Increasing LGBTQIA2S+ (5) Depravity, Deception, Delusion, Defiance and Denial: Texas A&M Hosts Sold-Out Drag Queen Show
Breitbart, February 21, 2020
Texas A&M University hosted a drag queen show Wednesday evening at the MSC Town Hall event that was co-sponsored by the A&M LGBTQ+ Pride Center.
Though the show, dubbed DRAGgieland, at Rudder Plaza was sold out, members of Tradition, Family, Property (TFP) Student Action, an international Catholic organization, protested outside the venue with signs as they prayed the rosary, reported the Eagle.
RuPaul’s Drag Race performer Kevin Richardson, aka Monique Heart, emcee’d the show.
Texas A&M sophomore Caysey Mackey, aka Jessy B Darling, also performed in the show using music from hip hop artist Lizzo.
“Drag is fun, and drag is art,” Mackey said. “People getting upset about it is a little disheartening, but we are just having a good time.”
According to the report, nine people performed in the show, including four students.
“Performances were required to remain PG-13 — meaning performers could not remove clothing or use explicit music — and were pre-approved by organizers,” the report noted.
A&M junior Sophie Gonzalez, Town Hall special events executive, said 763 tickets were sold and the event was funded entirely by ticket sales.
Gonzalez said the drag queen show brings diversity to Town Hall’s regular schedule of events. She hopes the show will become an annual event.
However, TFP Texas representative Cesar Franco said the event should not be sponsored by university groups that receive student fees.
“We are entirely opposed to the drag show,” Franco said. “This is something that doesn’t belong at an institution of higher education.”
“This is being pushed by the LGBT agenda to normalize homosexual sin,” he added. “This is being pushed by the LGBT movement on campus to shove the homosexual lifestyle down people’s throats.”
A&M sophomore Emma Schaller, an elementary education major, also protested, observing the misogynistic aspect of men dressing as women in exaggerated sexually provocative clothing.
“We don’t, as Aggies, believe that this display of making kind of a mockery of femininity embodies the Aggie value of respect,” she said. “We want to show that we don’t agree with it. We aren’t trying to stop anyone or discourage anyone or condemn anyone. We’re here in love.”
A petition at change.org, titled STOP DRAGGIELAND, garnered 1,825 supporters as it condemned the sexual exploitation of women by men dressed in drag. The petition reads:
This event, funded by the university, contradicts the A&M core values, especially respect and excellence. The dress and actions of these performers are disrespectful to women, with men portraying women as objects of sexual exploitation for the entertainment of the student body. The actions of this event do not promote excellence of the student body, but instead foster a climate of degradation.
Meanwhile, a counter-petition in favor of the drag show gathered less than 620 supporters.
The Rev. Amy Klinkovsky, a campus minister for United Campus Ministry, told the Eagle she supported the drag queen show and stood for it since she could not obtain a ticket.
“As someone who is an ordained minister, it is being present for all of God’s children and making sure that what we’re proclaiming is a message of love and support for our fellow human beings in all of the ways that they want to express themselves,” Klinkovsky said.
Education policy commenter Donna Garner wrote at EducationViews.org, “Texas A&M is a public university; Rudder Plaza and Rudder Theatre are publicly owned.”
“All schools should strive to guide students into making healthy lifestyle choices – not ones that will lead them into suffering and/or early deaths,” Garner added, observing the latest statistics from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on the high rates of sexually transmitted disease among LGBTQ individuals.
Romans 1:20 For the invisible things of him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even his eternal power and Godhead; so that they are without excuse:
21 Because that, when they knew God, they glorified him not as God, neither were thankful; but became vain in their imaginations, and their foolish heart was darkened.
22 Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools,
23 And changed the glory of the uncorruptible God into an image made like to corruptible man, and to birds, and fourfooted beasts, and creeping things.
24 Wherefore God also gave them up to uncleanness through the lusts of their own hearts, to dishonour their own bodies between themselves:
25 Who changed the truth of God into a lie, and worshipped and served the creature more than the Creator, who is blessed for ever. Amen.
26 For this cause God gave them up unto vile affections: for even their women did change the natural use into that which is against nature:
27 And likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust one toward another; men with men working that which is unseemly, and receiving in themselves that recompence of their error which was meet.
28 And even as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge, God gave them over to a reprobate mind, to do those things which are not convenient;
29 Being filled with all unrighteousness, fornication, wickedness, covetousness, maliciousness; full of envy, murder, debate, deceit, malignity; whisperers,
30 Backbiters, haters of God, despiteful, proud, boasters, inventors of evil things, disobedient to parents,
31 Without understanding, covenantbreakers, without natural affection, implacable, unmerciful:
32 Who knowing the judgment of God, that they which commit such things are worthy of death, not only do the same, but have pleasure in them that do them.
The woman shall not wear that which pertaineth unto a man, neither shall a man put on a woman’s garment: for all that do so are abomination unto the Lord thy God.
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