Last week, I attended a meeting at my local library. After hearing they might introduce drag queen story time for kids, I wanted to voice my serious concern, and their board meeting seemed like the most appropriate place to do so. Here’s how it went:
When I first arrived, a group of people were already assembled at the front of the library. When we were finally admitted, we were told, “The board meeting is being held in a back room. Because of fire codes, only 12* of you are allowed in.” No doubt the library board caught wind we were coming to ask questions and preemptively acted to mitigate our presence. At any rate, 12 of us entered the room and waited for the board meeting to start.
We sat at one end of the room, and the board sat at the other. The chairman (or “chairwoman,” as I’m sure she’d rather be called) was smug and bureaucratic. She and her colleagues sat around a pompous table (as all boards do), and we could feel their consuming sense of superiority, blinding them to truth and reason.
After they completed their virtue-signalling land acknowledgement, the board chair looked at us watching and said something along the lines of, “Lloydminster Public Library embraces inclusion, collaboration, diversity, integrity, and intellectual freedom as the values that guide the foundation of our services…We continue to evaluate our policies and procedures to ensure there is clarity regarding who we invite into our library for programming purposes. As such, guest appearance requests are not being accepted at this time…engagement with diverse groups is ongoing.”**
So, it sounded to us that “guest speakers—drag queens or otherwise—are not allowed to speak in the library at the present time.” Fair enough, but what about six months in the future? The question burning in our minds was, “Will there be drag queen shows, or won’t there be drag queen shows?” The problem was, we never got to ask. After the chair of the meeting finished reading her declaration, the meeting was adjourned, and we were promptly told, “If you have questions/concerns, send them to this email.” I was taught that public servants are supposed to be accountable to the public, but I was taught wrong.
Where did this idea that “diversity, inclusion, and tolerance” are moral virtues we have to uphold come from?
It came from Hell.
Right now, progressives are bombing our libraries across the nation with “Drag Queen Story Time” for kids. When a parent demands to know why such a thing is happening, a bureaucrat tends to respond, “We’re increasing diversity and inclusivity in our public system and programs.” The library board in my city said practically the same thing.
However, the fact is that progressives don’t believe in the inclusivity of all people; they just believe in the inclusivity of all people who also believe in the inclusivity of all people. Everyone else is to be excluded. For example, look at what progressives said about James Reimer and Ivan Provorov.
We, however, believe in the Supremacy of God and the rule of law. In order for our nation to function, we need a foundational law and foundational truths to build society above. Just as a house needs a foundation to hold up its walls, a society needs a moral foundation to enjoy civility, morality, and ethics.
Progressives think society’s foundation is “tolerance and diversity,” but clearly, it can’t be that at all. For example, it’s good to have a tolerant attitude towards quirks when loving a spouse, but it’s not good to have a tolerant judge when sentencing a convicted killer. It’s good to be diverse when it comes to market competition, but it’s not good to be diverse when it comes to letting transgender males dominate female competition on the swimming team.
Instead, we believe in the Supremacy of Jesus Christ because He was raised from the dead. He told us He was, and is, the fulfillment of the law. He is the fulfillment of “Thou shall not steal, Thou shall not commit adultery. Thou shall not murder.” Everything He said is true because He was raised from the dead to eternal life. He was vindicated on Easter morning. When He says, “I am the way, the truth, and the life,” and “I am the fulfillment of the law,” we believe Him because He was raised to life once and for all time. We don’t look to tolerance and diversity for our standard of right and wrong; we look to Christ the King in Heaven.
Knowing this, we can immediately see the difference between Christ and progressives. By introducing drag queen story times in the library, progressives say,
“Here, little children. Come over here and learn to sin.”
Whereas, Christ Jesus says,
“For whoever causes one of these little ones who believe in me to sin, it would be better for him to have a great millstone fastened around his neck and to be drowned in the depth of the sea.”
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*The number might've been a few more, or less, than 12.