TAMPA FREE PRESS – U.S. Air Force leaders in Germany canceled a “drag queen” event targeting children of military personnel after U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio complained that the program was wholly inappropriate.
On Thursday, the Florida Republican sent a letter to Air Force Secretary Frank Kendall objecting to an “insane” plan to host a “Drag Queen Story Time” show for servicemembers’ children at the Air Force Library at Ramstein Air Force Base in Germany.
According to Rubio’s letter, the event was planned for June 2 as a celebration of Pride Month.
“I urge you to immediately cancel this politically divisive event, and take appropriate disciplinary action against all involved in allowing this gross abuse of taxpayer funding to place children in a sexualized environment,” Rubio wrote to Kendall.
U.S. military installations exist to ensure America’s forces can fight wars, the letter continued. But those posts also must “support the needs of servicemembers and their families, including creating a safe, healthy environment for parents raising children.”
For this reason, military bases often include shopping centers, pharmacies, schools, and libraries – which in overseas posts play an even more important and central role in the lives of U.S. servicemembers and their families, Rubio noted.
Frequently, military families don’t have other options overseas “due to language and logistical barriers.”
“In light of this, it is completely insane for Ramstein AFB to use on-installation resources for rituals like “Drag Queen Story Time,’” Rubio argued.
“These inappropriate events are extremely divisive at home for good reason; in all cases, they place young children in close proximity with adults who are intentionally and explicitly sexualized.”
The GOP senator further pointed out that a flyer for a similar event last year highlighted the apparent inclusion of a book called “The Hips on the Drag Queen Go Swish, Swish, Swish.” … READ MORE.