Baker’s bill that she calls “censorship.” The American Library Association has been influential in promoting drag queen story hour grooming events across the country.

“I’m sure any library board and their director take the responses from their community very, very seriously,” Dudenhoffer said.

PROMO Missouri, a pro-degeneracy LGBT group, is also deriding Baker’s efforts to protect children from being groomed by potential predators.

“Especially in a state where lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer people can still be denied housing, fired from their jobs and denied public service, it’s really important to have these safe spaces where children and families can come into the visibility of LGBT people or queerness, or playfulness in their identities, whether that be through literature or the performative nature of drag culture,” said Shira Berkowitz, communications manager of PROMO Missouri.

Because of the efforts of Berkowitz and other pedo-enabling leftists, children have “come into the visibility” of sex offenders, prostitutes and other lecherous perverts:

Houston MassResistance uncovered that William Travis Dees, who is a member of a draq queen group called the “Space City Sisters,” has been participating in Drag Queen Story Hour events in the town. Dees is a child sex offender who brags about his time as a transgender prostitute.

“He was photographed at a Drag Queen Story Hour (DQSH) event carrying a rubber chicken – a symbol used by homosexuals to indicate a sexual preference for young boys,” the Houston MassResistance wrote in a post.

Dees’ stage name is Liza Lott, and he has served as a “greeter” during story hour to give himself special access to the children as their parents usher them in to have their souls warped. Houston MassResistance activists uncovered records showing Dees once victimized children as young as four years old with his vicious assaults.

“Dees was convicted in 2004 of sex crimes against four young children (ages 4, 5, 6, and 8), was jailed, and is listed as a ‘high risk sex offender.’ MassResistance activists have also identified numerous aliases which Dees uses for his various characters and personas,” the whistle-blowers wrote.

“Since Dees was 16 years old at the time of his conviction, his record is “sealed” and not posted on government sites. However, it is available from other sex-offender record sources,” they added.

Making matters even worse, the “Space City Sisters” drag group also engages in open blasphemy, mocking the Catholic Church publicly while celebrating degeneracy and gender bending. They are apart of a national network of heretics called the “Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence,” which also targets kids at Drag Queen Story Hour events.

If anything, the language in Baker’s legislation isn’t harsh enough toward the individuals who promote this program and enable an LGBT agenda that is after the souls of the children.